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Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?

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Lorenzo

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Re: Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2009, 10:19:54 AM »
Don´t get me wrong.

Sorry if I did not explain properly.

Here, there are as Lorenzo showed a monument close to the subway station called "Islas Filipinas" in Madrid, but if you ask who is Rizal nobody knows him. I am speaking of normal people as you and me walking around Madrid if you ask almost nobody know him apart for the ones that have ties in Philippines.

Of course Philippines and Rizal is tied forever to the history of Spain and all that happened changed in the long run the model of Spain but as you said each place study different ways of the history.

Sorry if I get you think other way.

Regards from Madrid :)

PD: Would you beleive me if I tell you some people in Spain doesn´t know that Philippines,Guam or Taiwan(La formosa) were colonies of Spain? :P

Keko,
Good points, good points. You are right that not many know that present day Taiwan was once known as La Formosa, a Spanish territory.

Formosa was administered by the colonial government in Manila. :)

Las Filipinas included not only present day Philippines, but what is now northern Borneo, Palau, Marianas, Guam, present day Taiwan.

hehe.



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Re: Should Cory Aquino Be Declared National Hero?
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2009, 10:24:59 AM »
Let me also add:

The reason why the Spaniards colonized the Philippines was to use it as a staging ground for an invasion and conquest of Cathay (China).

The Spaniards christianized the Philippines, and developed Hispanic agrarian models in the islands as a way to cultivate the population and to improve on colonial techniques. The Spaniards succeeded, on the most part. However, the Spaniards abandoned their original plan in invading China after it was made obvious that Spain's overseas empire was already too large.

Philip II, the man who the Philippines is named after, made a conservative policy after Spain's disasterous defeat to the English in the late 16th century, after the Great Spanish Armada was defeated off the English Channel.

The loss of so many Spanish Galleons, clearly, was one of the reasons why Spain abandoned any hopes of invading and conquering China and the Malaccas (Spice Islands of present day Indonesia/Malaysia).

FYI. hehe

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