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RA 1425

Five ideas from Republic Act 1425 (Rizal Law)
1. It mandates all educational institutions in the country to offer the course about Jose Rizal,
particularly his writings, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. This was consistent with
Article XIII Section 5 in 1935 Philippine constitution stating “All schools shall aim to
develop moral character, personal discipline, civic conscience, and vocational efficiency,
and to teach the duties of citizenship.”
2. It clearly distinguished the materials to be used in collegiate level which should be the
original or unexpurgated editions thereby restricting the high school and lower level of the
uncensored part.
3. Though it was originally written in Spanish, it shall be translated into English and can be
taught in Philippine dialects which allowed a wider audience and recipient of the said
4. An exemption was provided for students as to the requirement that unexpurgated editions
shall be used in the collegiate level. However, they were not exempted from taking the
course. The said part was a minor accommodation to the opposition of the Catholic Church.
5. Rizal Law was passed was on June 12, 1956 and was the day when the independence of
the Philippines was celebrated. This event was concurrent with the igniting patriotism
during that time especially it was passed right after the Japanese colonization.