Newspapers During the Revolution

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Period of Active Revolution
Newspapers During The Revolution

Journalism started in the Philippines during the late 1800’s, an age when the internet, radio and television were still non-existent. The emergence of several publications was intended to inform and awaken the people about the abuses and atrocities committed by the Spaniards and eventually by the Americans. It encourages the people to become aware of the social and political circumstances at that time.

Periodicals are the most accessible and affordable sources of daily information because of their availability. For more than a century, print media in the Philippines has been instrumental not only in promoting the government but also in voicing out the grievances of a populace in dilemma.

In the effort of the Revolutionists to spread to the world their longings for their country, many newspapers were put up during the Revolutionary period. They were:

-“The Herald of the Revolution” (in English), “Ang Tagapagpauna ng Himagsikan” (in Filipino) -The El Heraldo de la Revolucion was the official newspaper of the Filipino republic founded by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo on July 14, 1898; published, and edited by General Antonio Luna. It printed the decrees of the Revolutionary Government, news and works in Tagalog that aroused nationalism. It was the official publication of the revolutionary government. On September 29, 1898, El Heraldo de la Revolucion was published in Malolos, Bulacan for the first time.

-“Independence”, was established on September 3, 1898, by General Antonio Luna, whose aim was for Philippine Independence. -The story of La Independencia is one of the most thrilling episodes of the revolution. As the Americans carried the war to the provinces, the newspaper had to move from one place to another. It was the most widely read newspaper of the revolution. -It used the same press that La Libertad had used, and quickly gained...
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