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Much of the archipelago came under Spanish rule, creating the first unified political structure known as the Philippines.
By 1000 BC, the inhabitants of the Philippine archipelago had developed into four distinct kinds of peoples: tribal groups, such as the Aetas, Hanunoo, Ilongots and the Mangyan who depended on hunter-gathering and were concentrated in forests; warrior societies, such as the Isneg and Kalinga who practiced social ranking and ritualized warfare and roamed the plains; the petty plutocracy of the Ifugao Cordillera Highlanders, who occupied the mountain ranges of Luzon; and the harbor principalities of the estuarine civilizations that grew along rivers and seashores while participating in trans-island maritime trade.
Spanish rule ended in 1898 with Spain's defeat in the Spanish–American War. The Treaty of Manila in 1946 established an independent Philippine Republic.
The Philippines then became a territory of the United States. S forces suppressed a Philippine Revolution led by Emilio Aguinaldo. The Philippine Commonwealth was established in 1935, as a 10-year interim step prior to full independence. Still, the earliest archeological evidence for man in the archipelago is the 67,000-year-old Callao Man of Cagayan and the Angono Petroglyphs in Rizal, both of whom appear to suggest the presence of human settlement prior to the arrival of the Negritos and Austronesian speaking people.
They were followed by speakers of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, a branch of the Austronesian language family, who began to arrive in successive waves beginning about 4000 BC, displacing the earlier arrivals.
Before the expansion out of Taiwan, archaeological, linguistic and genetic evidence had linked Austronesian speakers in Insular Southeast Asia to cultures such as the Hemudu, its successor the Liangzhu The jade is said to have originated nearby in Taiwan and is also found in many other areas in insular and mainland Southeast Asia.
The first recorded visit by Europeans is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan.