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  Under American Rule and the Commonwealth of the Philippines
This granted the Philippines a large amount of autonomy but at the same time, the US retained some control over the country (as the case was with Philippine foreign affairs).
A bicameral legislature is established with the Philippine Assembly as the lower chamber and the Philippine Commission as the upper chamber.
August 29, 1916: Under the Jones Act, an elected Philippine Senate replaces the appointed Philippine Commission as the upper chamber of the legislature and the Philippine Assembly is renamed the House of Representatives.
philippines-archipelago.com /history/american_rule.html   (0 words)

  
  Philippines, The. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Philippines extend 1,152 mi (1,855 km) from north to south, between Taiwan and Borneo, and 688 mi (1,108 km) from east to west, and are bounded by the Philippine Sea on the east, the Celebes Sea on the south, and the South China Sea on the west.
The Philippine legislature ratified the bill; a constitution, approved by President Roosevelt (Mar., 1935) was accepted by the Philippine people in a plebiscite (May); and Quezon was elected the first president (Sept.).
Philippine opposition to García on issues of government corruption and anti-Americanism led, in June, 1959, to the union of the Liberal and Progressive parties, led by Vice President Diosdad Macapagal, the Liberal party leader, who succeeded García as president in the 1961 elections.
www.bartleby.com /65/ph/PhilipRep.html   (3871 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ave (Philippines)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seal of the President of the Philippines The President of the Philippines is the head of state and of the government of the Republic of the Philippines.
The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines.
Philippine authorities advise the American Embassy that generally the Philippine courts will give custody of children under the age of seven to the mother, provided there is no evidence that would indicate that the mother is unfit to raise the child.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ave-%28Philippines%29   (1190 words)

  
 The Commonwealth of Philippines was based on US legacy.
U.S. administration of the Philippines was declared to be temporary and aimed to develop institutions that would permit and encourage the eventual establishment of a free and democratic government.
The Philippines were granted free trade status, with the U.S. In 1916, the Philippine Autonomy Act, popularly known as the Jones Law, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
In 1939-40, the Philippine Constitution was amended to restore a bicameral Congress, and permit the reelection of President Quezon, previously restricted to a single, six-year term.
www.philippines-travel-guide.com /commonwealth-of-philippines.html   (700 words)

  
 Commonwealth
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a loose alliance or confederation consisting of 12 of the 15 former Soviet Republics.
The Commonwealth of England was the official name of the political unit (de facto military rule in the name of parliamentary supremacy) that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England (after the English Civil War) under the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his successors from 1649 to 1660.
This was the Commonwealth of the Philippines in free association with the USA between 1935 and 1946.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/commonwealth.html   (979 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Commonwealth of the Philippines
The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States.
Under the provisions of the Philippine Independence Act, U.S. President Harry S. Truman issued a proclamation recognizing the independence of the Philippines, which was officially recognized as the Republic of the Philippines a on July 4, 1946.
It marked the transtion of the nomenclature of the Philippines from the colonial plural ("Islas Filipinas" and "Philippine Islands" of the Spanish and American colonial periods), to the unitary singular, "Philippines" as a sign of unity, sovereignty, and national identity.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Commonwealth_of_the_Philippines   (703 words)

  
 History of the Philippines Summary
One of Spain's objectives in colonizing the Philippines was the conversion of Filipinos to Catholicism.
The Philippines was not profitable as a colony, and a long war with the Dutch in the 17th century and intermittent conflict with the Muslims nearly bankrupted the colonial treasury.
The Philippine defense continued until the final surrender of United States-Philippine forces on the Bataan Peninsula in April 1942 and on Corregidor in May. Most of the 80,000 prisoners of war captured by the Japanese at Bataan were forced to undertake the infamous Bataan Death March to a prison camp 105 kilometers to the north.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_the_Philippines   (6239 words)

  
 History of the Philippines at AllExperts
The Philippines was not profitable as a colony, and a long war with the Dutch in the 17th century and intermittent conflict with the Muslims nearly bankrupted the colonial treasury.
The elected Philippine Assembly was inaugurated in 1907, becoming a lower house of a bicameral legislature, with the appointed Philippine Commission as upper house.
The Philippine defense continued until the final surrender of United States-Philippine forces on the Bataan Peninsula in April 1942 and on Corregidor in May. Most of the 80,000 prisoners of war captured by the Japanese at Bataan were forced to undertake the infamous Bataan Death March to a prison camp 105 kilometers to the north.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/hi/history_of_the_philippines.htm   (5319 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Corregidor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Corregidor is an island in the entrance of the Philippines' Manila Bay.
From December 24, 1941 to February 19, 1942, it was also the temporary location of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines — on December 30, 1941, outside the Malinta Tunnel, President Manuel L. Quezon and Vice-President Sergio Osmeña were inaugurated for a second term.
Mindoro is the fourth-largest island in the Philippines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Corregidor   (1119 words)

  
 American period in the Philippines
The Philippine economy was strongly related to and depending on the United States.
The Philippine economy was focused on mining and exporting crops.
The Republic of the Philippines was proclaimed on July 4, 1946.
www.philippines.hvu.nl /history3.htm   (271 words)

  
 Philippine Presidents Past & Present - eMAILPINOY
Philippine leader Emilio Aguinaldo led a rebellion against Spanish rule in 1896 and assisted the United States during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
After receiving law degrees from the University of the Philippines (1915) and from Yale University (1920), he was elected to the Philippine Senate in 1925 and appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1936.
As the Nationalist Party's nominee for the presidency of the Republic of the Philippines in 1949, he was narrowly defeated by the incumbent president, Elpidio Quirino, nominee of the Liberal Party.
www.emailpinoy.com /educational/philippines-presidents1.shtml   (1950 words)

  
 VA Testimony of Joseph Thompson before Congress on July 22, 1998 - Congressional and Legislative Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The New Philippine Scouts was formed pursuant to Public Law No. 79-190, which specifically authorized the enlistment and reenlistment of Philippine citizens, with the consent of the Philippine President, into the Armed forces of the United States during the period from October 6, 1945, until June 30, 1947.
The Commonwealth Army was organized by the government of the Philippines after enactment of the Tydings-McDuffy Act, Public Law No. 73-127, which subjected that Army to the call of the President of the United States under specified conditions.
Following the liberation of the Philippine Islands, the then War Department (now the Department of Defense) undertook a process whereby guerilla units or individuals were given the status of membership in the Commonwealth Army or in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States.
www.va.gov /OCA/testimony/hvac/22JY9820.asp   (1768 words)

  
 Ferdinand Marcos killer file
Background: Spain colonises the Philippine archipelago during the 16th Century, naming the islands after King Philip II and establishing Manila (on the northern island of Luzon) as the capital in 1571.
The self-governing Commonwealth of the Philippines is established in 1935.
She faces further trials in the Philippines for the misappropriation of public funds but is able to avoid conviction.
www.moreorless.au.com /killers/marcos.html   (2347 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | TOP STORIES >
The truth is that, as evidenced by similar social structures that still existed in the 20th century in Africa and many parts of Asia, the alipin were forever grateful to their chiefs for allowing them to work the land and share a little of the harvest.
When the First Philippine Republic was established in 1899, President and General Emilio Aguinaldo declared in the Malolos Constitution his intention to confiscate large estates, especially the so-called friar lands.
Commonwealth Act 461, 1937—Specified reasons for the dismissal of tenants and only with the approval of the Tenancy Division of the Department of Justice.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2006/nov/09/yehey/top_stories/20061109top6.html   (912 words)

  
 Commonwealth information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Commonwealth of England was the official name of the political unit (de facto military rule in the name of parliamentary supremacy) that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England (after the English Civil War) under the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his son and successor Richard from 1649 to 1660.
In an Australian context, the term "Commonwealth" (capitalised) thus refers to the federal government and "Commonwealth of Australia" is the official name of the country.
Commonwealth is still an alternative translation of the official name of the Republic of Poland and Lithuania (Rzeczpospolita).
www.search.com /reference/Commonwealth   (1232 words)

