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Mga Pag-Ibig Ni Dr.

Jose Rizal

Research By: Patrick Paul S. Alvarado

1. Julia Celeste Smith

Julia Celeste Smith a 16 year old lady she is the First Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal was only 15 when he first saw Julia by accident in a river named Dampalit in Los Baos a few days after Easter in 1877. She was wearing a red wraparound skirt. Julia could not catch the butterfly she was chasing. Rizal ever gallant, caught two, Trillana wrote. Heart beating with strange fondness, Rizal l offered her the butterflies and she laughed with innocent pleasure. He was instantly attracted to her. But for lack of subsequent contact, Rizal eventually forgot Julia Celeste Smith.

2. Segunda Katigbak

Segunda Katigbak is the Second Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Segunda a charming girl from Lipa, Batangas. She was his puppy love, according to Trillana. Unfortunately, his first love was engaged to be married to a town mate- Manuel Luz. After his admiration for a short girl in the person of Segunda.

3. Jacinta Ibardo Laza

Third Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Jacinta Ibardo Laza is a lady from Pakil, Laguna she was a teacher and the Third Love of Dr. Jose Rizal leaving on Nicolas Regalado house a friend of Rizal. Rizal gave Jacinta his full love and attention for the reason to forget all the heartaches that Segunda brought him.

4. Leonor Rivera
Fourth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Leonor is a tall girl from Pagsanjan. Rizal send her love notes written in invisible ink, that could only be deciphered over the warmth of the lamp or candle. He visited her on the eve of his departure to Spain and bade her a last goodbye. Almost simultaneously, Rizal was meeting another Leonor. The girl, Leonor Rivera, would be his girlfriend for the next 11 years. The two were distant cousins. Rivera was to him his ideal woman, his model for Maria Clara, one of the main characters in his first novel, Noli Me Tangere. He was ready to marry her. Unfortunately, Riveras mother disliked Rizal who was then earning the reputation of being a dissident. The two last saw each other before Rizal left for Spain in May 1882. The mother hid from Rivera all the letters that Rizal was sending from Spain. After a passage of many years, thinking that Rizal had abandoned her, Rivera sadly consented to marry Henry Kipping, an Englishman who was her mothers choice. Rizal was said to have cried shamelessly when news of the wedding reached him. Rivera never got to know that Rizal loved her just as much and that the thought of her prevented him from having a serious relationship with any of the women he encountered in Europe Ortiga, Beckette, Boustead and Jacoby.

5. Leonor Valenzuela
Fifth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Several months later, during his sophomore year at the University of Sto. Tomas, he boarded in the house of Doa Concha Leyva in Intramuros. The next door neighbors of Doa Concha were Capitan. Juan and Capitana Sanday Valenzuea from Pagsanjan, Laguna, who had a charming daughter named, Leonor. Rizal, the medical student from Calamba, was a welcome visitor in the Valenzuela home, where he was the life of the social parties because of his clever sleight-of-hand tricks. He courted Leonor Valenzuela, who was a tall girl with a regal bearing. He sent her love notes written in invisible ink. The ink consisted of common table salt and water. It left no trace on the paper. Rizal, who knew his chemistry, taught Orang (pet name of Leonor) the secret of reading any note written in the invisible ink by heating it over a candle of lamp so that the words may appear. But, as with Segunda, he stopped short of proposing marriage to Orang.

6. Consuelo Ortiga Y. Rey

Sixth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Consuelo Ortiga Y. Rey she is the prettiest of Don Pablo Ortigas two daughters, in Madrid. She fell in love with him after only a few dates. He dedicated to her A la Senorita C.O. y R, which became one of his best poems. The Ortiga's residence in Madrid was frequented by Rizal and his compatriots. He probably fell in love with her and Consuelo apparently asked him for romantic verses. He suddenly backed out before the relationship turned into a serious romance, because he wanted to remain loyal to Leonor Rivera and he did not want to destroy hid friendship with Eduardo de Lete who was madly in love with Consuelo.

7. Gertrude Gettie Beckett

Seventh Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. While Rizal was in London annotating the Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, he boarded in the house of the Beckett family, within walking distance of the British Museum. Gertrude, a blue-eyed and buxom girl was the oldest of the three Beckett daughters. She fell in love with Rizal. Tottie helped him in his painting and sculpture. But Rizal suddenly left London for Paris to avoid Gertrude, who was seriously in love with him. Before leaving London, he was able to finish the group carving of the Beckett sisters. He gave the group carving to Gertrude as a sign of their brief relationship

8. Nellie Boustead
Eight Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal having lost Leonor Rivera, entertained the thought of courting other ladies. While a guest of the Boustead family at their residence in the resort city of Biarritz, he had befriended the two pretty daughters of his host, Eduardo Boustead. Rizal used to fence with the sisters at the studio of Juan Luna. Antonio Luna, Juan's brother and also a frequent visitor of the Boustead's, courted Nellie but she was deeply infatuated with Rizal. In a party held by Filipinos in Madrid, a drunken Antonio Luna uttered unsavory remarks against Nellie Boustead. This prompted Rizal to challenge Luna into a duel. Fortunately, Luna apologized to Rizal, thus averting tragedy for the compatriots' heir love affair unfortunately did not end in marriage. It failed because Rizal refused to be converted to the Protestant faith, as Nellie demanded and Nellie's mother did not like a physician without enough paying clientele to be a son-in-law. The lovers, however, parted as good friends when Rizal left Europe.

9. Seiko O Sei San Usui

Nineth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. On his second trip to Europe in 1888,Rizal stopped by Japan where he met Seiko Usui a lovely and intelligent daughter of a samurai. If all he wanted was a good life, he would have married O Sei San and stayed on in Japan because a Spanish legation there was offering him a well-paying job. But he left Japan because he thought he was destined for a greater task in the Philippines and had to go home. In a letter, he said of her: O Sei San, O Sei San, sayonara. No woman, like you, has ever loved me

10. Suzanne Jacoby

Tenth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. In 1890, Rizal moved to Brussels because of the high cost of living in Paris. In Brussels, he lived in the boarding house of the two Jacoby sisters. In time, they fell deeply in love with each other. Suzanne cried when Rizal left Brussels and wrote him when he was in Madrid.

11. Pastora Necessario Torak Carreon

Eleventh Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. Pastoran Necessario Carreon is a lady from Dapitan he is Pastor on a church on Dapitan after Suzanne Jacoby. Rizal fell deeply in love in this girl from Dapitan but this relationship not last because Necessario is a Pastora she want to gave his full love on his church.

12. Josephine Leopaldine Bracken

Twelveth Girlfriend of Dr. Jose Rizal. in Dapitan, Zamboanga, In early February 1895, Rizal met an 18-year-old petite Irish girl, with bold blue eyes, brown hair and a happy disposition. She was Josephine Bracken, the adopted daughter of George Taufer who had traveled to Dapitan from Hong Kong to have his eye treated by Rizal. Rizal was immediately attracted to Josephine. He called her dulce estranjera, or sweet foreigner. The loneliness and boredom of exile may have taken its toll as he found himself falling in love quite easily. However, Rizals sisters suspected Josephine of being a spy for the Spanish authorities and a threat to his security. Rizal asked Josephine to marry him, but she was not yet ready to make a decision due to her responsibility to the blind Taufer. Since Taufer's blindness was untreatable, he left for Hon Kong on March1895. Josephine stayed with Rizals family in Manila. Upon her return to Dapitan, Rizal tried to arrange with Father Antonio Obach for their marriage. However, the priest wanted a retraction as a precondition before marrying them. Rizal upon the advice of his family and friends and with Josephine's consent took her as his wife even without the Church blessings. Josephine later gives birth prematurely to a still born baby, a result of some incidence, which might have shocked or frightened her.

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