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XXV.XXVI. Analysis of the Important HistoricalInformation found in the DocumentXXVII.DATOS– the chief who governed thepeople and were captains in their warswhom they obey and reverenceBARANGAY– a family of parents andchildren, relations and slaves.XXVIII.XXIX.The Three CastesNOBLESCOMMONERSSLAVESXXX.XXXI.Situation 1:XXXII.Thosewhoaremaharlicason both the father’s andmother’s side continue to beforever, and if it happens that theyshould become slaves, it is throughmarriage.XXXIII.Situation 2:XXXIV.Ifmaharlicashadchildren among their slaves, theirchildren and their mothers becamefree.XXXV.XXXVI.Situation 3:XXXVII.Ifmaharlicashadchildren by the slave-woman ofanother, the slave-woman wascompelled when pregnant, to giveher master half of a gold tael. XXXVIII.In this case, half of thechild was free if the father(maharlica) recognized him. If not,the child will become a wholeslave.XXXIX.XL.Situation 4:XLI.If a free woman hadchildren by a slave they were allfree, provided he were not herhusband.XLII.XLIII.Situation 5:XLIV.If two persons married,of whom one was a maharlicaandthe other a slave (namamahay orsa guiguilir) the children weredivided.XLV.XLVI.Odd birth order (1st, 3rd, 5th...)XLVII.– belong to the father.XLVIII. Even birth order (2nd, 4th, 6th...)XLIX.– belong to the mother. L.Only child LI.– half free, half slave.LII.Maharlicascould not, after marriage,move from one village to anotherwithout paying a certain fee in gold(ranging from one to three taelsand abanquet to the entire barangay) asarranged among them.LIII.LIV.Special Case:LV.When one married woman ofanother village, the children wereafterwards divided equally betweenthe two barangays.LVI.Investigations made and sentencespassed by the datomust take place inthe presence of those his barangay.LVII.LVIII.They had laws by which theycondemned to death a man oflow birth who insulted thedaughter or wife of a chief;
likewise witches, and others ofthe same class.LIX.LX.Dowries are given by men to thewomen’sparentsbeforemarriage. If the parents are bothalive, they both enjoy the use ofit.
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16th century, Laguna, Juan de Plasencia, Doctrina Cristiana, la Doctrina Cristiana