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  • 1. Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Lagman
  • 2. Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Lagman(Plaridel)
    Known Political analyst of the Filipino colony in Spain
    One of the leading Ilustrado Propagandist
    Considered as the father of Philippine Masonry
  • 3. Early Life (birth, education ,family)
    Born in Kupang, Bulacan, Bulacan on august 30, 1850
    Son of Don Juan H. del Pilar and DonyaBlasa
    He inherited his love for arts from his poet father
    He learned his first letters from his paternal uncle Alejo
  • 4. Education
    Took a Latin course in the school of Jose Flores and then transferred to Colegio de San Jose, where he finished his Bachelor of Arts Degree
    Also studied at Universidad de Santo Tomas, where he obtained his law degree in 1880
  • 5. Career as Propagandist
    His brother was tortured and exiled because of accusation of complicity in the 1872 mutiny which resulted in the early demise of his mother
    He began his career as his country’s evangelist in 1880 when he took the field to campaign against the forces that stifled freedom and progress in the Philippines
    In 1882, he founded the nationalistic newspaper DiariongTagalog
    He organized anti- friar demonstrations
    In 1887, he was the number one Filibustero in the Bulacan Province
  • 6. To Europe
    He left the Philippine before any reprisal from the Spanish Government
    He wrote an inflammatory pamphlet while enroute to Europe: SagotngEspanyasaHibikng Filipinas
    Upon arriving in Barcelona on 1888, del Pilar discharged his instructions from Manila committee. A few days later La Solidaridad was born
    In 1889, he became the editor of La Solidaridad after Graciano Lopez Jaena where he published 150 essays and 66 editorials under nom de plumePlaridel, he also uses other pen names, Piping Dilatand SilingLabuyo
  • 7. His cogent and most reasoned piece of writing, La soberaniamonacal en Filipinas (Friar supremacy in the Philippines) presented a detailed indictment of friars in the Philippines. His versatility as wrtiter- propagandist using biting biting satire, impassioned appeals, and persuasive arguments were incontrovertible .
  • 8. Death
    While working for the country he often missed meals, at first because of his busy schedule but later because he had no money to buy food as the newspaper run out of funds. Fatigue, hunger and lack of clothing made him gravely ill. He died of tubercolosis on July 4, 1896
  • 9. Sample Works
    He wrote an eloquent reminder of the regime: “To govern is to bring about the well- being of the governed, to guarantee the free exercise of their rights to ensure the tranquility of the home and the family. If instead of all this, it happens that the government becomes simply an institution of authority and to symbolize the eternal violation of individual rights, what adherence, what loyalty, can be hoped from he governed to their government? And is it possible to sustain in the long run, a colonial regime that operates against the well- being and tranquility of the people?”
  • 10. 10 commandments of the friars: (by Plaridel)
    Thou shalt worship and love the friars
    Thou shalt not cheat them of their stipends
    Thou shalt sanctify the friars, Sundays or holidays
    Thou shalt pawn thyself to pay for the burial of thy father or mother
    Thou should not die if thou hast the money to pay for thine internment
    Thou shalt not covert his wife
    Thou shalt not accused accuse him even if thou become a liar
    Thou shalt not refused him your wife
    Thou shalt not steal with him
    Thou shalt not deny him his property