"Philippines" Essays and Research Papers


Demographics The national population of the Philippines is approximately ninety million people. The national language of the Philippines is Filipino, which is also called Tagalog. English is also spoken and understood throughout the country. English is the language for commercial and legal transactions. The Philippines is the third largest English-speaking country in the world. The major religion of the Philippines is Roman Catholicism. The Philippines is divided into three different geographical...

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Philippines * Known by many names in song and story. * Before Magellan’s arrival, Chinese traders called it “Mai” meaning “Land of Barbarians”. Pearl of the Orient Seas * The names which modern writers give. * The most romantic name of our country. * One of the beautiful land in the Far East. Philippines * Northernmost point: Y’Ami Isle 78 miles from Taiwan * Southernmost tip: Salvage Isle 34 miles from Borneo Philippines * An archipelago of 7, 107 islands. 2...

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Philippines BUSN 105 10/14/2012 Amy Westbrook The Philippines is a cultural anomaly. Situated in the heart of South East Asia, the Philippines are quite unique among the nations situated around it. Being heavily influenced by Spain, Mexico, The United States and the Catholic Church add to its uniqueness. Inhabited by around 92 million people the culture of the Philippines is quite diverse. The majority are of ethnic Malay stock. However, unlike neighboring countries such as Malaysia...

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The Philippines

Philippines: No Other Place But Up The Philippines is considered one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. As of 21st century, the country is a member in several international organizations’ including the APEC, Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and World Trade Organization (WTO). In addition the Philippines also have a lot of trading partners and trade agreements. Though, the Philippines have suffered negative balance of trade for many years. In January of 2013, the...

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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...

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The Philippines

Flag of Philippines There are three fields on the Philippine flag. The white equilateral triangle is on the hoist side, a band of blue at the top, and a band of red at the bottom. An eight rayed yellow sun at the center of the triangle. A small five pointed star is located at each corner of the triangle. General Emilio Aguinaldo, who the first President of the Philippines and a leader in the revolution against Spanish rule for Philippine, designed the Philippine flag. He did this while in exile...

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Tourism in the Philippines Tourism in the Philippines is a major economic contributor to the Philippine economy. The Philippines is an archipelagic country composed of 7,107 islands. It offers a rich biodiversity with its tropical rainforests, mountains, beaches, coral reefs, islands, and diverse range of flora and fauna, making it as one of the megadiverse countries in the world. In 2012, the country attracted 4,272,811 visitors. History Philippine tourism flourished in the 1970s and early...

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BACKGROUND Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of the Philippines, contributing 5.9% to the Philippine GDP in 2011. The country's rich biodiversity is the main tourist attraction of the Philippines. Its beaches, mountains, rainforests, islands and diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations. The country's rich historical and cultural heritage is also one of the attractions of the Philippines. The Philippine tourism industry flourished in the 1970s and early 1980s but...

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ballet philippines

I. Ballet Philippines II. Executive Summary The case is about the ballet performer status in the Philippines and also the turnover and salary of the performers and how to deal with the turnovers in lack of promotions. III. Background of the Case Founded in 1969 by Alice Reyes with the support of Eddie Elejar and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ballet Philippines (BP) is widely recognized today as a cornerstone of the Filipino cultural identity. Its audience represents...

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Philippine Politics


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Philippine history

 During the colonization of the Philippines, the Filipinos lost their freedom. They were being abused by the Spaniards. These are the settings in the Spaniards colonization: The Filipinos are required to pay a TRIBUTO or TRIBUTE (TAX). FORCED LABOR is established under the Spaniards government. It is where the male Filipinos 16-60 of age were required to work for the government for 40 days in one year. They were assigned to build or repair roads and bridges Sometimes, they would be...

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Life in Philippines

The Philippines has a very low cost of living. The peso has significantly lost much of its value since the Asian Financial Crisis but over the past few years the country is getting back on its feet. The Philippine economy ranks 47th worldwide with a total GDP of over 120 billion euros. Expatriates will find living in the country very cheap compared to the United Kingdom. The unemployment rate is not tremendously high but poverty may have been rampant due to overpopulation. The Philippines is the...

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Philippine Music

Philippine Music Kulintang Kulintang refers to a racked gong chime instrument played in the southern islands of the Philippines, along with its varied accompanying ensembles. Percussive bossed gong ensembles without a melodical gong rack, known as Agung, are played throughout most of the islands by indigenous groups (such as the Mangyan, Lumad, Batak, Tagbanwa and Aeta) as well as historically by low-land groups such as the Bisaya, Bicol and Tagalog, yet the kulintang ensembles themselves are only...

