Google celebrates Jose Rizal's 158th birthday


Posted at Jun 19 2019 01:50 AM | Updated as of Jun 19 2019 10:19 AM

MANILA - Google on Wednesday celebrated the 158th birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal with a special doodle.

The doodle features the likeness of Rizal along with a quill pen, an excerpt from his novels that inspired the Philippine revolution, and a magnifying glass to represent his occupation as an ophthalmologist.

"Today, Rizal is remembered as a Filipino national hero whose expression of love and devotion for his nation in his novels, essays, and articles inspired a revolution," the search engine said.

Visitors who click on the doodle can learn more about Rizal.