Ust Rizal

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Ust Rizal

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 1877 – 82
2 courses enrolled at UST
      * Philsophy and Letters (1877 – 1878)
      * Medicine
Mother’s Opposition to Higher Education
  * Don Francisco and Paciano wanted Jose to pursue higher learning
  * Dona Teodora opposed this

RIZAL ENTERS THE UNIVERSITY
April 1877, Rizal at 16 years old, entered University of Santo Tomas
2 reasons why he enrolled Philosophy and Letters
        * His father liked it
        * He was not sure what career to pursue
FATHER PABLO RAMON - Rector of the Ateneo, Rizal asked for advice on the choice of career
Rizal studied Cosmology, Metaphysics, Theodicy, and History of Philosophy
He took up a medical course 1878-1879 because;
  * he followed Ateneo Rector’s advice
  * wanted to be able to cure his mother’s growing blindness

FINISHES SURVEYING COURSE IN ATENEO 1878
  * He took a vocational course in Ateneo during his first term in UST
  * The course lead to the title perito agrimensor (expert surveyor)
  * He passed the final examination at the age of 17
  * He was granted the title on November 25, 1881
  * His loyalty to Ateneo continued
  * President of the Academy of Spanish Literature
  * Secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences
  * Secretary of the Marian Congregation

ROMANCES WITH OTHER GIRLS
  * SEGUNDA KATIGBAK
      * 14 yr. old Batanguena and engaged to Manuel Luz
  * “MISS L”
      * A girl with seductive eyes. The romance died a natural death because:
      * The sweet memory of Segunda was still fresh in his heart
      * His father did not like the family of “Miss L”
  * LEONOR VALENZUELA - Daughter of Capitan Juan and Capitana Sanday Valenzuela, their neighbors who were from Pagsanjan, Laguna
  * Her pet name was “Orang”
  * Rizal sent notes to her made with invisible ink (salt solution)
  * LEONOR RIVERA
  * Jose boarded in Casa Tomasina (No. 6 Calle Santo Tomas, Intramuros)
  * Daughter of his...

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