In this series, the author, Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, refracts each major colonial and transitional period of Philippine history into a transformation roadmap for each stage of our journey toward development. Each volume is a springboard to action for individuals and institutions working to achieve a shared vision: our Dream Philippines.


This series, written in Barcelona and Manila from 2018-2021, is a powerful look at Philippine history through the lens of modern governance. It aims to encourage a new generation of Filipinos to apply key learnings from each major colonial and transitional period and use these for the development of the Philippines and all Filipinos.

The first volume, Governance in the Philippines: Spanish Colonial Rule, 1565–1898, uncovers the roots of Philippine governance, politics, and economics and presents the perspectives of both the country’s Spanish conquerors and Filipino revolutionary leaders.

The second volume, Governance of the Philippines: the US Colonial Period, 1898–1946, examines the foundations of our modern democratic system and presents the parallels between the US colonial period and the present time.

The third and final volume, Governance of the Philippines: As a Republic, 1946–2021, takes us through two major reclamations of Philippine political freedom: our Declaration of Independence from the US in 1946; and the People Power Revolution in 1986—and inquires into whether we have already been able to achieve economic freedom.

*Exclusive of Value Added Tax

  1. Choose the products and quantity you want to order and add to cart. Checkout and fill in your details.
  2. Select For Delivery/Pick Up for local delivery, self-pick up, and pick up via courier. Select Bank Deposit as your payment method. Once you place your order, you will receive an email confirming the details of your purchase.
  3. Settle the total amount inclusive of VAT via bank transfer, and send the proof of payment in the Order Received email thread. Use the Order Number as your reference when paying.
  4. Wait for our confirmation. A member of our team will coordinate with you re: shipping fees and estimated day of delivery. All fees are calculated after payment is made and are shouldered by the customer.

We accept bank deposits to the Institute for Solidarity in Asia BPI and BDO accounts. Bank details will be given at checkout.

• We are seeking your kind understanding due to some delays. The ISA staff are in a work-from-home arrangement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please give us up to three (3) weeks to deliver your order.

• Delivery rates are estimated at ₱100 – ₱500 within Metro Manila, (ISA staff will confirm the final amount upon payment confirmation). The delivery fee outside Metro Manila will be subject to the rates of the courier company assigned to handle your order. Please note that customer will be shouldering all applicable fees.

• For any additional requests and arrangements, you may reach out to Mr. Keane Cyril Gadia at kgadia@isacenter.org, programs@isacenter.org, or (+63)926-804-3745.