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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With this inefficiency in the lower spheres of power and ignorance and indifference in the upper, with the frequent changes and the eternal apprenticeships, with great fear and many administrative obstacles, with a voiceless people that has neither initiative nor cohesion, with employees who nearly all strive to amass a fortune and return home, with inhabit, ants who live in great hardship from the instant they begin to breathe, create prosperity, agriculture and industry, found enterprises and companies, things that still hardly prosper in free and well-organized communities.

An English edition was published as follows: Along with gambling, which breeds dislike for steady and difficult toil by its promise of sudden wealth and 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 rilipino, and the night, for the processions and rosaries.

Of the influence indollence climate we spoke at the beginning, so we will not treat of the effects arising from it. In order to combat this, these institutions, both political and social, should be removed, and new more beneficial ones constructed in their place, which allow for something like real self-determination, and education, so as to grow and stabilize the country.

We say the same about gambling: We think that there must be something behind all this outcry, for it is incredible that so many should err, among whom we have said there are a lot of serious and disinterested persons. Every now and then my parents keep on telling me that my education should be In the number one slot in my list of priorities. It is to be regretted that Walls y Merino followed the same garbled text, in his Primer viaje alrededor del Mundo Madrid, The cord is already too taut.

The “Indolence” or laziness of those peoples under colonial domination, or those perceived to be racially or intellectually inferior, is not a new lie.

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Please do not remove it. Despite these efforts, the Project’s eBooks and any medium they may be on may contain “Defects”. The PDI’s article about it should summarize it quite well. The ancient writers, like Chirino, Morga and Colin, take pleasure in describing them as well-featured, with good aptitudes for any thing they take up, keen and susceptible and of resolute will, very clean and neat in their persons and clothing, and of good mien and bearing.


See 2 questions about The Indolence of the Filipino…. The green cloth is under the protection of the government, it is safer! Morga, who was Lieutenant-Governor of Indoleence for seven years and after rendering great service in the Archipelago was appointed criminal judge of the Audiencia of Mexico and Counsellor of the Inquisition. Some repeat what they have heard, without, examination or reflection; others speak through pessimism or are impelled by that human characteristic which paints as perfect everything that belongs to oneself and defective whatever belongs to another.

Sobre la indolencia de los filipinos

One must analyze the causes of laziness. Morga does not speak of it, in spite of his having spent seven years in Manila, and yet he does describe the kinds of fowl, the jungle hens and cocks. Robertson Librarian of the Philippine Library and co-editor of the volume series of historical reprints well called The Philippine Islandsso comprehensive are they show the breadth of Rizal’s historical scholarship, and that the only error mentioned is due to using a faulty reprint where the original was not available indicates the conscientiousness of the pioneer worker.

By Antonio de Morga. Whether they believe in miracles to palliate their laziness or they are lazy because they believe in miracles, we cannot say; but the fact is the Filipinos were much less lazy before the word miracle was introduced into their language.

The Indolence of the Filipino by José Rizal

If you received it on a physical medium, you must return it with your note, and such person may choose to alternatively give you a replacement copy. The only two countries with which the Philippines continued to have relations were China and Mexico, or New Spain, and from this trade only China and a few private individuals in Manila got any benefit. The Filipinos have not always been what they are, witnesses whereto are all the historians of the first years after the discovery of the Islands.

Would it be fair for a physician to be compared by a husbandman?

Would it be fair for a rich adult male to be compared by a hapless adult male? The Philippines are an organism whose cells seem to have no arterial system to irrigate it or nervous system to communicate its impressions; these cells must, nevertheless, yield their product, get it where they can: The Europeans themselves who reproach the residents of the colonies so much and I am not now speaking of the Spaniards but of the Germans and English filkpinohow do they live in tropical countries?


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 inddolence subsist as much as or worse than they did in those early years. In the warriors of Luzon took part in the formidable contests of Sumatra, and under the pf of Angi Pf Timor, Rajah of Batta, conquered and overthrew the terrible Alzadin, Sultan of Atchin, renowned in the historical annals of the Far East.

As a second generation, half-Filipino, only knowing life in the USA, I learned more about Filipino history here in these ish pages than my entire childhood.

The good and the beautiful attract him, seduce and captivate him, although, like the Japanese, he often exchanges the good for the evil, if it appears to him garnished and gilded.

Jam Caballero rated it liked it Sep 28, Copyright Cby Michael S. The great difficulty that every enterprise encountered with the administration contributed not a indoelnce to kill off all commercial and industrial movement.

Cleveland, Ohio, The Arthur H. In his view the Spanish colonization of the Philippine Islands was folipino total disaster for the indigenous populace, and all its alleged benefits were either off or meager. 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 found his arguments that explain the perceived indolence of Filipino. Zen Jimenez rated it it was amazing Sep 06, International donations are accepted, but we kf know ANYTHING about how to make them tax-deductible, or even filipion they CAN be made deductible, and don’t have the staff to handle it even if there are ways.

The Spanish government has not encouraged labor and trade, which ceased after the government treated the country’s neighboring trade partners with great suspicion. This estimate is somewhat high.