Berna Puyat asks Jose Rizal: Will I get married?
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat recently visited Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte and got her fortune told by the national hero.
Puyat, in an Instagram post, played the oracle game made by the great Dr. Jose Rizal, who lived in exile in Dapitan from 1892 to 1896, asking him about her love life.
The Rizal museum featured a family heirloom, “Haec Est Sibylla Cumana,” a book of oracle or “spin-the-top-and-learn-your-future” game created by Rizal during his stay in Dapitan.
“The answer of Jose Rizal to my question in IG stories ‘Will I get married?’ was this🤔 I’m really not sure what he meant but after all it’s just a game😜 #Dapitan #ZamboangadelNorte #itsmorefuninthephilippines🇵🇭” the tourism chief captioned the video on Instagram.
After spinning the top and got the number 7, Puyat read the answer given by Rizal on the book: “You cannot be exception to the rule. You must pay for your human needs.”
Puyat, puzzled by Rizal’s fortune-telling, got help from others to interpret his words. Some indicated that she will likely get married to satisfy her human need.
Earlier, Rizal got it right when Puyat asked the oracle “What will be my profession.” The book replied: “The same as your father’s.”
Berna’s father is former Senator Alberto Romulo, who previously served as Foreign Secretary and Executive Secretary.
“It’s so much fun!!! I’m still amazed that he was able to invent this game!” Puyat said.
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Who knew that our very own National Hero, Jose Rizal, created a fortune-telling board game called “Haec Est Sybilla Cumana" while he was exiled in Dapitan in 1883🙌🏻 The player chooses one question on a list and spins a top on a board. You match the number that comes out with the Roman numerals . A corresponding answer and explanation to the question comes out🙌🏻 Talo magic 8 ball!!!AMAZING!! Check out IG stories for the questions we asked😆 #Dapitan #ZamboangaDelNorte #itsmorefuninthephilippines🇵🇭