Tupas likewise, gave Legaspi his niece, who was a widow, and other women to attend him.
Then Legaspi continued his journey to Manila, and was received there with acclamation.
Legaspi, who took possession of the islands in 1571, built his fleet in Mexico, and also drafted his sailors there.
Such were the defences of the town of the Chief Rahamora when Legaspi attacked it.
Happy at his success, Legaspi determined to send the news at once to Spain.
That evening the commander of the Legaspi called the Spanish emigrants together and addressed them.
Legaspi, continuing his journey to Manila, was there received with much pomp and acclamation.
The conquest of the northern provinces began soon after the flotilla of Legaspi came to anchor in Manila Bay.
In 1567 another vessel was dispatched by Legaspi and made this voyage successfully.
The work of civilizing them was left to Legaspi and the Spanish friars, who were the first real settlers.