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Philippines Independence Day (1898): June 12, 2022

Release Number CB22-SFS.88

From history.com, THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1898 June 12, Philippine independence declared:

“During the Spanish-American War, Filipino rebels led by Emilio Aguinaldo proclaim the independence of the Philippines after 300 years of Spanish rule. By mid-August, Filipino rebels and U.S. troops had ousted the Spanish, but Aguinaldo’s hopes for independence were dashed when the United States formally annexed the Philippines as part of its peace treaty with Spain.”

From the Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, Philippines:

“The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence.”

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Fact Book (country reference maps).

Note: Click on the image above for the full page about the Philippines.

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From Our Surveys & Programs > International Programs Center:

Note: Click on the image above for the full page about the Philippines. The click on Philippines for Quick Facts (2022), Patterns and Trends, and Sources.

Note: Under Product Detail and Partner Country, under End-Use, click on Full Exports Dataset or Full Imports Dataset, then filter by country.

Note: After you create an account, you can search for imports and exports of commodities in a specified geographic area of interest, such as the Philippines. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USATrade® Online does not provide direct links to the data.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

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