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Rizal farm | Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte

By on November 27, 2011

rizal farm

Jose Rizal once owned and tended a farm at the municipality of Katipunan in Zamboanga del Norte. Rizal bought it from Calixto Carreon who was a blind patient that sought treatment from him during his exile in Dapitan. It was supposed to be a token of gratitude but Rizal refused the offer and paid him Php200.00 instead.

Trinidad, one of Rizal’s sister, looked after this fertile piece of land after Rizal’s death in 1896. In 1949, it was sold to Crisostomo Eguia Sr. with the condition that property be still named after Jose Rizal.


rizal@150 rizal farm
How to get there

The Katipunan stamp site for the Lakbay Jose Rizal @150 is at the Katipunan Tourism Office. From the Dipolog public bus terminal, take a multicab for Katipunan. The trip should not last more than 20 mins. Alight at the town center where you could easily spot the stamp site. Take a habal-habal (public motorcycle) to the actual Rizal farm. You may have to request the habal-habal driver to wait for you as there are no public transport that regularly plies to this private property.

  1. Reply


    November 29, 2011

    Somebody's on a roll this month!

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    November 30, 2011

    Hi Khon, I'm gunning for 100 posts this year which would explain the short entries in my 'Rizal series.'

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    Ka Ibyang

    May 2, 2012

    hi baktin! tanong ko lang magkano siningil saio ng habal-habal?

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    May 2, 2012

    Dapat Php10.00 lang daw pag one way. Pero dahil pinahintay ko sya habang nagpicture2 sa farm, binigyan ko sya ng sobra na rin. 🙂

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    Ka Ibyang

    May 3, 2012

    Thank you ng marami. Next week Tuesday pagawi na kami roon ng anak ko. =)


Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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