Name Origins
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What are the origins of the Philippines?

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2011-09-14 00:39:22

In the ancient times, the Philippines is composed of different

kingdoms. The local are having their own tradition, culture,

beliefs, and rituals. They lived peacefully until the time that the

Philippines was discovered by Magellan. Before the arrival of the

Portuguese explorer "Magellan" under the flagship of Spain,

Kingdoms already exists. one of the oldest Kingdom is the Kingdom

of Butuan in the Mindanao Island.

When the Spaniards invaded the Philippines, They control over

everything and exploits all the minerals and resources of the

country. Spain erased all the history of the country but were

recently found out that before the arrival of Magellan, the country

already exist after the Antique Gold Royal Crown and Gold Royal

belt of the king in Kingdom of Butuan discovered by the local

farmers of Butuan, Philippines.

Before the Spaniard founding of the Philippines; the Islands

were called "LUZVIMINDA BORNEO" (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and

Borneo) a full name of a woman which is derived from the 3 biggest

island of the country; Luzon , Visayas, Mindanao and the North

Borneo or (Sabah). The Luzviminda Borneo is also know as "Pearl of

the Orient" or Perlas ng Silangan. The name Philippines is only

given as official name of the country by the Governador General to

honor his king of Spain Philip and they called Philippians and then

into Philippines.

During the 18th and 19th century, he first recorded history of

the Philippines as allowed by the Spain to be known by the

Philippine Nations starts with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in

1521. The Spanish colonization officially began in 1565 with the

arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi.

The Philippines declared independence from Spain in 1898 after a

revolution that lasted 2 years. In the same year the Spanish handed

over the Philippines to the United States as compensation for the

Spanish American War (Treaty of Paris).

Partial self-government under U.S. supervision started in 1935,

but was stopped by the Japanese attack and occupation of the

Philippines in World War II. The Philippines was given full

independence in 1946.

The 1960s and early 1970s saw the beginning of student activism

and civil unrest, prompting President Ferdinand Marcos to declare

martial law in 1972. The 1986 EDSA Revolution brought about the

demise of Marcos and a return to democracy for the Philippines


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