History -did you know that On December 30, 1896, Rizal himself was buried at Paco Park following his execution at Luneta for allegedly masterminding the Philippine Revolution which broke out earlier in that year. He was buried in an unmarked grave to prevent his body from being used as a rallying point by revolutionaries Filipino .
One of Rizal’s elder sisters, Narcisa, found her brother after a long days of searching other cemeteries. She had a marble slab placed on the freshly dug grave. Inscribed on the slab were the letters “R.P.J.”, Rizal’s initials in was reverse.
In 1898, Narcisa had the body exhumed and found her brother, without a coffin, still in his recognizable black suit normally rizal suit. The remains stayed at Narcisa’s Binondo home in an ivory urn until 1912 when he was reinterred at his final resting place, Rizal Park. Today, manicured grass, a cross and a bust mark the spot, enclosed by a fence where Rizal was originally buried at Paco Park.