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  History of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Philippines   (5574 words)

 Product of the Philippines : Philippine History
The Philippines is situated at a crossroads of the Pacific Ocean and the South China and Sulu Seas.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the South China Sea situated between Taiwan to the north and Borneo to the south.
Although under the direct order of Philip II that the conversion of the Philippines to Christianity was not to be accomplished by force, the monastic orders of the Augustinians, Dominicans, Franciscans, Recollects and Jesuits set to their missionary duties with purpose.
www-atdp.berkeley.edu /9931/jvillafl/history.html   (1988 words)

 Military history of the Philippines - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Philippine Revolution, the first against western colonial rule in Asia, was directed against Spain which had colonized the Philippines since 1565.
The most important event which possibly made the Revolution inevitable was that of February 17, 1872, when three Filipino secular priests, leaders in the movement for the secularization (in effect, nationalization) of Philippine parishes, were executed publicly by garrote for their supposed complicity in a military mutiny at a Cavite arsenal on January 20, 1872.
The Philippine Constabulary and the Philippine Department's Philippine Scouts were used to create the core of the new Philippine Army.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Military_history_of_the_Philippines   (1376 words)

 History of the Philippines
All Philippine goods were given tariff-free status, and the company, together with Basco's Economic Society, encouraged the growth of a cash-crop economy by investing a portion of its early profits in the cultivation of sugar, indigo, peppers, and mulberry trees for silk, as well as in textile factories.
The Philippine Organic Act of July 1902 stipulated that, with the achievement of peace, a legislature would be established composed of a lower house, the Philippine Assembly, which would be popularly elected, and an upper house consisting of the Philippine Commission, which was to be appointed by the president of the United States.
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 "Death March" to a prison camp 105 kilometers to the north.
www.delapaz-ewf.org /History.htm   (16399 words)

 History of Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history of the Philippines may be divided into four distinct phases: the pre-Spanish period (before 1521); the Spanish period (1521-1898); the American period (1898-1946); and the years since independence (1946-present).
U.S. administration of the Philippines was always declared to be temporary and aimed to develop institutions that would permit and encourage the eventual establishment of a free and democratic government.
Marcos was forced to flee the Philippines in the face of a peaceful civilian-military uprising that ousted him and installed Corazon Aquino as president on February 25, 1986.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/philippines.html   (1265 words)

 Wa'y Blima! Cebu Visitors Guide: Society & People: History of the Philippines
The history of the Philippines can be considered to consist of four major periods, each defined by who was in charge.
The Philippines did not exist as an entity; scores of little kingdoms were dispersed throughout the islands and seamlessly intertwined with what is currently Malaysia, Indonesia, and Timor Leste.
In fact, while the Philippines is usually said to have been discovered by Magellan, the Chinese arrived on these shores long before, as evidenced by large amounts of Chinese artifacts, such as chinaware, imported to the islands before Spanish times.
www.wayblima.com /cebu-society-history.html   (3116 words)

 History of the Philippines
The Philippines were claimed in the name of Spain in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer sailing for Spain, who named the islands after King Philip II of Spain.
Given its own history of colonial revolution, American opinion was uncomfortable and divided on the moral principle of owning colonial dependencies.
The Commonwealth of the Philippines was established by the United States government in 1935 with a view to granting Filipino independence within 10 years.
www.csubak.edu /PacificRim/countryprospectus/history.htm   (756 words)

 Category:History of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is History of the Philippines.
Office of the Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines
This page was last modified 07:59, 30 June 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:History_of_the_Philippines   (87 words)

