For the past few days, Tekken 7 announced that they added a new character, Josie Rizal which a lot of people excited about its addition to the game.
In a series of tweets by Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada, he and his team have no plan to delete Rizal on the popular game. The tweets were in line with the negative feedbacks that they received because the name was patterned with the Philippine’s national hero, Jose Rizal. And also, it may give out the wrong idea of the country and its citizens.
Harada’s tweets were in line with the negative feedback that the game developer received from a few culturally-sensitive Filipinos because of the heroine’s name which is patterned to the name of the Philippine’s national hero, as well as some of the aspect of the female character that may give out the wrong impression of the country and its citizens.
According to NCCA coordinator for Bayaning Bansa Dr. Leodenito Cañete said that he plans to make things clear about the Philippines and Dr. Jose Rizal brought by Tekken’s new character.
But the NCCA issued an official statement in various platforms claiming that Dr. Cañete is not an NCCA official and that his sentiments “is not reflective of the stand of the Commission”.
They added that they will issue an official statement on what actions it will take upon studying the legal aspect of this matter, in coordination with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.