I need a Filipino speech(talumpati) about bayan/the Philippines.?

It can be from a book/from the internet... Please type the speech if its from a book or give me the link if its from the internet.. The speech doesnt need to be so long, just about 1-2 minutes worth. It's about the philippines/love for the country. Thanks!

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    by Prof. Jose Maria Sison

    (Speech delivered before the Founding Congress of Kabataang

    Makabayan at the YMCA Youth Forum Hall on November 30, 1964)

    x x x Itinuturo ng katwiran ang tayo'y umasa sa ating sarili at

    huwag antayin sa iba ang ating kabuhayan. Itinuturo ng katwiran

    ang tayo'y maglakas na maihapag ang naghaharing kasamaan sa ating


    Panahon na ngayon x x x dapat nating ipakilala na tayo'y may

    sariling pagdaramdam, may puri, may hiya at pagdadamayan. Ngayon

    ay panahong dapat simulan ang pagsisiwalat ng mga mahal at

    dakilang aral na magwawasak sa masinsing tabing na bumubulag sa

    ating kaisipan; panahon na ngayong dapat makilala ng mga Pilipino

    ang pinagbuhatan ng kanilang mga kahirapan. x x x

    Kaya, mga kababayan, ating idilat ang bulag na kaisipan at kusang

    igugol sa kagalingan ang ating lakas sa tunay at lubos na pag-asa

    na magtagumpay sa nilalayong kaginhawahan ng bayang tinubuan.

    ----Andres Bonifacio

    NO MORE PROPITIOUS day than this can be chosen to found Kabataang

    Makabayan. Today is the 101st birth anniversary of Andres

    Bonifacio, a great hero from the proletariat, who in the vigor of

    his youth led the secret society of Katipunan and mobilized the

    patriotic forces that generated the Philippine revolution of 1896

    - the revolution which smashed Spanish colonialism throughout the


    Andres Bonifacio was the disciplined revolutionary activist who

    sought and found in revolution the only process that could give

    full expression to the national and social aspirations of our

    people which had so long been suppressed by a foreign power

    prettified by the soft and evasive terms of liberal reformers.

    Andres Bonifacio was the uncompromising leader who was not only

    inspired by the cogitations and formulations of the Propaganda

    Movement but was also ready to act in concert with his people in

    armed struggle against tyranny the moment peaceful and legal

    struggle reached the white wall of futility.

    Thus, Andres Bonifacio today stands as a model of revolutionary

    militance among the Filipino youth and among the advocates of

    national democracy. His revolutionary courage is a beacon to us

    all. If Kabataang Makabayan succeeds in its patriotic mission,

    one important requirement it shall have met is to be imbued with

    the revolutionary courage of Andres Bonifacio, the courage that

    gives life and force to the principles that we now uphold in this


    We recall the memory of Andres Bonifacio not only because we

    happen to meet on this day but more because we understand his

    continuing historical relevance to our present situation and we

    perceive the leading role of his class in this epoch during which

    our national efforts at basic industrialization and overthrowing

    feudalism are constantly frustrated by U.S. imperialism and its

    local reactionary allies.

    We remember that, after the death of Bonifacio, the revolutionary

    initiative of the peasants and the workers in the Katipunan and

    the anti-colonialist struggle in general was undermined and

    debilitated by the liberal compromises made by the ilustrado

    leadership. The compromises came one after the other: the Pact of

    Biak-na-Bato, Aguinaldo's trust in Yankee confidence-men in

    Hongkong, the bourgeois-landlord upper hand in the Malolos

    Congress, and the ultimate surrender of the ilustrados and

    collaboration with the U.S. imperialist regime.

    Though we are aggrieved by the fact that the Philippine

    revolution has been interrupted and that U.S. imperialism has

    grabbed the triumph of revolution from our hands, we must take a

    scientific view of our national history. We recognize such

    objective historical conditions as that no matter how sharply

    anti-colonial and anti-clerical were the ilustrados they did not

    yet have the ability to comprehend fully modern imperialism; that

    the working class was still in the embryo stage of its

    development; that the peasants in the provinces were misled by

    the equivocating demagoguery of both native landlords and

    liberals; and that U.S. imperialism was not only superior in

    industrial might but also well-versed in a liberal jargon which

    could easily deceive the newly-emerged Filipino bourgeoisie.

