Philippines History

Philippines History

The Spanish conquest of the Philippines Unlike other regions of Southeast Asia, the Philippines did not suffer a strong Chinese or Indian influence; more important was, starting from the 15th century, the Muslim penetration into the southern islands (Sulu, Mindanao), where two sultanates were established. In the 16th century, the population was divided into small independent communities (barangay), led by hereditary leaders (datu), when, after Magellan’s expedition (1521), the Spanish…

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Philippines 2010

Philippines 2010

Island state of Southeast Asia. The population at the 2010 census was 92,337,852 residents, Of which about half reside in the city, with a sustained annual urbanization rate (2.16%), which generated large bands of marginalization in the suburbs of metropolitan areas ; in 2014 it became 100,096,496 residents, according to an estimate by UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs). The Manila area alone has nearly 12 million…

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region in Asia that is usually set to include the countries south of China, east of India, and north of Australia. According to Countryaah.com, the region of Southeast Asia includes the following nations: BRUNEI BURMA CAMBODIA PHILIPPINES INDONESIA LAOS MALAYSIA SINGAPORE THAILAND VIETNAM EAST TIMOR Republic of the Philippines The Republic of the Philippines is an island state in Asia, as well as a member of…

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Tubbataha Reef Natural Park (World Heritage)

Tubbataha Reef Natural Park (World Heritage)

Tubbataha Reef Nature Park, the reef system with its unique underwater world in the approximately 332 km² national park is located in the Sulu Sea and consists of two atolls. In the center of the two reefs are shallow, sandy lagoons, an ideal habitat for stingrays and turtles. Tubbataha is considered to be one of the most beautiful reef landscapes in the world. The dive sites already enthusiastic JY Cousteau…

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Philippines

Mayon in Albay

The Philippines is a republic in Southeast Asia. The island nation is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about 100 kilometers east of the Asian mainland. The country consists of 7,107 islands, of which eleven are main islands. The Philippines is a bit smaller than mainland Norway and is located in one of the Earth’s most unstable areas where volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and typhoons often occur. The Philippines is an…

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Geography of the Philippines

The crab cake lives in Southeast Asia

The Philippines encompasses the northern part of the large archipelago of Southeast Asia, and lies north of Indonesia, northeast of Borneo and south of Taiwan. To the west lies the South China Sea and to the east the Philippines (Pacific). The country officially consists of 7,107 islands of which 2787 are named. Of these, 500 are larger than 1 km2, and the 11 largest comprise 93 per cent of the…

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Philippines Arts and Literature

Philippines Arts and Literature

Literature The oldest history of Philippine literature is characterized by the linguistic diversity that once separated the people of the different islands. Prior to the Spanish conquest, literature consisted mainly of poetry, which was recited or sung. The most popular forms were kundiman (love songs), kumentang (oden) and awit (ballads). Of this older literature, only fragments remain today, as it was rarely recorded on the native alphabet. Countryaah: Population and…

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Political System of the Philippines

Political System of the Philippines

Since the independence of the United States in 1946, the Philippines has been a unified state, and in principle democratic, republic. Following the 1987 Constitution, the country has a political system similar to the American one. The executive is led by a president-elect for six years. A president cannot stand for election for a new term. The president heads the government and appoints the ministers. He or she is also…

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Philippines Sightseeing Places

Philippines Landmarks

Best time to go to the Philippines The best time to visit is between December and May, when it’s a little cooler and drier. The whole country is on the road during Christmas and Easter, as well as Holy Week, and you will find it difficult to find transportation or rooms. The most beautiful festivals are between January and May, the rice terraces of Luzon are suitable for March and April and…

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Defense of the Philippines

The Philippines

The Philippines’ defense is primarily used in an internal role, against Abu Sayyaf and other far- reaching Islamist separatist groups in the south. There has been political will to strengthen the navy’s presence in the South China Sea, against the growing pressure from China, but lack of resources has made it unsuccessful. The total strength of the Philippines Armed Forces is 142,350 active personnel, with a reserve of 131,000 (2018,…

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