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From the title of the book itself, Ambeth R. Ocampo’s Rizal Without the Overcoat ( ) uncovers the other side of the nationalistic icon, Dr. Jose. Ambeth Ocampo describes Jose Rizal as a “conscious hero” because Rizal planned his entire life in details based on his letters, diaries, and. Rizal without the Overcoat. with Dr. Ambeth Ocampo. 29 August | PM Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby. Rizal without the Overcoat.

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Oct 16, Jr Bacdayan rated it liked it. I have always loved my poor country and I am sure that I shall lover her until my last moment.

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It humanized him and made him relatable instead of being a superparagon of Filipino achievements. This is my first book by him so I am still to form my impression of him as a writer or a person. PaperbackExpanded Editionpages. I’m guilty as charged.

It is weak to think that we should change our national hero just to fit the mold of the others around us. It made me laugh a lot and I learned a side of Rizal that I never knew existed.

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This site uses cookies. Apr 16, Emily Dy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 10, Jing Xin rated it it was amazing. This book is not only educational but also very entertaining. Thought he was a superhero or something. Of course, things changed when I went to high school and learned ovsrcoat substantial information about him.


If it is, it only proves that Rizal loved his country more than himself, to those saying that he did it out of vanity, I disagree. The much younger Ocampo accused Morato that those sketches were fake and the poor old man had to defend himself. But then I remembered to look at it objectively and contextually. I seem to keep reading the statement that Rizal wrote for the people, for the masses, for the ‘Indios’!

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He did not become a polyglot naturally; withouf did not come easy to him. But then I sa After reading Rizal: Ocampo will write more books about our history and may it continue to encourage others to read more especially us Filipinos of our history. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But improving oneself is a continuous and endless process that every individual must aim for.

Ocampo’s writing has been designated as ‘popular history’ and it is not without any grounding at all. Jose Rizal is the definitive embodiment of the modern Filipino.


Even as I child I have always been fascinated by the past and all its hidden complexities. We realize that we are what heroes are made of. Ambeth Ocampo Dimanche des Rameaux.

The coat has come to represent how distant he has withoutt to a new generation of Filipinos who had to endure a mangled teaching of the state required Rizal studies course in both the secondary and tertiary levels.

A few years later, I would learn that a year ovecoat two after I left, they started integrating the Filipino subject. We’re left, or I should say, my classmates were left with 30 minutes for actual discussion.

Rizal Without the Overcoat

Aambeth me, it’s more fun this second time around: I could read this book in one sitting! Professor Ong gave us the usual Bonifacio was the leader of the revolution, he represented the masses.

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