Title: The Indolence of the Filipino Author: Jose Rizal Release Date: November, [EBook #] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This. La Indolencia de los Filipinos, more popularly known in its English version, “The Indolence of the Filipinos,” is a exploratory essay written by Philippine national. 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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Isn’t there left the fine life of the pirate? You’re on your own anon. Criminals have multiplied, penury has been aggravated. Anonymous June 23, at 8: All in all, a thought-provoking, inspiring, and quick! This much-discussed question has met with the same fate as certain panaceas and specifies of the quacks who by ascribing to them impossible virtues have discredited them.

To combat this indolence, some have proposed increasing the native’s needs and raising the taxes. Iyara rated it liked it Dec 08, Please contact us beforehand to let us know your plans and to work out the details. The Indolence of the Filipinos is a study of the causes why the people did not, as was said, work hard during the Spanish regime.

We do not cite passages from other authors, because we have not their works at hand and do not wish to quote from memory. Do not change or edit the header without written permission. The consequence of this misuse is that there are some who are interested in stating it as a dogma and others in combating it as a ridiculous superstition, if not a punishable delusion.

Truth is, before the Spaniards arrived on these lands, the natives were industriously conducting business with China, Japan, Arabia, Malaysia, and other countries in the Middle East.

And if this, which is deduction, does not convince any minds imbued with unfair prejudices, perhaps of some avail may be the testimony of the oft-quoted Dr. The old records contains numerous references to the decline indolenve the native industries of the Philippines after the arrival of the Spaniards and the increase of Chinese trade.


Which is indolent, the native coadjutor, poorly paid and badly treated, who has to visit all the indigent sick living in the country, or the friar curate who gets fabulously rich, goes about in a carriage, eats and drinks well, and does not put himself to any trouble without collecting excessive fees? Rizal acknowledges the prior work of Gregorio Sancianco and admits that indolence does exist among the Filipinos, but it cannot be attributed to the troubles and backwardness of the country; rather it is the effect of the backwardness and troubles experienced by the country.

I hope that Filipinos will spend indolenfe of their time reading this one. Anonymous May 5, at 2: Unfortunately, or because the brutalization is not yet complete and because the nature of man is inherent in his being in spite of his condition, the native protests; he still has aspirations, he thinks and strives to rise, and there’s the trouble!

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September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Indolence therefore has more deeply rooted causes such as abuse and discrimination, inaction of the government, rampant corruption and red tapewrong doctrines of the church and wrong examples gizal some Spaniards who lead lives of indolence which ultimately led to the deterioration indklence Filipinos values.

Colin’s Labor evangelica, published in Madrid, ; a new edition, in three volumes, and greatly enriched by notes and was published by Pablo Pastells, S. He admits the existence of indolence among the Filipinos, but it could be attributed to a number of reasons.

Perhaps the reply to this will be that white men are not made to stand the severity of the climate. The facility with which individual liberty is curtailed, that continual alarm of all from the knowledge that they are liable to secret report, a governmental ukase, and to the accusation of rebel or suspect, an accusation which, to be effective, does not need proof or the production of the accuser.

The cord is already too taut. The possibilities for the prosperity of the population put the Philippines in the New World, just as their discovery and their history group them with the Western Hemisphere.


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Jude Magkawas rated it it was amazing Jun 15, 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. It really helped a lot with my Rizal course assignment. Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references.

The reasons for this said indolence were clearly stated in the essay, and were not based only on presumptions, but were grounded on fact taken from history. Also, that all man is inherently indolent, and that instead of wearing this as a burden, moving past it like other countries who place high value on industry and liberty. He describes the silk dresses, the daggers with long gold hilts and scabbards of carved wood, the gold, sets of teeth, etc.

Why are you also here? Please note neither this listing nor its contents rizall final til midnight of the last day of the month of any such announcement. All in all, a good read for the indios, even at present.

The curate says that the rich man will not go to heaven The rich man on earth is liable to all kinds of trouble, to be appointed a cabeza de barangay, to be deported if an uprising occurs, to be forced banker of the military chief of the town, who to reward him for favors received seizes his laborers and his stock, in order to force him to beg for mercy, and thus easily pays up.