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“No Hablo Español” – Why Filipinos Don’t Speak Spanish Anymore?
When I was growing up I wondered why I only speak Tagalog (our national language), Cebuano (our regional dialect) and English (our medium of instruction) while not speaking a single word of Spanish (our supposed mother tongue). Though I must admit I do know some Spanish words but of course when I’m cursing at someone.
The Clash of the Krag and the Kris: The Untold Story of the Moro Wars (part 2)
In an effort to win the hearts and minds of the people, the Americans divided Mindanao into five provinces, wherein each province is administered by American officials. These provinces include: Cotabato, Davao, Sulu, Lanao and Zamboanga. The Americans took advantage on the existing political system familiar to the Muslim Filipinos wherein major datus became ward chiefs while the minor datus became sheriffs, deputies and judges. Several American-held forts were established to discouraged further uprisings.
The Clash of the Krag and the Kris: The Untold Story of the Moro Wars (part 1)
As the Filipino-American War reached its second year, another dimension of the conflict emerged in the troubled south, the island of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago. This area, which never been controlled by the Spanish for more than 300 years, is the only area which opposed any form of incursion by the Christian Filipinos and American authorities.