This is the first ever known monument bult for Dr. Jose Rizal. Bantayog features the storied First Rizal Monument or “Unang Bantayog ni Dr. Jose Rizal which is the centerpiece of the celebration. Unang Bantayog ni Jose Rizal is an extremely significant landmark in Camarines Norte because it symbolizes the heroism, the greatness, the fortitude and many other virtues of the local people who built the monument for Rizal way back in 1898.

It is a three-tiered stone pylon with its square base supporting a triangle in tow stages, the last one tapering off to a point. Built in 1898, the First Monument of Rizal in the Philippines is located across the Old Daet Municipal Hall. Its foundation, it is believed, is made of mortars and boulders from the demolished Old Spanish Jail in Daet where many patriots died, making it historically and culturally significant.


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