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Social Ranks- from the Customs of the Tagalogs by Fray Juan de PlasenciaDatosKnights MaharlicaNoblesAlipin NamamahayCommonersAlipin SaguiguilirSlave◦Datos ◦Classed from where they came from,◦chief of barangay, captain of their wars, ◦Offender of him and his family was severely punished◦Energetic, endure, protect his people and do not order his peopleBarangay Political and Social Structures
Social Ranks- from the Customs of the Tagalogs by Fray Juan de Plasencia◦Maharlica◦Freeborn, pay no tax, accompanied the dato in war at their own expense, shared with the spoil of war, rower of the chief, assist in other activities of the chief, entitled to barangay land◦Recognition of children from another social class to keep the rank of the father.◦Not allowed to move from another barangay without the fine◦Namamahay◦Married, server of the chief, with half of cultivated land, own their house, children enjoy their inheritance, property and rank of their father and cannot be sold nor taken into another village◦Saguiguilir◦Serve their master in his house and lands, if born in his master’s house, he was rarely sold, motivated by his share in the harvest.
Laws and Dowries- from the Customs of the Tagalogs by Fray Juan de Plasencia◦Laws◦Rules of the dato or two datos or selection of an arbiter known to be fair and just◦Punishment and death penalty:1.Fines in the form of gold2.Payment in the form slavery with food and clothing provision 3.Man of law birth4.Witches ◦.Dowries◦.Given by male to parents of the female, ◦.Equally shared by the children of the couple unless the father favored his child◦.Unmarried women owned no land and property ◦In case of divorce1.Wife to marry again, all will revert to the husband2.Wife to stay single, her dowry will be returned to her3.Husband left, he lost the other half4.Husband with children left, whole dowry and fine will go to the children with grandparent or responsible kin protecting the inheritance of the children◦.In case of child betrothal, there is a stipulated fine in case of violations
Worship- from the Customs of the Tagalogs by Fray Juan de Plasencia◦No consecrated temples for worship ◦The house of the Dato is the place of
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