Location of Philippines. Introduction. 7,107 Islands; 1000 populated. 100 local languages, 9 major. Little early history recorded. Spanish colony 1571-1898. U.S. colony 1898-1946. Japanese occupation 1942-45 Muslim – Christian conflict. Spratly Island Oil. Early Settlement. Migration
(German naval squadron arrived at Manila Bay
o/a June 12, 1898 with that intent.)
P193 billion in 1980.
- December 1, 1989 – Greorio Hanosan and RAM struck again. Three thousand rebel troops including the Scout Rangers seized military headquarters, 2 TV stations & the commercial airport. Launched air attacks against the presidential palace from Villamore AB. The U.S. provided combat patrols to keep the Filipino aircraft on the ground. The rebels then seized parts of Makati City trapping thousands of foreigners.