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


Discovered by Magellan in 1521, the Philippine islands were conquered by Spain in 1565 and named after the Spanish king, Philip. The independence of the Philippines was declared in June 1898 but in Dec. 1898 at the signing of the Treaty of Paris, following the Spanish-American War, the Philippines were ceded to the USA. A four-year war followed with considerable loss of life of Filipinos.


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Further Reading

  1. National Statistics 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. Hamilton-Paterson, J., America’s Boy: The Marcoses and the Philippines.Granta, London, 1998Google Scholar
  5. Kamow, S., In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines. New York, 1989Google Scholar
  6. 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
  7. Larkin, J. A., Sugar and the Origins of Modern Philippine Society. California Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  8. Richardson, J. A., Philippines. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1989Google Scholar
  9. Vob, R. and Yap, J. T., The Philippine Economy: East Asia’s Stray Cat? Structure, Finance and Adjustment. London and The Hague, 1996Google Scholar
  10. National statistical office: National Statistics Office, POB 779, ManilaGoogle Scholar

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