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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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Fact check: No, this is not a map of the Philippines' high-speed rail system - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Fact check: No, this is not a map of the Philippines' high-speed rail system
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — A widely-shared Facebook post contains a map that claims to show the Philippines' high-speed rail system. The Department of Transportation told AFP the country does not have a high-speed rail network. A reverse image search ...



Philippines is world's second top globalization destination: index - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News

Philippines is world's second top globalization destination: index
ABS-CBN News
MANILA - The Philippines is the second top globalization destination in the world this year, according to global strategic advisory firm Tholons. The 2018 Services Globalization Index saw the Philippines rising to the second spot of the "Top 50 Digital ...

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Only in the Philippines - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

Only in the Philippines
Manila Bulletin
While we as Filipinos are fond of saying “Only in the Philippines” when referring to the uniqueness or peculiarity of a behavior or an object, to the point of it becoming an expression, I often wonder whether or not we actually take pride in it ...



Philippines, Israel sign Palawan oil exploration deal - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Philippines, Israel sign Palawan oil exploration deal
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang yesterday expressed hope the oil exploration deal between the Philippines and an Israeli firm would lessen Manila's dependence on imports and its vulnerability to price shocks in the global market. On Wednesday ...

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With Carpio, America rules the Philippines - The Manila Times

The Manila Times

With Carpio, America rules the Philippines
The Manila Times
Reputedly the leading advocate of the Philippines' claim to certain areas of the South China Sea, Carpio has been very vocal in asserting what he perceives as the Philippines' victory over China in the arbitral proceedings at the Permanent Court of ...



'This is a murder': Australian man shot dead in Philippines dispute - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

'This is a murder': Australian man shot dead in Philippines dispute
The Sydney Morning Herald
The brother of an Australian man gunned down in an execution-style killing at his home in the Philippines believes he was murdered by an organised criminal gang as retribution over a legal dispute. Ex-Queenslander Reginald Rene Hodgens, 70, was shot in ...
Australian man reportedly shot dead in the PhilippinesCourier Mail
Townsville man mourns after his brother was shot dead in the PhilippinesTownsville Bulletin
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The Philippines Wants More STEM-Educated People - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

The Philippines Wants More STEM-Educated People
U.S. News & World Report
The Philippines, the 13th-most populous country in the world, has plenty of young people that need training in STEM fields, says Jose Manuel “Babe” del Gallego Romualdez, the country's ambassador to the United States. Educators and officials in the ...
The Philippines' Efforts to Educate its Growing Young Population in STEMWTOP

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US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan off Philippines; sailors hurt - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan off Philippines; sailors hurt
USA TODAY
A number of sailors were injured Friday when a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in the Philippine Sea. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk "made an emergency landing ...
Helicopter crashes on Yokosuka-based carrier USS Ronald Reagan off Philippines, injuring sailorsThe Japan Times
12 injured when Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald ReaganStars and Stripes

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Philippines strikes oil exploration deal with Israeli company - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Philippines strikes oil exploration deal with Israeli company
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government signed on Thursday an "initial" seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country's own energy sources amid sharp swings in oil prices in the international market.

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Melco Philippines withdraws plan to delist from PSE - BusinessWorld Online

BusinessWorld Online

Melco Philippines withdraws plan to delist from PSE
BusinessWorld Online
By Arra B. Francia, Reporter. MELCO Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp. (MRP) has withdrawn its application to voluntarily delist from the local bourse, announcing instead its largest shareholder's plan to increase its stake in the company.
Melco delays Philippine tender offer, cancels delisting amid minority investor feudReuters
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Melco Resorts Philippines delisting process held up againGGRAsia

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