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William Howard Taft addressing the Philippine Assembly. The Americans gave Filipinos limited self-government at the local level byand the Americans passed the Philippine Organic Act in to introduce a national government; byan election to the Philippine Assembly was held.
The Nacionalista-dominated Philippine Assembly, and later the Philippine Senatewhich was created by the Jones Law and replaced the Philippine Commission, was often at odds with the Governor-General.
Several independence missions were sent to Washington, D. However, the Senate rejected this; a new law, the Tydings—McDuffie Act which was marginally different and more importantly, was supported by Quezon, was approved and paved the way for the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
The Nacionalistas controlled the now unicameral National Assembly for the entirety of the Commonwealth, with the understanding that the Americans would grant independence in the near future.
Quezon pressed for constitutional amendments that would allow him to obtain a second term, and the restoration of a bicameral legislature.
Quezon did obtain both amendments, with the newly restored Senate now being elected at-large instead of per districts, as what was done during the pre-Commonwealth era.
The Japanese invasion of at the onset of World War II delayed this granting of independence, forced the Commonwealth government to go into exile, and subjected the country to a puppet government. Laurel was declared president of the Second Philippine Republic. Despite the relationship with Japanese officials and opposition to U.
The first meeting of a bicameral Commonwealth Congress occurred. The Nacionalistas were split anew in the presidential electionwith Manuel Roxas setting up what would later be the Liberal Party. Roxas succumbed to a heart attack inallowing Vice President Elpidio Quirino to rule the country for the next six years, after winning in Magsaysay, who oversaw the surrender of the longimplemented a "Filipino First" policy and an austerity program.
Macapagal initiated a return to a system of free enterprise not seen since the Quirino administration. Macapagal was defeated in by Senator Ferdinand Marcos. However, significant protests, such as the First Quarter Stormthe communist and Moro insurgenciesand civil unrest, heightened.
This made Marcos in declare martial law and suspend the constitution. A new constitution calling for a semi-presidential government was approved inbut Marcos still ruled by decree untilwhen the Interim Batasang Pambansa was elected. However, opposition groups, whose leaders mostly had already left in exile, boycotted the election, and Marcos still allowed martial law to continue.
Marcos did end martial law inbut opposition groups still boycotted the presidential electionwhich Marcos easily won. Opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr.
By this time, the government was marred by alleged rampant corruption and allegations of human rights violations. Marcos was declared the winner, but the opposition refused to accept the result, alleging that the election was rigged.
Aquino ruled by decree in when a new constitution restoring the presidential system was approved. In the ensuing legislative electionthe administration parties won most of the seats in Congress. Post-People Power era[ edit ] Main article: History of the Philippines —present Corazon Aquino was inaugurated president on February 25, ; it was one of two presidential inaugurations that day.benjaminpohle.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want.
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