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Poverty in the Philippines

Divorce in the Philippines is planning to take over Filipino values and culture. It’s all over the news, the Philippine Congress is now pushing forward the Divorce Bill right after they have put forward the Reproductive Health Bill. This is exactly what I have been worrying about. Just a couple of weeks ago, when I attended our Baptist Convention Meeting here in the Visayas, this issue was brought up. And just as what I have stated, “RH Bill can also lead to the Divorce Bill” because they have the...

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Philippines Annexation

Summer Kanstoroom US History Period 2 Wednesday December 3, 2014 Although controversial to some, the Americans made the right decision to annex the Philippines after successfully freeing them from Spanish tyranny and rule. Without American rule and support, the Philippines would have been an easy target to be taken over by Germany, England or Japan who all would have savaged the land and further suppressed the people. The Filipinos were weak, inexperienced and not ready to establish their own...

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Origin of the Philippines

RIGIN OF THE PHILIPPINES It is believed that before the end of the Ice Age, about 70,000,000 years ago, our country was connected to the mainland of Asia by long strips of land. These strips of land served as land bridges. It was said that people in the mainland could travel by land to the Philippines without crossing the sea. After the Ice Age, high tide occurred. Large blocks of ice melted. It was during this high tide that the land bridges submerged in water. The Philippines was then separated...

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Pottery in the Philippines

POTTERY IN THE PHILIPPINES Arazas, Andrea Pauline R. B.S. Materials Engineering, Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Arkioloji 1 THX 2:30-4:00 I. INTRODUCTION Pottery is defined as the art or craft of a potter to manufacture material from which pottery ware is made. It can be made from earthenware, porcelain or stoneware. According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), pottery is defined as all fired ceramic wares that contain clay materials. ...

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Philippine Newscasters

Comparison and contrast between Male and female news anchors in the Philippines If the world of mass media is dominated by men, would it be more powerful and more effective? What if females rule the news industry, will the audience feel more on the softer side of the news story? The distinction of men and women existed even before the written history of the Philippines. Women were limited when it comes to expressing their thoughts, opinions, and skills. However, in the present generation, gender...

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Philippine Economics

Philippines I. Crisis The Philippines entered the crisis on a sound footing relative to its major East and Southeast Asian neighbors (except Indonesia), which commonly experienced economic contraction, especially in the industrial and export sectors. As such, this has been suggested as evidence of the country’s newly gained economic resilience. It must be noted, however, that the Philippines has likewise not experienced the spectacular economic performance of its neighbors in recent times, which...

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Squatting in the Philippines

SQUATTER AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES       Have you visited the Philippines? Have you been to its capital, which is Manila?   The country I came from is known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Tourist just can’t get enough of its people’s hospitality, the tropical climate it possess, white sand beaches washed by clear blue waters of the sea, lustrous forest, vast stretches of green fields planted with rice, colorful jeepneys and a wide variety of sumptuous food. But not everyone knows...

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The Constitution of the Philippines

The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino: Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas), Popularly known as the 1987 Constitution, is the constitution or the supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. It was enacted in 1987, during the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino.[1] Philippine constitutional law experts recognize three other previous constitutions as having effectively governed the country — the 1935Commonwealth Constitution, the 1973 Constitution, and the 1986 Freedom Constitution...

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K12 Philippines

reaction. But findings will tell us that K-12 is not ill timed; neither is it unnecessary. The Philippines is the last country in Asia and one of only three countries in the world (the other two being Djoubuti and Angola of Africa) with a ten-year pre-university program. Our curriculum has to be responsive to the global standards. Upon reading the news item in the official gazette of the Philippine government with link www.gov.ph/k-12, I became cognizant of the salient features of the K-12 curriculum...

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Adoption in the Philippines

ADOPTION IN THE PHILIPPINES OVERVIEW An interesting program that is stable and a very good option for those who are patient and/or open to older or special needs children. Most of the children speak English and are in good care facilities. Although few agencies place children from the Philippines, those that do generally have very established programs. Please see our Find an Agency section to locate an agency working in this country.  Children Available: Boys and girls, 3 - 5 years old at placement...

