Social Organization in Pre-colonial Manila

Prior to the colonization of the Philippines by the Spanish crown, the islands had literate societies that enjoyed lucrative trade of goods and ideas. Know more about how pre-colonial people lived at the time through this infographic.

Pre-colonial Manila

The history of Manila stretches back long before the Spanish conquest of the city in 1571. Archaeological evidence and historical accounts point to a rich political landscape composed of polities or chiefdoms of varying scale and hierarchical complexity.

The Evolution of Manila

Modern Manila has evolved through the years, from the Walled City of Intramuros and its Extramuros suburbs, to what we know today as Metro Manila.

Trades Routes and Cultural Influences of the Philippine Islands 900-1500 AD

June 24, 2015, marks the 444th Foundation Day of the City of Manila. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) joins the commemoration by publishing a special webpage that examines its rich precolonial past, its evolution from a walled city to a megacity, and the significance of the Ultramar—symbol of the city the continue reading : Trades Routes and Cultural Influences of the Philippine Islands 900-1500 AD

Capitals and Seats of the Government of the Philippines

While Manila has been the capital of the Philippines for almost the entirety of the Republic’s history, this infographic details the movement of the Philippine seat of government from within the archipelago to Japan and the United States of America.