Discipline: Philippine History
Samar and Leyte were under the religious administrations of the Jesuits, Franciscans, Augustinians, and seculars at various times during the Spanish colonial period. The present paper draws information from the author’s unfinished documentation of church bells throughout the country, data from which can deepen studies on local history. The church bells of Samar and Leyte will be viewed against the historic developments in the two islands. They will also be seen against the backdrop of the development of church bells in the Philippines.