Who is Gemma C Araneta?

Gemma Teresa Guerrero Cruz-Araneta (born September 30, 1943) is a Filipino politician, writer, director, and beauty queen who won Miss International 1964, becoming the first Filipino and Asian to win the title.

Who is Gemma Cruz Araneta related to Jose Rizal?

Araneta’s paternal great-grandmother was Doña Maria Mercado, the sister of the Philippine’s national hero, José Rizal. Her mother is writer and journalist Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, and her maternal uncle is writer and diplomat León María Guerrero III.

Who is the husband of Gemma Cruz Araneta?

Antonio Araneta
Gemma Cruz-Araneta/Husband

Why Leonor Rivera is the greatest love of Rizal?

She was intelligent and knew how to play the piano. She was reserved and soft-spoken, which, according to Rizal are ideal characteristics of a woman. Such was Rizal’s idealization of Leonor that he immortalized her as Maria Clara in his two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

Why did the great grandfather of Rizal decided to change his surname and adapted a Spanish surname?

Jose’s real last name, Mercado, during those times was a hot name, targeted by the Spaniards. He changed his surname to protect his identity. So he just used his middle name, Rizal, instead, which was considered as illustrado during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get.

When was the Rizal law enacted?

June 12, 1956

Rizal Law
Citation Republic Act No. 1425
Territorial extent Philippines
Enacted by Congress of the Philippines
Enacted June 12, 1956

What are the 2 novels of Jose Rizal which are mandatory readings for the Rizal course?

The said unexpurgated editions of the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo or their translations in English as well as other writings of Rizal shall be included in the list of approved books for required reading in all public or private schools, colleges and universities.

Who is Rizal’s first love?

Segunda Katigbak
Rizal’s supposed first love, Segunda Katigbak, was but a harmless flirtation between a 14-year-old convent-bred girl and a teen-aged Rizal. Segunda was already betrothed to a Manuel Luz of Lipa, Batangas, when they met.

Who is Rizal’s greatest love?

Leonor Rivera–Kipping (née Rivera y Bauzon; 11 April 1867 – 28 August 1893) was the childhood sweetheart, and “lover by correspondence” of Philippine national hero José Rizal. Rivera was the “greatest influence” in preventing Rizal from falling in love with other women while Rizal was traveling outside the Philippines.

What was the real surname of Rizal family?

Mercado was the real surname of the Rizal family. It was not their original name, as it was adopted in 1731 by Domingo Lamco (the paternal great-great-grandfather of Jose Rizal), who was a full-blooded Chinese.

Who is the father of Rizal Law?

Senator Claro M. Recto was the main proponent of the Rizal Bill.

What did Juan Araneta do in the Philippines?

Juan Araneta went on to establish the Ma-ao Sugar (refinery) Central in his hometown of Bago City, Negros Occidental. Industrialist Jorge Araneta would later expand it, and later the barangay where the Central stood was named after him. Jorge was also a close friend of the commonwealth Philippine President Manuel Quezon .

Where does the family of Araneta come from?

The Araneta family is an influential Filipino family that originated from Guipúzcoa, the Basque region of northern Spain.

What did Gregorio Soriano Araneta do for a living?

The eminent Gregorio Soriano Araneta (1869–1930), legal luminary, businessman, nationalist, and patriot, served his country and people under three regimes. He was elected a member of the National Assembly representing Iloilo. In 1898, he was appointed by General Emilio Aguinaldo as Secretary-General and delegate to the Malolos Republic.

Who was Don Jose de Araneta married to?

Don Jose de Araneta must have been born in Gipuzkoa, but not Baltazar de Araneta; he was born in Mexico. Baltazar served as a regidor of the cabildo and secretary of the Charitable Fraternity of the Misericordia in Manila. He was married to Manuela de Aguirre and he died in Manila in 1750.