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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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Photos show Philippines' rigorous coronavirus lockdown - Insider - INSIDERPhotos show Philippines' rigorous coronavirus lockdown - Insider  INSIDER

Philippines Considers Lockdown Extension and Expansion - BloombergPhilippines Considers Lockdown Extension and Expansion  Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Philippines awaits Chinese expert team as cases pass 2000 - South China Morning PostCoronavirus: Philippines awaits Chinese expert team as cases pass 2000  South China Morning Post

Philippines Coronavirus Testing to Be Stepped up Soon: WHO - U.S. News & World ReportPhilippines Coronavirus Testing to Be Stepped up Soon: WHO  U.S. News & World Report

Coronavirus: Police lock up curfew breakers in dog cage in Philippines - Metro.co.ukCoronavirus: Police lock up curfew breakers in dog cage in Philippines  Metro.co.uk

Coronavirus: Philippines heath system struggles as cases rise - Al Jazeera AmericaCoronavirus: Philippines heath system struggles as cases rise  Al Jazeera America

China to send medical experts to help Philippines fight coronavirus - The Star OnlineChina to send medical experts to help Philippines fight coronavirus  The Star Online

China imports avocados from the Philippines for the very first time - The Star OnlineChina imports avocados from the Philippines for the very first time  The Star Online

What's Next for the Philippines Communist Insurgency Under Duterte? - The DiplomatWhat's Next for the Philippines Communist Insurgency Under Duterte?  The Diplomat

Airlines in Philippines Seek Credit Aid as They Fight to Survive - BloombergAirlines in Philippines Seek Credit Aid as They Fight to Survive  Bloomberg

8 Killed After Philippine Plane Bursts Into Flames - The New York Times8 Killed After Philippine Plane Bursts Into Flames  The New York Times

Police in Philippines Reportedly Are Locking People Who Violate Nat'l Lockdown in Dog Cages - Democracy Now!Police in Philippines Reportedly Are Locking People Who Violate Nat'l Lockdown in Dog Cages  Democracy Now!

Coronavirus: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, 538 more infections, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesCoronavirus: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, 538 more infections, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Virus cases in Philippines exceed 1000, with 272 new case recorded - The Star OnlineVirus cases in Philippines exceed 1000, with 272 new case recorded  The Star Online

Food shortage looms in Philippines amid coronavirus quarantine - The Straits TimesFood shortage looms in Philippines amid coronavirus quarantine  The Straits Times

Coronavirus: Britons stranded in the Philippines - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Britons stranded in the Philippines  BBC News

UPDATE 1-Philippines' nickel mining hub to suspend operations due to coronavirus - ReutersUPDATE 1-Philippines' nickel mining hub to suspend operations due to coronavirus  Reuters

Philippines reports 343 additional coronavirus cases, three new deaths - The Star OnlinePhilippines reports 343 additional coronavirus cases, three new deaths  The Star Online

Philippines plans 300000 tons rice import amid lockdown - The Star OnlinePhilippines plans 300000 tons rice import amid lockdown  The Star Online

Philippines reports 14 new Covid-19 deaths, 272 infections - The Star OnlinePhilippines reports 14 new Covid-19 deaths, 272 infections  The Star Online

Covid-19: Philippines health care workers suffer abuse, stigma - New Straits TimesCovid-19: Philippines health care workers suffer abuse, stigma  New Straits Times

Former Senator Sonny Alvarez, wife Cecile Guidote in critical condition due to COVID-19 - CNN PhilippinesFormer Senator Sonny Alvarez, wife Cecile Guidote in critical condition due to COVID-19  CNN Philippines

Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000 - GMA NewsPhilippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000  GMA News

Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights - Windpower MonthlyPhilippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights  Windpower Monthly

Philippines: Coronavirus Curfew Violators Abused - Human Rights WatchPhilippines: Coronavirus Curfew Violators Abused  Human Rights Watch

President Duterte to make public address on Covid-19 in Philippines today - The Star OnlinePresident Duterte to make public address on Covid-19 in Philippines today  The Star Online

