Philippines

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IV. Reference

Books:

Gonzales, N. V. M. (1998). Philippines. Paris: SOS Incorporated.

Hicks, N. (1999). This is the Philippines. London: New Holland Publisher Ltd.

Hicks, N. (2002). The magic of the Philippines. London: New Holland Ltd.

Insight Guides. (2005). Singapore: APA Publications.

Laya, J. & Castaneda, L. (1996). Prusisyon. Philippines: St. Pauls Press.

Loop, H. & Carpentier, D. (2008). Central Philippines. Cebu: PDP Digital Inc.

Yuson, A. (2003). The Philippines. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.

Online Document:

Butler, R. A. (1999-2009). A place out of time. Retrieved 2012 from

http://mongabay.com/.

Fiorenza, J. (2002, February 28). Women for Faith & Family. Retrieved 2012 from

http://www.wf-f.org/CanonSundayHolyDay.html.

Lagman, O. (2008). The Philippine tourism industry: Adjustments and upgrading.

Retrieved 2012 from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/.

I. Introduction

Background:

The Philippines is Southeast Asian archipelago of over 7,000 islands scattered between the Pacific Ocean and the China Sea. Here Orient meets Occident with a distinctive ability. Three centuries of Spanish Christianization and 40 years of American colonization have left mark in the Philippines. Catholicism is the major religion. Creativity of the Filipinos are can be seen in its visual arts and handicrafts. Eco-tourism adventures await in the provinces of Philippines- from Boracay to Bohol, Panay to Palawan, to the Banaue Rice Terraces of Northern Luzon. Its stunning and diverse islands are host to an extraordinary range of landscapers and habitats including spectacular mountains, smoldering volcanoes, tropical forests and a multitude of rivers and lakes. The archipelago is called “Pearl of Ocean” for it is surrounded by beautiful bodies of water as well as terrific formation of land. Its wonders and paradise are absolutely beyond the usual.

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