The movement for Philippine independence has been on foot since the last half of the nineteenth century, first under Spanish dominion and later under that of the United States. Discovered by Magellan in 1521, the islands remained Spanish possessions, with the exception of brief seizures by the British, Japanese and Chinese, until the Treaty of Paris, December 1898, which resulted in their cession to the “united States. Although conquered by military and naval forces in the Spanish-American War, the United States paid $25,000,000 to Spain for the islands. The Philippine Archepelago includes 3000 islands having an aggregate land surface equal to the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The population is approximately 10, 000, 000.
Restiveness in the Philippines, under the Spanish ...