- He received his bachelor's degree in Arts with highest honors
- Taking the first year in agriculture in the Ateneo, he also completed this with highest honors.
- In a competition held by the "Liceo Artistico Litarario" with the poem "Al Juventud Filipina" (To the Filipino Youth) he won the special prize for "indians" and mestizos.
- In the same contest, the first prize for prose was also awarded to José Rizal's "Consejo de los dioses (Council of the Gods)" and the judges gave it another special prize as the best critical appreciation of the author of "Don Quixote."
- Jose Rizal’s greatest achievement, he was declared to be the National Hero of the Philippines.