Emilio Aguinaldo, however, disagreed with Mckinley's views. Emilio felt that his people were already prepared for self-government and deserved the freedom they had been fighting for. He believed without total freedom, his people’s life would deteriorate under the rule of a foreign nation. In the end, Mckinley's ideas prevailed and the Philippine islands became the territory of the United
When asked about it, a former Taiwanese Marine simply said that “recognition doesn’t matter in terms of economic relations, but having recognition of a country serves the purpose of building the confidence of people.” Because of the lack of recognition, I’ve also heard the argument that “you can’t just declare yourself a country”. Throughout history, it’s the people of the land who determine themselves if they are a country or not. Sure there might be disagreement, but most countries just say it themselves. The US declared themselves a country, the Canadians declared independence, even North Korea did. Why can’t Taiwan do the
It is a hard decision or idea for us and also the president that the shift will be as effortless as we open or close the door.1 It means that Filipinos is not ready yet for federalism because they must understand what kind of federal state that the president will build and they need to study the federalism, Filipinos think that because President Rodrigo Roa Duterte make Davao a peaceful and great city and that 's why the supporters of the president think that the president can easily manage, can easily shift the form of government that Filipinos have right now and change the government but its not.2 Federalism is the main issue in some city 's and school also. There are several studies that some city 's are not yet ready in shitt federal form of government like Central Visayas, they are seen as not ready for federalism shift because they need some furthermore studies and a lot of knowledge about a federal state. They must have more control over their plans and laws. Even the president says that the
The exclusion of cultural outsiders can then be questioned on two fronts—of who is a Filipino (i.e., foreign nationals deeply immersed in the culture, versus the nominal Filipino citizen without cultural identification), and whether the outsider’s perspective is completely invalid. The latter debate is resolved in recognizing the complementary emic and etic approaches to doing research, of gaining insights respectively from the particular (i.e., the culture bearer) and the universal (i.e., the outsider). In this sense, while culture bearers can inform outsiders of the nuances of the local knowledge base and correct misinterpretations based on imposed perspectives, outsiders similarly attend to what is taken for granted and rediscovering the
Meanwhile, during the American colonialism, proposals were made for a federal system, yet, these were abated by the highly centralized unitary administration. This is also true in the succeeding 1973 and 1985 constitutional revisions where a paradigm shift from a unitary state was far from possible (Trillana, 2016). It was just until this 21st century that, once again, the elaboration of a federal Philippines has caught the interest of the many. Two of the staunch advocates are former senator, Aquilino Pimentel, Jr and University of the Philippines professor, Jose Abueva. On one of his papers, Abueva (2000) pointed out that “instead of making the change in a rush, as some advocate, I
It is true that in this century, we were not able to identify with ourselves that we are indeed separated from one another. For us, it is already embedded in our everyday lives. We may not notice it but this is the reality that seems ordinary to us. In this country, I must say that we as Filipinos has our own consciousness that lies in the ethnolinguistic culture in which where we came from. We only call ourselves as a Filipino by citizenship but our nationality is rooted in the region where we belong.
Nationalism in Filipinos, is there such thing? When other countries colonized the Philippines, the Filipinos became accustomed to absorbing other cultures, which led to them pay less attention to their own. This is one of the reasons why the Philippines is known to be “the cultural melting pot of Asia.” Before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, houses were elevated and had steep roofs, perfectly designed for a tropical country. However, when the Spaniards colonized the country, they introduced to the Filipinos the stoned house, known as bahay na bato. Until now, some structures are Spanish-based like the San Sebastian Church, which was designed by a Spanish architect, Genero Palacios.
Eventually, the Filipinos then realized that the treatment of the colonizers to its colony is not fair and should not be tolerated. Another question that Dr Jose Rizal gave much attention to was whether or not Spain can indeed prevent the progress of the Philippines. Dr Jose Rizal mentioned 3 main points: Keeping the Filipinos ignorant have failed for national consciousness had still awakened, keeping the Filipinos impoverished wasn’t successful and decreasing the population to hinder progress did not work as well. “With these questions, it is necessary to presume an unlimited period of time, and in accordance therewith try to forecast future
Eliminating the Filipino subject When the heroes fought for our language, they expected us to protect and keep it for generations to come, but a youth activist group spokesperson Velasco (2014) said “by removing the Filipino subject it is a complete betrayal of our heroes who fought for our country”. What they don’t understand is that the Commision on higher education’s decision to remove the subject was not talking about removing the language but only the subject. Everyone who went through primary, elementary and high school have learned everything there is to know about the history, language and other Filipino related topics that are taught from primary to high school. Many college students had said that learning the basic subject even though they’re in college have been very stressful because those subjects are only a hindrance or interference from focusing on their important projects. They are not saying that the subject is a bother, but they think that they had enough of learning introductory subjects that only recaps the lessons that we already learned during elementary and high school.
As I’ve said it plays an important role to the information of our history and in politics. We are left behind in terms of research studies. The career of archeology in the Philippines compared to other countries are not that supported thus little progress is observe in terms of tools which can greatly affect the degree of discovery. References: Zeus Salazar (2007) A Legacy of the Propaganda: The Tripartite View of Philippine History. Vardhman Kumar Jain (2006) Prehistory and Protohistory of India: An Appraisal: Palaeolithic--non-Harappan Chalcolithic Cultures F. Landa Jocano (1975) Philippine Prehistory: An Anthropological Overview of the Beginnings of Filipino Society and Culture W.H.