The Spaniards stayed in the Philippines for 333 years and they tried to make the Filipinos their slaves. There were some Filipinos who were able to seek formal education in Spain but most of them planned out how they can oust the Spaniards away from their country.
The propagandists did not ask for the change of government from absolute to limited monarch. After the Spaniards colonized the Philippines, they were colonized by the Americans and the Japanese. They finally reached the freedom that they wanted when the Japanese left the country.