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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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The people left behind by Philippines' brutal war on drugs - photo essay - The Guardian

The Guardian

The people left behind by Philippines' brutal war on drugs - photo essay
The Guardian
One year after visiting the Philippines to document the impact of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs, photographer James Whitlow Delano returns to the city of Navotas, Metro Manila, to assess the impact of a campaign that has now claimed up ...
Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next monthChannel NewsAsia
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US Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre - New York Times

New York Times

US Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre
New York Times
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Mattis calls for return of church bells taken from Philippines in colonial fightStars and Stripes
US to return colonization era church bells to the PhilippinesReuters
US to return Balangiga Bells to the PhilippinesGMA News
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Blacklisted Australian rights activist leaves Philippines - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Blacklisted Australian rights activist leaves Philippines
Channel NewsAsia
MANILA: An Australian professor left the Philippines on Tuesday (Aug 14), nearly a week after being barred entry and placed in limbo at an airport in what rights groups say was part of a crackdown on critics of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippine ...
Australian professor Gill Boehringer on way back to Sydney after being detained at Manila airportDaily Telegraph

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How resource cooperation in disputed waters can be a win-win for China and the Philippines - South China Morning Post

Philippine Star

How resource cooperation in disputed waters can be a win-win for China and the Philippines
South China Morning Post
Two years after a landmark ruling in their dispute over maritime territory in the South China Sea, the Philippines and China appear to be making subtle progress in implementing parts of the judgment, particularly in relation to resource access. Dispute ...
Philippine pilots continue to fly, disregard Chinese warnings PalacePhilippine Star

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Digital currency trading platform established in the Philippines - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Digital currency trading platform established in the Philippines
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines Aimed to be a currency trading platform that provides users with safe and compliant digital asset financial services, the Huibi Exchange was launched at a press conference held at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City last ...



NBA okays Clarkson for Team Philippines in Asiad - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

NBA okays Clarkson for Team Philippines in Asiad
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines Cleveland's Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson has been given the green light by the National Basketball Association to play for the Philippines in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Philippine basketball officials are now ...
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Asian Games: Trollano replaces Clarkson in PH lineupCNN Philippines

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Footage shows volunteers struggling to stop waves of garbage washing ashore in Manila Bay - ABC News

ABC News

Footage shows volunteers struggling to stop waves of garbage washing ashore in Manila Bay
ABC News
Piles of garbage and plastic debris have washed up on roads and side streets in Manila after heavy rains deluged the Philippines capital over the weekend. Residents have been pitching in to recover lost valuables and salvageable material from the ...

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Philippines Cracks Down On Fuel Pirates - OilPrice.com

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Philippines Cracks Down On Fuel Pirates
OilPrice.com
Oil smuggling has been a thorn in the side of the Philippine government for decades, with both overt oil smuggling, the transfer of oil cargoes from one vessel to another off shore and away from the watch of the Philippine Coast Guard or customs ...



US to return war loot 'Balangiga' bells to Philippines - Borneo Bulletin Online

Borneo Bulletin Online

US to return war loot 'Balangiga' bells to Philippines
Borneo Bulletin Online
MANILA (AFP) The United States (US) will return to the Philippines church bells seized by American forces in a bloody campaign more than a century ago, its embassy said on Sunday, following a demand by Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte. American ...

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Justin Brownlee's love affair with Philippines gets serious - ESPN

ESPN

Justin Brownlee's love affair with Philippines gets serious
ESPN
It's been over three months already since Justin Brownlee helped the Philippine ball club Alab Pilipinas win the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League championship. But for American import, that's the closest he's come to representing the Philippines. Brownlee ...
More than basketball: Brownlee wants to stay in Philippines for good, says ChuaInquirer.net

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