critical analysis of Relacion de las Costumbres de Los Tagalogs.docx - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RELACION DE LAS COSTUMBRES DE LOS TAGALOGS BACKGROUND OF THE

Critical analysis of Relacion de las Costumbres de Los Tagalogs.docx

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RELACION DE LAS COSTUMBRES DE LOS TAGALOGS BACKGROUND OF THE AUTHOR JUAN DE PLASENCIA Fray Juan was born to the illustrious family of the Portocarreros in Plasencia in the region of Extremadura, Spain in the early 16th century. His father, Don Pedro Portocarrero, was a captain of a Spanish schooner, who died in Naples, Italy in 1574. Juan de Plasencia died in Liliw, Laguna in 1590. He is believed to have arrived to the Philippines in 1578, after a stopover in Mexico. As soon as he arrived, he joined forces with another missionary, Fray Diego de Oropesa, and they both started preaching around Laguna de Bay and Tayabas, Quezon, in Quezon Province, where he founded several towns. During the following years they are also credited with the foundation of a large number of towns in the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal, such as Tayabas, Caliraya, Lucban, Mahjayjay, Nagcarlan, Lilio(Liliw), Pila, Santa Cruz, Lumban, Pangil, Siniloan, Morong, Antipolo, Taytay, and Meycauayan. As a friar, Juan de Plasencia lived up to his pledge, leading a lifestyle devoid of any luxury and in constant contact with the people he was trying to convert to Christianity. He was also known to be a defender of the native population, looking after the poor, ill, or neglected, and standing up for their rights on numerous occasions.
Image of page 1
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Fall '19
  • 16th century, Laguna, Juan de Plasencia

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture