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Country Philippines
Capital Manila
Continent Asia
Currency Peso(PHP)
Languages Filipino, English, Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Pampango, Pangasinense, Tagalog & Waray

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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. The Philippine Government faces threats from three terrorist groups on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Decades of Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines have led to a peace accord with one group and on-again/off-again peace talks with another.

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Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox wins appeal to stay in Philippines - The Guardian

The Guardian

Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox wins appeal to stay in Philippines
The Guardian
There were tears of relief and joy at Sister Patricia Fox's modest home in Quezon City, the Philippines, after it was announced her appeal against the withdrawal of her missionary visa had been successful. But the 71-year-old Australian nun remains ...
Philippines stops order expelling Australian nun who joined protestThe Straits Times
Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox's order to leave Philippines nullified by Justice DepartmentABC Local
Philippines overturns Aust nun expulsionSBS

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Philippine lawyer finds unlikely ally in Duterte in fight to legalise gay marriage - The Guardian

The Guardian

Philippine lawyer finds unlikely ally in Duterte in fight to legalise gay marriage
The Guardian
Falcis has found an unlikely ally in his fight in the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Falcis has been a vocal critic of Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign and the ousting of supreme court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. But on this issue, he ...



Palace wants peace talks with Reds held in Philippines - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Palace wants peace talks with Reds held in Philippines
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government wants to hold the next round of peace talks in the country instead of abroad, the Palace reiterated on Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that there is no need to go abroad to talk peace ...
DND: AFP has nothing to do with cancellation of peace talkspna.gov.ph

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr eyes Philippine presidency - Financial Times

Financial Times

Ferdinand Marcos Jr eyes Philippine presidency
Financial Times
The Philippines, unlike post-Pinochet Chile or post-apartheid South Africa, never completed a full historical or legal accounting for the Marcos years. Mr Duterte allowed the late dictator to be buried at Manila's Heroes' Cemetery after taking power in ...



Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines - Rappler

Rappler

Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines
Rappler
"It is truly a great honor to receive the award from the president himself, and this is a beautiful exit for me after four fantastic years in the Philippines," Førner said. Førner is saying goodbye to the Philippines after 4 years of service as Norway ...

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Two arrested in 2012 stabbing death of US Marine in Philippines - Fox News

Fox News

Two arrested in 2012 stabbing death of US Marine in Philippines
Fox News
George Anikow, a 41-year-old married father of three who had moved to the Philippines with his family from New Jersey after serving in Afghanistan, the New York Daily News reported. The suspects, identified as Crispin dela Paz and Galicano Datu III ...
Two arrested over stabbing of US Marine in PhilippinesNew York Daily News

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Philippine Labor Secretary: Region should adopt Qatar's labor reforms - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Philippine Labor Secretary: Region should adopt Qatar's labor reforms
The Peninsula Qatar
DOHA: Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment of Philippines, Silvestre Bello III, has praised steps taken by Qatar in the field of labour reforms and said that these should be adopted in the region. Speaking to the media persons on the ...

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The Philippine Peso Needs a More Hawkish Central Bank - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

The Philippine Peso Needs a More Hawkish Central Bank
Bloomberg
Monday, June 18: Japan trade balance, Singapore non-oil domestic exports; Tuesday, June 19: RBA meeting minutes, Philippines balance of payments; Wednesday, June 20: Philippine and Thailand monetary policy decisions, New Zealand current-account ...
Slim majority expect Philippine rate hike on Wednesday: Reuters pollReuters
Philippine Peso Needs a More Hawkish Central Bank to Stem LossesBloombergQuint

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[OPINION] The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes - Rappler

Rappler

[OPINION] The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes
Rappler
On June 10, in the northern Philippine province of Nueva Ecija, Father Richmond Nilo of Zaragoza town was preparing for Mass when an unidentified gunman killed him. A few days earlier, on June 7, an assailant shot and killed journalist and newspaper ...



Asean markets hit over trade spat; Philippines falls over 2.5% - The Star Online

The Star Online

Asean markets hit over trade spat; Philippines falls over 2.5%
The Star Online
Asean markets hit over trade spat; Philippines falls over 2.5%. Markets. Monday, 18 Jun 2018. 12:38 PM MYT. SINGAPORE: Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday, in line with broader Asia as a trade spat intensified between the world's top two ...
Most SE Asian stocks extend losses; Philippines hits over 1-yr closing lowThe Edge Markets MY
SE Asia Stocks-Most extend losses; Philippines hits over 1-yr closing lowReuters
SE Asia Stocks-Fall as trade spat escalates; Philippines sheds over 2.5 pctReuters UK

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