A History of the Philippines
A History of the Philippines, herein offered by Dr. Samuel K. Tan... offers a conceptual framework of what he calls "the story of man in the Philippines" in the context of "the specific ecological system" and "distinctive historical experience" that have shaped his "particular character and identity." Dr. Tan provides in this slim volume a picture of Philippine culture which... "ought to be understood from the totality of the ethnolinguistic varieties which constitute the fabric of Filipino society." Hence he divides Filipino Cultural communities into three main groups – the Moros, the Indios, the Infieles– colonial categories, but nevertheless reflective of what evolved in the Philippines as a result of the historical processes that have transpired in the island world of the Filipinos.
– Bernardita Reyes Churchill