Republika ng Pilipinas
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Before the Spanish discovery of the Philippines, the inhabitants came in contact with India, China and Arabia. The 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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Further Reading

  1. National Statistic; Office. Philippine Statistical Yearbook. Google Scholar
  2. Boyce, J. K., The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era. London, 1993Google Scholar
  3. Bresnan, J., (ed.) Crisis in the Philippines: The Marcos Era and Beyond. Princeton Univ. Press, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Karnow, S., In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines. New York, 1989Google Scholar
  5. Kerkvliet, B. J. and Mojares, R. B. (eds.), From Marcos to Aquino: Local Perspectives on Political Transition in the Philippines. Hawaii Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Larkin, J. A., Sugar and the Origins of Modern Philippine Society. California Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  7. Richardson, J. A., Philippines. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: National Statistics Office, POB 779, ManilaGoogle Scholar

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