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Transcript of The Philippines
-very similar to the United States
Religion in the Philippines -82.9% of the Philippines are Catholic
-Patron Saints: St. Ezequiel Moreno y Diaz, patron of cancer, San Lorenzo Ruiz, patron of all Filipinos, and St. Rose of Lima, patroness of Latin America and the Philippines
-On December 4, 2012, Typhoon Bopha struck
near the bottom of the Philippines, in Mindanao with wind speeds at 160 mph. Over a thousand people were killed or hurt.
-Although this happened two months ago, many people are in evacuation centers or in tent cities because their homes were torn apart.
-The International Federation of Red Cross can only support 700 families out of 4000.
-The Philippines is considered a middle-income country which needs less assistance, so there isn't much help from other countries.
-Filipinos are worried because when the floods come again, it will make their situation worse. -The US Government has a goal to help the Philippines become prosperous.
-The Philippines' top trading partner is the United States.
-The Philippines used to be a part of the US Territory until July 1946.
-Even though the US and the Philippines are allies, they do not have too much in common. Their governments and languages are the only things that are similar.
-Also, during the Battle of Bataan in 1942, the US and Philippines fought against the Japanese, starting their relationship.
-Last year, two major US bases located in the Philippines, Subic Naval Base and Clark Air Base, reopened. Historical Event PEOPLE POWER: By Julianna Inigo Capital: Manila Founded: March 16, 1591 Geographical Features
and Climate -There are three groups of islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. They each consist of 5-7 main islands.
-Altogether, there are 7,107 islands.
-There are many volcanoes that are part of the Ring of Fire and tropical rainforests that are homes for a diversity of life, like the tarsius (one of the smallest monkeys on earth) and the Philippine eagle.
-The climate is very tropical, but from May to October, the summer monsoon brings rain to most of the islands.
-The two main seasons are the wet and dry seasons.
-The Philippines is very prone to typhoons, tropical depressions (organized system of clouds and thunderstorms), and regular storms. Current Event Relationship
with the US Catholicism -the president is both the head of state and head of government -presidential, representative, and democratic republic Economy -People Power was a "bloodless revolution" in the Philippines that happened on February 25, 1986.
-This event occurred because the president, Ferdinand Marcos, who was a dictator, allegedly had a senator who spoke against him assassinated.
-To regain the popularity lost, Marcos held a snap election against the senator's wife, Corazon Aquino.
- When Marcos was accused of cheating by adding more votes for himself in, the Filipinos decided to revolt until Marcos resigned. An army was prepared, but they didn't need it. Nuns and priests were in continuous prayer until the revolt was over.
-Finally, Marcos was believed to have escaped to Hawaii with his family and Corazon Aquino became the first female president of the Philippines. -grows sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassava, pineapples, and mangoes
-exports many mineral resources, like copper and iron.
-manufactures clothes, shoes, medicines, chemicals, and wood and shell products
Population: 94,852,030 (2011) Edsa is a major highway in the Philippines. Typhoon Bopha in Mindanao Primary Languages: Filipino and English Sources "Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/>. CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.cnn.com/>. "World Rankings and Records." World Rankings and Records. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.aneki.com/>. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.wikipedia.org/>. "Catholic Online." Catholic Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://catholic.org/>. "Climate Change Commission - Philippines." Climate Change Commission - Philippines. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.climate.gov.ph/>. Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.infoplease.com/>. Patricia and Jonel Inigo Narra Tree Mangoes Philippine Flag l d PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS