This is about Jose Rizal as national hero of the Philippines. He used the peaceful manner which was the pen, the print media in his fight to gain freedom of our country from the rule of Spain, who unlike the other option,Andres Bonifacio who lead the uprisings of Kilusang kagalanggalangan Katipunan ng Bayan(KKK). Mr. Renato Constantino wants the Filipinos to analyze why Jose Rizal should be emulated? Was he really a hero at that who wanted the country to gain its own hold in the government but yet still a province of the Spain?The writer also wanted us to understand him as a person not as god. Constantino also would like say that the Filipinos is still in need of heroes. Rizal became a hero because of the circumstances around the time he was alive.It was hard to deduce what Jose Rizal would comment on the present situation that we have because his environment was different for what we have today. Our present was different from his time. It was hard to say how would he react to the situation that we have now. In the first place, during his time, he was not for the freedom of the country. He just want the Philippines to have a representation in the Spanish cortez.