 Asean News Network: History of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
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.
The cruelty of the Japanese military occupation of the Philippines is legendary.
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /2005/04/history-of-philippines.html   (6221 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Asia: Philippines: Society and Culture: History
History of Cagayan de Oro - From its first human occupation in 377, christianization of Datu Salangsang by a Portuguese Recollect friar in 1626, to the end of the Marcos dictatorship in 1986, the story of the land of Huluga, later renamed by the Spaniards from the Cagayan Valley.
Philippine Scouts Heritage - The first Scout organizations in the US army were created in 1901 during the early days of the American occupation of the Philippines.
Philippine Technology in History - The Philippines was not far behind other countries of the world when the Spaniards began colonization in the 16th century.
dmoz.org /Regional/Asia/Philippines/Society_and_Culture/History   (4107 words)

 history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Two artillery batteries from Utah were sent to the Philippines, and Willard Call and George Seaman were set apart as missionaries, making them the first Mormon elders to preach the gospel among the people of the Philippine islands.
There was no missionary activity in the Philippines until the end of World War II, when Maxine Grimm, wife of a U.S. Army colonel, serving in the American Red Cross in the Philippines, introduced the gospel to Aniceta Pabilona Fajardo, the first Filipino to join the Church in the islands.
Members of the Bacolod Philippines North Stake joined others to celebrate the Philippines centennial in 1998, and presented a musical with historical highlights and various songs and dances that was well-attended.
www.infowest.com /sites/d/davao/history.htm   (605 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Discover Philippines :: About the Philippines :: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world.
In 1898, the Philippines became the first and only colony of the United States.
The Philippines is a vibrant democracy, as evidenced by 12 English national newspapers, 7 national television stations, hundreds of cable TV stations, and 2,000 radio stations.
www.tourism.gov.ph /discover/history.asp   (237 words)

 History of the Philippines Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Philippine flag was sewn by the revolutionary junta in Hong Kong and first displayed in battle on May 28, 1898.
According to historians, based on anecdotal evidence and the few flags from the era that have survived, the color of the original flag was the same blue and red as found on the Cuban Flag.
In 1998, for the centennial of the proclamation of Philippine independence, a law was passed changing the color of the flag not to Cuban blue, but to royal blue, as a compromise after a furious debate among historians and members of the public.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ph-hist.html   (2857 words)

 The History Guy: Philippine American War
After defeating Spain in Cuba and in the Philippines in 1898, the U.S. purchased the Philippines, Puerto Rico and several other islands from the Spanish.
Following the surrender of the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines to American military forces in August,1898, tensions developed between U.S. and Filipino forces near Manila.
--Sentenaryo/Centennial is a collaborative exploration of the enduring cultural and political impacts of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War.
www.historyguy.com /PhilipineAmericanwar.html   (1308 words)

 History of the Philippines
Then, in 1542, a Spanish exploration party named the group of islands, the Philippines, in honor of Prince Philip, later Philip II of Spain.
The people of the Philippines approved the selection of the president and the newly written constitution.
The Philippines achieved full independence in July 1946 and Manuel Roxas became president with the help of the Nationalist Party.
www.wellesley.edu /Activities/homepage/filipina/philippines/history/history.html   (691 words)

 A short Philippine History before the 1898 Revolution
He arrived at Baganga Bay in Davao Oriental on February 2, 1543 and named the area "Philippines" in honor to Philip the Prince of Asturias, son and successor of Charles V to the throne of Spain.
The ceiling of the shrine of Magellan’s Cross, in Cebu, Philippines.
For the sake of truth, we should say that the conquest and the continuance of the Philippines under Spain were rather the work of the missionaries rather than the "conquistadores".
www.sspxasia.com /Newsletters/2001/Oct-Dec/A_short_Philippine_History.htm   (5134 words)

 Spanish American War Bibliography
A military history of the Philippines, from the Spanish conquest through World War II, with emphasis on the latter war.
Relations between the Philippine insurgents and the U.S. military during the Spanish-American War are treated on pp.
A political history of the movement for Filipino independence, with a cursory discussion of the insurgents' relations with U.S. officials during the Spanish-American War.
www.history.navy.mil /biblio/biblio7/biblio7d.htm   (5088 words)

 Learn about the Philippines' rich history
The first inhabitants of the Philippines arrived from the land bridge from Asia over 150,000 years ago.
The Japanese invaded the Philippines and ruled from 1942-1944 until the US invaded, which won the Philippines its independence completely in 1946.
During her presidency, separatist groups have been linked to terrorism, the US has sent military assistance, and a military coup was staged.
www.internationalcircuit.com /philippines/history.html   (411 words)