Local family stranded in Philippines - KKTV 11 NewsLocal family stranded in Philippines  KKTV 11 News

Philippines sets aside P53.2M for UP-developed COVID-19 test kits - GMA NewsPhilippines sets aside P53.2M for UP-developed COVID-19 test kits  GMA News

B2Gold Resumes Masbate Mine Operations in the Philippines - Yahoo FinanceB2Gold Resumes Masbate Mine Operations in the Philippines  Yahoo Finance

Philippines grounds all Lionair planes after crash killing 8 people - The Star OnlinePhilippines grounds all Lionair planes after crash killing 8 people  The Star Online

Philippines in lockdown as health workers struggle - Al Jazeera AmericaPhilippines in lockdown as health workers struggle  Al Jazeera America

Coronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event  Al Jazeera English

5 billionaires in the Philippines you should know - South China Morning Post5 billionaires in the Philippines you should know  South China Morning Post

‘Almost Paradise’s Dean Devlin Goes Back To His Roots With First-Ever American TV Series Shot In The Philippines - Deadline‘Almost Paradise’s Dean Devlin Goes Back To His Roots With First-Ever American TV Series Shot In The Philippines  Deadline

Philippines Declares Coronavirus Emergency Amid State of 'Warfare' - VOA NewsPhilippines Declares Coronavirus Emergency Amid State of 'Warfare'  VOA News

Philippines' reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 538 more infections - The Edge Markets MYPhilippines' reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 538 more infections  The Edge Markets MY

COVID-19: 38 dead in Philippines, senators get infected - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: 38 dead in Philippines, senators get infected  Anadolu Agency

Threat to Terminate US-Philippine Pact Resonates Around Southeast Asia - Radio Free AsiaThreat to Terminate US-Philippine Pact Resonates Around Southeast Asia  Radio Free Asia

'Like wartime' - Philippine doctors overwhelmed by coronavirus deluge - Reuters'Like wartime' - Philippine doctors overwhelmed by coronavirus deluge  Reuters

Philippine health care workers outraged by allowance for volunteers - The Star OnlinePhilippine health care workers outraged by allowance for volunteers  The Star Online

Philippines: Covid-19 will devastate the poor | The Interpreter - The InterpreterPhilippines: Covid-19 will devastate the poor | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Philippines isolates hundreds of health workers as coronavirus cases rise in south-east Asia - The GuardianPhilippines isolates hundreds of health workers as coronavirus cases rise in south-east Asia  The Guardian

Philippines COVID-19 state of emergency includes prison time for spreading ‘false news’ - CPJ Press Freedom OnlinePhilippines COVID-19 state of emergency includes prison time for spreading ‘false news’  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Philippines lifts deadline for foreigners to leave region - FOX40Philippines lifts deadline for foreigners to leave region  FOX40

Philippines reports 39 new coronavirus cases - The Star OnlinePhilippines reports 39 new coronavirus cases  The Star Online

Left high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers - Al Jazeera EnglishLeft high and dry: Virus ban hits millions of Philippine workers  Al Jazeera English

Philippines' COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000, death toll at 68 - CNN PhilippinesPhilippines' COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000, death toll at 68  CNN Philippines

Covid-19: Philippines infections exceed 1000, death toll at 68 - New Straits TimesCovid-19: Philippines infections exceed 1000, death toll at 68  New Straits Times

World Bank downgrades economic outlook for Philippines to 3.0% - GMA NewsWorld Bank downgrades economic outlook for Philippines to 3.0%  GMA News

Frontliners keep money, payrolls moving as Philippines fights COVID-19 - ABS-CBN NewsFrontliners keep money, payrolls moving as Philippines fights COVID-19  ABS-CBN News

Highland woman stranded in Philippines due to coronavirus restrictions hopes to fly home - Inverness CourierHighland woman stranded in Philippines due to coronavirus restrictions hopes to fly home  Inverness Courier

