Thursday, August 01, 2013

Primary Blog Posts/Readings for my fellow, Native (Malay/Indio) Filipinos-in-the-Philippines

" Fear history, for it respects no secrets" - Gregoria de Jesus  (widow of Andres Bonifacio)

"Upang maitindig natin ang bantayog ng ating lipunan, kailangang radikal nating baguhin hindi lamang ang ating mga institusyon kundi maging ang ating pag-iisip at pamumuhay. Kailangan ang rebolusyon, hindi lamang sa panlabas, kundi lalo na sa panloob!" --Apolinario Mabini,  La Revolucion Filipina (1898)

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful." - Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)


Hi All,

Among the current  548 published posts in my blog, I consider the following listed post-links and the RECTO READER as essential introduction about us native (indio)/ Malay Filipinos. The list is updated and always presented at the bottom of each newly issued post. Comments, which may be entered at the bottom of the current and/or each issued post, are much welcomed and will be unedited.

Click the following underlined title/link to checkout these Essential/Primary Readings About Us Filipino Natives:

- Bert

NOTES: Colored and/or underlined words are HTML links. Click on them to see the linked posts/articles. Forwarding this and other posts to relatives and friends, especially those in the homeland, is greatly appreciated). To share, use all social media tools: email, blog, Google+, Tumblr,Twitter,Facebook, etc. THANKS!!



OUR CULTURE: (Knowing and Understanding Ourselves: our learned values, attitudinal & behavioral patterns)


  1. President Manuel A. Roxas (1946-1948)
  2. President Roxas Railroaded the Approval of Bell Trade Act (aka Philippine Trade Act),1946 & Military Bases Agreements
  3. President Elpidio R. Quirino (1948-1953)
  4. President Ramon Magsaysay (1953-1957) & President Carlos P. Garcia (1957-1961)
  5. President Diosdado P. Macapagal (1961-1965)
  6. President Ferdinand E. Marcos (1966-1972), as Dictator (1972-1986) LATER
  7. President Corazon C. Aquino (1986-1992)LATER
  8. President Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998)LATER
  9. President Joseph Estrada (1998-2001) LATER
  10. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010) LATER
  11. President Benigno C. Aquino III (2010-2016)LATER

OUR HISTORY AND HEROES: (Nationalist point-of-view)
  1. Apolinario Mabini - Reasons for Deportation/Exile to Guam by the U.S. Army 

OUR HISTORY WITH THE UNITED STATES: (U.S. Intervention and Colonization of our Homeland: Mostly glossed over andor hidden facts; not in school textbooks)
  1. The "Granting" of Our Philippine Independence - Revisited

OUR  ECONOMY:  (Post-WW2 Agreements That Made and Kept Our Homeland Underdeveloped and Natives Impoverished)

OUR  MILITARY:  (Post-WW2 Agreements That Make Our Armed Forces Dependent On and Serve Foreign Masters)

THE RECTO READER BOOK ( Collection of Speeches of the late-bloomer and foremost Filipino nationalist, is presented in several postings.) Click each to open/read:


NOTE: Recto's cited cases, examples or issues were of his time, of course; but realities in our homeland in the present and the foreseeable future are expected to be much, much worse. Though I am tempted to update them with current issues, it's best to leave them as they are since Recto's paradigms about our much deepened national predicament still ring relevant, valid and true. In short, Recto saw the forest and never got lost in the trees. We native Filipinos have not learned from or not heeded his advice - Bert


PLEASE DONATE CORE/FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECT BOOKS TO OUR HOMELAND (i.e. your hometown public schools, Alma Mater, etc.). Those books that you and/or your children do not need or want; or buy books from your local library during its cheap Book Sales. Also, cargo/door-to-door shipment is best.  It is a small sacrifice.  [clean up your closets or garage - donate books.THANKS!]

1 comment :

Bert M. Drona said...

Hi Jonafe,

During discussions, it is always helpful and important to define the terms that will be used.

Thus, to address your query I say that the best definition for the term " Filipino nationalism," which I can not improve on and to which I fully agree and always refer to, was clearly defined/expounded by Mrs. Leticia R. Constantino.--the posted link to her essay is:

Also, see the listed linked Readings on: Our Culture and the RECTO READER on this blogpost.