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Revisiting the Thomasian Life of Jose Rizal

Revisiting the Thomasian Life of Jose Rizal

Culture
DURING HIS youth, Jose Rizal was, in many ways, just a simple teenager who had big dreams for himself and his country. As we commemorate the 119th year of his martyrdom, take a look at some interesting facts about his formative years while studying in the University of Santo Tomas (UST)—years before he became one of the cornerstones of our nation’s identity. 1. A second home Like most college students at present, Rizal resided in a dormitory to avoid the inconvenience of traveling to and from UST daily. He found a second home in Casa Tomasina, a boarding house at Calle 6, Santo Tomas, behind the walls of Intramuros. He shared it with friends from a secretive organization called Compañerismo or Compañeros de Jehu of which he was president and treasurer. 2. The unsettled