Historic Death Sentence in PH


From Wikimedia Commons: “The execution by firing squad of José Rizal, December 30, 1896. This photograph (Fusilamiento de José Rizal) was taken by Manuel Arias Rodriguez, a Spanish creole.”


The other caption:

Dec. 30, 1896: Jose Rizal, later enshrined as the Philippines’ national hero, is executed at the Luneta, Manila (the Luneta was alternately called Bagumbayan, or “new town” in  Tagalog). The eight-man firing squad was composed of native Filipinos from the 70th Spanish Infantry Regiment. Photo was taken by Manuel Arias Rodriguez; this copy is from the Museo del Ejercito in Madrid, Spain.




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