HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 17 no. 1-2 (1972)

The Role of the Philippines in East-West Contacts

Eufronio M. Alip

Discipline: Social Science, History



The Republic of the Philippines, a young multi-island country in Southeast Asia, takes pride in recollecting its role in the East-West socio-economic interflow that could be traced back to several centuries earlier than the resumption of its independent status in 1946, only a year after the end of World War II.


This paper was read before the Congress of Historians in Manila in May, 1971, under the auspices of the International Association of Historians. Asia Chapter.