 Philippines Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although overlooked by the world, the Philippines is still cheap and cheerful.
But most who make the journey to the 7000-odd islands that comprise the Philippines are pleasantly surprised by their beauty and by the friendliness of the people.
Travellers are advised to avoid most of Mindanao, an island group in the southern Philippines, especially the Zamboanga peninsula, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and the Sulu archipelago, where ethnic and religious animosities fuel ongoing violence.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/philippines   (381 words)

 Philippine History
Rather than re-create an electronic source on Philippine history, we offer, what we believe, are a rich variety of links to the best sites containing historically significant information about the Philippines, its origins and significant events.
This is a good start for those who what to find out about the general history of the Philippines in a short time.
Any history is a collective work, and as such, needs to be read and studied with this fact in mind.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Towers/4385/ph02000.htm   (358 words)

 WWW-VL: History Index: Philippine Republic:
Of the Philippines and the Moluccas, by Pierre Sonnerat 1781
Mindanao and Sulu, the Moro Sultanates -- history and culture
WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/asia/Philippines/index.html   (451 words)

 A Brief History Of The Philippines - THE GLOBAL TRIP 2004
Most of this history I learned on the historical nature trail just outside the Bell Amphitheater and the Bell House (with its kitschy totem pole of significant Americans in the Philippines), both named after Major General Franklin Bell, commanding officer of the Philippine department of the U.S. military.
A former Philippine marine, Reynaldo had served as a military escort for the Marcos family from 1970 to 1978, but resigned after nine years of service for the reason he told me, because he realized how corrupt his leader was and wanted to get out.
The Philippines vowed they could handle their own problems with their own army, and upon a visit to the General Gregorio H. Del Pilar Philippine Military Academy on the way home, I saw that it was quite possible.
tblogs.bootsnall.com /theglobaltrip/updates/007075.shtml   (1607 words)

 Philippine History | History of the Philippines | Origins of the Philippine Islands | Filipino History | Questia.com ...
A seventeen-page history of the Philippines in Harpers took readers from...point with pride to the glorious history of our common country.
...relating to the colonial history of the Philippines are hereafter cited...anomaly in colonial history.
The subsidy of the Philippines by New Spain violated...contraband...
www.questia.com /library/history/asian-history/philippine-history.jsp   (634 words)

 The economic history of the Philippines
The Philippines now has one of the highest unemployment figures in Asia with 21% of total population out of work.
Predictably, the Philippine economy remained in a sorry state throughout 1998 after the global crisis hit our country extraordinarily hard last year.
Tourists are fleeing, investments are on hold and the peso is on the ropes as the Philippines reels from a Muslim guerrilla hostage crisis in the island of Basilan and other kidnappings.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/54a/index-c.html   (274 words)

 The History of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Centennial History of Philippine Independence, 1898-1998 by Fraser Weir
Philippine Prehistory - First Inhabitants - 40,000 BP
Spanish-American War - War of Philippine Independence 1898-1901
www.ualberta.ca /~vmitchel   (34 words)

 The retrospective history of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
The armed conflict between Muslim separatists and the army in the southern Philippines has continued since the days of martial law under former President Marcos nearly 30 years ago.
A religious and cultural divide in Philippines society that has not yet been mended.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/54a/index-a.html   (179 words)

 Filipino Heritage.com: Crafts - Traditional Collection
There is evidence, for example, of trade between the Philippines and Cham (in today’s Vietnam) in 500BC.
On exhibit at the Aguinaldo Museum at Happy Glen in Baguio City is an old flag identified by a caption as the "First Philippine National Flag." A historical note says: "Sewn in Hongkong by Dona Marcela Marino Agoncillo, this flag was brought to the Philippines by General Emilio Aguinaldo on May 19, 1898.
It was first unfurled by Aguinaldo in his headquarters in Cavite (now Cavite City) on May 28 before victorious Filipino revolutionists and more than 270 Spanish soldiers of the Marine Corps who surrendered to them in the Battle of Alapan, Imus, Cavite.
www.filipinoheritage.com /history.htm   (306 words)

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