10 Ways Other Countries Honor The National Hero: Rizal Around The World

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8. Sydney, Australia

World-renowned sculptor Eduardo Castrillo donated the five-meter tall statue of Rizal that now stands in Campbelltown City. Former President Noynoy Aquino unveiled the monument during the end of his state visit to Australia in 2012. Rizal never visited Australia but two of his descendants now reside there: Isaac Reyes, the great-great-grandson of Rizal’s eldest sister Saturnina; and Josephine Quintero, the great-granddaughter of Rizal’s youngest sister Soledad.

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