Notes on Philippine pre-colonial literature
Notes and anecdotes on Philippine pre-colonial literature, mostly taken from my Filipino 14 class under Mr. Popa.
The pre-colonial period in the Philippines is the longest chapter in the country's history. Yet it is also the darkest chapter in...
of the new literary influence brought about by the Spanish colonization; however, according to the Philippine Literature: A History & Anthology, English Edition (Lumbera, B. & Lumbera C.), the pre-colonial period of Philippine literature is considered the longest in the country’s history...
A Brief History of Philippine Literature in English
I. Pre-Colonial Period
- Consisted of early Filipino literature passed down orally; oral pieces have a communal authorship – it was difficult to trace the...
2. Christopher Okigbo
3. Mongane Wally Serote
4. Jack Mapanje
5. Ken Saro-Wiwa
Post-Colonial African Literature
1. African poetry is written in English, French, Portuguese and Native African Language.
2. Ali A. Mazrui
3. Wole Soyinka
The architecture of the Philippines is a reflection of the history and heritage of the country. The most prominent historic constructions in the archipelago are from the Spanish, Japanese, Malay, Hindu, Chinese, and American cultures.
The pre-colonial architecture of the Philippines consisted of...
They started writing on
clays, barks of trees and other naturalresources
available in the Pre Colonial Period.
ORAL LORE From Precolonial Times (--1564)
--- ng dagat.
Ang tubig ma'y malalim
] Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured in 1901 and the U.S. government declared the conflict officially over in 1902. The Filipino leaders, for the most part, accepted that the Americans had won, but hostilities continued until 1913. U.S. colonial rule of the Philippines started in 1905 with...
valued and respected in pre-colonial Philippines. If people seek wisdom they would go to the Elders. The pre-colonial society is both different and the same as in the present. Some aspects of the pre-colonial period have survived into our time.
F. Mode of dressing and ornaments:
reports and slanderous statements that could be found in most Spanish works on the Philippines. He also wanted to recover the pre-colonial past that was erased from the memory of Filipinos by colonization (Rizal, 1890/1962: vii). This includes the destruction of pre-Spanish records and artifacts that...
and sensationalism. He was considered one of the leading figures of the Spanish-American War period. During his career in newspapers, magazines, radio and film broadcasting, he changed the face of the way mass media would be seen throughout the world (Wierichs). During the crucial period before the...
Philippine. During pre-colonial times, there has been widespread evidence that the island inhabitants display a culture rich with traditions. Folk speeches, folk songs and indigenous rituals are part of their daily lives. The infusion of such elements represents a lifestyle deeply ingrained in the...
A Brief History of the Philippines from a Filipino Perspective
The oldest human fossil remains are found in Palawan, on the western fringe of the archipelago. These remains are about 30,000 years old, suggesting that the first human migrations to the islands took palce...
facility with Castilian and other foreign languages, and later, in writing essays that were critical of the Spanish historical accounts of the pre-colonial Philippine societies. Indeed, by 1891, the year he finished his El filibusterismo, this second surname had become so well known that, as he writes to...
up substantially. In order to meet economic demands and further promote industrial growth, Japan quickly made the move to colonial conquest, spreading her influence to Korea and Taiwan. Due to the depression and later the Asia-pacific war, Japan’s need for resources grew and spread of Japanese...
. Philippine historiography leans heavily to the Spanish and American periods. Misrepresentations and distortions exist in historical records. Very few references exist on the pre-Hispanic. pre-colonial era when the Philippine communities then were scattered on the path of the advancing conquistadJJres. It...
readily find Chinese of mixed Malay ancestry, or Malays who have Burmese or Thai ancestry. Conversion to Islam was always a formal prerequisite to intermarriage between Islamic and non-Islamic faiths, but this requirement was not typically reinforced during colonial or pre-colonial periods, but...
History & Anthology, English Edition (Lumbera, B. & Lumbera C.), the pre-colonial period of Philippine literature is considered the longest in the country‟s history; - Literature in this period is based on tradition, reflecting daily life activities such as housework, farming, fishing, hunting, and taking...
Introductory pieces/ Lumbera (History and Anthology)
Oral lore from pre- colonial times
The first period o Philippine Literary history is the longest.
- The progress started when they discovered “Tabon Man” in a cave
During the Pre- Historic Times
Actually there were no written...
Second, the phase of dislocation and demoralization covering the war and early postwar years; and
Third, the phase of reconstruction and modernization.
The author, in the last chapter, summarized the important phases in the bureaucracy in the Philippines from the pre-Spanish period to the year 1955...
During the Philippines’ pre-colonial days, the barangay is one of the most common forms of government. The barangay acted as a village-like structure where the Datu is their leader. According to Wikipedia, “Before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers in the Philippines in the 16th century, the...
History of Philippine Educational System
PERIOD BRIEF HISTORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES LEGAL MANDATES PROPONENTS
Pre – Spanish/ Pre-Hispanic
1521) The early Filipinos were already civilized, before the Spanish came and conquer our country...
The Philippine Economy in Pre-Colonial Times
Earth was their purse
o Rich soil and seas, obtain food from environment
o Domestic trade was prevalent in this period among various with various specialties
o Communal ownership of land
o Everyone was obliged to give...
Friday, April 22, 2011
Evolution of Philippine Fashion
In the Philippines today, you can obviously see the evident change of the original pre-colonial fashion. Before, they were ruled by Rajahs and chieftain and had a peaceful existence until the time they became a colony of Spain. It was an...
Jehovah's Witnesses arrived in the Philippines during the American colonial rule (1898-1945). There are now 150,000 members in the country.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have 600,000 Mormon members in the Philippines.
Animism or folk religion encompassing indigenous...
Historically, in the past, the Philippines was a pioneer in many aspects regarding education in Asia. The oldest universities, colleges, vocational schools and the first modern public education system in Asia were created during the colonial periods. In 1899 one author said when Spain was replaced...
Mindanao-based writers writing in Cebuano, but all written output in Cebuano, wherever its source.
Cebuano literature, as much as most literature of the Philippines, started with fables and legends of the early people in the Philippines and colonial period, right down to the Mexican (Viceroyalty...
The Literary Forms in Philippine Literature
Pre Colonial Literature in the Philippines showcased the rich and civilized history of the Philippines. Most Filipino literature is handed down orally from one generation to another – reflecting the daily activities in the life of the primitive...
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 first people in the Philippines, the Negritos, are believed to have come to the...
Spanish Empire and the most populous of all Spanish colonies.
The New Spain
The city of Guanajuato has one of the best preserved examples of colonial architecture.
The New Spain (1535 to 1821) was an important period in Mexico's history, when much of the nation's identity and traditions were...
the indigenous spiritual traditions practiced in the Philippines during pre-colonial times. Today, a handful of the indigenous tribes continue to practice it. The traditions are a collection of beliefs and cultural mores anchored more or less in the ideaReligion in the Philippines are spiritual...