Jose Rizal go to Europe to study more about medicine majoring in opthalmology

Jose Rizal go to Europe to study more about medicine majoring in opthalmology, because his mother is getting blind. But the primary objective of his journey is to observe the culture, life, language, and government to apply it to our country. It is a secret mission that’s why he did not use his name, instead he used Jose Mercado which is the name of his cousin from Binan to avoid suspicions from the Spain friars. Paciano advised Jose to use their second surname which is Rizal to avoid difficulties in studying. Because the Mercado family is friends with Padre Burgos. So that Jose can be safe by using Rizal as his surname from the friars.