Category:Precolonial Administrators of the Philippines
Prior to the Hispanic period, the Philippines had already established a civilization - complete with trade relations, foreign contacts, belief system, social and political organizations, and elaborate culture. In Austronesian societies like the Philippines, a Big Man or a Man of Prowess usually governed the domain. In the Philippine setting, the ruler was a Datu from the Maginoo or noble class. He possessed exceptional traits such as courage and wisdom. He was assisted in his governance by a Council of Elders.
Listed below are the Precolonial Administrators from different parts of the Philippines: