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Under the Americans


When the Americans occupied Mindoro in 1900, they set up a military  government in the island until the inauguration of a civil government on July   4, 1901.

The province likewise played a historic part during the Second World War.

Its  history bristles with the gallantry of local heroes who fought the Japanese  invaders along with American soldiers. From Leyte, Douglas McArthur's forces   staged its "Second Landing" in the southern part of  Mindoro on December   15, 1945 on their way to the full liberation of the country from Japanese   invasion.

On February 20, 1921, Mindoro became a regular province through Act No. 2964.