La Liga Filipina

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La Liga Filipina
La Liga Filipina monogram.svg
Monogram of the La Liga Filipina
SuccessorCuerpo de Compromisarios
Formation1892; 127 years ago (1892)
FounderJosé Rizal
Founded atTondo, Manila,
Captaincy General of the Philippines
Ambrosio Salvador
AffiliationsPropaganda Movement

La Liga Filipina (lit. The Philippine League) was a progressive organization created by Dr. José Rizal in the Philippines in the house of Doroteo Ongjunco at Ilaya Street, Tondo, Manila in 1892.

The organization derived from La Solidaridad and the Propaganda movement. The purpose of La Liga Filipina is to build a new group sought to involve the people directly in the reform movement.

The league was to be a sort of mutual aid and self-help society dispensing scholarship funds and legal aid, loaning capital and setting up cooperatives, the league became a threat to Spanish authorities that they arrested Rizal on July 6, 1892 on Dapitan.

During the exile of Rizal, The organization became inactive, though through the efforts of Domingo Franco and Andres Bonifacio, it was reorganized. The organization decided to declare its support for La Solidaridad and the reforms it advocated, raise funds for the paper, and defray the expenses of deputies advocating reforms for the country before the Spanish Cortes. Eventually after some disarray in the leadership of the group, the Supreme Council of the League dissolved the society.

The Liga membership split into two groups when it is about to be revealed: the conservatives formed the Cuerpo de Compromisarios which pledged to continue supporting the La Solidaridad while the radicals led by Bonifacio devoted themselves to a new and secret society, the Katipunan.


The cover page of the constitution of La Liga Filipina
  • To unite the whole archipelago into one vigorous and homogenous organization;
  • Mutual protection in every want and necessity;
  • Defense against all violence and injustice
  • Encouragement of instruction, agriculture, and commerce; and
  • Study the application of reforms

Members of La Liga Filipina[edit]


Exile of Rizal[edit]

Other members[edit]

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