Dr. Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda () was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, . As what Jose Rizal stated that Fipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards are. Summary: Rizal admits that laziness does be among the Filipinos. but it can non be attributed to the problems and retardation of the state.

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Ingratitude, fili;ino as then, is the regular rejoinder to the progressing people’s protest against paternalism, and altruistic regard for their real welfare is still represented as the reason why special legislation should be provided rizao Filipinos prefer the same laws as govern the sovereign people. This policy has the advantage in that while it may not lull the instincts of liberty wholly to sleep, yet the day when the mother country loses her colonies she will at least have the gold amassed and not the regret of having reared ungrateful tthe.

Rizal first provides a brief outline of Filipino history, noting that the kingdoms which previously existed there was no thing as a single Filipino group before then were industrious trading partners long before the Spanish ar A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.

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The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

Retrieved from ” https: How about receiving a customized one? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To create these eBooks, the Project expends considerable efforts to identify, transcribe and proofread public domain works. Still one other Spanish edition has appeared, namely: Instead of patient, Philippines; instead of malady, indolence. We inhabitants of hot countries live well in northern Europe whenever we take the precautions the people there do.

Fearing to have the Filipinos deal frequently with other individuals of their own race, who were free and independent, as the Borneans, the Siamese, the Cambodians, and the Japanese, people who in their customs and feeling’s differ greatly from the Chinese, the Government acted toward these others with great mistrust and great severity, as Morga testifies in the last pages of his work, until they finally ceased to come to the country.


Nature knows this and like a just mother has therefore made the earth more fertile, more productive, as a compensation. Surrounded by a numerous train of servants, never going afoot but riding in a carriage, needing servants not only to take off their shoes for them but even to fan them!

The seventh of eleven children born to a wealthy family in the town of Calamba, Laguna, Rizal attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts. If you received this eBook on a physical medium such as a diskyou must return it with your request. The natives were not allowed to go to their labors, that is, their farms, without permission of the governor, or of his agents and officers, and even of the priests as Morga says.

The Indolence of the Filipino Author: I hope that Filipinos will spend more of their time reading this one. Sancianco, have been content to deny or affirm it. Rizal was a polyglot conversant in at least ten languages.

There were no courses in Agriculture, Industry, etc.

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos – Wikipedia

See ante, note He describes the silk dresses, the daggers with long gold hilts and scabbards of carved wood, the gold, sets of teeth, etc. Note that the native himself is not, naturally inclined to routine, but his mind is disposed to accept all truths, just as his house is open to all strangers.

They paid no attention either to cultivating the soil or to fostering industry; and wherefore? The general consensus among Rizal scholars, however, attributed his martyred death as the catalyst that precipitated the Philippine Revolution. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Other outside groups like the Spanish, Chinese, and others decided that if they worked longer and harder the Jose Rizal was a philosopher hero of the Philippines who was executed by the Spanish army for his trouble. That might mean that you are also after of what we also are. Sixth, gambling was established and widely propagated during those times. Lists with This Book.

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All this disproves the notion filipuno Filipinos are by nature indolent. Add to this the introduction of gambling. The fact of an inter-island traffic is indicative of a culture above that possessed by a people in the barbarian stage of culture. The Spanish government has not encouraged labor and trade, which ceased after the government treated the country’s neighboring trade partners with great suspicion.


The decrease of population among native people in the Philippines after the arrival of the Spaniards compares in no degree with what occurred in America. A writer in speaking of the population of Manila, the metropolis of the Philippines then as now, about says that its population scarcely reached 80, instead of thereported.

What he lacks is in the first place liberty to allow expansion to his adventuresome spirit, and good examples, beautiful prospects for the future. When this fundamental aspect of our existence is denied of us, who can blame us if we turn idle? Rizal admitted that the Filipinos did not work so hard because they were wise enough to adjust themselves to the warm, tropical climate.

Anonymous March 24, at 5: Rizal ends by inquiring what so would hold caused Filipinos to bury their yesteryear.

The book was reprinted, but the notes, prologue, and life of Morga which Zargoza had intended to insert, were never completed because of that editor’s death. The dolce far niente of the Italian, the rascarse la barriga of the Spaniard, the supreme aspiration of the bourgeois to live on his income in peace and tranquility, attest this. He admits the existence of indolence among the Filipinos, but it could cilipino attributed to a number of reasons.

In the Philippines one’s own and another’s faults, the shortcomings of one, the misdeeds of another, are attributed to indolence. Yes, transfusion of blood, transfusion of blood!

Man’s object is not to satisfy tile passions of another man, his object is to seek happiness for himself and his kind by traveling along the road of progress and perfection. Bachelor’s or higher degree.

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