Philippine Revolution History

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Recio, Albin Christian B. September 29, 2014 57 Paper 10 There is no written record of the Philippines for thousands of years. The only proof we have that life even existed in these islands are findings from archaeological excavations; in short, bones and jars. There was no great literary tradition, no written tradition, even. It wasn't until the 10th century that Chinese scholars would write about what is known in the present as the island of Mindoro, but that is just one island among the thousands in the archipelago. It wasn’t until the arrival of the Spaniards that these islands would become more than just separate island nations fending for their own and minding their own business. Archaeological evidence suggests that the islands were…show more content…
The mutiny failed and the survivors were arrested. Three priests were incriminated for the mutiny: Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora. The haunting image of the priests being executed in the middle of Luneta remained with the indios and eventually inspired the Propaganda Movement, a group of Filipino intellectuals aiming for Philippine representation in the Spanish government, which would in turn inspire the Philippine Revolution. The revolution was discovered in 1896. Jose Rizal, author of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and one of the prominent members of the Propaganda, was wrongfully implicated for the revolution. He was executed in the middle of Luneta. The Katipunan, the organization in charge of the revolution, now considering itself a legitimate government, held the first elections in Philippine history at the Tejeros Convention. The results of the elections were achieved through internal deception and cheating among its members. Emilio Aguinaldo became the first president while Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, became "Director of the Interior" which is basically a dummy position. A furious Bonifacio left the assembly and invalidated the elections. Aguinaldo went ahead and took his presidential oath anyway and would later order the arrest and execution of Bonifacio. The revolutionary government would then agree to be exiled to Hong Kong, only to obtain…show more content…
The best that Filipinos can do is be prepared when it does happen. The Filipinos were caught unprepared every single time, but they had to make do with the resources that they had. The only way to liberate ourselves from history is to study history, to critically analyze the events and people and see where they went wrong. To liberate ourselves from history is to learn from the past and be prepared for the

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