The Philippines is much more that it seems, much more than people give credit for, much more than what now is. It’s not an American territory or Spanish colony. It’s more than that. The Philippine Islands, has it’s own history and heritage that is nearly forgotten by the hundreds of years of Spanish conquest and American control. There’s a reason why some Filipinos doesn’t like the Spanish and American eras because these eras only reflect the history behind us. On this article I would like to let all Filipinos around the world to know about the hidden truth ot the Philippines. This is not my own, my sources will be published below.
In ancient times, the Philippines was the most southern point of Asia. Visaya was connected to main land Asia to the Malakas straight and trade with the Thai and other people surround them. The rest of Indonesia was not considered Asia and once you get to the most western islands of the region you have specific culture and language. A good example is Papua New Guenie. So in many prospects the Philippines is the edge of Asia and it is the national melting point of Asia. All people in Asia would gather in the Philippine region due to its natural sea faring roots, peoples from China, Korea, Japan, Sian, India and even southern middle eastern countries have evidence of being in the Philippines. This is why some people do not get the stereo typical Asian look live in the Philippines and are true Filipino.
In modern times, Malaysia and Indonesia are considered to be met as well but these are fake, artificial European colonies which forced culture together. The Philippines meaning a natural and mixing of the people in faiths.
Islam was first introduced to Southeast Asia through the Malakas straight and spread throughout the region and into the Southern Philippines. But the Spanish put a strict cult to the Islamization of the Philippines. The Spanish knew what it was like to deal with slam. Spain itself was under an Islamic counterfeit, the Moros, the Conquistas, happened only a few centuries before, and they didn’t want to deal with one of their colonies which brings us a question: Why did the Spanish take the Philippines at all?
Watch the video to know the answers of your questions.
This video is not an Anti-Hispanic culture documentary and doesn’t aim to abolished Hispanic/American culture in the Philippines, I think it’s important to remember that we need to appreciate every collective culture that history has thrown to the islands of the Philippines, for it would be a monument of the richness of the country, to remind every Filipinos that many great nations with different cultures of the world have fought for its richness but in the end it was taken aback by the Filipino people, and the Filipino people alone. That way they can feel a sense of uniqueness among the other Asian cultures! i don’t want this video to be misunderstood plus it could make Spain and America get away with everything they did while colonizing The Philippines, if Filipinos just erase the culture as if that part of history never happened. I personally saw it happening today. Some Spanish or even Mexican and Americans people today are rejecting the fact that they did colonize Philippines at all. Why? because Filipinos are destroying every evidence of it from their cultures and architectures[for more info watch: https://goo.gl/eN6Xnk
Thinking they belong to Asia when that is not the case! Colonial era is already part of Philippine history! and no matter what, history will never change! European cultures is already passed to Philippines and you cannot forced it not to. Colonial history is the only part of history that has a direct contact with the pre-colonial era as it is the sequel of the story,… if the rejection of colonial evidence(demolishing many heritage cities instead of rebuilding a replicating it) still continues, even history of colonization might even be rejected as a myth and this is very possible. This Video only aims to let them appreciate the lost Pre-Hispanic cultures too.
The Lost History of Ancient Philippine Kingdoms and Empires, Unknown to present day mainstream Philippine Education. Buried by the destructive sands of time and Sunken by the war waging seas of fate, lies a paradise of melting cultures, The Pearl of the Orient.
P.S. It’s time for Fiilipino’s to trace back history and use it! and give it a priority!! From the time of Negritos, to the arrival of Austronesians to the Ming dynasty to the Arab and Indian era to Spanish and American Colonization, and to the World War 2 and so on! Filipino culture and History is very beautiful you only need to realize it.
Update: this is not a Chinese propaganda, this video does not claim that China originally owns Philippines including spratlys. watch the whole thing! Also Watch old Manila heritage story: https://goo.gl/eN6Xnk Warsaw,Poland (the most damaged city in the world) did replicated it’s old beauty and build their heritage structure authentically, so why not Manila? every other city in Metro Manila should be modern with tall skyscrapers like BGC, they’re just new cities anyway! but The City of Manila is very very old with a lots of stories to tell, the city should be where we see a glimpse of beautiful past.