In commemoration of Jose Rizal’s beloved, Leonor Rivera’s 150th birth anniversary, Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta, a descendant of the Rizal family, will deliver a lecture, LEONOR RIVERA: A LOVE STORY, on 27 April 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the Museo ni Jose Rizal Calamba.


The lecture highlights Leonor Rivera’s romantic relationship with Jose Rizal, her life after their parting, and similarities between their relationship and that of Noli me Tangere’s Juan Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara de los Santos.

A great granddaughter of Rizal’s sister, Maria, Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta served as the Secretary of the Department of Tourism (1998–2001) and was crowned Ms. International in 1964.

For more details and reservation, contact us at our official email address or at (049) 834-1599.

The Museo ni Jose Rizal Calamba is administered by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, a national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research works, and publications; and to preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and marking of historic sites and structures.