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The Philippians Islands

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Chloe Voss

on 11 December 2013

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Popular Tourist Attractions
Some of the prettiest places on earth are located in the Philippines, such as the Tubbataha reef, The San Agustin church, Mayon Volcano, Malapascua Island, Puerto Galera, Puerto Princesa Underground River, Chocolate Hills, Boracay, and Banaue Rice Terraces
History and Government
History: The islands were colonized and claimed for Spain by Ferdinand Magellan. The Philippines islands were named after king Philip the second of Spain. Spain influenced the island with trade, religion, and government. Then when there was some unlawful executions carried out by the Spaniards, rebellion was on the rise. The Philippines seceded from Spain and tried many times to become a republic, but failed and stayed as property of the USA. The Philippines gained independence on July 4th 1946. After that they had many political tragedies regarding their leaders and martial law, but they are doing much better now.
Geography and Climate
Most for the very mountainous islands are covered in rainforests. It has the third deepest trench in the world, the Philippine Trench. The tallest mountain in the Philippines is Mount Apo measuring at 9,692 feet above sea level. There is a lot of volcanic activity on the islands, as well as lots of natural resources, such as gold and copper. The Climate is very warm, due to its closeness to the equator.
Holidays and Culture
The Philippines celebrate Christmas as soon as September starts, and goes all the way until Three Kings Day. They celebrate both the catholic and muslim holidays. Some traditional foods are adobo, isaw, kare kare, and pinakbet. traditional clothing is a chinese collarless shirt with a bargong over top and a traditional wide brimmed hat for men; for women is a called a baro at saya which is a shirt and a skirt.
Modern Philippines
The Philippines exports electronic products, woodcraft and furniture, metal componets, clothing, wires used in cars and planes, coconut oil, bananas, refined copper and gold.
The Philippine Islands
Economical Facts
Government: Democratic republic
Population: 98,734,789
Language: Different dialects of Tegalog, or Filipino, which is closely related to spanish; and English as well.
National Religion: Roman Catholic
Capital: Manila
Government: The Philippines are a democratic republic, and their current president in office is Benigno S. Aquino III, who is the 15th president of the Philippines. The president is very similar to our president, who serves as the head of state, head of government, and commander and chief of the armed forces.
Bagong Taon - New Year's Day (January 1)
Araw ng mga Hari - Three Kings' Day (January 6)
Araw ng mga Puso - Valentine's day (February 14)
People Power Revolution (February 22-25)
Mahal na Araw - Holy Week/Lent (March or April)
Flores de Mayo - May Flowers Feast (May)
Araw ng Kalayaan - Independence Day (June 12)
Araw ng mga Patay - All Saints'/All Souls' Day (November 1)
Araw ng mga Bayani - National Heroe's Day (November 30)
Pasko - Christmas (December 25)
Araw ni Rizal - Jose Rizal's Day (December 30)
Bagong Taon New Year's eve (December 31)







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