Founding of the Laguna province, Philippines

La Laguna encomienda, now known as the Laguna province in the Philippines, was founded on July 28, 1571 by the Spaniards.  La Laguna is one of the oldest provinces in the nation of the Philippines.  It is located southeast of the metropolis of Manila, the country’s capital.  The Spanish invaded and colonized the Philippines until the end of the Spanish American War in 1898, when the North Americans had their turn as invaders and colonizers.