Customs Of Tagalog By Juan De Plasencia
Arrival in the Philippines - Came with the first batch of Franciscan missionaries in the Philippines in 1577. Born in the 16th century to the illustrious family of the Portocarreros in Plasencia in the region of Extremadura, Spain His real name is Joan de Puerto Carrero, del convento de Villanueva de la Serena He was a Spanish Friar of the Franciscan order. Said to have been inspired to be a Franciscan because of his upbringing spent during a spiritual and religious resurgence affected by Spain's siglo de oro. Well reputed as the one who took the leading role in fostering the spread of primary education.
Initiated the Reduccion Policy - Policy to reduce or resettle natives in central locations Some of his works aimed to put an end to some injustices being committed against the natives by certain government officials.
Life in the Philippines - Started preaching in Laguna de Bay and Quezon areas as early as two months upon arrival in Manila. Also preached in provinces in Bulacan and Rizal. Elected as the custos of the friars in May 23, 1584 and held it until 1588. Passed away in Liliw, Laguna in the year 1590.
Literary Works - Arte de la Lengua (Art of Language) Vocabulario Coleccion de frases tagala (Collection of Tagalog Phrases) Catecismo de la Doctrina Cristiana (1581) -Translated the Christian Doctrines in Tagalog Diccionario Tagalog (1580) La Santina (1585) - Opus on prayer and meditation Relacion de las Costumbres de Los Tagalos (1589) - First Civil Code of the Philippines Customs of the Tagalogs (Juan de Plasencia)
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