pardo de tavera

“The second photo posted by Roberto Martin Sing never be reproduced in a textbook because the men do not appear heroic enough for our educators. We tend to forget that before we canonized our heroes they were human and could sometimes do crazy things. Pardo de Tavera is on the floor unconscious, the waiter has joined the group, and Rizal is about to hurl an apple on the hapless Trinidad. if these young men clowning around knew they were to join the roster of heroes in the future would they have taken or kept these pictures?” – Ambeth Ocampo