Analysis Of The Cavite Mutiny Of 1872

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The Cavite Mutiny of 1872 Philippine’s early history has been a series of colonization, revolution, and freedom with Spain as the first colonizers who occupied the Philippines for over 300 years. Every 12th of June since 1898, we, Filipinos, celebrate our Independence Day. In 1896, because of our desire to break free from the grasp of the abusive Spanish colonizers, a revolution broke out. It is thru this revolution that June 12 became a special day. However, another year merits our attention – the historic year of 1872 which is the year of the Cavite Mutiny. The Cavity Mutiny of 1872 is one of the catalyst of the momentous 1898 revolution. It is when three Filipino priests, Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora (GOMBURZA)were tried by court-martial and finally executed by garrote. This tragic event is one of the factors that lead to the awakening of the Filipino nationalism. One thing is quite clear when the Cavite Mutiny is the object of discourse: we possess no definitive account of the event nor any satisfactory biography of any of the three priests to give a faithful depiction of what really happened (Schumacher 1972). As with every story focused on war, oppression, or subjects of the same gravity, there are always two perspectives to consider. In this case, the Spanish perspective of the story, and the Filipino counterpart. Though by simply having these two perspectives, we can initially say that each side may tend to be biased and may put unnecessary
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