Contextualizing the historical data and facts, and drawing observations from them, Jesus Ma. Cavanna attempts to set the record straight, or at the very least, provide a more fair-minded ground for discussion on the oft-repeated conclusion on the prejudice against the formation of the native clergy during the Spanish Regime in the Philippines. Through readings and careful consideration of the events which occur during the years, the paper presents a “search in history” to uncover a more possible– and just – fact: that Spanish colonial policy was NOT opposed because of racial prejudice to the formation and development of the native clergy.
The Filipino Clergy During the Spanish Regime
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