Philippine Rebels Declare Ceasefire to Heed U.N. Chief's Call - TIMEPhilippine Rebels Declare Ceasefire to Heed U.N. Chief's Call  TIME

Philippines' Interior chief tests positive for COVID-19 - ABS-CBN NewsPhilippines' Interior chief tests positive for COVID-19  ABS-CBN News

WATCH: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates talk about the women who inspire them - RapplerWATCH: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates talk about the women who inspire them  Rappler

Piracy warnings issued for ships off Iran and Philippines - TradeWindsPiracy warnings issued for ships off Iran and Philippines  TradeWinds

Ghost town: Manila under coronavirus lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishGhost town: Manila under coronavirus lockdown  Al Jazeera English

Philippines records 230 Covid-19 cases, imposes travel ban on foreigners - The Star OnlinePhilippines records 230 Covid-19 cases, imposes travel ban on foreigners  The Star Online

San Miguel, Emperador Making Alcohol That Philippines Needs - BloombergSan Miguel, Emperador Making Alcohol That Philippines Needs  Bloomberg

Travel woes: Minot man stranded in the Philippines amid COVID-19 restrictions - KFYR-TVTravel woes: Minot man stranded in the Philippines amid COVID-19 restrictions  KFYR-TV

Philippines Becomes First Country to Shut Financial Markets Thanks to Virus - BloombergPhilippines Becomes First Country to Shut Financial Markets Thanks to Virus  Bloomberg

Philippines sends all workers home, outsourced call centres for Acer and telcos suffer degraded service - The RegisterPhilippines sends all workers home, outsourced call centres for Acer and telcos suffer degraded service  The Register

Duterte Expands Philippine Lockdown to 60 Million People - BloombergDuterte Expands Philippine Lockdown to 60 Million People  Bloomberg

Philippines gambling: Chinese syndicates 'linked to crime surge' - Aljazeera.comPhilippines gambling: Chinese syndicates 'linked to crime surge'  Aljazeera.com

Duterte's Manila Lockdown is A Disaster - Foreign PolicyDuterte's Manila Lockdown is A Disaster  Foreign Policy

Philippines takes first offshore wind steps with new project - Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyPhilippines takes first offshore wind steps with new project  Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Philippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal - Aljazeera.comPhilippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal  Aljazeera.com

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines - Global News6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines  Global News

Grab Philippines rolls out free e-scooter service for frontliners - GMA NewsGrab Philippines rolls out free e-scooter service for frontliners  GMA News

Vietnam, Philippines discuss co-operation amid pandemic - The Star OnlineVietnam, Philippines discuss co-operation amid pandemic  The Star Online

PAGCOR losing up to Php6 billion per month on Philippines casino closures - Inside Asian GamingPAGCOR losing up to Php6 billion per month on Philippines casino closures  Inside Asian Gaming

Singapore sends coronavirus test kits to the Philippines - straits timesSingapore sends coronavirus test kits to the Philippines  straits times

Philippines stops issuing visas to all foreigners - The Star OnlinePhilippines stops issuing visas to all foreigners  The Star Online

Gunman Takes 30 People Hostage in Philippine Shopping Mall - TIMEGunman Takes 30 People Hostage in Philippine Shopping Mall  TIME

Philippines – Displaced workers due to Covid-19 crisis nearing 500,000 (Inquirer.net) - Staffing Industry AnalystsPhilippines – Displaced workers due to Covid-19 crisis nearing 500,000 (Inquirer.net)  Staffing Industry Analysts

Locsin to DOH: Let Chinese doctors in - CNN PhilippinesLocsin to DOH: Let Chinese doctors in  CNN Philippines

Philippine airport officials confirm no survivors following Manila crash | Watch News Videos Online - Globalnews.caPhilippine airport officials confirm no survivors following Manila crash | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Malaysia and the Philippines enact sweeping measures, as coronavirus cases jump in Southeast Asia - CNNMalaysia and the Philippines enact sweeping measures, as coronavirus cases jump in Southeast Asia  CNN

