if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav3n=MSFPpreload("_derived/philippine_flag.htm_cmp_history-theme010_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav3h=MSFPpreload("_derived/philippine_flag.htm_cmp_history-theme010_vbtn_a.gif"); } function MSFPpreload(img) The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or boats at least 709,000 years ago as suggested by the discovery of Pleistocene stone tools and butchered animal remains associated with hominin activity. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted. ● 1941 - Japanese invades the Philippines, and defeats Gen. Douglas MacArthur at Bataan and Corregidor; Quezon establishes government in exile in the U.S. ● 1944 - Quezon dies in exile; Vice President Sergio Osme�a assumes the presidency; MacArthur returns to the Philippines and lands in Leyte with little resistance. Blue stands for peace and justice, red symbolizes courage, the white equal-sided triangle represents equa… Public transport systems grind to a halt. Philippines - Philippines - The Spanish period: Spanish colonial motives were not, however, strictly commercial. ● 1935 - Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as president. ● 1542 - Spanish expedition commandeered by Ruy Lopez de Villalobos claims the islands for Spain; names them "Philippines" after 1902 - Philippine-American War formally ends as US civil government replaces military rule. Death toll is now 658 while the number of survivors increases to 1,506.DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says 712 local government units have not completed distribution of SAP cash assistance.DOH says 100 patients will be administered the anti-flu drug Avigan from Japan as an experimental treatment for Covid-19.DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario urges continued vigilance, compliance to health safety measures because it is still too early to say that the flattening of the curve will be sustained.May 7, 2020DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says some cities in Metro Manila are ready to shift to general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15.DILG extends deadline for distribution of cash grants to May 10 in Metro Manila.For a second day in May, DOH reports more than 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection.May 8, 2020Officials note clustering of cases in Cebu, especially in jails, prisons and communities.May 9, 2020New confirmed cases go down to less than 200 after two consecutive days of increases of more than 300.May 11, 2020Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection exceed 11,000. Year Date Event; 1901: March 2: ... A civil government is established in the Philippines with William Howard Taft as the first Civil Governor (1901–1904) July 18: The US organizes the Philippine Constabulary: August 28: The 1973 Constitution : as Amended in October 16-17, 1976, on January 30, 1980, and April 7, 1981. Public transport systems ground to a halt and air traffic volume between China and the rest of the world decline sharply.Despite this, the virus found its way to hosts outside China and on January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).On that same day, the threat posed by the novel coronavirus also became real for the Philippines.January 30, 2020The Department of Health (DOH) announces that a 38-year-old Chinese female tourist from Wuhan, China has been found positive for the novel coronavirus by the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Australia. February 1, 2020 The Philippines goes down in history as having the first Covid-19 mortality outside China. This civilization partly came from the Malay settlers and partly from their response to the new environment. 6. The Philippine government is now moving towards eased quarantine rules to bring back jobs and business activities, after the economy dipped into a steep recession during the first half of 2020. Spain was far from the first foreign power to interact with the Filipinos, who had a history of trading with Chinese and Arab … 1872 - Gomburza (Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jocinto Zamora) were executed by the Spaniards. 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan "discovers" the islands and names them: Archipelago of San Lazaro. The Philippine-American War lasted three years and killed tens of thousands of Filipinos and about 4,000 Americans. ● 1972 - Martial Law was declared by President Marcos. Only three regions, four provinces and three cities remain on the list.Lawmakers fill bill seeking to establish “new normal” guidelines in workplaces and public spaces.PNP tells men and women to provide assistance, ride to women who need to make essential travel to procure food, medicine and basic needs, elderly and pregnant women, nursing mothers and women with small children.Members of the Quezon City task force enforcing ECQ rules are caught on video beating a fish vendor.April 29, 2020DILG says government personnel enforcing ECQ guidelines should not beat up violators. 5, a 62-year-old Filipino who visited a Muslim prayer room in San Juan City, Metro Manila.Patient No. ● 1992 - Endorsed by Aquino, her Secretary of Defense Gen. Fidel Ramos wins presidential election. battle of President Rodrigo Duterte, irked by the numerous violations of social distancing and other quarantine protocols, tells the nation to choose between imposing discipline among themselves and the enforcement of a de facto martial law.Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia resigns. 5 infects his 59-year-old wife (Patient No. MANILA - The Philippine government signed a peace deal Thursday to end a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the country's south that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. ● 1996 - The government of Ramos agrees to greater autonomy for southern island of Mindanao. ● 1899 - Treaty of Paris ends Spanish-American War, cedes Philippines to U.S. after payment to Spain by U.S. of $ 20 million. Philippine History ● Filipino Flag ● This list includes only 100 major events that influenced Philippine history from the 14th century to the end of the 20th century. ● 2010 - Benigno "Noynoy" Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III wins the Presidential elections and sworn in at Manila's Rizal Park on June 30, 2010. Former constitutions of the Philippines: The 1986 Freedom Constitution : promulgated by Presidential Proclamation, March 25, 1986. ● Issuance of tourist visa on arrival is also suspended for Chinese nationals.Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año orders all local government units to each create a task force against the virus.February 1, 2020The Philippines goes down in history as having the first Covid-19 mortality outside China. ● 2020 - Starting March 10, the many parts of the country, specially the National Capital Region, has been under various levels of lockdown due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) that started in Wuhan, China and has spread worldwide. Some words have been banned. ● 1896 - Spanish execute Rizal for instigating insurrection; public outrage spawns rebellion. ● 1892 - Jose Rizal founded the civic organization The Philippines were colonized by Spain in the 16th century and was used for agricultural purposes under the feudal-styled encomienda system, as well as for trade with the East Indies and China. Site Map ●. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III admits the errors, but says these have been corrected.May 14, 2020The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service says it will exercise extra caution in investigating NCRPO Director Debold Sinas so as to avoid demoralizing the policemen who are in the front line of the battle against Covid-19.IATF clarifies that the entire country is under GCQ, except Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna, which are under MECQ until May 31.Online college courses may now be held while flexible learning options may be introduced in August and face-to-face classes may be held in September 2020.National Task Force Against Covid-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon admits 7,000 backlog in testing for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2.May 15, 2020Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection exceed 12,000 as deaths top 800.NCRPO Director Debold Sinas and 18 other police officers are charged for violating ECQ rules with the conduct of his birthday celebration.May 16, 2020IATF amends order, retains ECQ in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue from May 16 to 31. “Hindi mo dapat saktan,” DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño says.April 30, 2020PNP official appeals for patience and respect from both policemen and civilians avoid altercations over the enforcement of ECQ rules.Malacañang announces that Bacolod and Iloilo cities in Western Visayas are included in the list of areas with extended ECQ.DILG extends deadline for distribution of SAP cash aid.May 1, 2020Around 40 people taking part in a protest caravan in Iloilo City, 10 people holding a feeding program in Marikina City and two persons staging a protest in Rizal province are arrested for violation of the prohibition against mass gatherings.DILG orders the establishment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) desks in its regional offices to provide assistance to returning OFWs.DOH says healthcare workers comprise 19 percent of confirmed Covid-19 cases.Malacañang amends policy on gatherings, says these are not allowed even in GCQ areas.Police arrest 39 people who allegedly attacked or discriminated against healthcare workers.President Rodrigo Duterte issues Executive Order 112, which sets aside any quarantine declaration by a local government unit and places nine areas under ECQ until May 15, 2020.May 2, 2020Death toll from Covid-19 in the Philippines passes 600.Albay province and Zamboanga City are included in areas under ECQ.May 3, 2020IATF suspends all inbound international commercial flights in nine airports for one week to decongest quarantine facilities.May 4, 2020Senate, House resume sessions, amend rules to allow participation via video conferencing and list minimum health standards.PhilHealth says collection of premium contributions has been suspended until May 30 while President Duterte issues a directive making premium payments voluntary for OFWs.May 5, 2020President Duterte offers to give P30,000 cash reward for information on corrupt local government officials who committed irregularities in the implementation of the social amelioration program (SAP).The National Task Force Against Covid-19 is targeting to ramp up testing for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2, by raising the number of accredited diagnostic laboratories to at least 78 by the end of May.The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) says more than 12.1 million families have received financial assistance amounting to P65.5 billion under the social amelioration program (SAP).President Duterte urges local government officials to welcome returning OFWs.Epidemiologist John Wong says the epidemic curve is starting the flatten despite the backlog in data encoding of specimens. 11332.March 9, 2020DOH confirms four more cases, bringing the country’s total infections to 10.Philippine stock market falls, with index plunging to a 52-week low over Covid-19 fears. ● 1986 - Marcos was officially declared winner in a presidential election beating Corazon Aquino amid charges of fraud; demonstrations erupt; Marcos flees to Hawaii; Aquino is declared president and forms a new government. Manila Bay ensues. ● 2004 - Presidential election takes place. He is the first president to come from Mindanao. ● 1965 - Ferdinand E. Marcos is elected by a big majority as president. A MYSTERIOUS respiratory disease was reported by China to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the last day of the year 2019.In early January 2020, Chinese scientists traced the disease to a newly discovered zoonotic coronavirus, an RNA virus that they initially named as the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. See more Music timelines. // -->