The entry of the top political authorities into the territories they were to govern was celebrated with a political feast intended to secure the local subjects' loyalty to the Crown. This study examines the entry ceremonies of Manila's governors as recounted by those who lived them and assesses their costs, which amply surpassed the 1.000 pesos set as a limit in 1686.
Hidalgo Nuchera, P. (2015). La entrada de los gobernadores en Manila: el ceremonial y sus costes. Revista de Indias, 75(265), 615–644. https://doi.org/10.3989/revindias.2015.019