The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), mandated to preserve and curate the institutional memory of the Office of the President, has stood at the forefront of promoting interest and curiosity about the story of the Filipino people. This year, we publish the Historical Atlas of the Republic, the first of its kind: charting the historical, political, and economic developments of the Philippines from prehistoric times to the present. This book is available in an e-book format and is downloadable for free through this URL: https://archive.org/details/historical-atlas-of-the-republic.
The Historical Atlas covers landmarks in Philippine history from the first inhabitants of the archipelago, to the subsequent Spanish colonization of the islands, towards the establishment of an independent Philippine Republic, followed by the dictatorial regime, and the restoration of Philippine democracy. It is useful for summarizing, visualizing, and contextualizing Philippine history through a collection of 44 concise, meticulously researched political, demographic, maritime, military, and migration maps.
For more related resources, visit the Presidential Museum and Library and Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines websites. Our social media accounts—Facebook and Tumblr—will likewise be promoting the book and its content.