What is the relevance of the martyrdom of the Gomburza in the Philippine revolution?
This week, we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unjust execution of Fathers Mariano Gomez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora in 1872. Many believe that this was a turning point in our country’s history that led to the awakening of the Filipino consciousness and the beginning of the assertiveness of the Philippine Church.
In this special episode, Fr. Tito Caluag talks to two historians and thinkers—Manolo Quezon and Dr. Leloy Claudio—to unravel the significance and the effects of the martyrdom of Gomburza in Philippine history. We also try to understand the role of the Church in our nationhood, to make sense of being “maka-Diyos kaya makabayan.”