Rizal’s Execution Site
“Jose Rizal Y Mercado. Filipino Physician. Propagandist. Writer. And Patriot was executed within these hallowed grounds at exactly 7:03 in the morning of December 30, 1890 by an eight-man squad of Filipino riflemen form the 70th infantry regiment. The ‘Magallanes’ of the Spanish Colonial Army.
Those who witnessed Rizal’s Public execution included Lt. Luis Taviel de Andrade, his legal defender during his trial for alleged treason against Spain and the two Jesuit Priests F. Jose Villaclara S.J. and Fr. Estanislao March. S.J. who accompanied Rizal during his final walk before his execution. Rizal’s Martyrdom fanned the flames of the Filipino revolution of 1896 and inspired the Filipinos in their resolute and epic fight for freedom.”