During the more than 300 years of Spain's colonization,
Spanish authorities in the Philippine had successfully cleared
through burning or burying written records and other
documentaries that would establish proof of governance on
the various existing small kingdoms and sultanates they
Laguna Copperplate Inscription (LCI)
Discovered in Laguna on 1989
Created on year 990AD
Written on 1595, Illustrated by a Chinese
Pre-colonial Inhabitants in the Philippines
The Spaniards aren't the first Europeans to
arrive in Philippines
The Tartaro people are Ethnic Groups that came from Asia and Europe.
Chinese in the Philippines
Started during the T'ang Dynasty(617-907)AD
The Peak of Trade was during the Ming Dynasty(1368-1664)AD
They reached different parts of the country using a JUNK.
Trades include Gold, Silk, Porcelains, Gongs, Umbrella, etc..
Trading per area only lasts for about 5 days.
Hindus in the Philippines
Relations started around 800AD
The Relationship was based purely on commerce.
Early Trades include Images that are made from Brass, Gold and Clay.
Japanese in the Philippines
Trade started during the 12th Century AD
Trades include Gold and Pearls.
Introduced Pottery, Fish breeding and Duck breeding to the Filipinos.
Malay in the Philippines
Arrived during 200BC in their Balangays
Introduced Irrigation, forging and manufacturing of metal tools, art of weaving etc .