By Paul A. Rodell
Culture and Customs of the Philippines presents the simplest basic evaluate to the Asian archipelago and to a individuals with shut ties to the U.S. and an extended background of emigration and contributions to this nation. the quantity emphasizes how the powerful indigenous Philippine tradition meshes with consistent affects from the West. Rodell, a consultant in Philippine background and society, fantastically conjures up the breadth of the Philippines for college students and most of the people. the big variety of Philippine traditions is obvious in every one subject coated: the land, humans, and background; faith and inspiration; literature and artwork; structure; food and type; gender, marriage, and kin; gala's, media, movie, and relaxation actions; track and dance; and social customs and lifestyle.
Culture and Customs of the Philippines is important to multicultural reference collections this day desiring authoritative details on modern Asia that may trap readers' cognizance. curiosity within the Philippines, a former U.S. colony, is principally excessive. a few highlights of the amount contain dialogue of the Tagalog, the valuable ethnic crew; the amalgamation of Christian, people, and Muslim ideals; the bahay kubo, the agricultural residence type; and the all-important Philippine kinfolk. A chronology, word list, and diverse images improve the text.
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Even the colonial administration under a reelected President William McKinley incorporated prominent Filipinos, and the island’s first American civil governor, William Howard Taft, spoke of eventual independence, although at some distant point in the future. The prosperity of the American period also witnessed the beginnings of a true Filipino middle class even if it was only a small percentage of the overall population. Despite the odds, however, Philippine culture continued to make its presence felt by incorporating new American influences and refashioning them to local tastes, thereby laying a firm foundation for the emergence of Filipino culture in the post–World War II era.
In 1565, an expedition of colonization comprised of four ships and almost 400 men arrived under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and his courtappointed priest and ship pilot Father Andres de Urdaneta. Very soon a number of government buildings were constructed, along with churches, houses for the religious missionary orders, and a cathedral for the bishop. In due course, a wall was constructed around the city that faced both the open bay and the Pasig River. Page 11 Thus, Manila was a protected port city for international trade and a secure colonial headquarters that dominated the important island of Luzon.
When informed of the “treacherous Filipino attack,” the Senate quickly ratified the treaty. 10 Despite some notable defections by Filipino elites, who did not have the stomach for a sustained struggle, Aguinaldo continued to direct an effective campaign against the American invaders until March 23, 1901, when an Americandirected party of Filipino traitors captured him and his bodyguard of soldiers. Even the colonial administration under a reelected President William McKinley incorporated prominent Filipinos, and the island’s first American civil governor, William Howard Taft, spoke of eventual independence, although at some distant point in the future.