Culture and Customs of the Philippines by Paul A. Rodell

By Paul A. Rodell

Culture and Customs of the Philippines offers the simplest common assessment to the Asian archipelago and to a individuals with shut ties to the U.S. and an extended heritage of emigration and contributions to this kingdom. the quantity emphasizes how the powerful indigenous Philippine tradition meshes with consistent impacts from the West. Rodell, a consultant in Philippine heritage and society, fantastically conjures up the breadth of the Philippines for college kids and most of the people. the wide range of Philippine traditions is visible in every one subject lined: the land, humans, and heritage; faith and inspiration; literature and paintings; structure; food and model; gender, marriage, and family members; gala's, media, movie, and rest actions; track and dance; and social customs and lifestyle.

Culture and Customs of the Philippines is essential to multicultural reference collections this present day wanting authoritative info on modern Asia that might catch readers' recognition. curiosity within the Philippines, a former U.S. colony, is mainly excessive. a few highlights of the quantity comprise dialogue of the Tagalog, the relevant ethnic staff; the amalgamation of Christian, people, and Muslim ideals; the bahay kubo, the agricultural condominium type; and the all-important Philippine relations. A chronology, word list, and diverse images improve the text.

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Page 11 Thus, Manila was a protected port city for international trade and a secure colonial headquarters that dominated the important island of Luzon.  Until its demise in 1811, the Galleon Trade never completely fulfilled the hopes of the Spanish king in Madrid, but it did bring immense profits to the Spanish residents of Manila who invested heavily in it.  Except for a few officials appointed to administer nearby provinces, the bulk of the Spanish civilian population lived contentedly in Manila, borrowing money and speculating on the annual galleon shipment.

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.  Until its demise in 1811, the Galleon Trade never completely fulfilled the hopes of the Spanish king in Madrid, but it did bring immense profits to the Spanish residents of Manila who invested heavily in it.

One other major crop of the country, tobacco, is not as dependent on the annual rains and is grown in the northern provinces of Luzon, where the rains are lighter and the soil not as rich.  Another nine percent of Filipinos are Protestant, four percent are Muslim, and the remaining population are members of the country’s animistic tribal groups.  The desire for large families is less in urban areas, but even here Filipino urban families continue to be larger than their counterparts elsewhere in the world.

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