Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The indolence of the filipinos. 1. essay published in La Solidaridad Madrid, Spain (July 15, – September 15, ) Why did Rizal write. The Indolence of the Filipino has ratings and 9 reviews. Hadrian said: A short tract attacking some of the more pernicious lies about colonialism.T.

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Even before the Spaniards arrived, Rizal argues, the early Filipinos were already carrying out trade within provinces and with other neighboring countries; they were also engaged in agriculture and mining; some natives even spoke Spanish.

Published at London in Donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law. A proverb of his says that the pig is cooked in its own lard, and as among fo bad qualities he has the good indolece of applying to himself all the criticisms and censures tue prefers to live miserable and indolent, rather than play the part of the wretched beast of burden.

Along with gambling, which breeds dislike for steady and difficult toil by its promise of sudden wealth indolennce its appeal to the emotions, with the lotteries, with the prodigality and hospitality of the Filipinos, went also, to swell this train of misfortunes, the religious functions, the great number of fiestas, the long masses for the women to spend their mornings and the novenaries to spend their afternoons, and the night, for the processions and rosaries.

Since some day or other he will become enlightened, whether the government wishes it or not, let his enlightenment be as a gift received and not as conquered plunder.

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English Character set encoding: He traces its causes to factors such as the climate and social disorders. The green cloth is under the protection of the government, it is safer! He states that the obedience of the masses and Yes, the new white corpuscles that you are idnolence to inject into its veins, the new white corpuscles that were a cancer in another organism will withstand all the depravity of the system, will withstand the blood-lettings that it suffers every day, will have more stamina than all the eight million red corpuscles, will cure all the disorders, all the degeneration, all the trouble in the principal organs.

The Chinaman who in other colonies cultivates the soil does so only for a certain number of years and then retires. Our projected audience is one hundred million readers. One of those corporations is the Lamoiyan Corporation.

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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 theinfolence. Nevertheless, those who admit its existence and exaggerate it more or less have not therefore failed to advise remedies taken from here and there, from Java, from India, from other English or Dutch colonies, like the quack who saw a fever cured with a dozen sardines and afterwards always filipio these filupino at every rise indooence temperature that he ibdolence in his patients.

The abandonment of the fields by their cultivators, whom the wars and piratical attacks dragged from their homes was sufficient to reduce to nothing the hard labor of so many generations.

Education and liberty, according to Rizal, would be the cure to Filipino indolence. While we see all the walls of London covered with advertisements of the products of its colonies, while the English make heroic efforts to substitute Ceylon for Chinese tea, beginning with the sacrifice of their taste and their stomach, in Spain, with the exception of tobacco, nothing from the Philippines is known: International donations are accepted, but we don’t know ANYTHING about how to make them tax-deductible, or even if they CAN be made deductible, and don’t have the staff to handle it even if there are ways.

Thus disappeared our filipinoo in indigo, thanks to the trickery of the Chinese, which the government could not guard against, occupied as it was with other thoughts; thus die now the other industries; the fine manufactures of the Visayas are gradually disappearing from trade and even from use; the people, continually getting poorer, cannot afford the costly cloths and have to be content with calico or the imitations of the Germans, who produce imitations even of the work of our silversmiths.

Others will hold the contrary opinion, especially those who have a hand in the misgovernment, but we do not care; we have made flipino assertion and are going to prove it.

True it is that for some time this absurdity, which would be ludicrous had it not been so serious, has disappeared; but even if the ghe have gone out of use other facts and other provisions have replaced them. Weighing its plans, its illusions and its difficulties, we are reminded of the gardener who tried to raise a tree planted in a small flower-pot. Sancianco cites, it seems expedient, to us to study this question thoroughly, without superciliousness or sensitiveness, without prejudice, without pessimism.

Instead of patient, Philippines; instead of malady, indolence. Cock-fighting must also have existed in Luzon and in all the islands, for in the terminology of the game are two Tagalog words: An hour’s work under that burning sun, in the midst of pernicious influences springing from nature in activity, is equal to a day’s work in a temperate climate; it is, then, just that the earth yield a hundred fold!


But this is not enough; their effect is neutralized. These are some of the main reasons that Rizal cites as causing the deterioration of values among the Filipinos.

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We are not trying flipino put all the blame on the physician, and still less on the patient, for we have already spoken of a predisposition due to the climate, a reasonable and natural predisposition, in the absence of which the race would disappear, sacrificed to excessive labor indopence a tropical country.

There has besides been favoritism in instruction against indigens. All in all, a good read for the indios, even at present. Every new arrival proposes a new remedy: Jan 27, Steven rated it it was amazing. Legazpi’s expedition met in Butuan various traders of Luzon with their boats laden with iron, wax cloths, porcelain, etc.

The evil is that the indolence in the Philippines is a magnified indolence, an indolence of lndolence snowball type, if we may be permitted the expression, an evil that increases in direct proportion to filioino square of the periods of time, an effect of misgovernment and of backwardness, as we said, and not a cause thereof. He attended the University of Paris and earned a second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg.

The first factor is the limited training and education Filipino natives receive. He enrolled in Medicine and Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas and then traveled alone to Madrid, Spain, where he continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine.

Joey Quintin bisco rated it really liked it Feb 27, What wonder then that the inhabitant of tropical countries, worm out and with his blood thinned by the continuous and excessive heat, is reduced to inaction? Donations by check or money order may be sent to: He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo For a good exposition from the friar point of view, see Zamora, Filipini Corporaciones-Religiosas en Filipinas: Would it besides be just for a hapless adult male being compared with a rich adult male?

For this reason the Spaniard is more indolent than the Frenchman; the Frenchman more so than the German. fioipino