The canal enabled the Philippines to have direct commercial relations with Spain instead of through Mexico (via the galleon trade) and, with the shorter travel time to Spain, enabled more Filipinos to study in Europe.
Why was the Suez Canal important during Rizal’s time?
The Suez Canal passage made the trip easy, affordable and worthwhile. It was not one-way though. Many Spanish functionaries were assigned to posts in the Philippines to enlarge the Peninsulares’ population in Manila. Communication and liberal ideas from Europe flowed more freely to the islands.
Why Jose Rizal is considered as an Ilustrado?
Rizal was able to see the problems generated by historical forces, discern the new social needs, and take active part in meeting these needs. He was just a limited Filipino who loved and served the country through his “ilustrado way.” … Before gaining our freedom, we were just “indios,” not even Filipinos.
How opening of Suez Canal affect Rizal?
The opening of the Suez Canal facilitated the importation of books, magazines and newspapers with liberal ideas from Europe and America which eventually influenced the minds of Jose Rizal and other Filipino reformists.
What is RA 1425 in the Philippines?
AN ACT TO INCLUDE IN THE CURRICULA OF ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES COURSES ON THE LIFE, WORKS AND WRITINGS OF JOSE RIZAL, PARTICULARLY HIS NOVELS NOLI ME TANGERE AND EL FILIBUSTERISMO, AUTHORIZING THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.