Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
6100 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
Dr. Jose P. Rizal was a Philippine doctor who trained throughout Europe. He was also a poet, essayist, and novelist. A proponent of national independence through peaceful reform, his execution in 1896 is considered the spark that ignited the Filipino fight for independence. The bronze bust Dr. Jose P. Rizal is the work of Lorena Toritch.