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The course introduces the students to the development of the Philippines as a nation from Pre-
Colonialism to the formation of its government as a Republic. It will have a general survey of the
significant events that shaped the Filipino nation while at the same time traces our national and cultural
heritage. Thus, it will be presented in sequential and chronological order. The course is also a study of
the significant historical stages that formed the economic, political, social and cultural development of
the country through an analysis of the relationship of past events with the present condition of the


At the end of the semester, the students will be able to:

Analyze and conceptualize the history and formation of the cultural heritage of the Filipino people.

Critically understand the significance of the different stages of our history.

Intelligently explain the relationship of past events to our present condition.

Appreciate the accomplishments and sacrifices of our fellow Filipinos for the welfare of the nation.

Develop a deep sense of pride and identity as a Filipino through patriotism which will lead to action in
making a significant contribution in nation building.


Time table Topic

Week 1 Syllabus and class orientation

Week 1 The Philippines as a unique nation

Week 2 The Philippine territory and its people

Week 3 Pre-Colonial Philippines

Week 4 5 The Spanish Era

Week 6 7 Revolts and struggles for freedom

Week 8 Mid-Term
Week 9 Film Showing

Week 10 11 The Philippine Revolution

Week 12 The birth of a Nation

Week 13 The American Rule

Week 14 The Japanese occupation

Week 15 16 The Republic of the Philippines

Week 17 Finals


Descriptive and analytical approaches thru:

Quizzes 3. Reporting (Individual)

Discussion, lectures and recitations 4. Film showing with reviews and reactions


1. Quizzes (10%)

There will be a short quiz at the beginning of each class based on the previous lesson/s.

2. Report (20%)

Specific topic will be given to each student for their individual report. Prepare your report. No one is
allowed to read his/her report in the class directly from the book.

3. Research Paper (15%)

Choose and identify a particular event in our history. Explain its significance and relate its effects and
contribution to our present condition as a nation. 4 pages minimum.

Beware of plagiarism. Make a reflection paper using your own words. Dont copy and paste from
anyone. 5 points deduction per day of late. Due on finals.

4. Exams (40%)

Two major exams (Mid-Term and Finals) will be given to assess what the students have learned.

5. Class Participation and Attendance (15%)

Students are expected to participate during class discussions or submit assigned tasks as the case may
require it.
4 absences (automatic failure according to CHED rules), 15 minutes late (1 tardy), 3 tardies equals one
absence and 45 minutes late is considered absent.

Grading System:

Quizzes 10%

Class Participation 15%

Report 20%

Research Paper 15%

Exams 40%

Total 100%



Halili, Maria Christine N. Philippine History. Rex Book Store, 2004.

Zaide, Sonia M. The Philippines: A Unique nation, History of the Republic of the Philippines,

Cubao, Quezon City, 2000.

Agoncillo, T. History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: Garotech Publishing, 1990.

About the instructor:

Rev. Manuel A. Ocampo Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the Yeshua Emmanuel Christian Church, a Pentecostal-
Charismatic independent church. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting
degree in Far Eastern University (1990), Manila and Masters of Divinity (cum laude) at the Asian
Seminary of Christian Ministries in Makati (2013). He serves as a pastor since 1993 and handled different
ministries from a very young age. He is married to Gen V. Ocampo and has a son named Josiah. He is
part of the JRCC faculty since 2009.

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