:: Changes & Retrogression
CHANGES AND RETROGRESSION
RELIGION - The cooperation between the church and the state did not last very long. Quarrels between the church and the state ensued. There was struggle for political power, from the Governor General down to the alcalde mayors on one hand and from the archbishop to the friars on the other. Because of this, projects for improvements were all paralyzed.
DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL LIFE - One good custom in the past which is almost completely abandoned by the young people of today, is to live in the approved ways of their parents. At that time, nothing from outside ever, touched them.
Another good old custom discarded by the young people of today is for girls to marry the men when they have been betrothed not earlier than thirty years of age and the male must be two or three years older the girl.