Folk tales are made up of stories about life, adventure, love, horror and humor where one can derive lessons about life. The encomienda system was abused by encomenderos and by was largely replaced by administrative provinces, each headed by an alcalde mayor provincial governor  The most prominent feature of Spanish cities was the plaza, a central area for town activities such as the fiesta, and where government buildings, the church, a market area and other infrastructures were located.
Riddles Bugtong or Palaisipan. Thus, they were an invaluable source of information to the colonial government. These have been customarily used and served as laws or rules on good behavior by our ancestors. Paredes of Bangued, Ilocos Sur.
His grief now so overwhelmed Indarapatra that he wept for some time.
These lessons in life that they wish to impart are usually implied. Residential areas lay around the plaza. Manila-Acapulco galleon trade[ edit ] The Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade was the main source of income for the colony during its early years.
When tidings of these great disasters reached this distant city, the heart of the king Indarapatra was filled with compassion, and he called his brother, Sulayman, begging him to save the land of Mindanao from the monsters.
Millions of men were employed day and night transporting the white bricks from one side of the ocean to the other. The men whispered among themselves.
After a while, the voice of Ilog broke the silence. He left immediately to fulfill his promise. What attracted the young men more than the scenery was a beautiful nymph-like maiden. This beautiful maid was Sipnget, the goddess of the dark.
Then he placed a young sapling by his window and said to Sulayman: Then although he was very sad, he was filled with a desire for revenge, and putting on his sword and belt he started for Mindanao in search of his brother.
What I want you to do for me is to erect a great mansion on this spot. These are like allegories or parables that impart lessons for the youth consisting of couplets 2-lines which usually have rhyming end-syllables. Their attention was caught not by what Ilog held but by the beauty of Maria.
One bright morning, while Ang-ngalo was climbing to his loftiest cave, he spied someone across the ocean. The fourth monster was a dreadful bird also, having seven heads and the power to see in all directions at the same time. They are used to emphasize lessons for the youth and these lessons are explicitly stated.
Readings from World Literatures: He looked on the land and the villages, but he could see no living thing. Suddenly out of the ground came the horrible creature, Kurita.
Kurita, a terrible creature with many limbs, lived partly on land and partly in the sea, but its favorite haunt was the mountain where the rattan grew; and here it brought utter destruction on every living thing. The trade was established and operated primarily for the benefit of Spain and Spaniards.
Then there were many people living in the country, and all the highlands were dotted with villages and settlements. The datus and other representatives of the old noble class took advantage of the introduction of the Western concept of absolute ownership of land to claim as their own fields cultivated by their various retainers, even though traditional land rights had been limited to usufruct.
These heirs of pre-Spanish nobility were known as the principalia and played an important role in the friar-dominated local government.
The priests tried to move all the people into pueblos, or villages, surrounding the great stone churches. There he stood on the summit and gazed about on all sides.
Many of these have 12 syllables. Once again, the giant asked the people to hurry up, but the heavy salt sacks slowed them down. Then there were many people living in the country, and all the highlands were dotted with villages and settlements.
Old view of a street in Cebu The Residencia and the Visita[ edit ] To check the abuse of power of royal officials, two ancient castilian institutions were brought to the Philippines: All the packed salt fell into the plain-water sea and melted.
One day during his search he caught sight of a beautiful woman at a distance. Filipinos During The Pre-Spanish Period Topography Communities before lived near bodies of water. Houses were lined along the coasts of seas, bays, rivers and lakes. Early Shelter Caves Early Filipinos lived in caves.
Nipa. The history of the Philippines from toalso known as the Spanish colonial period, Position was originally hereditary among the local elites of the pre-colonial period; Position was made elective in ; the gobernadorcillo and other cabezas chose a name and presented it to the Governor General for appointment to the position in.
Filipinos During The Pre-Spanish Period Topography Communities before lived near bodies of water.
Houses were lined along the coasts of seas, bays, rivers and lakes. Early Shelter Caves Early Filipinos lived in caves. Nipa Huts Made of nipa palm leaves and bamboo. The Pre Spanish Period. The variety and abundance of Philippine literature evolved even before the colonial periods. Some parts of the Philippine literature are influenced by some Asian countries that first traded with the Filipinos long time ago.4/4(6).
The Spanish period Spanish colonial motives were not, however, strictly commercial. The Spanish at first viewed the Philippines as a stepping-stone to the riches of the East Indies (Spice Islands), but, even after the Portuguese and Dutch had foreclosed that possibility, the Spanish still.
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 .The pre spanish period