With two women Presidents etching their name in its history, and a long list of other female figures adding their spunk and sparkle to this country, the Philippines is one of the best places in the world to enjoy being a woman.
People get puzzled, asking, if Rizal was the first Filipino, then what do we call those before him? All of those people before Rizal were simply protecting their territory, pushing their own personal interests. They were just people of their own lands. The Silangs fought against the abuse to Ilocanos.
None of them fought for the Philippines, nor fought as Filipinos.
The reference of being a Filipino, back then, was more of a geographic name than united citizens of a nation. Spanish called natives Indios. Natives call themselves based on where they are geographically located, like Cebuanos of Cebu and Tagalog of Manila.
The Philippine islands are scattered, so was our unity. This is what makes Rizal the First Filipino. He was first in uniting the Philippines. With heroes like Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio, who also led revolutions against the Spanish regime, why Rizal?
Considering what Aguinaldo did, which is having his rival yet mentor Bonifacio executed, he never deserved to be called a Filipino.
We would not want our first Filipino be the brain in committing a murder.
He started his fight by tearing his cedula, showing his aggressiveness whereas Rizal started his fight through writing, showing his intelligence, sacrifice and perseverance. We have affection for victims and not for victors. We declared Rizal the First Filipino because the sacrifices he made were different and Christ-like.
Christ was prosecuted by an unjust and unruly power just like Rizal was. Rizal is also the First Filipino because he was the only one among our many heroes to inspire a nation. His works and ideals were able to penetrate not just Filipino hearts but also the world.
In the first article he wrote after arriving in Spain, he addressed how his native country would have been in better state if they fought hand-in-hand against the enemy; standing fierce and proud protecting the country.
His piece published in Diariong Tagalog was the first move to establish his public life. His words caught the attention of the world, making it the start of a crusade he would have never known he started even after his death.
Another evidence of Filipinos being inspired by Rizal is the effect brought by his two most controversial novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
The books created a spark that helped in the success of the Philippine Revolution; reaching even the lower levels of the society, urging people to condemn the wrong doings of the friars and gain the freedom they wanted dearly. The title given to Rizal is really apt for his deeds and to the society he belonged to at that time.
Undoubtedly, he is the best example of a First Filipino, one worth emulating by everyone.May 06, · worth emulating. Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by yuriandre, May 6, WINNIPEG, Manitoba — July 1stmarked years of the Canadian Confederation.
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Being an Indio was not a hindrance to go to the top of the class because as a matter of fact he uses this racial discrimination thing to strengthened him and be able to prove those who discriminate the Filipino that they were wrong and let them know that being a Filipino is not to be ashamed of but to be proud of.
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