This list includes only 100 major events that influenced Philippine history from the 14th century to the end of the 20th century. Interestingly, the events included on this list represent major areas where the life of the nation revolves like trade and commerce, religion, culture, literature and arts, education, various movements, wars and revolutions, laws and government, and military. Moreover, the events mentioned here are crucial in understanding the present and future of the Philippines as a nation.
The events go as far back as the 10th century when trade with the Chinese was established. The list will be presented in three parts, the first one consisting of items 1 through 31, over a period covering the 10th century through March 24, 1897.
Don’t expect a comprehensive discussion of the events, though. I do wish the descriptions were more thorough, like item number 5, which simply says: “Death of Ferdinand Magellan. April 27, 1521.” No mention of Lapu-lapu anywhere. A grave omission, in my opinion, since the chieftain of Mactan is regarded as the first to resist the country’s colonization.