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Educational system It took 3 and a half century before the colonial government set up a school system. The colonials initiated the establishment of schools – they introduced the parochial school concept practiced in Europe during the dark ages.
Friars teaches the sacristans and other lay people to become the teacher
1591 Governor Dasmarinas ordered part of the tribute (taxes) from encomiendas be used to maintain schools. The friars disregarded the laws mandating them to use Spanish; they rather taught the children in the native dialect. Portrait of Gov. Dasmarinas
The school in the doctrinas cannot be regarded as a school system in the modern sense. They were simply school of primary letter operated solely in aid of religious instruction. They were not graded schools. There was no concept of lower or higher school in the doctrina. The friar’s school was the only school, the highest school. Moreover, because the laws and ordinaces were silent in operational matters, the administration or conduct of the individual schools were governed only by the whims of the friars and by the rulers of their respective corporations.
Dictionaries Grammar Tagalog dictionary by Juan Quinones 1851 First Cebu-Visayan grammar in Arte del idoma bisaya by Cristobal Ximenez S.J. early 1600. In 1711 Vocabulario de la Lengua Bisaya by Matheo Sanchez S.J.