The man who went viral for having a huge resemblance to Filipino hero Jose Rizal was featured on Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho last Sunday, February 26.
A civil engineering student at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City, Jeremy Malupa was just studying in the library when one of his friends noticed that he looks like Rizal.
“Noong time po na iyon parang nagpe-prepare lang po kami para sa isang quiz. Umupo kami doon sa may picture ni Dr. Jose Rizal. Naisipan po ng kaklase ko na tumabi raw po ako kay Dr. Jose Rizal, parang magkamukha raw po kami,” he said; sharing the reason why he had an unplanned pictorial beside the photo of the hero.
[That time, we were preparing for a quiz. We sat there, near the picture of Dr. Jose Rizal. My classmate asked me to sit beside Dr. Jose Rizal, saying that we look like each other.]
Few days ago, Filipino Vines uploaded a picture of Manlupa who is sitting beside a framed image of Rizal.
“Time machine is real,” read the caption of the photo.
The photo immediately went viral. A lot of social media users commented on it; expressing amazement on the student’s resemblance to Rizal. Some even said he might be our hero’s reincarnation while others said he is actually Rizal and he arrived in the present by using a time machine.
Watch the Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho episode that features Jeremy Malupa and meet the Jose Rizal look-alike at 14:01: