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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

World's Tallest Jose Rizal Statue | Calamba Laguna

22 feet tall, representing the 22 languages spoken by Rizal 

Tallest Jose Rizal Statue Monument Shrine, Calamba City Laguna, Joaquin Chipeco Jr, 150 Years Anniversary

Inaugurated during the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, this record-breaking monument sculpted by young artist Jonas Roces stands tall and proud at the heart of Calamba City. The bronze statue is said to be the tallest statue of Jose Rizal ever erected anywhere in the world. It actually broke the record of the Rizal Shrine in Nueva Vizcaya which stands 18.6 feet.

The statue is patterned with symbolic meanings. First is that it stands 22 feet tall which represents all 22 languages and dialects spoken by Jose Rizal. The 15 steps you have to take to reach the base of the statue symbolizes 15 decades of Rizal; also a little more for Noynoy Aquino being the 15th president of the country. And obviously, it was erected in Calamba city, our national hero's hometown.

The monument is located right across the new City Hall of Calamba and it covers a lot area of 6.7 hectares. It took about 6 months to complete this monument. This project was actually funded by the local government of Calamba and The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PSCO).

Tallest Jose Rizal Statue Monument Shrine, Calamba City Laguna, Joaquin Chipeco Jr, 150 Years Anniversary


Tallest Jose Rizal Statue Monument Shrine, Calamba City Laguna, Joaquin Chipeco Jr, 150 Years Anniversary

Tallest Jose Rizal Statue Monument Shrine, Calamba City Laguna, Joaquin Chipeco Jr, 150 Years Anniversary
The front desk of Calamba City Hall
Tallest Jose Rizal Statue Monument Shrine, Calamba City Laguna, Joaquin Chipeco Jr, 150 Years Anniversary
The new and impressive City Hall of Calamba under Mayor Joaquin Chipeco Jr.

6 comments:

Franz Lopez said...

Nice one Jaypee! More Power!

Bino said...

indeed. impressive nga :)

jaypee | enjayneer.com said...

@Franz- Thank you :)

@Bino- Yup, the city looks luxurious. :D

JAWSHorTEASE said...

pro na pro talaga mga pics mo! :D love your blogs :) idol!

jaypee | enjayneer.com said...

@JAWSHorTEASE.. Wow thanks naman bro! Nice blog you have too! :)

Raymond said...

Nagfield trip pa lang kame dyan last week. :) Btw, first time ko di mairita sa music sa sidebar. :) very appropriate ing keka.haha