Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
Spanish governor leaves Philippines
Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
-11) Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas.
US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance
Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines
Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.
The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence
Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence
US Congress recognize independence Philippines
US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines
Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse
Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom
US forces land in Philippines
US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines
US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed
US Destroyers Hull, Spence & Monaghan sink in typhoon (Philippines)
US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies
Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Philippines gains independence from US
President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila
Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis
US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact
Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500
Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.
Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay
Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines
Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos
2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
An earthquake & tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree
Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election
Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees
People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
Philippines adopts constitution
Philippines constitution goes into effect
Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines
Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.
Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
"Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.
Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.
Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.
An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports
Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983
Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines
16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines
8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines
6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines
21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines
At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender woman in Philippines
More than 700000 evacuated as Typhoon Melor batters Philippines
John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines
Trump-like mayor favoured as Philippines votes for new president
Obama speaks to Philippines' president-elect, stresses human rights
Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult
Super Typhoon Haima: Philippines evacuates thousands in storm's path
Philippines Searches for 18 Crewmen of Ship Sunk by Typhoon
Quake in southern Philippines kills at least 4 people
At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs
Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines
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Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901) (d. 1964)
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42)
Sergio Osmeña, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d.1956)
Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines
Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
Ramon Magsaysay, politician and 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952) at Iba Philippines (d. 1957)
Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65)
Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines President (1965-86)
Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt
Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines, congresswoman
Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92)
Joseph Estrada, actor and 13th President of the Philippines
Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar)
Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010) in San Juan Philippines
Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila
Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines
Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)
Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
Harrison G. Otis, Gen. Otis with His Troops in the Philippines
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65
Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)
Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65
Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49
Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72
Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies aged 86
Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)
Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt
Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)
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