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Tumult in the Philippines

A timeline of the country's conflicts

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July 1946

The independent Republic of the Philippines is founded.

1979

Jurisdiction over U.S. military bases passes to the Philippine government.

1986

After ruling for 20 years, strongman Ferdinand Marcos is forced into exile.

1986

President Corazon Aquino restores democracy but fails to control rebels and the military; she's voted out in 1992.

June 1991

Mount Pinatubo erupts, leaving 100,000 people homeless and prompting the evacuation and closing of U.S.-leased Clark Air Force Base.

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