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Rizal's Quest in Hong Kong and Macao
Hounded by strong enemies, Rizal was forced to leave his country for the second time in February 1888. He was a full-grown person of 28 years of age, a practicing physician, and an established man-of-letters. � • Feb . 3, 1888 - after a short stay of half a year in his much loved Calamba, Rizal left Manila for Hong Kong. He was sick and tired and miserable. To intensify his discomfiture, he was unwell during the bridging of the jumpy China Marine. • Feb . 7, 1888 – their ship made a brief stopover at Amoy and for 3 reasons he did not log off (1) having been not feeling well, (2) it was pouring hard, and (3) this individual heard the location was grubby. • February 8, 1888 -- Rizal arrived in Hong Kong. He was welcomed by Filipino citizens, including Jose Maria Basa, Balbino Mauricio, and Manuel Yriarte (son of Francisco Yriarte, alcalde mayor of Laguna) In Hong Kong, Rizal stayed at Victoria Hotel. He was welcomed by the Philippine residents, which include Jose Nancy Basa, Balbino Mauricio, and other exiles of 1872. A Spaniard, Jose Sainz de Varanda� who was an ex secretary of Governor Basic Terrero, shadowed Rizal's movements in Hong Kong. It is thought that having been commissioned by the Spanish government bodies to track Rizal. " Hong Kong is known as a small , but very clean city. Many Portuguese, Hindus, English, Oriental, and Jews live in that. There are some Filipinos, the majority of to whom being individuals who had been expatriate to the Marianas Islands in 1872. They are really poor, delicate and timid. Formerly these people were rich technicians, industrialists and financiers. ” – This is one way Rizal described Hong Kong on his letter to Blumentritt dated February 16, 1888. • March 18, 1888 – Rizal accompanied by Basa, boarded the ferry steamer Kiu-Kiang for Macao. And on that same dispatch, he was amazed to see among the passengers a well-known figure – Jose Sainz de Varanda. " The city of Macao is small , low, and gloomy. There are many junks, sampans, but few machines. It...