Jul 1946 The Philippines became independent. relinquished sovereignty but retained many military bases on the Islands. Here is a clickable map of the Philippines exhibiting its 17 regions and 80 provinces.
All you need to know about getting from A to B in the Philippines, detailed information about transport + map. Highlights: hiking in Banaue (Luzon), island hopping in El Nido (Palawan) and sightseeing on Bohol.