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What is your understanding about Maragtas?

What is your understanding about Maragtas?

The Maragtas is a work by Pedro Alcantara Monteclaro titled (in English translation) History of Panay from the first inhabitants and the Bornean immigrants, from which they descended, to the arrival of the Spaniards. The work is in mixed Hiligaynon and Kinaray-a languages in Iloilo in 1907.

What is the theme of the story Maragtas?

The stories known as the Maragtas are legends that may or may not be based on actual events in the remote past. They are about the ten datus or chiefs who escaped the tyranny of Datu Makatunaw of Borneo and immigrated to the island of Panay.

Why is the story of Maragtas an historical error?

Monteclaro alleged that his ‘sources’ were antiquated and barely readable and made no references to their date or authenticity. In fact, one of the reasons why Philippine History is not as extensive as those of other countries has always been because researchers have found it difficult to find materials.

Do you think the Maragtas story is true?

The stories known as the Maragtas are legends that may have been based on actual events in the remote past. This is the legend that has been celebrated yearly in the Ati-atihan festival since the late 1950’s when it became a part of the annual feast of the Santo Niño in Kalibo, Aklan.

Who wrote Maragtas code?

MARAGTAS CODE The Maragtas Code which was written by Datu Sumaktel of Panay in 1250 in an example of a written law.

What are the commandments of the Code of Kalantiaw?

He who fulfils not, obeys not, shall be condemned to swim three hours and, for the second time, shall be scourged with spines to death. Observe and obey ye: Let not the peace of the graves be disturbed; due respect must be accorded them on passing by caves and trees where they are.

What was the life in the Philippines before the coming of Spaniards?

Before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, the people lived in small towns called barangays. The leader of a barangay was called a Datu. Many barangays would cluster together for safety and protection. This way of life could have had a great affect on the languages at this time (Bautista).

Is there a difference between Maragtas and history?

On the other hand, the word Historia the Greek word was borrowed into Classical Latin as Historia. This is the difference between Historia and Maragtas. The law mentioned in “The Maragtas” is the “Code of Rajah Kalantiaw” in the epic history Maragtas is said to be have been written in 1433 by Datu Klantiaw.

What is the oldest written law in the Philippines?

In 1899, the Malolos Constitution, the first Philippine Constitution—the first republican constitution in Asia—was drafted and adopted by the First Philippine Republic, which lasted from 1899 to 1901.

Who is the first Filipino lawgiver?

Datu Bendehara Kalantiaw
Datu Bendehara Kalantiaw, third Chief of Panay, born in Aklan, established his government in the peninsula of Batang, Aklan Sakup. Considered the First Filipino Lawgiver, he promulgated about 1433 a penal code now known as Code of Kalantiaw containing 18 articles.

What is the name of the source in the Code of Kalantiaw?

Datu Kalantiaw was a chief on the island of Negros. It was written about by Jose E. Marco in 1913 in his historical fiction “Las Antiguas Leyendes de la Isla de Negros” (The Ancient Legends of the Island of Negros). He ascribed its source to a priest named Jose Maria Pavon.

What was the Philippines called before it was called the Philippines?

The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain. They were then called Las Felipinas.

What was the Philippines called before Spanish colonization?

Las Islas Filipinas
Eventually the name “Las Islas Filipinas” would be used to cover the archipelago’s Spanish possessions. Before Spanish rule was established, other names such as Islas del Poniente (Islands of the West) and Magellan’s name for the islands, San Lázaro, were also used by the Spanish to refer to islands in the region.

What is Code of Maragtas all about?

The Maragtas Code was a supposed collection of writings concerning the pre-Hispanic history of the Phillipine Islands. First published in 1907, “Maragtas” by Pedro Monteclaro is an alleged account of 10 datus or chiefs who fled the oppression of the Datu Makatunaw on the island of Borneo.

How does Maragtas differ from historia?

Why is Iloilo City called the city of love?

Its capital, Iloilo City, goes by many monikers. In 1986, a Royal Decree from Spain declared the place “La Muy Leal y Noble Cuidad de Iloilo”, which means “the Most Loyal and Noble City of Iloilo”, cementing the Spanish monarchy’s favour and deep affection. A more modern take on Iloilo’s capital is the “City of Love”.

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