Philippine Government in Pre Spanish Period

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Education in the Philippines changed radically, and was before patterned from both of educational systems of Spain and the United States. However, after the liberation of the Philippines in 1946, Filipinos then had moved in various directions of its own.
Elementary and high school education is compulsory, and is administered nationally by the Department of Education, along with the assurance of funding for school services and equipments, recruitment of teachers for all public schools, and the supervising and organization of theeducation curricula.
Based on the current education system of the Philippines, students should enter elementary schools at the age of 6 or 7, and for a duration of 6 years. Then, at the age of 12 or 13, students then
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These hospitals also became the setting for rudimentary scientific research work on pharmacy and medicine.
The Jesuits also founded the Colegio de San José in 1601 and took over the management in what became Escuela Municipal in 1859 (which was later renamed as Ateneo Municipal de Manila in 1865; today as Ateneo de Manila University). The Dominicans on their part founded the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1620 in Manila.
The Educational Decree of 1863 created a free public education system in the Philippines, run by the government. It was the first such education system in Asia. The decree mandated the establishment of at least one primary school for boys and one for girls in each town under the responsibility of the municipal government; and the establishment of a normal school for male teachers under the supervision of the Jesuits. Primary education was free and available to every Filipino, regardless of race or social class. Contrary to what the propaganda of the Spanish–American War tried to depict, they were not religious schools, but schools established, supported and maintained by the Spanish Government.[10]
In 1866, the total population of the Philippines was only 4,411,261. The total public schools for boys was 841, and 833 was for girls, while the total number of children attending these schools was 135,098 for boys, and 95,260 for girls. In 1892, the

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