Philippines has been what it is today because of its philippine history. It has contributed a lot to Philippines Today. It all started with the first humans by land bridges which we have known to be the Negritos. After many years, European started with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan on 1521 that started the Spanish Coloniization. Followed then by the American colonization that includes the commonwealth and the first Philippine Republic. Partial self-government under U.S. supervision began in 1935, but was interrupted by the Japanese attack and occupation of the islands during World War II. In April 1946, elections were held. Despite the fact that the Democratic Alliance won the election, they were not allowed to take their seats under the pretext that force had been used to manipulate the elections. The United States withdrew its sovereignty over the Philippines on July 4, 1946, as scheduled. Philippines then became independent and Third Philippine Republic came. The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the rise of student activism and civil unrest, prompting President Ferdinand Marcos Administration to declare martial law in 1972. The peaceful 1986 EDSA Revolution brought about the dismissal of Marcos and a return to democracy for the country.It was then followed by Aquino Admnistration, Ramos Administration, Estrada Administration and Today's Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Administration.
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