The Spanish colonial period of the Philippines began when explorer Ferdinand Magellan came to the islands in 1521 and claimed it as a colony for the Spanish Empire. The period lasted until the Philippine Revolution in 1898.
Why did Spain colonize the Philippines?
Spain had three objectives in its policy toward the Philippines, its only colony in Asia: to acquire a share in the spice trade, to develop contacts with China and Japan in order to further Christian missionary efforts there, and to convert the Filipinos to Christianity.
Did Spain try to conquer Philippines?
The first documented European contact with the Philippines was made in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan in his circumnavigation expedition, during which he was killed in the Battle of Mactan. Forty-four years later, a Spanish expedition led by Miguel López de Legazpi began the Spanish conquest of the Philippines.
How did events in Spain affect the Philippines?
Spain not only brought the Catholic religion to the Philippine islands, it also brought with it its culture and cuisine. And the impact of the Spanish influence on local cuisine is very much evident during religious feasts, especially at Christmas.
How did the Spaniards influence the Filipino way of life?
By Christianizing the Filipinos, the Spanish Catholic missionaries were in effect remodelling Filipino culture and society according to the Hispanic standard. They would be Hispanizing the Filipinos, teaching them the trades, manners, customs, language and habits of the Spanish people.
How does the Spanish influence the Philippine literature?
SPANISH INFLUENCES ON PHILIPPINE LITERATURE
European legends and traditions brought here became assimilated in our songs, corridos, and moro-moros. Ancient literature was collected and translated to Tagalog and other dialects.
How did Spanish colonization affect Philippine literature?
The conquistador, especially its ecclesiastical arm, destroyed whatever written literature he could find, and hence rendered the system of writing (e.g., the Tagalog syllabary) inoperable.
Did the Spaniards succeed in promoting Hispanic culture among early Filipino?
Yes and no. They enforced Spanish catholic traditions and surnames to the local population, Spanish loan words, but it ends there. Culturally and ethnically the Philippines is still Asian. If we were to compare Spanish culture and the culture of Latin America to the Philippines they are completely different.
What are the influences of the Spaniards to the Philippines culture education?
Spanish friars and missionaries educated the natives and converted indigenous populations to the Catholic faith. King Philip II’s Leyes de Indias (Laws of the Indies) mandated Spanish authorities in the Philippines to educate the natives, to teach them how to read and write in the Spanish language.
What were the Spanish influences on the Philippine languages?
The Spanish language in the Philippines has influenced not only the Standard Tagalog dialect but also its several other variants spoken in different parts of the country. Today, there are more than two million Spanish speakers in the Philippines apart from those who speak some form of Spanish Creole dialect.