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Did you know that July 6 and 7 are two very important dates in Philippine history?

We commemorated two very important events in Philippine history last week. National hero Jose Rizal was banished to Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte in July 6, 1892, heralding the end of his La Liga Filipina and the Propaganda movement as a whole. Upon knowing about Rizal’s banishment the following day, July 7, Andres Bonifacio (who is a member of the La Liga) founded the revolutionary group Katipunan, with the aim of ending Spanish rule in the Philippines.

 

Last week, the nation should have marked the anniversary of Rizal's deportation and the founding of Katipunan

Last week, the nation marked the anniversary of Rizal's deportation and the founding of Katipunan (Credits: http://forthephilippines.blogspot.com/2010/06/in-search-of-truth-of-may-10-2010.html)

 

Knowing the significance of these two momentous events, I am deeply disappointed that the dates became virtually unnoticed to most Filipinos – who were bombarded last week with news reports about the corruption in PCSO. What a shame that over a century after Rizal and Bonifacio showed heroic leadership to Filipinos, here we are battling the scourge of corruption.

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