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence - Al Jazeera EnglishDuterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence  Al Jazeera English

Philippine stocks plunge 24% as trading resumes - The Star OnlinePhilippine stocks plunge 24% as trading resumes  The Star Online

Fact checking COVID-19 Facebook posts: Philippines, Sri Lanka aren't killing coronavirus with aerial pesticide spraying - Genetic Literacy ProjectFact checking COVID-19 Facebook posts: Philippines, Sri Lanka aren't killing coronavirus with aerial pesticide spraying  Genetic Literacy Project

Philippines Gets $6 Billion Lifeline From Central Bank - Yahoo FinancePhilippines Gets $6 Billion Lifeline From Central Bank  Yahoo Finance

Duterte Puts 12 Million People on Lockdown, Shuts Government - BloombergDuterte Puts 12 Million People on Lockdown, Shuts Government  Bloomberg

Philippine Airlines to suspend international flights from March 26 - Business TravellerPhilippine Airlines to suspend international flights from March 26  Business Traveller

In Philippines, lockdown brings out the best, even from those with the least - The Straits TimesIn Philippines, lockdown brings out the best, even from those with the least  The Straits Times

Manila’s Lockdown Is Set to Curb Philippine Growth, Adds to Rate Cut Bet - BloombergManila’s Lockdown Is Set to Curb Philippine Growth, Adds to Rate Cut Bet  Bloomberg

The Philippines Did It. Now Smaller Markets May Follow Shutdown - BloombergThe Philippines Did It. Now Smaller Markets May Follow Shutdown  Bloomberg

Philippine Police Chief Survives Helicopter Crash - The New York TimesPhilippine Police Chief Survives Helicopter Crash  The New York Times

Coronavirus: in Philippines, leak shows politicians and relatives received 'VIP' testing - South China Morning PostCoronavirus: in Philippines, leak shows politicians and relatives received 'VIP' testing  South China Morning Post

Ex-serviceman from Nottingham stranded in Philippines as Covid-19 halts worldwide travel - Nottinghamshire LiveEx-serviceman from Nottingham stranded in Philippines as Covid-19 halts worldwide travel  Nottinghamshire Live

Philippine Markets Cut Trading Hours Amid Manila Lockdown - BloombergPhilippine Markets Cut Trading Hours Amid Manila Lockdown  Bloomberg

Number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines now at 202, death toll at 17 - CNN PhilippinesNumber of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines now at 202, death toll at 17  CNN Philippines

Elland couple return home after being stranded in the Philippines - Halifax CourierElland couple return home after being stranded in the Philippines  Halifax Courier

Over 300 tourism workers lose jobs in the Philippines - The Star OnlineOver 300 tourism workers lose jobs in the Philippines  The Star Online

Australia-Philippines: Prolonged partners | The Interpreter - The InterpreterAustralia-Philippines: Prolonged partners | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Philippines' COVID-19 cases jump to 552, death toll now at 35 - CNN PhilippinesPhilippines' COVID-19 cases jump to 552, death toll now at 35  CNN Philippines

Philippine president seeks powers over firms, supplies, funds to avert crisis - ReutersPhilippine president seeks powers over firms, supplies, funds to avert crisis  Reuters

Coronavirus: Philippines reports 73 new cases, 6 more deaths - Gulf NewsCoronavirus: Philippines reports 73 new cases, 6 more deaths  Gulf News

Philippines' COVID-19 death toll jumps to 54, cases at 803 - CNN PhilippinesPhilippines' COVID-19 death toll jumps to 54, cases at 803  CNN Philippines

Digital Banking Transactions Continue Surge In Philippines as Quarantine Enters Week 3 - Fintech News SingaporeDigital Banking Transactions Continue Surge In Philippines as Quarantine Enters Week 3  Fintech News Singapore

Covid-19: China ready to send aid to the Philippines - The Star OnlineCovid-19: China ready to send aid to the Philippines  The Star Online