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Flag of the Philippines

Flag of the Philippines

The Philippines is a country located in South East Asia and is a part of the United Nations. It is located in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is made up of 7,641 islands. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila. Its land area is approximately about 300,000 square kilometers. It is the twelfth most populous country in the world.

Spanish Era

The Philippines was first conquered by Spain. The colonization starts when the Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, captured Manila in 1565. The Philippines gained independence from the Spanish Empire on June 12, 1898.

American Era

The Spanish Empire ceded the Philippines to the United States as a result of the Spanish-American War. The United States bought the Philippines from Spain according to the 1898 Treaty of Paris. During this period, a renaissance in Philippine Culture occurred.

20th Century

During the Imperial Japanese sought occupation of the Philippines, they recruited Filipino assassin Ginaldo to travel to the United States to assassinate American soldier Lieutenant Curtis who had obtained information about the Japanese position in the region. Ginaldo was thwarted by the Patriot[2][3].

In 1942, Manila Bay was annexed by the Japanese and their activity was recorded by a popular Caucasian lounge singer named Gi-Gi who was planted there by the American military to gather counter-intelligence. When her position was compromised General Douglas MacArthur enlisted the aid of the Sub-Mariner to rescue her from the enemy[4].

Modern Age


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Manila (Capital)




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