    U.S. imperialism came to the Philippines and succeeded in

    imposing its sovereignty upon our people by military violence and

    by liberal guile. Whereas our people were already capable of

    crushing Spanish colonialism within the archipelago, they were

    still incapable of crushing a new type of colonialism, the

    imperialism of the United States of America.

    Dr. Jose Rizal himself in his essay, "The Philippines A Century

    Hence", had predicted that the United States of America would

    come to conquer us. It was a necessity for a capitalist system,

    reaching its final stage of development - monopoly capital - to

    seek colonies for its sources of raw materials and a dumping

    ground for surplus products and surplus capital and to pass on to

    other peoples the exploitation and disequilibrium that would

    otherwise be suffered by its own people alone.

    Rizal saw the United States of America as a covetous and

    expansionist power, no different from Great Britain, Germany,

    France, Czarist Russia and Japan. It was out to rob the world,

    especially the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America. A

    newly-risen imperialist power with its ultra-national capitalist

    objectives, the Unites States would be determined to take over

    the colonial possessions of a decrepit Spanish power in Latin

    America, in the Pacific and in the Philippines.

    The Philippines was specially important to the imperialist

    planners of the United States as it could very well serve as the

    staging area for the U.S. venture to participate with the other

    Western powers in the despoliation of China. Until now, the

    Philippines serves as a staging area for U.S. imperialism to

    attack and subvert Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia.

    By all means, therefore, as a matter of "manifest destiny", the

    United States would beguile the credulous Emilio Aguinaldo in a

    maneuver to capture Manila and arrange the Treaty of Paris

    whereby Spanish colonialism ceded the Philippines to U.S.

    imperialism upon the payment of $20 million, and thus provoked

    the Filipino people into a war where 250,000 Filipino lives were

    snuffed out as the cost of trusting imperialism.

    U.S. imperialism is deceptive and violent. The violence it

    unleashed against our people was justified in terms of

    Christianity and democracy. U.S. imperialism wanted to

    "Christianize" the Philippines after 350 years of Spanish

    clerical rule and to teach us "democracy" even after it had

    crushed the national democratic movement tested in the fire of

    the revolution of 1896 and which bore the first Philippine


    After suppressing the first Philippine Republic through the most

    brutal military operations, the U.S. government started to employ

    a semantical cover for its scheme of domination and put up such

    hypocritical slogans as "benevolent assimilation" and "education

    for self-government" to justify its unwanted presence. During a

    full decade of the most damnable suppression of any public

    expression of nationalism and bribery of the native bourgeoisie,

    U.S. imperialism started to glamorize certain political figures

    as "nationalists". These were the nationalists who comprised and

    accepted the U.S.-imposed limitation that they go to Washington

    and beg for Philippine independence. The Americans conveniently

    used these figures to prove their self-proclaimed benevolence and

    to steal the fire from the revolutionary anti-imperialists who

    preferred to take to the hills and prepare for a more meaningful

    struggle for national independence.

    Until now, the Americans try to misrepresent Filipino

    nationalism. They would rather have what they call "positive"

    nationalism - a positive force in the "special relationship"

    between the Philippines and the United States. Compromise with

    U.S. imperialism is what is called positive nationalism.

    There is only one nationalism that we appreciate. It is that

    which refers to the national democratic revolution, the

    Philippine revolution, whose main tasks now are the liquidation

    of imperialism and feudalism in order to achieve full national

    freedom and democratic reforms.

    The Filipino nation has been formed through struggle against

    Spanish colonialism and, soon after, U.S. imperialism. As U.S.

    imperialism triumphed by brute force in the Filipino-American

    War, it must be vanquished by the resumption of the Philippine

    revolution of 1896. There can be no genuine national democracy in

    the Philippines without U.S. imperialism being done away with


    There is a constant attempt of imperialist propaganda to impugn

    Filipino nationalism and communism together. The communist bogey

    has always been raised with the view of frightening our people.

    But, little do the reactionary propagandists realize that through

    their own efforts the people are getting to know that it is the

    imperialist strategy to destroy communists first to destroy the

    nationalists. In the strategic thinking of the U.S. imperialists

    which has been tested in their counter-revolutionary practices in

    Asia, Africa and Latin America, the most relentless anti-

    imperialists - whether communists or leftwing nationalists - must

    first be destroyed for any imperialist scheme of exploitation to


    Thus, in the Philippines, we have seen the communists as the main

    target of massive attacks against civil liberties by the U.S.

    colonial government in 1931, by the Japanese after their

    successful landing in 1942, and again by the U.S. imperialists in

    their attempt after the Pacific War to recapture us.

