One of these is the mentality developed when the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese colonized The Philippines. Filipinos were abused and killed with no mercy at all. This kind of treatment does not show any humanitarian value at all. Some officials have adopted this to the extent that they can bear to have their competitors be assassinated with and killed just for them to remain in power. High educational attainment should not also be the only basis for a government official to be considered as someone who is capable to lead the nation.
According to Guerrero (1970), The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was originally established in 1930 within the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas. Then, Sison (1989) narrated that ideological and political difference between the core leaders led to their expulsion and the re-establishment of CPP in 1968 and subsequently the mobilization of its military wing - the New People’s Army. Since then, the government of the Republic of the Philippines is dogged with communist insurgencies and despite the efforts of the Philippine Government through the counter-insurgency operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); the communist insurgency threat persisted until today. The persistence of the communist insurgency can be realized through
As a result of the Spanish American war, the United States gained control of the Philippines. The US felt that the Philippines were too uncivilized to govern themselves so the US decided to keep them under their control. Although the filipinos were unhappy that they were being given to another country for imperialist rule Before America took over the Philippines there were 87 different languages. Some of the languages that they spoke were Tagalog, Pampungo, ETC. There were 7.5 million people in the Philippines before the imperialism.
Because many Spanish people saw the natives as less than human, they started to take advantage of them and even waged battles with them. They eventually kept some of them as slaves and treated them the same way northern Europeans would soon treat the natives north of Mexico. However, laws were eventually placed by the Spanish crown to end the heinous act against the natives. Antonio de Montesinos, a Spanish friar, was the first to denounce the brutal ways that the Spanish were treating the Indios. Montesinos proclaimed that the Spanish who were causing havoc were “all in mortal sin and live and die in it, because of the cruelty and tyranny they practice among these innocent peoples.”
These Mestizos and Indios were on the lower end of the racial hierarchy of the Philippines, so the fact that they were able to gain prominent roles in the clergy show a very high level of commitment to proselytization by the Spanish. With efforts focused almost solely on Catholic conversion, the Spanish were successful in turning the Philippines into "the only Asian country with a Christian majority population" during its rule from 1571 to
Jose Rizal, the Spanish rulers’ method of governing a conquered country was a failure because it led to a lot of negativity and they used the Philippines as an advantage instead of educating the people of it and developing it through the science of self-government. In fact, they abused the Filipino people by means of exploitation because they required them to work for labor and military services. During their governance, there’s an existing law that if you say something against the government it is considered as a crime, which violates the right of the people to voice out their thoughts about the government. In short, their governance was busy with saving for themselves or being self-centered, which made the Filipino people to be ignorant hence; they were blinded on establishing a national
In the late 1800’s Imperialism had begun because the Europeans were greedy for power. They would conquer other small weak nations for many reasons such as a source of raw material, gaining more territory, and gaining control of people and using them as cheap laborers. Spain once was a great nation governing over the Philippines, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. During this time, the Philippines and Cuba were the only ones fighting for freedom and independence out of the four countries under the control of Spain. Later on, Rumors had spread to the US that the Spanish were being cruel to the Cubans and the Philippines.
Environmental NGOs (Non Government Organisations) are political organisations. The most readily recognisable feature is the constitution, which is symbolic of the acceptance and legitimacy and rationality. It publicly states the organisation’s intention to work within the dominant structures of the state. (Doyle and McEachern.2008:125). There are four basic models of society, which describes alternate ways in which power is dispersed.
The Philippine society is a neocolonial and semi feudal society (Guerrero, 1971). Neocolonial due to the imperialist United States hold on our country in the form of a puppet government and semi feudal due to the continuing presence of landlords that maintain the backward progress of our agricultural development. Is it not constantly stated in the Social Contract theories that the peoples rights must be protected from foreign invaders? Did Locke not question the logic and fairness of a landowner owning more land than he himself can till? In this context, the government instead of protecting the rights of its citizens are the first to violate them.
The ideologies that percolated in the Philippines are known to be the cause of the rise of Nationalism among the Filipino people. These dogma’s introduce to us are considered to be the contributing factor that inspirited the people to clamor the government for change. The spread of communism itself in Asia, and the lingering effects of wars somehow triggered the adaption and acceptance of these foreign ideologies. The introduction of these doctrines created change, through series of attempts that attacks the system which was then viewed as unfair. Peasants then grasp the ideology for the relief and hope, that maybe; these could be their chance to enact change and the opportunity to gain access into the privileges they were deprive to have.