ANTONIO Pigafetta, the Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan, described the 1521 typical house of the Cebuanos as “constructed of wood and are built of planks and bamboo, raised high on the ground on large logs, and one must enter them by means of ladders. They have rooms like ours; and under the house, they keep swine, goats, and fowls” (Pigafetta c. 1536).

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photo from kagay-an kaniadto by carlos bagonoc

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