Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -
OpEdNews Op Eds

Memories from EL GALEON DE MANILA (Part 2) --Filipinos in late 19th Century Breaking with European History & Language

By       Message Kevin Anthony Stoda       (Page 1 of 8 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)  Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 5798
Become a Fan
  (8 fans)
- Advertisement -
click here
 (Part 1)

Memories from EL GALEON DE MANILA (Part 2)

--Filipinos in late 19th Century Breaking with the European History and Language

 

- Advertisement -

By Kevin Stoda

 

 

- Advertisement -

About 15 years ago a group of scholars from Mexico and the Philippines met in a series of round-tables to share presentations on the topic of THE SPANISH FLOTILLA TO MANILA (& BACK).   The series was part of the hundredth anniversary of the independence of the Philippines from Spanish rule.   They presented then in 1997 a publication dedicated to the EL GALEON DE MANILA.   One of the articles in the publication, "Ang Bayan Ko;   Algunas Reflexiones sobre la Identidad Nacional Filipina" [1] or "My Beloved Fatherland:   Some Reflections on the National Identity of the Filipino ", is by Jaime B. Veneracion and is concerned with the language reforms at around the   time of independence for the Philippines.

 

I should add that the title of Veneracion's article refers to the song, "[Ang] Bayan Ko". "Bayan Ko . . .   is one of the most recognizable patriotic songs in the Philippines that, because of its popularity, is sometimes assumed to be a folk song and the unofficial national anthem of the Philippines. It was originally written as a poem by Jose' Corazón de Jesús in 1929, and set to music by Constancio de Guzman."

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayan_Ko

 

- Advertisement -

It also should be noted, "Written as a protest song during the American occupation of the Philippines, it [Bayan Ko] is often sung in protest rallies and demonstrations throughout Philippine history, notably during the funeral of Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr. and the ensuing People Power Revolution of 1986 where Freddie Aguilar led the crowd to sing the song's chorus."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmYsR-SQoa0

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

BED-INs and Other Protests Needed Now

GULF CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM calls for Gulf Monarchies to abandon absolutism and to adopt European-style Parliaments

TRIBE, TRIBALISM AND CULTURAL CHANGE-KUWAIT 2008

A WORLD OF PRETENDERS: Partial Review of the Filipino Novel, THE PRETENDERS by F. Sionil Jose

PHILIPP ROESLER, of Vietnamese Descent. to Head the Health Ministry in Germany, as his own Party Plans to Push for more

Mitigation of Tsunami's and Earthquakes--Has JAPAN DONE ENOUGH?