Interactive timeline: WikiLeaks cables on the Philippines

by Jojo Malig,

Posted at Sep 02 2011 06:12 PM | Updated as of Jan 13 2016 06:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Whistleblower group Wikileaks announced on its website Friday that it has posted online all 251,287 diplomatic cables in its possession.

The memos released Friday include hundreds of previously unpublished secret and confidential cables on the Philippines.

The cables cover the period of December 28,1966 to February 28, 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

The cables:

  • 15,652 secret
  • 101,748 confidential
  • 133,887 unclassified

"This document release reveals the contradictions between the US's public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes," WikiLeaks said in a statement.

The interactive infographics above is a visualized timeline of some of the more significant diplomatic cables regarding the Philippines, as well as incidents related to the memos.

The timeline is being updated, as of posting, to include newly published cables, as well as related stories at

Click and scroll through the timeline to navigate through it and expand its content. You can also zoom in and out using the bar on the timeline's upper left side.

A larger version of the interactive timeline is available at