Thats because the areas first colonized by the SpanishVisayas and Bicol regions

Thats because the areas first colonized by the

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That's because the areas first colonized by the Spanish(Visayas and Bicol regions) also happen to be the areas that were influenced most by Hinduism and the concept of their demons, the 'Rakshasa'. To this day, it seems a common occurrence that a person in the Philippines is feared, beaten or murdered for being a suspected aswang. 9. Mangangayoma - a person who makes love charms out of herbs, stones or wood believed to decieve people by causing lovers to be madly infatuated which then lead to insanity. "Gayuma" is known today as a Filipino love spell. 10. Sonat - is equivalent to a preacher/tribal priest or priestess or rather an oracle that can predict a person's death and decides whether the soul deserved to be saved or condemned. 11. Pangatahojan - is a soothsayer who can predict the future. They were the ancient psychics and fortune-tellers who were deemed evil by the evangelists. 12. Bayoguin/ Bayoc or Bayog - is another name for the Asog, a male babaylan sometimes depicted as transgender males viewed as immoral by the Spaniards. They were described by the friars as "impotent men and deficient for the practice of matrimony and considered themselves more like women than men in their manner of living and occupations." The term "asog" is still used today by older folks to refer not to men, but to sterile or barren women. In Aklan province, the term refers to a female acting like a male(a tomboy or lesbian). The modern Cebuano word 'bayot' is an evolution of this term, which refer to homosexual men in general. Manner of burying the dead of the tagalogs Manner of burying dead of the Aetas or Negrillos Maca Casanaan Sitan Tigbalaang Patianac IV. Contribution and Relevance of the document in understanding the ground narrative of Philippine History The original work itself is a product of observations and judgments. Therefore, it is probable that Juan de Plasencia’s work might contain partiality in presenting his observations and judgments. It is subject to bias. Pre-conquest society were not swept by the advent of the Spanish regime.
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It has continued to serve as a basis for historical reconstructions of Tagalog society. The knowledge of how our ancestors lived in the past can help with the understanding of succeeding events (present and future). It keeps historical records of the traditions and culture of the Tagalog. It helps us understand our culture further; helps preserve our culture The Customs of the Tagalogs gives an outlook on how we were viewed by foreign people.
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V. Relevance of the document in the modern time Many of the 16 th century beliefs and practices are still present today. If affirms that during the pre-Hispanic period, Filipinos already have government as well as a set of beliefs and practices. Some of our preceptions on Filipino beliefs and practices are somehow on different from Juan de Plasencia’s point of view. Our way of life in the modern time is affected by how our ancestors lived theirs in the past.
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