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Articles about the history and culture of the Philippines, an island archipelago nation in the western Pacific Ocean.

The Philippines | Facts and History
The Philippines is an island archipelago nation in the western Pacific. Learn about the history, geography, and people of this fascinating country.

Revolutionary Heroes of the Philippines
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Philippines were freed from Spanish colonial control just to come under American power instead. Great leaders, including Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo,fought for Filipino freedom in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Jose Rizal Biography
Jose Rizal was a brilliant and multi-talented man who took on the Spanish colonial government of the Philippines. His martyrdom helped spur on the Philippines Revolution of 1896-1898.

Biography of Andres Bonifacio, Anti-Colonial Leader of the Philippines
Biography of Andres Bonifacio, anti-colonial rebel leader, and national hero of the Philippines.

Ferdinand Marcos Biography
Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines with an iron fist from 1966 to 1986. Critics charged Marcos and his regime with crimes like corruption and nepotism... He also murdered a family political rival.

Imelda Marcos and her Shoes

Biography of Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino went from shy housewife to leader of the People Power movement in the Philippines, leading the movement to oust dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Learn more about her in this biography.

What Was the Bataan Death March?
What was the Bataan Death March? Learn more about this terrible war crime from World War II in Asia here.

Biography of Ninoy Aquino
Biography of Ninoy Aquino, opposition leader in the Philippines during the dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos. Ninoy was the husband of later president Cory Aquino (Corazon Aquino) and father of current president Benigno Aquino III, called Noynoy.

Biography of Emilio Aguinaldo
Biography of Emilio Aguinaldo, independence leader of the Philippines, who fought against the Spanish and also lead his fellow Filipinos in the Philippine-American War at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Apolinario Mabini
Apolinario Mabini served as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines. He is called both the brains and the conscience of the revolution.

Manuel Quezon
Learn about Manuel Quezon, second president of the Philippines, who implemented the use of Tagalog as the national language.

The Hukbalahap Rebellion
The Hukbalahap Rebellion began as guerrilla resistance to the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines during World War II, but it lasted until 1954. It lost public sympathy because of its extremism after the war.

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