Journalism started in the Philippines during the late 1800’s. 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. * 1637 - SuccessosFelices (Fortunate Events) is the first Philippine newsletter was launched by Tomas Pinpin who is known as "The Father of Filipino Printing".1799 - HojasVolantes or "flying sheets" | Aviso Al Publico (Notices to the Public) * August 8, 1811 - Del Superior Govierno was the first actual newspaper. It was launched by Gov. Fernandez del Forgueras. * December 1, 1846 - La Esperaza, the first daily newspaper edited by Felipe Lacorte and Evaristo Calderon. * 1847 - La Estrella * 1848 - Diario de Manila * 1852 - BoletinOficial de Filipinas * 1862 - El Catolico Filipino was considered the first Philippine Religious newspaper and was publish by Mariano Sevilla. * 1865 - El Porvenir Filipino * 1884 - El Eco de Vigan was the first provincial newspaper which was issued in Ilocos. * April 1, 1887 - La Opinion - According to historians was the first paper to defy the friars and campaigned for the ouster of the religious. | * February 15, 1889 - La Solidaridad was published in Madrid Spain. It was financed by Dr. Pablo Riazares and edited by Graciano Lopez-Jaena. * January 18, 1896 - AngKalayaan was the official revolutionary newspaper of the KataastaasangKagalang-galangangKatipunanngmgaAnakng Bayan. It illustrates the cruelties committed by the civil guards and Spanish friars against Filipino. The call for the Filipino people to revolt against the Spain was evident in the articles contained in the newspaper. * June 20, 1898 -La Libertad was published and edited by Clemente Jose Zulueta. He was an enterprising writer, disappointed bibliophile, and... [continues]
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