Today, the Austronesian culture is strongly evident in the ethnicities, languages, cuisine, music, dance and almost every aspect of the culture.These Austronesians engaged in trading with other Austronesians, particularly in the neighbouring nations of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.The University of Santo Tomas Main Building in Manila is an example of Renaissance Revival architecture. P., is the first earthquake-resistant building in the Philippines Islamic and other Asian architecture can also be seen depicted on buildings such as mosques and temples.The building was built on 1924 and was completed at 1927. Pre-Hispanic housing is still common in rural areas.From the census in 2014, Christianity consisted of about 90.07% of the population and is largely present throughout the nation, while Islam is comprised for about 5.57% of the total population and is mostly concentrated in southwestern Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago and southwestern Palawan.
The Spaniards also introduced stones and rocks as housing and building materials and the Filipinos merged it with their existing architecture and forms a hybrid mix-architecture only exclusive to the Philippines.
In the past, before the Spanish colonization, the Nipa hut (Bahay Kubo) was the common form of housing among the native Filipinos.
It is characterized by use of simple materials such as bamboo and coconut as the main sources of wood.
The Philippines was first settled by Negritos; today, although few in numbers, they preserve a very traditional way of life and culture.
After them, the Austronesians arrived on the archipelago.