Philippine History

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PHILIPPINE HISTORY : ITS HERITAGE

A partial fulfillment of the requirements in
History 1A (Philippine History)

2:30 – 3:30 Room TEC 211
Submitted to : Professor Leah S. Baclaan
Submitted by : Jodynn Olaya
Shirly Tabotabo

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction 1

Statement of the Problem 2 - 3

Presentation of Datas 4 – 13

References 14

Introduction

This project is the product of our intelligence and creativity. This is made because we want to share our knowledge about the tragic yet beautiful history of our beloved country, Philippines.

We hope that every student would value and protect our history and help improve the unity of our country. As what a saying says, “Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan, ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.”

Most of all, this project would answer our questions like : why ? and how ? it all happened. We would know what happened during that successful Battle of Mactan between Lapu-lapu and the Spaniards that is led by Ferdinand Magellan. We would also know the contributions of Spain and America to our country.

Enjoy and we hope that you would learn something.

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1. What were the general traits and characteristics of the early Filipinos that are still evident in todays contemporary Pinoy ? Š
2. How did the conflict between the two chieftains of Mactan began ? Š
3. What were the cultural, social, and political aspects that we Filipinos inherited from our history ? Š
4. How did Lapu-lapu won the battle over Magellan ?
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5. When Philippines were exposed to the world commerce in the 19th century, how did it affect the ideology and social thinking of the Filipino?

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6. Why did Magellan refused the help of Humabon ?
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7. What are the significant impact of Americans to the socio-political development and evolution of the Filipinos ? Š
8. Why do the Spaniards want to colonize the Philippines ?
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9. Where and how did Ferdinand Magellan acquire his native translator ? Š
10. How did Magellan died ?

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1. What were the general traits and characteristics of the early Filipinos that are still evident in todays contemporary Pinoy ?

We, Filipinos are always honest in what we do. We respect elders and take care of our family. Filipinos are nationalistic. We are also known for being kind and hospitable to everyone that we encounter in our life. Most of all, Filipinos are faithful. Everytime that we have problems or not, we always seek help and thank our Heavenly father for the blessings that He has given us.

I guess this traits and characteristics still exist in every veins in the body of every Filipinos of today.

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2. Why did Magellan interfere in the quarrel of the two Mactan chieftains?

On the same day that Magellan was converting the Cebuanos into Christianity, a quarrel between the two chiefs of the neighboring island of Mactan occurred. Rajah Sula asked for Magellans help to defeat his rival,Rajah Si Lapu-Lapu, who Sula said, refused to recognize the King of Spain as his king. Upon hearing that, Magellan with some sixty men, embarked to Mactan to punish LapuLLapu.

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3. What were the cultural, social, and political aspects that we Filipinos inherited from Spaniards ?

Spaniards introduced Christianity to our country. Family life during the Spanish period was simple and wholesome because of Christianity. Although Spanish did not become the national language of the country, it has enriched the national language called Pilipino. Hospitals and orphanage was also built during this period because of the humanitarian influence of Christianization. Most of all, FIESTAS and HOLIDAYS wa introduced by Spain in the Phillipines.

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4. How did Lapu-lapu won the battle over Magellan ?

With bolos, arrows and spears with fire-hardened bamboo tips, Lapu-lapuand his men fought them and wounded Magellan. The Spaniards retreated, leaving their wounded commander. Seeing...
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