There was an obscure and sleepy coastal village that was thrust to prominence when the leading propagandist and national icon was banished on July 17, 1892. At around 7PM on that historic night, Dr. José P. Rizal, together with Captain Delgras and three artillery men, landed at Sta. Cruz Beach in Dapitan, Zamboanga to start his four-year exile. With a farol de combate that lit the dark Sta. Cruz Street, they walked towards Casa Real where Rizal was presented to Don Ricardo Carcinero, the military governor of the District of Zamboanga. Rizal made Casa Real as his first residence until March 1893 when he transferredRead More →