  
 Presidents of the Philippines
After receiving law degrees from the University of the Philippines (1915) and from Yale University (1920), he was elected to the Philippines Senate in 1925 and appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1936.
Roxas was elected president of the commonwealth in 1946 as the nominee of the liberal wing of the Nacionalista Party (which became the Liberal Party), and when independence was declared on July 4 he became the first president of the new republic.
He became president of the Philippines in March 1957 for eight months, upon the death of president Ramon Magsaysay, and was elected to a full four-year term the same year (The noisiest and the most expensive in Philippine history).
www.geocities.com /iridium357/presiden.htm   (6332 words)

  
 Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Philippines has a presidential-unitary form government, where the President functions as both head of state and head of government, and is commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The Moluccas and Sulawesi are to the south, and Palau is to the east beyond the Philippine Sea.
The Philippines is a significant source of migrant workers; as of 2004, the Philippine government has estimated that there are over 8 million Overseas Filipinos while independent estimates by various Philippine civic organizations estimate the number at 11 million.
www.tocatch.info /en/Philippines.htm   (4231 words)

  
 Commonwealth (U.S. insular area) - Definition, explanation
In the terminology of the United States insular areas, a commonwealth is an organized territory that has established with the Federal Government a more highly developed relationship, usually embodied in a written mutual agreement.
The Philippine Islands was an insular area that held commonwealth status from March 24, 1934 until July 4, 1946, when the United States recognized the independence and sovereignty of the Philippines (see: Commonwealth of the Philippines).
It is noted that the Commonwealthers present their status as an association with the United States under common citizenship, common defense and common currency.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/commonwealth__u_s__insular_area_.php   (264 words)

  
 A short history of Philippines
The first people in the present-day Philippines, the Negritos, are believed to have come to the islands 30,000 years ago from Borneo and Sumatra, making their way across then-existing land bridges.
The Philippines are occupied by Japan between 1941 and 1945.
The Philippines are a presidential democracy and Manuel Roxas y Acuña of the liberal Partido Liberal (Liberal Party, PL).
www.electionworld.org /history/philippines.htm   (774 words)

  
 Cheap flights to Philippines with consolidators airfare
The Republic of the Philippines consists out of 7,107 islands and was in the past under Spanish control for 333 years (1565-1898), then for 37 years a American protectorate (1898-1935), after which the nation received the status of U.S. Commonwealth.
The culture of the Philippines is reflected in their long colonial history and is a curious blend of Asian and western traditions.
Only 10% of the population of the Philippines, being the isolated minority tribal Filipinos, retain of what was once their original culture.
www.thaipro.com /flights/cheap-philippines-flights.htm   (961 words)

  
 Philippines: President and Vice President
The Philippines' Presidential Flag is a blue 2:3 (I assume; it did not seem as long as the national Philippines flag), with the President's Emblem centered inside it.
In 1935, with the inauguration of the autonomous Commonwealth of the Philippines, a flag was adopted for the President of the Philippines, as well as for the US High Commissioner (successor to the US Governors-General, and representative of American sovereignty in the islands).
The Philippine presidential flag was based on the American presidential flag of the time: a navy blue flag defaced with the coat of arms of the Commonwealth, with a white mullet in each corner.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ph-pres.html   (1925 words)

  
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The lower house was the popularly elected Philippine Assembly and the upper house was the Philippine Commission appointed directly by the President of the United States.
The failure of democratic politics in the Philippines to represent its non-elites and mitigate their grievances has been the recurrent cause of violent discontent and the desperate resort to revolt and insurrection.
An elected Philippine Senate replaced the appointed Philippine Commission and the former Philippine Assembly was renamed the House of Representatives.
www.ualberta.ca /~vmitchel/fw5.html   (561 words)

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