How will the society and the nation as a whole (i.e., the Philippines) benefit from the researches and studies in history? The Importance of Philippine History Subject by: Maribeth Q. Galindo (July 28, 2008) Often times, my students in Philippine history ask…”Ma’am, is the teaching of Philippine history subject still relevant in our course? Past is past, we could not change it. We could not give back the lives lost nor use the names of our hero’s, such as Jose Rizal, Emilio Aguinaldo, Andres Bonifacio and others as references when we apply for a job. If we do use their names, definitely, we will not be hired.
The Philippines has a unique culture with its variety of language, people, culture and tradition. Going through three different colonization; the Spanish, Americans and Japanese, who invaded the Philippines for a long time. This gave a diverse culture or as you may say a melting pot of culture. It’s like going to a fusion restaurant; it may be weird for some but it might just work. Each colonization left a contribution that greatly influenced our vastly mixed culture.
The volume underlines how the solid indigenous Philippine culture networks with steady impacts from the West. The book gives a multicultural reference collection requiring legitimate data on contemporary Asia that will catch readers ' eye. A few highlights of the volume incorporate dialogs of the Tagalog, the essential ethnic gathering; the amalgamation of Christian, society, and Muslim principles; the bahay kubo, the country house style; and the terrifically vital Philippine family. An order, glossary, and various photographs enhance the book 's content. The book didn’t give much information on the contemporary cuisine in the Philippines and did not give out details on where the ingredients came from unlike in (Edelstein, 2011) .
What is lacking in the study of Philippine history and what should be done to improve our grasp of our own history? Who or what is/are at fault in the continuous failure of the Philippines in correcting many of the errors in the writing of its history? At present times, the citizens’ understanding and knowledge of their country’s history are still lacking. The teachings are still not that specific when children are taught in elementary and in high school. There are a lot of untrue facts, unanswered questions and vague explanations that is happening right now in the walls of a history class.
The Philippines, during the pre-historic times or before the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century, have already engaged in trade and commerce. According to the National Museum, “Merchant vessels that sailed throughout Southeast Asia have arrived in the country with large shipments of ceramics, ivory tusks, and porcelain from China, Vietnam, and Thailand.” Over the centuries, the Filipinos were also believed to have known how to do pottery, carve ivory into accessories, and melt gold. Some controversial artifacts and notions of Jose Rizal about the pre-historic Philippines such as the Filipinos being able to create large cannons which are more advanced than other countries have been debunked. Even though some artifacts like the existence
First, many Americans nowadays have as much difficulty finding the Philippines on a map as they did in 1898. Especially people living in inland states have difficulty understanding the isolated island culture. The Philippines communication and transportation are essentially along rivers or the coast. Because we tend to think about peoples in a nation-state context where people have been a nation for a long time, it’s hard to explain that when Americans were fighting in the Philippines, they were not just fighting nationalists with a concept of a Philippine nation. U.S. ground troops arrived in the Philippines in June 1898.
More than 80 percent of Filipinos are Catholic. Nearly 12 percent more are other Christian faiths.5 Food is often the focus of celebrations. The Philippines are known for a long Christmas season. Each island has different foods to choose from. Food cost is also a factor to think about.
As a result of the Spanish American war, the United States gained control of the Philippines. The US felt that the Philippines were too uncivilized to govern themselves so the US decided to keep them under their control. Although the filipinos were unhappy that they were being given to another country for imperialist rule Before America took over the Philippines there were 87 different languages. Some of the languages that they spoke were Tagalog, Pampungo, ETC. There were 7.5 million people in the Philippines before the imperialism.
Filipino architecture is something that is hard to define because it is hard to find those specific characteristics and pinpoint what really signifies Filipino Architecture. But to start off, Philippine history and culture are reflected in the forms and characteristics of Philippine architecture. The Philippines has made great progress in the field of architecture. The Spanish colonization and American colonization has helped us with our architectural knowhow with the nipa huts until the magnificent edifices. The combination of foreign and native style has evolved over time to become the Philippine Architecture style.
Nationalism in Filipinos, is there such thing? When other countries colonized the Philippines, the Filipinos became accustomed to absorbing other cultures, which led to them pay less attention to their own. This is one of the reasons why the Philippines is known to be “the cultural melting pot of Asia.” Before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, houses were elevated and had steep roofs, perfectly designed for a tropical country. However, when the Spaniards colonized the country, they introduced to the Filipinos the stoned house, known as bahay na bato. Until now, some structures are Spanish-based like the San Sebastian Church, which was designed by a Spanish architect, Genero Palacios.