SUBIC BAY HISTORY

Philippine-American War

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Philippine American War

Gregorio Del Pilar and Troops. (wikipedia.org)

As Filipino revolutionaries who have launched many revolts against the Spanish colonizers were finally making a headway against the Spanish military, they thought that victory is almost in their hands. The sudden appearance of the Americans troops, however, caught them off guard. They tried to mount another revolution, this time against the United States of America.

But, it would be a short lived one.

Filipino revolutionaries tried to establish control of the Subic Bay port during the summer of 1899 but were repulsed by the Americans. The U.S. Marines eventually took over operational and administrative control of Olongapo town in 1899 and the American flag was raised over the area in December of that year.