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Identifying the Source and Context of the Document

1. Title: Filipino version of the Cavite Mutiny of 1872

2. Author(s): Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera (a Filipino scholar and researcher)

3. Date of writing/Published:

4. Place written/Publication:

5. Type of document: Informative and Descriptive

6. Author’s purpose of Writing:

 To disseminate the significant events that happened during the cavite mutiny that is
focused in the side of the Filipino

7. Author’s intended audience: Students, teachers, Filipino people, Historians and History

II. Analyzing the Contents of the Document

1. Main subject of document: The Filipino version of Cavite Mutiny

2. Key people/groups mentioned: Governor Izquierdo, ex-Governor La Torre, workmen,

soldiers, Spanish officers, Sergeant La Madrid, Filipinos, Madrid Government, Spaniards born in
the island and men of mixed blood (Spanish and chinese), Indians of pure blood, Priests
Gomez, Burgos and Zamora, and friars

3. Key social/political topics discussed:

a) Governing the people with a crucifix in one hand and a sword in the other
b) Prohibiting the foundation of a school
c) Unjustified suspicions
d) Payment of tribute tax
e) Obligation to work on public improvements
f) Authorities giving threats to people
g) Assassination of Spanish officers
h) Depriving the friars in the Philippine island of power ( Reduce power of the religious
i) Repressive measures
j) Inspire terror in the minds of Filipinos
k) GOMBURZA death
l) Innocent men made victims
m) False assumptions
n) Passive resistance

4. Points of view expressed: Pardo de Tavera

5. Personal values/biases revealed: It only focused on the side of the Filipinos, making the
Filipinos look like the only victims during this event.

6. Suspected errors or misleading statements:

III. Evaluating the Source

1. Is the source reliable? Explain
- Yes because it is a primary source and the author was an actual witness of what
happened during the Cavite mutiny because he was a historian that put to pen the
events that occurred during the said event.
2. Is the source useful? Explain
- Yes, because it gave information regarding the side of the Filipinos during the Cavite
3. What can be learned from this document?
- It can be learned that false assupmtions can lead to grave events because of what
happened to the innocent victims who were killed without being investigated but
only because they were suspected.