June 2011
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Philippines;Jun2011, p3
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The article discusses the history of the Philippines. It discusses the phases of its history such as the pre-Spanish period before 1521, the Spanish period during 1521-1898, the American period during 1898-1846 and the post-Independence period in 1946 onwards. The 2010 election was the first election to use automated ballot scanners, an election process that was lauded as the best in Philippine history. Such election was won by Liberal Party Senator Benigno S. Aquino III and Makati City Major Jejomar Binay as president and vice president, respectively.


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