HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 20 no. 1-2 (1975)

Philippine Cultural History: A Survey

Marcelino A. Foronda Jr.

Discipline: History, Philippine History



Philippine culture may be likened to a mosaic, each little stone representing the indigenous stratum and the many influences that make up the multi-dimensional somewhat complex picture that is Philippine culture.


It is, thus, that one cannot come up with a pat definition as regards Philippine culture. For aside from being too delimiting, a certain definition, while applicable to some groups, may not be so to other Philippine ethnic groups.


This monograph, while focusing mainly on the cultural life in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation, is an attempt towards a definition of Philippine culture.