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Luis Rodríguez Varela
also called "El Conde Filipino" was an early Filipino nationalist

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  1. active at the beginning of the 19th century

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  2. the Filipino count

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  3. An ilustrado (educated mestizo) who went to school in France, Varela published a series of books advocating social change in the Philippines, inspired by the Enlightenment and the French Revolution

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  4. advocated the opening of local colleges to teach subjects such as mathematics, medicine, and navigation, as well as free primary schools for the poor

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  5. Varela also believed that foreign powers held too much sway over the Filipino economy, and he accordingly worked to limit Chinese influence on the region by bolstering local business associations

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  6. Along with José Ortega, Varela was one of several people expelled from the island by Governor Juan Antonio Martínez on February 18, 1823, when they were accused of conspiring against the ruling authority

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