|Spanish Manila||June 24, 1571|
|City Charter||July 31, 1901|
|Highly urbanized city||December 22, 1979|
Why did Manila became the capital of the Philippines?
The Spanish transferred the Philippine capital from Cebu to Manila because they observed that Manila was the main trade port that catered to China. Manila acts as a natural harbour and the waters lead to it.
Was the longest revolt in Philippine history?
Francisco Dagohoy led the longest revolt against the Spaniards in Philippine history. The revolt took the Spaniards 85 years (1744-1829) to quell. Forced labor was one of the causes of the revolt.
What is the Philippines known for?
The Philippines is known for having an abundance of beautiful beaches and delicious fruit. The collection of islands is located in Southeast Asia and was named after King Philip II of Spain.