Yep, you got it… that’s Pareng Pepe! He stands in the middle of almost every locale in this country, right? He is the national hero after all. The monument says its been inaugurated in 1911 and reconstructed in 1926. That means Roxas city has erected this monument just a little over a decade after his death. I suppose in those times it must still have been considered a defiant act by the Spanish Friars – since Rizal was supposed to be a criminal to them. Therefore, this monument must have been a bold and brave thing to do for the religious people of Capiz in those times. Even if the 'American era' was already starting.
Hey, one of the best-looking Rizals I have seen around. Very real-like.