Following recognition of the archipelago's independence from the Spanish, the Philippines became a republic and was supposedly governed by elected officials. However, there is much evidence to suggest that this era was plagued with issues and controversy of its own.
Known as the post-colonial era, this period runs from the independence of the Philippines in 1946 through until the end of the presidency of Diosdado Macapagal.
To find out more about how the Philippines was run as a republic, click on the links below:
"Post-Colonial". HistoryLearning.com. 2019. Web.