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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

PHL

Website

Philippines

Established

6/12/1898

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

4/23/2004


President

President

Vice President

Apayao

Aurora

Biliran

Compostela Valley

Dinagat Islands

Guimaras

House of Representatives

Isabela

Kalinga

Laguna

Lanao de Norte

Lanao de Sur

Sarangani

Senate

Shariff Kabunsuan

Zamboanga Sibugay

Province

Abra

Agusan del Norte

Agusan del Sur

Aklan

Albay

Antique

Basilan

Bataan

Batanes

Batangas

Benguet

Bohol

Bukidnon

Bulacan

Cagayan

Camarines Norte

Camarines Sur

Camiguin

Capiz

Catanduanes

Cavite

Cebu

Davao del Norte

Davao del Sur

Davao Oriental

Eastern Samar

Ifugao

Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Sur

Iloilo

La Union

Leyte

Maguindanao

Marinduque

Masbate

Mindoro Occidental

Mindoro Oriental

Misamis Occidental

Misamis Oriental

Mountain

Negros Occidental

Negros Oriental

North Cotabato

Northern Samar

Nueva Ecija

Nueva Vizcaya

Palawan

Pampanga

Pangasinan

Quezon

Quirino

Rizal

Romblon

Samar

Siquijor

Sorsogon

South Cotabato

Southern Leyte

Sultan Kudarat

Sulu

Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Sur

Tarlac

Tawi-Tawi

Zambales

Zamboanga del Norte

Zamboanga del Sur

Provincial Chartered City

Angeles

Bacolod

Bago

Baguio

Bais

Basilan City

Batangas City

Butuan

Cabanatuan

Cadiz

Cagayan de Oro

Calbayog

Caloocan

Canlaon

Cavite City

Cebu City

Cotabato

Dagupan

Danao

Dapitan

Davao City

Dipolog

Dumaguete

General Santos

Gingoog

Iligan

Iloilo City

Laoag

Lapu-Lapu

Legaspi

Lipa

Lucena

Mandaue

Manila

Marawi

Naga

Olongapo

Ormoc

Oroquieta

Oroquieta

Ozamis

Pagadian

Palayan

Pasay

Puerto Princesa

Quezon City

Roxas

San Carlos of Negros Occidental

San Carlos of Pangasinan

San Jose

San Pablo

Silay

Surigao

Tacloban

Tagaytay

Tagbilaran

Tangub

Toledo

Trece Martires

Zamboanga


DESCRIPTION

Republic of the Philippines Republika ng Pilipinas The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. An Asian archipelago discovered in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, its 7,107 islands stretch from South China to Borneo in the Pacific Ocean. The capital city is in Manila in the north. There are three main geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Densely populated, the Philippines is home to 85 million people dispersed among 73 provinces and 61 provincial chartered cities, which are independent of provinces. The country is heavily westernized - Spanish architecture, prevalence of Christianity and an American-fashioned government. It is the oldest democracy in Asia led by a President and bicameral Congress. Filipinos are diverse in ethnicity. There is no "true Filipino," except for indigenous valley tribes. Most Filipinos are of Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch in origin, related to colonial settlers from all over Europe, especially from Spain. There are also large numbers of Chinese, Malay and Arabian descendants. Philippines has a modern Amred Forces of over 106,000 soldiers in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. The country's armed forces coordinates with the United States Department of Defense in a special relationship. Philippines is the former host of several American bases which included Clark and Subic.


INFO LINKS

Philippines Constitution

Philippines President

Philippines Portal

Philippines NAMFREL Election Validation

Philippine Army

Philippine Air Force

Phillipine Navy

Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations


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MEDIA

Newspaper

Manila Times

Newspaper

Philippine Star

Newspaper

Malaya News

Newspaper

Balita News


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

10/15/2012 7:40 pm

News

Philippines Gov't, MILF sign Bangsamoro framework agreement

J.R.

8/19/2010 7:10 pm

Blog Entry

Filipino Politician's Slogan: “I’ll do my best but I can’t promise anything.”

Homegrown Democrat

11/17/2009 12:00 am

Announcement

Pacquiao's next fight: Congress in 2010

Jason

11/13/2009 3:25 am

News

Making peace with the MILF

Homegrown Democrat

6/7/2009 1:00 pm

News

Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets

Homegrown Democrat

8/18/2008 11:45 am

News

MILF rebels withdraw to Lanao uplands as conflict kills 31

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

12/20/2007 12:45 am

News

President Arroyo frees Philippine mutineers for Christmas

Gerald Farinas

1/6/2007 4:00 pm

News

Filipino MD. picks life as nurse in U.S.

ChronoT

5/4/2006 3:00 pm

Amusing

Fortune-telling judge couldn't see it coming

Nothing wrong, just gone

2/27/2006 4:00 pm

News

Philippines' Political Crisis Deepens

SC Moose

2/24/2006 9:25 pm

News

Filipinos mark "people power" under emergency rule

RP

5/27/2005 1:00 pm

News

'Japan soldiers' found in jungle

Ben

2/7/2005 12:00 am

News

Gay rebels marry in Philippines

Brandon

5/12/2004 12:00 am

News

Opposition Warns of Revolt in Philippines

Gerald Farinas

5/11/2004 12:00 am

News

Philippine Presidential Candidate Lashes Out at Voting

Gerald Farinas

5/10/2004 12:00 am

News

Filipinos Vote for President

Gerald Farinas

4/1/2004 12:00 am

News

Philippine Abu Sayyaf Says Ready to Bomb Manila

Gerald Farinas

11/26/2003 12:00 am

News

Actor seeks Philippine presidency

Picimpalious


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