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,
and Today's Gloria Macapagal
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