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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Religion The clergy managed to forcefully convert the natives to Catholicism and instruct them in Catholic principles and traditions. As a result, around 85% of Filipinos are Catholics Politics Spain ruled the Philippines through the regional government of New Spain(Mexico) until 1821. This was replaced by direct rule of the Spanish Crown. The Spanish also introduced a centralized government, a local government and was unified with the Church in that the friars were influential in the gov. Nowadays, Catholic priests are still very influential in the government despite separation of Church and State. Education Education was hardly attainable for the average Filipino. Only the wealthiest were able to attend Universites like Sto. Tomas. Jesuits, Dominicans and other priests were the teachers, prioritizing religious studies and Spanish as a subject was compulsory. Nowadays, many universities in the Philippines were instituted by the Spanish and feature western architecture. Culture Many Churches built in the baroque style and festivities or "fiestas" that celebrated various holidays, etc. were instituted.. Spanish Cuisine like paella was introduced and many Filipino architects, writers, artists, etc. flourished under the Spanish era. Filipino culture still bears the indelible imprint of Hispanic influence. 20% of the Filipino language is derived from Spanish. Spanish dishes have become a part of Filipino cuisine. Numerous festivities and architecture left by the Spanish still plays a part even in the Postmodern era. Tobacco was a main export from the Philippines to places like Mexico and this generated a lot of income for Spain Economy The average Filipino however, was unable to participate in the trade itself and the Spaniards imposed heavy Taxes, which led to the economy's eventual ruin. Programs like the Ecomienda and Polo y Servicio did not help much and only benefited the Spanish and their economic interests However, through the Spanish, the Filipinos learned how to cultivate crops better, and new crops from Latin America like tomato and avocado were introduced.They also introduced new industries like painting and baking to the natives.
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