José Rizal (1861-1896)
1892 June 30
HongKong Gas Receipt
8 1/2” x 3 3/4” (22 cm x 10 cm)
Ramon N. Villegas Rizal Family Estate, 1988
This utility gas bill is significant because it was in June, 1892 when Jose Rizal decided to return to the Philippines to negotiate with the Spanish Governor General.
As a turning point in life, the date divides the enjoyable life and travels abroad of our National Hero from his return to the Philippines that turned out to be an extraordinary event of which the consequence led to his punishment and death by the Spanish Colonial authorities.