Google celebrates Jose Rizal’s 158th birthday

José Rizal

MANILA – Google on Wednesday celebrated the 158th birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal with a special doodle for its default search engine.

The search engine’s doodle features a likeness of Rizal together 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.

Google gave a statement, “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.”

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

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