Your question: Who first settled the Philippines?

When did the Philippine history begin?

The history of the Philippines between 900 and 1565 begins with the creation of the Laguna Copperplate Inscription in 900 and ends with Spanish colonisation in 1565.

The verifiability of the claims made in this article is disputed.

Horizon Philippine history
Period c. 900–1560s
Dates c. Before 900 AD

Who ruled the Philippines before the Spanish?

Philippines Before the Spanish

The Philippines was influenced by the Indian-based Majapahit and Srivjaya Kingdoms. The latter thrived from the 8th to 13th centuries and was centered in present-day Palembang, Sumatra.

How old is Philippines as a country?

Philippines

Republic of the Philippines Republika ng Pilipinas (Filipino)
• Independence from Spain declared June 12, 1898
• Spanish cession to the United States December 10, 1898
• Independence from the United States granted July 4, 1946
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