Pre spanish government of the philippines

History of the Philippines

Their jurisprudence would still be borne out today by the so-called Code of Kalantiyaw and the Muslim laws.

Thus, before the Spaniards came, the Philippines already have a community and political system and a thriving culture. But the dispersed demographic patterns of the old barangays largely persisted. Previous to this, Chinese trading junks had been intermittently sailing into various points of the Philippine shoreline.

Nephrite excavated in the Philippines were of two types: The Spanish at first viewed the Philippines as a stepping-stone to the riches of the East Indies Spice Islandsbut, even after the Portuguese and Dutch had foreclosed that possibility, the Spanish still maintained their presence in the archipelago.

Before the Spanish colonization, weaving and jewelry making were already a part of the Filipino culture. There were definite classes whose struggle was bound to bring about social development. Due to conflicts, the Audiencies were eventually made subject to Vice-royal authority.

What are the structure of the pre-spanish government? The attires that our ancestors wore are also significant to the social class they belong to. Disease or illness was attributed to the whims of the environmental spirits and the soul-spirits of the dead relatives.

The smallest units of their community called balangay, which is now, in our time, a more micro managed barangay. The sultanates emerged in the two centuries precedent to the coming of Spanish colonialists.

History of the Philippines (900–1521)

There was a written literature which included epics, ballads, riddles and verse-sayings; various forms and instruments of music and dances; and art works that included well-designed bells, drums, gongs, shields, weapons, tools, utensils, boats, combs, smoking pipes, lime tubes and baskets.

Subsequent visits of ArabMalay and Javanese missionaries helped strengthen the Islamic faith of the Filipinos, most of whom except for those in the north would later become Christian under the Spanish colonization.

These castles, called idjang, were not for royalty, but for the people during times of natural calamity and invasions. They are divided into two types: Though a common perception is that Baybayin replaced Kawi, many historians believe that they were used alongside each other. The kingdom was first built with hardwood on the soft seabed.

He dominated the Audienciaor high court, was captain-general of the armed forces, and enjoyed the privilege of engaging in commerce for private profit. The settlements of Muslim Filipinos are called the Bangsamoro region, derived from the old Malay word bangsa, meaning nation or people and Moro.

During this time, the people of the kingdom was already in contact with Chinese traders, as seen through archaeological evidences which includes Chinese ceramics and other Chinese objects. Early Filipinos followed various local religions, a mixture of monotheism and polytheism in which the latter dominated.Political Development of the Philippine Government 1.

THE PRE-SPANISH GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES 2. THE PRE-SPANISH GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, the Philippines was composed of settlements or villages, each called barangay, named after balangay, a Malayan word meaning “boat”. Before the coming of Spanish colonizers, the people of the Philippine archipelago had already attained a semicommunal and semislave social system in many parts and also a feudal system in certain parts, especially in Mindanao and Sulu, where such a feudal faith as Islam had already taken roots.

The. Testaments to the ability to the pre-Spanish Filipino’s abilities are the archeological finds like the Laguna Copperplate Inscription and Calatagan clay pot. Thus, before the Spaniards came, the Philippines already have a community and political system and a thriving culture.

Pre-colonial period ( AD to ) Idjang. Maynila. Kedatuan of Madja-as the total founding population of Spanish-Philippines waspeople, of and Indonesia. It was based on concepts developed during the Commonwealth government in the Philippines by Wenceslao Vinzons and by Eduardo L.

Martelino in his book Someday. Pre spanish period in the philippines 1. Kate S. Magpoc 2. Long before the arrival of the Spaniards, ancientFilipinos were living in scattered barangays and ruledby different chieftains.

Feb 06,  · Pre-Spanish Period The Philippines is the only country in Southeast Asia that was subjected to Western colonization before it had the opportunity to develop either a centralized government ruling over a large territory or a dominant culture.

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