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PostSubject: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:04 pm



THE PHILIPPINES
Pearl of the Orient
Background
The Philippines were ceded by Spain to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. They attained their independence in 1946 after being occupied by the Japanese in World War II. The 21-year rule of Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986 when a widespread popular rebellion forced him into exile. In 1992, the US closed down its last military bases on the islands. The Philippines has had two electoral presidential transitions since Marcos' removal by "people power." In January 2001, the Supreme Court declared Joseph ESTRADA unable to rule in view of mass resignations from his government and administered the oath of office to Vice President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO as his constitutional successor. The government continues to struggle with ongoing Muslim insurgencies in the south.
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THE PHILIPPINES stands at the crossroads of the developed western world and the Orient. It lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, stretching more than 1,840 kilometers. Composed of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is readily accessible to the different capitals of the world. Its three main islands are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The South China Sea washes its western shores. Taiwan, China and Hong Kong are northern neighbors and further north is Japan. To the west lie Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. An arm of the archipelago reaches out towards Borneo and at its feet stands the chain of Indonesian islands. To the east and south, the waters of the Pacific Ocean sweep its headlands, looking out towards Micronesia and Polynesia. Its unique location has made the Philippines the commercial, cultural and intellectual hub of Asia from the dawn of history.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:05 pm



Provinces and Cities
73 provinces and 61 chartered cities*; Abra, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Aklan, Albay, Angeles*, Antique, Aurora, Bacolod*, Bago*, Baguio*, Bais*, Basilan, Basilan City*, Bataan, Batanes, Batangas, Batangas City*, Benguet, Bohol, Bukidnon, Bulacan, Butuan*, Cabanatuan*, Cadiz*, Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro*, Calbayog*, Caloocan*, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Camiguin, Canlaon*, Capiz, Catanduanes, Cavite, Cavite City*, Cebu, Cebu City*, Cotabato*, Dagupan*, Danao*, Dapitan*, Davao City* Davao, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Dipolog*, Dumaguete*, Eastern Samar, General Santos*, Gingoog*, Ifugao, Iligan*, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Iloilo City*, Iriga*, Isabela, Kalinga-Apayao, La Carlota*, Laguna, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Laoag*, Lapu-Lapu*, La Union, Legaspi*, Leyte, Lipa*, Lucena*, Maguindanao, Mandaue*, Manila*, Marawi*, Marinduque, Masbate, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Mountain, Naga*, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, North Cotabato, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Olongapo*, Ormoc*, Oroquieta*, Ozamis*, Pagadian*, Palawan, Palayan*, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Pasay*, Puerto Princesa*, Quezon, Quezon City*, Quirino, Rizal, Romblon, Roxas*, Samar, San Carlos* (in Negros Occidental), San Carlos* (in Pangasinan), San Jose*, San Pablo*, Silay*, Siquijor, Sorsogon, South Cotabato, Southern Leyte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Surigao*, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Tacloban*, Tagaytay*, Tagbilaran*, Tangub*, Tarlac, Tawitawi, Toledo*, Trece Martires*, Zambales, Zamboanga*, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:05 pm

Economy
In 1998 the Philippine economy - a mixture of agriculture, light industry, and supporting services - deteriorated as a result of spillover from the Asian financial crisis and poor weather conditions. Growth fell to about -0.5% in 1998 from 5% in 1997, but recovered to about 3% in 1999 and 3.6% in 2000. The government has promised to continue its economic reforms to help the Philippines match the pace of development in the newly industrialized countries of East Asia. The strategy includes improving infrastructure, overhauling the tax system to bolster government revenues, moving toward further deregulation and privatization of the economy, and increasing trade integration with the region.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:06 pm

Climate
March to May is hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 22° to 32°C. June to October is rainy. November to February is cool; temperatures range from 22° to 28°C. Average humidity year-round is 77%.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:06 pm

Ethnic Groups
91.5% Christian Malay, 4% Muslim Malay ,1.5% Chinese and 3% other.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:06 pm

Languages
The national language is Pilipino, which is based on the language of Tagalog, although there are at least one or two dialects spoken in every region. English is both spoken and understood throughout the country, especially in business negotiations and in the government. Hokkien, Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken by older members of the Filipino-Chinese community.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:07 pm

Religion
83% Roman Catholic, 9% Protestant, 5% Muslim, 3% Buddhist and other.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:07 pm

