Tag: History of the Philippines

Excursions, Living in Paradise, Trip Reports, Uncategorized

Quick facts about the history of the Philippines

Before the 16th century, the 7,600 islands of the Philippines was a unified territory of local tribes, fishing communities, and native kingdoms, with an incredibly diverse array of languages, religions, and cultures. In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan landed in Samar Island on his expedition around the globe. He named […]