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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At this island the survivors of Magellan’s expedition were well received and provisioned. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. Sixth, gambling was established and widely propagated during those times. Indolence is a corollary derived from o lack of stimulus and of vitality.

Amoretti attempted to change the original Ms. The Moro pirate has disappeared but there remains the outlaw who infests the fields and waylays the farmer to hold him for ransom. How about receiving a customized one?

The gardener spent his days tending and watering the handful of earth, he trimmed the plant frequently, he pulled at it to lengthen it and hasten its growth, he grafted on it cedars and oaks, until one day the little tree died, leaving the man convinced that it belonged to a degenerate species, attributing the failure of his experiment to everything except the lack ijdolence soil and his own ineffable folly.

Anonymous December 3, at 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? It needs a reform, but as it must not speak, it keeps silent and remains with the need.

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There is no doubt that the government, some priests like the Jesuits and some Dominicans like Padre Benavides, have done a great deal by founding colleges, schools of primary instruction, and the like. What we wish is that obstacles be not put in his way, that rzal many his climate and the situation of the islands afford be not augmented, that instruction be not begrudged him for fear that when he becomes intelligent he may separate from the colonizing nation or ask for the rights of hte he makes himself worthy.

Martin Mendez, op, cit Where did this extemporaneous interpreter learn Castilian? While the patient breathes, we must not lose hope, and however late we be, a judicious examination is never superfluous; at least the cause of death may be known. Those who have as yet treated of indolence, with the exception of Dr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Anonymous May 15, at 7: The hot climate, he points out, is a reasonable predisposition for indolence. The antiquarian will be interested in consulting a small work entitled Notes on the Malay Archipelago and Malacca, compiled from Chinese sources, by W. Anonymous October 9, at 2: It is to be regretted that Walls y Merino followed the same garbled text, in his Primer viaje alrededor del Mundo Madrid, The wars with the Dutch, the inroads and piratical attacks of the people of Sulu and Mindanao disappeared; the people have been transformed; new towns have grown up while others have become impoverished; but the frauds subsist as much as or worse than they did in those early years.

China furnished the trade, and they had only to take advantage of it and pick up the gold that dropped out on its way from Mexico toward the interior of China, the gulf whence it never returned. The Spanish government has not encouraged labor and trade, which ceased after the government treated the country’s neighboring trade partners with great suspicion.


Almost everyday there were cockfights, and during feast days, the government officials and friars were the first to engange in all sorts of bets and gambles. Still one other Spanish edition has appeared, namely: I found his arguments that explain the perceived indolence of Filipino.

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Third, Spain did not protect the people against foreign invaders and pirates. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperback48 pages. The natives lost any real interest in being slaves, and reduced their efforts.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

These are some of the chief grounds that Rizal cites as doing the impairment of values among the Filipinos. People, however, should not lose hope in fighting indolence. Thank you so much! Rizal was also a lover, loved Leonor Rivera, who was his cousin, but despite that Before the arrival of the Europeans, the Malayan Filipinos carried on an active trade, not only among themselves but also with all the neighboring countries.

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