The Philippines in the World
THE PHILIPPINES is readily accessible from the travel capitals of the world. Traveling time to Manila from Hong Kong is an hour and 50 minutes; Singapore, 3 hours and 10 minutes; Bangkok, 3 hours and 50 minutes; Tokyo, 4 hours and 15 minutes; Sydney, 10 hours and 20 minutes; London, 20 hours and 45 minutes; Paris, 21 hours and 15 minutes; Frankfurt, 19 hours and 40 minutes; San Francisco, 16 hours and 15 minutes; Los Angeles, 15 hours and 20 minutes; and New York, 25 hours and 20 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:23 pm

Interesting and Fun Facts about Philippines
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:24 pm

# Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,107 islands.
# Luzon is the largest island in the archipelago.
# The capital of Philippines is Manila and its national language is Filipino.
# With a population of about 90 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world.
# On the islands of Philippines, there are more than 200 volcanoes, though only a few are active.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:25 pm

# The Philippine flag is the only flag in the world which is hoisted upside-down when the country is in war.
# In the Tabon Cave Complex of Philippines, fossil evidence of Homo sapiens has been found. According to the studies, the area was inhabited around fifty thousand years ago.
# The Philippines comprises the two thousand years old Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. These are accredited as World Heritage Sites.
# Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer, was the first European to visit the Philippines.
# Mount Apo, at an altitude of 2,954 m, in the island of Mindanao is the highest point in the Philippines.
# About 80% people of the country’s total population are Roman Catholics.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:27 pm

# The people of the Philippines are from different ethnic origins such as Malay, Chinese, Spanish, American, etc.
# This nation was baptized the Philippines, after King Philip II of Spain.
# Its capital city Manila was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant, the nilad.
# The Philippines remain the colony of Spain from 1521 to 1898. Subsequently, it went into the hands of the USA.
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:31 pm

Interesting and Fun Facts about Philippines


* Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,107 islands.
* Luzon is the largest island in the archipelago.
* The capital of Philippines is Manila and its national language is Filipino.
* With a population of about 90 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world.
* On the islands of Philippines, there are more than 200 volcanoes, though only a few are active.
* The Philippine flag is the only flag in the world which is hoisted upside-down when the country is in war.
* In the Tabon Cave Complex of Philippines, fossil evidence of Homo sapiens has been found. According to the studies, the area was inhabited around fifty thousand years ago.
* The Philippines comprises the two thousand years old Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. These are accredited as World Heritage Sites.
* Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer, was the first European to visit the Philippines.
* Mount Apo, at an altitude of 2,954 m, in the island of Mindanao is the highest point in the Philippines.
* About 80% people of the country’s total population are Roman Catholics.
* The people of the Philippines are from different ethnic origins such as Malay, Chinese, Spanish, American, etc.
* This nation was baptized the Philippines, after King Philip II of Spain.
* Its capital city Manila was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant, the nilad.
* The Philippines remain the colony of Spain from 1521 to 1898. Subsequently, it went into the hands of the USA.
* It was the first Southeast Asian country to gain independence in 1946, following World War II.
* The Philippines stretches onto the area of 115,830 square miles, which makes it equal to the size of Italy.
* With more than 11 million Filipinos overseas, the Philippines has the largest diaspora networks in the world.
* The Pacific Ocean is known to contain the deepest ocean trenches in the world. The Mindanao trench, which lies close to the Philippines, is six and a half miles deep.
* The Philippines is regarded the “text capital of the world”. About 350 to 400 million SMS (Short Message Service) or text messages are sent daily by 35 million cell phone subscribers in the country, which is more than the total daily text messages sent in the U.S. and Europe, together.
* However, the land area of the Philippines is about 1/30th of the U.S.; it has a coastline of 36,289 kilometers while the U.S. coastline is just 19,924 kilometers.
* The karaoke was invented in the Philippines and not Japan. Karaoke means “singing without accompaniment” in Japanese was invented by Roberto del Rosario. The invention of “Sing-Along-System” was later called karaoke.
* The “Conus Gloriamaris”, which the rarest and most expensive seashell in the world, is one of the 12,000 species of seashells found in the Philippines. And about 488 coral species, out of the 500 coral species known worldwide, are found in the archipelago.

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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:12 am

OF COURSE, PINAY KA E...HEHEHE
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PostSubject: Re: FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES   Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:05 pm

kung may dagdag kayong mga facts about phils, post lang po d2,,,,thanks
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