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manilatimes - 13 days ago

What is the ‘bayan’?

WHAT is the bayan? Beauty queen Malka Shaver recently asked me this very important question. For many years we thought that before the coming of the Spaniards, the barangay was the basic political unit of society, headed by the datu and named after our ancient boat. This was reinforced by William Henry Scott who entitled [ ]


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