The occupation of the Philippines by the U.S.A in the late XIX century lead to the creation of a strong anti-Spanish propaganda campaign. These masters in propaganda spread lies, exaggerations and misconceptions of the Spanish period in the Philippines. Far from being perfect/good/ideal… (ad here the adjective you believe), the reality is far different from the image propagated by the North American propaganda.
In this section I aim to share with you real facts about the Spanish period, supported by evidence that I will present (and not like the anti-Spanish show in Intramuros, that is supported only by special effects).
A more balanced review of the Philippine history in the last centuries is needed, so that Filipinos will be able to value and understand and value the heritage left in the archipelago by those people came from the other side of the world. That does not mean, of course, not being critic as well.