The written history by the early spanish settlers suggest that the filipinos were actively mining for precious metals thousands of years before peoples in other regions of the area the type of metals that. While filipinos nowadays are fairly knowledgeable of the spanish, american, and japanese eras, the same cannot be said when it comes to the pre-colonial philippines which is a shame actually, because even before the coming of the three foreign races, our ancestors were pretty much living in a. The early colonial era this way of looking at the philippines began with spanish rule in the early 1500s the spaniards themselves were organized under a highly centralized, autocratic kingship, and when they encountered datus, they presume that they were perceived as kings in the european context. Since the spanish and the filipinos were not engaged in exploiting the natural resources of the islands and since the chinese were not allowed to establish corporations of their own to do so, the. Spanish was, along with english, the co-official language in the philippines from the spanish colonial period until 1987 when its official status was removed only a minority of spanish descended filipinos speak spanish some filipinos of spanish descent, particularly those of older generations and recent immigrants, have preserved spanish as a.
Long before the spaniard and other foreigners landed on philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race our ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the spaniards the spaniards who came to the philippines. Before the spaniards came into the philippines there were existing cultures of the filipinos which were not distinguished by most of the filipinos especially for the new born filipino citizens filipinos before the arrival of the spaniards were basically hunters, fishers, and cultivators. Philippine history is made up of thousands of events that happened from the earliest period ever documented to the present this list includes only 100 major events that influenced philippine history from the 14th century to the end of the 20th century interestingly, the events included on this. Philippine spanish colonial period the new spanish colonial period (1521-1821) the philippine islands first came to the attention of europeans when portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan landed there in 1521, claiming the lands for spain.
The early spanish period philippines table of contents the first recorded sighting of the philippines by europeans was on march 16, 1521, during ferdinand magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. Baybayin baybayin is a pre-spanish philippine writing system it is a member of the brahmic family and is recorded as being in use in the 16th century it continued to be used during the spanish colonization of the philippines up until the late 19th century. 1the philippine folkfore says how ancient filipinos viewed the world through their shimmering beliefs and tradition that boost up to sight the world of realitybefore, the world was very natural as it comes in a way that it was made of exploding of all things around it.
Us war crimes in the philippines the us occupation of the philippine islands came about as a result of military operations against the spanish empire during the spanish-american war of 1898-99. Education during the spanish regime and its colonial effects to the filipinos educational system during american period like the spaniards, the americans brought many changes in their 45 years of reign in the country. The pre-spanish period long before the spaniards and other foreigners landed or set foot on philippine shores, our forefathers already had their own literature stamped in the history of our race. There physical presence and the written history by the early spanish settlers suggest that the filipinos were actively mining for precious metals thousands of years before peoples in other regions of the area. Before the spanish invasion to the philippines, the filipinos had no surnames the native filipino parents were acquainted in naming their sons and daughters according to their physical characteristics, qualities, or to some coincidental events.
Ironically, spanish-influenced filipino literature flourished during the start of the american period as a result of greater freedom of the press however, when the americans arrived, they began phasing out spanish in favor of the english language. A scene depicting our filipino ancestors during pre-spanish period courtesy of filipiknownet welcome back my philippine literature students this topic about pre-spanish period is a very exciting one because it will bring us back to the time when our ancestors are still enjoying the blessings of freedom to carve their own destiny under the heavens. The filipinos during the pre-spanish period for later philippine literature pre-spanish period friends the man before should render services to the girl. Precolonial period filipinos often lose sight of the fact that the first period of the philippine literary history is the longest certain events from the nation's history had forced lowland filipinos to begin counting the years of history from 1521, the first time written records by westerners referred to the archipelago later to be called las islas filipinas.
From the time of negritos, to the arrival of austronesians to the ming dynasty to the arab and indian era to spanish and american colonization, and to the world war 2 and so on.