Republic of the Philippines

República de Filipinas— Republika ng Pilipinas
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Before the Spanish discovery of the Philippines, the native Filipinos came in contact with India, China and Arabia. According to the early records of China, ‘some Filipinos from the country of Ma-i arrived in Canton and sold their merchandise’ as early as 982. The Philippine islands were discovered by Magellan in 1521 and conquered by Spain in 1565. Following the Spanish-American war, the islands were ceded to the USA on 10 Dec. 1898, after the Filipinos had tried in vain to establish an independent republic in 1896.


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Books of Reference

  1. Philippine Yearbook 1985. National Census and Statistics Office, Manila, 1985Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1985

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  • John Paxton

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