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Josepha Didnio Chinco Mercado MP
(c.1741 - c.1741)
Josepha Didnio Chinco Mercado was born in 1741 and named after her mother's sister. "She had lived only five days, but payments to the priest for a funeral such as was not given to many grown persons w...
Petrona Alejandro Mercado MP
Petrona Alejandro Mercado was a dressgoods merchant in Calamba, Laguna. She was widowed shortly after marriage. Upon her mother’s death, her siblings Potenciana and Francisco moved to Calamba. Though P...
Potenciana Alejandro Mercado MP
(b. - 1847)
Potencia Alejandro Mercado, being the eldest sister, cared for her younger siblings like a second mother upon the untimely death of their father. Her younger brother Francisco, was the father of Jose R...
Francisco Alejandro Mercado MP
(1818 - 1898)
Francisco Mercado was only eight years old when his father died. He attended the Latin school in Biñan where his sons would later matriculate. He also attended the Colegio de San Jose in Manila where h...
Juan Monica Mercado MP
(c.1770 - c.1834)
Juan Mercado lived in a large stone house in the center of Biñan, Laguna; and was known as "Capitan Juan". Like his father, Juan served as the town's capitan del pueblo (in 1808, 1813, and 1823). On ma...
Francisco Chinco Mercado MP
(c.1731 - 1801)
Francisco Chinco Mercado was named after a mestizo Friar (Francisco) known for his botanical studies and after an honest Spanish encomiendero (Mercado) who lived in the region.
Francisco became an in...
Benito Mercado Marasigan MP
Benito Mercado Marasigan belonged to one of the old landed "Angkan"s of San Juan, Batangas, originally from Cuenca, Batangas. He and his wife Soledad built their home in the 1930s along the Lawaye Rive...
Narcisa Rizal-Lopez MP
(1852 - 1939)
Narcisa Rizal was the third eldest sibling of Jose Rizal. She was a teacher and a musician by profession. It was Narcisa who looked for and found the unmarked grave of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Paco cemete...
Paciano Alonso Mercado MP
(1851 - 1930)
Paciano Rizal Mercado was a revolutionary general and gentleman farmer. The oldest brother of Jose Rizal, he supported his brother financially by sending him to Europe to study. He was also a big influ...
Saturnina Rizal-Hidalgo MP
(1850 - 1913)
Saturnina "Neneng" Rizal-Hidalgo is the eldest of Rizal's siblings. More here:
Dr. Jose Rizal MP
(1861 - 1896)
Jose Protacio "Pepe" Mercado Rizal is the Philippine national hero, whose writings inspired the Filipino movement for freedom from Spanish rule. More here: .
During his stay in Spain, Rizal became th...