I photographed this magazine i found in my "tambak'. Its title is NGIYAW (as in a cat's MEOW). hahahaha... It is dated Sabado, Agosto 26, 1933 with a price of "10 Centimos". i think it's some sort of magazine or some political satire publication. This issue celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the "Unang sigaw" of pugad Lawin, Balintawak, Bahay toro whatever ....
I chose to post an article entitled KILALANIN NATIN SILA. I wonder if this is a blind item against Aguinaldo or a "patama" in general against the elite or the casiques whom the writer thought sold the revolution.
I zoomed each side of the article so it can be read. It's really hard to read a "purong Tagalog" manuscript.
You have quite a "tambak" in your attic beancent, I wonder what else you might stumble into. ;D
The local Philippine politics of 1933 was a time when people were anticipating further autonomy which would culminate in the first ever national elections. The contest for positions which would preside over the coming commonwealth government to be inaugurated in by November 1935 was well underway.
As you know, Emilio Aguinaldo was a looking on to be a presidential aspirant. It looked like he had solid support among the various "veteranos de la revolucion" groups as well as some of the other "ultranationalist" oriented political parties. Quezon and his Nacionalista Party were worried enough that Aguinaldo would upset his own ambitions of becoming commonwealth president.
So quite naturally, Quezon and his chums had to come up with some propaganda to neutralize Agunaldo's still considerable appeal, the renewed honorifcation of Bonifacio was one of the more effective of the political strategies employed.
Personally, had I lived in those days, I would have strongly supported the Federalista Party of Trinidad Pardo de Tavera.
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2007 6:41:59 GMT -5 by RayAdillO
The federalists... the so-called "oligarchy of intelligence". Both Pardo de Tavera and Benito Legarda were, in the eyes of "nationalists" and "ultra nationalists", considered "traidores". Although they were calling for statehood and not for complete independence as the trend during those times, their political opponents were all "janus faced". But it would really be, in my opinion, the best for our country (if their (federalista party's) dream of statehood was realized.
I hope I will not face a firing squad for saying this. Although I love our "Inang Bayan" very much and honors her heroes, I really believe that she isn't ready to be free from the grasp of the interloper... yet.
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2007 12:28:52 GMT -5 by beancent
I'll dig for more stuff... My grandpa had a lot of old mags and what not but only a few survived the termite assault... not to mention those that were accidentally burned during clean-up after he passed away. Uhhh errr... sorry...