CUSTOMS OF THE TAGALOGS By Juan de Plasencia, O.S.F .
Customs of the Tagalogs is a part of longer monographs written by the chroniclers of the Spanish expeditions to the Philippines during the early 16th and 17th centuries. They appeared initially in Blair and Robertson’s 55 volumes, The Philippine Islands (1903) and in the Philippine Journal of Sciences (1958).
It has continued to serve as the basis for historical reconstructions of Tagalog society. Many of the 16th century beliefs and practices are still present today. Some of our perceptions on Filipino beliefs and practices are somehow no different from Juan de Plasencia's point of view.
DATOS – the chief who governed the people and were captains in their wars whom they obey and reverence. BARANGAY – a family of parents and children, relations and slaves .
1. NOBLES - the free born whom they called Maharlica. They do not pay tax or tribute to the Dato. THE THREE CASTES
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