The current relationship between the Philippines and Spain must change.
American sponsored hero
Rizal repudiated the Revolution
The relevance of Rizal today
What did the Americans institutionalize?
Act#137: Province of Rizal
Act# 243:Rizal Monument in Luneta
Act#345: Rizal Day
Who was sent to Dapitan?
What was Rizal president of?
President of the Spanish Filipino Association
President of the La Solidaridad
Founded the La Liga Filipina
It is eminently proper that Rizal should be acknowledged as national hero of the Filipino people. The American administration has lent every assistance to this recognition, setting aside the anniversary of his death to be a day of observance, placing his picture on a postage stamp most commonly used in the islands, and on the currency…and throughout the islands public schools were to teach young Filipinos to revere his memory as the greatest of Filipino patriots.
W. Cameroon Forbes
Rizal was in fact a revolutionary because if one CAREFULLY READS his writings, it is evident that he believed in the inevitability of Philippine separation from Spain.The reason why nationalist historians are unable to see this is because of their “failure to distinguish between what Rizal (and other Filipinos who shared his ideas) were able to say PUBLICLY and what they felt PRIVATELY”.
the sword counts for little in the destinies of modern times. But it is true that we must win it by deserving it, exalting reason and the dignity of the individual, loving what is just and what is good, what is great even to the point of dying for it.
God provides the weapon, and the idols fall, and the tyrants fall like a house of cards, and freedom shines in the first dawn.
What is the use of independence if the slaves of today become the tyrants of tomorrow ?
one does not serve the native country by staying out of her, but within her
Many of our countrymen believe that we will be more useful abroad than in our country. When they can prove to me that a patient is cured quicker by having a physician and the medicine far from him, then I will believe them.
JR to MHDP
rejected the idea of sending Filipinos to Boroneo
gg who Pastells taked to
British diplomat with 5000 acres of land
the farmer tenants could live in the land for free
What was the La Liga Filipina for?
"to promote educational, commercial and cultural advancements of Filipino"
La Liga Filipina vs. Katipunan
socio civic organization vs. militant organization
Pablo Pastells SJ
Jesuit professor who advised that Rizal be put into exile in Dapitan
Who wanted to save Rizal when he arrived in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte?
Issue in Cuba
torpedoed ship of Americans done by Spain
Whose sister confessed to Mariano Gil?
Charges toward Rizal
1.“... Having founded an illicit society (La Liga Filipina), had for its sole object to commit the crime of rebellion.”
2.“...having promoted, inducing by his continuous works, the actual rebellion (referring to the Katipunan Uprising).
“...Rizal could not have possibly been involved in the Katipunan.”
CAMILO DE POLAVIEJA
gg of Philippines
Spaniards believed that Rizal was part of the rebellion
Where was Rizal shot?
“This is another preoccupation of the Spaniards who, like any other nation, treat food to which they are not accustomed to or is unknown to them with disgust. The English for example, feels horror to see a Spaniard eating snails; to the Spaniard roast beef is repugnant and cannot understand how raw beef can be eaten; the Chinese who eat shark cannot stand Roquefort cheese. This fish which Morga mentions, that cannot be known to be good until it begins to rot is BAGOONG (salted and fermented fish paste used as a sauce in Philippine cuisine) and those who have eaten or tasted it know that it neither is nor should be rotten.”