OUR COUNTRY AS A
COLONY OF SPAIN
JESSICA L. SAGARIO
BABY KAREN DEVE TIMBREZA
What we want to explain:
How did the Spanish officials rule our country?
What changes did Spain make to the Philippines
How did the Filipinos react to the Spanish rule?
How did the Spaniards keep on controlling he
What was the secret behind the Spanish power?
Philippines under Spanish regime:
The Philippines was a
colony of Spain for 333
Central government under
Spain established one central
government in the Philippines.
Thus, for the first time in our
history, we became united as
one nation called “FILIPINAS”.
Differences in the territory
ruled by central government:
The island archipelagoes of Guam, the Marianas,
the Caroline, and the Palau's in the south Pacific
were included in Philippine territory during
Most of Mindanao and Sulu were excluded.
Interior mountain regions of Luzon and Visayas
Monarchy under Spain
KING OF SPAIN
SPANISH VICEROY IN
Since the beginning the colonial
government in the Philippines suffered
debts year in and year out.
Government officials were dishonest.
The ordinary people lacked cooperation
and loyalty to he State.
Christianity and Spanish
The Spaniards were able to keep the
Philippines as a colony because most of the
Filipinos became Christians.
Filipinos were attracted to Christianity
because of three reasons:
The message of Christianity appealed to the people.
Filipinos life was approved by Christianity
The missionaries helped the soldiers in conquest
and pacification of the Philippines
First bishop of
The Power of the Church:
Union of Church and State:
Practice allowing only one religion in the country
Because of this union the church and state, the catholic
priests then had the great influence in government. They
receive their salaries from the government.
Until 1764, the archbishops could act as the temporary
e.g. Archbishop Manuel Rojo(1762-1764)
Fraile: town priest
What do fraile’s do?
The Only Christian Nation:
Spaniards used the Philippines as the military
base and mission centre to spread Spanish
power and Christianity to other Asian counties.
Although it failed they kept the Philippines as a
The Philippines was the spiritual light of Asia as
far back as the 16th century.
Why Spain Kept the Philippines?
Queen Isabel I
Go with God, Father
Moraga, be assured that I
will not give up what my
father conquered and left
de los rios coronel
name, Please do
not abandon the
what your illustrious
in her testament
of the people
of Filipinas, I
riches of the