Author: John Ray Ramos
Target Readers: Ages 8+
Who was Jose Rizal? As a kid, what did he do aside from studying? How did he survive with little money in Europe? What did he do when he won the lottery? Today, Jose Rizal seems to be everywhere. Yet, there is more to him than the monuments and the face etched on the one-peso coin. Learn about the curious boy who grew up to become an inspiration to a nation.
John Ray Ramos – Author
John Ray Ramos is a Philippine History instructor at the Far Eastern University Diliman and Institute of Formation and Religious Studies in Quezon City. He is a co-founder of PROYEKTO, a projectbased movement for historical and heritage awareness. He served as the Chapter Commander of the Sucesos Chapter of the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Growing up in the town of Taytay, Rizal, he developed his passion in history. He fi nished his Bachelor’s degree in history in the University of the Philippines Diliman and is now active in projects aimed in sharing history to teachers and the public.