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Rizal Retraction Controversy

Requested from NHCP by D. Lalegit at 10:42 PM on Sep 26, 2023.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 08/16/2023 - 09/26/2023
Tracking no: #NHCP-514411654938

Lalegit 10:42 PM, Sep 26, 2023

Good Day! I would like to request for the information or documents regarding:

1. Retraction of Rizal (including publications with years "1980," "198C," and "1986")

2. Any text supporting the marriage, communion, and confession or Jose Rizal

3. Mi Ultimo Adios (Spanish)

4. Autobiography of Josephine Bracken

5. and also your stands about the credibility of the said original retraction letter of Rizal

Any available text will be highly appreciated. Thank you and God bless!

Officer 09:19 AM, Sep 27, 2023

September 27, 2023

Dear Citizen,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 26, 2023 10:42:39 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Rizal Retraction Controversy.

Response to Request

Please note that we cannot provide the information you have requested as the NHCP cannot grant requests with the nature of historical research since the NHCP has its own research agenda and publications program. Moreover, we do not have a copy of the said documents. However, you may refer to the Archives of the Archdiocese of Manila regarding the retraction and marriage of Jose Rizal. Their contact details can be found on this site: You may also refer to Austin Craig's book, Lineage, Life and Labors of José Rizal, Philippine Patriot, to know more about the relationship of Jose Rizal and Josephine Bracken:

You may access a copy of the Mi Ultimo Adios here:

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