    If we study closely the ratification of the Bell Trade Act and

    the Parity Amendment, we will discover that the communists had

    first to be harassed, imprisoned, assassinated and provoked

    before the bourgeois nationalist leaders in the Nacionalista

    Party and in the Democratic alliance could be discouraged and

    would compromise.

    What the U.S. imperialists and their local cohorts, the

    compradors and big landlords, do not want to happen is the

    alliance of all anti-imperialists as has oftentimes happened in

    many Asian countries with fatal effectiveness against


    With the continuing triumph of U.S. imperialism in the

    Philippines and the stability of its control, it is the chief

    task of the Filipino youth to resume and complete the unfinished

    revolution under the banner of national democracy, to expose and

    oppose the national and social iniquities caused by U.S.

    imperialism and its local reactionary allies.

    If the Filipino youth should relent in this task, then their

    people shall continue to suffer the direct impositions of U.S.

    imperialism as well as feudalism which the former protects for

    its own selfish profit.

    The youth today face two basic problems: U.S. imperialism and

    feudalism. These two are the principal causes of poverty,

    unemployment, inadequate education, ill-health, crime and

    immorality which afflict the entire nation and the youth. The

    youth do not only suffer with their people the iniquities of U.S.

    imperialism and feudalism but are also the first ones to suffer


    It is the task of the Filipino youth to study carefully the large

    confrontation of forces between U.S. imperialism and feudalism on

    one side and national democracy on the other side. To know the

    nature of this contradiction of forces is to know the dynamism

    and internal motion of our semi-colonial and semi-feudal society.

    For the youth to know so much as for them to act more effectively

    and cooperate more thoroughly on the side of progress in the

    historical process of change.

    Kabataang Makabayan, in its historic role as the vanguard

    organization of Filipino youth, should know the balance of forces

    between imperialism and feudalism on the one hand and national

    democracy on the other. On the other side of U.S. imperialism are

    the compradors and the big landlords. On the side of national

    democracy are the broad masses of our people, composed of the

    working class and peasantry to which the vast majority of the

    Filipino youth today belong; the petty bourgeoisie, composed of

    small property-owners, students, intellectuals and professionals;

    and the national bourgeoisie, composed of Filipino entrepreneurs

    and traders.

    From the present scheme of social classes in the Philippines

    today, we can easily observe that the forces of national

    democracy - the motive forces of the Philippine revolution - are

    now far stronger in the 1960's than they were in 1899-1902 when

    U.S. imperialism first trampled upon our national freedom with

    the most brutal success.

    From the same scheme of social classes, we can derive a new and

    powerful combination of youth - the students, young

    professionals, labor youth and the peasant youth. Above all, the

    Filipino youth should integrate themselves with the masses in

    order to achieve victory in the fight for national freedom and


    Kabataang Makabayan, as the vanguard organization of the Filipino

    youth, should assist in the achievement of an invincible unity of

    all national classes and forces and to push further the struggle

    for national and social liberation in all fields - economic,

    political, cultural and military - against the leading enemy,

    landlordism, both of which have frustrated the national

    democratic aspirations of the Philippine revolution of 1896 and

    have made the suffering and exploitation of our people more

    complex and more severe.

    This generation of Filipino youth are lucky to be at this point

    of history when U.S. imperialism is fast weakening at all

    significant levels of conflict; that between capitalism and

    socialism: that between the capitalist class and the working

    class; and that between imperialism and national independence

    movements in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Even as the Philippines today is the scene of frantic U.S.

    imperialist re-adjustment and it appears that U.S. imperialism

    would succeed in controlling the country more thoroughly by

    destroying our national industrial base and by shifting it back

    to a plantation economy dominated by the U.S. agro-corporations,

    the Filipino youth would find it easier than they expect to

    overthrow U.S. imperialism provided they are inspired and guided

    by the new national democratic objectives of the Philippine


    The October 2nd demonstrations against U.S.imperialism in front

    of the U.S. embassy and Malaca¤ang Palace, whose participants and

    sympathizers Kabataang Makabayan should now consolidate, has

    already manifested the rising wave of national democracy among

    our people. Such a mass action has shown to us the changing

    balance of forces in our country.

    The objective national and world-wide conditions favor a national

    democratic movement of the Filipino youth. It is high time for

    the Filipino youth to raise and carry forward the red banner of

    Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan, with the new emblem of the

    worker-peasant alliance.

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    4 years ago

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