A Generic Spanish Conquistador Tigbauan, Iloilo history and heritage. Esteban Rodriguez de Figueroa was a key figure in Tigbauan’s history, a Spanish “conquistador” who was awarded huge land holdings called encomiendas, for his services to the Spanish governors of the Philippines. One of these included Tigbauan De Figueroa was born of Portuguese parents in North Africa. Eventually he made his way to the Spanish colony of Mexico. He came to the Philippines as a penniless young adventurer as part of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s 1565 expedition to plant Spanish colonies in the Philippines. Legazpi’s fleet of four ships contained three hundred and sixty five conquistadores — sailors, soldiers, officials and Augustinian priests. After a stop in Guam, the fleet landed in Cebu on February 15, 1565 and established a colony there. …
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Guide to Moving & Living in Paradise!
Have you ever wanted to quit your job, get out of the rat race, and move to a tropical paradise? Are you tired of your daily commute, tired of your boss, and just plain tired of the same old routine? Dave was. So he moved to the Philippines with his beautiful Filipina wife of over ten years and now lives on a rural province known for its sweet mangoes and white sandy beaches.