The Philippines, sovereign island country consisting of 7,107 islands, is situated in Southeast Asia. The post pre-historic Philippines was composed of three time periods; The Spanish Era, The American Occupation, and the Philippine Independence. Before the Spanish first occupied the Philippines, the country was already rich with local cultural history ranging from trading interactions with the Chinese, Japanese, etc to engaging with Islamic leaders from the Middle East and eventually spreading Islam. The Spanish conquerors violently took control of the land though envisioned a cooperative relationship with the local Filipinos which met with some resistance. The Americans came over in 1898 after the Treaty of Paris deemed the United States the rightful owner of the Philippine Islands after the Spanish-American War. World War II affected the country as it was one of the epi-centre of the Pacific Theatre. After beating the Japanese, the Americans eventually gave the Philippines its long awaited independence. One of the most under-appreciated country in all of Asia, The Philippines is often left out when Asian history is discussed in higher education classes. This exhibition celebrates the rich history of how The Philippines was developed from a Spanish territory to an independent nation.