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Philippine Literature

Philippine Literature How My Brother Leon Brought A Wife Submitted by: Ishmael E. Evangelista Submitted to: Score: _______ Content I. Title II. Author III. Setting IV. Characters a. Plot b. Exposition c. Complication d. Climax e. Denouement f. Resolution V. Reaction I. Title How my Brother Leon brought a Wife In the story, Leon arrived with his wife, Maria in the rural meeting Leon's brother, Baldo for the first time. They took a surprising route home for Leon, but it was meant as...

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Philippine History

Philippine History I. Was the discovery of the Philippines by Spain beneficial to the country? March 17, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan accidentally discovered the Philippines while on his quest of finding the Spice Island. With that, a lot had happened. Until April 1521, Magellan was killed by Lapu-Lapu in Mactan, Cebu. Some of the Spaniards who survived in the battle returned to Spain. Later, years passed, the Philippines had been colonized by Spain for 333 years (1565-1898). Philippines was easily...

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Philippines' Colonization

Philippines’ Colonization Maurice Deborah S. Tolentino English PACE 1132 July 17, 2013 ...

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Philippine Constitution

The Provisional Government of 1986 and the Fifth Republic Corazon C. Aquino was inducted into office on February 25, 1986 as President of the Philippines, replacing Ferdinand E. Marcos. On March 25 of the same year, President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 3 ushering in a provisional government which was revolutionary in nature. Proclamation No. 3 provided for a provisional Constitution, also known as the Freedom Constitution, which was in substance the 1973 Constitution. ...

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Butterflies in the Philippines

Butterflies Endemic To The Philippines The Philippine archipelago has one of the richest diversities of plant and animal species in the world. In fact, of the Philippines’ nearly 21,000 recorded insect species, about 70 percent can only be found in the Philippines. The Philippines also has the highest concentration of butterflies in the world. There are more than 900 butterfly species recorded in the Philippines and about 352 species are endemic to the country. In Bohol alone, more than 300...

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Corruption the Philippines

Completely Non-corrupt Philippines: Is it even possible? To my dear audience, fellow students, classmates, teachers, and other concerned citizens, a pleasant day to each and every one! Today, I would like to convince all the Filipinos that corruption can still be eradicated from our beloved country. The Republic of the Philippines suffers a widespread corruption including the graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism and patronage. In the early 1960s, the Philippines was an economic power...

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Population in the Philippines

 The Philippines is home to more than 90 million people as of 2013. Overpopulation and industrialization could perhaps be the major contributors to environmental problems being experienced in the country. With overpopulation and industrialization, our natural resources have a higher demand than supply. Our country is rich in natural resources. We have abundant gold, copper, sulphur, and nickel reserves. We are also surrounded by waters due to our archipelagic state which makes us one of the top...

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Philippine Games

many other mimetic dances which showcase the rich culture of the Philippines; the Makonggo which mimics the behavior and the facial expression of a monkey, the Kalapati which is based on a dove, using its cooing gentleness as a way of courtship, and the Itik-itik which caricatures the waddling of the ducks. But, the most famous of these mimetic Filipino dances is the Tinikling. Tinikling is the most famous and best known of the Philippine dances. It is a dance which attests the Filipinos’ close association...

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Globalization in the Philippines

A.P Globalization is hard to explain if you don't have a basic idea of economics. The Philippines In the Philippines 71.9% of the people are living below the poverty line, and ironically, most of them are from the countryside who produce food for the whole population. 7 million of the population are jobless, while 3.5 million are homeless. There has been an increasing impact of globalization on the Filipino women, in particular. There has been a reduction of permanent workers in favor of temporary...

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Philippine Arts

Painter”AKA Damian Gabor Domingo “Father of Filipino Painting” 1st Filipino to paint his face 1st self-portrait in the Philippines Academia de Dibujo y PinturaDate of Birth: 1796Birthplace: Tondo, Manila, PhilippinesYear of Death: 1834 * 3. La Sagrada Familia * 4. La Sagrada Familia Oil on Copper Sheet Measurements: 48.26(length) x 35 (width) cm Where it was made: Manila, Philippines Time Period: 19th Century; 1820’s to 1830’s Owner: Heirs of Luis Ongpin Museum: Ayala Miuseum * 5. La Sagrada...

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Wow Philippines

CHAPTER II REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE Despite Crises, Wow Philippines Campaign Made 2003 Tourism Succeed In 2003, 1.9 million tourists arrived in the Philippines compared to 1.93 million in 2002. The slight drop of .03% was a result of the Oakwood mutiny, the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Iraq war, political turmoil, and the unhelpful travel advisories from different countries However, tourism revenues for 2003 kept balance with 2002 revenues because of the Department...

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Philippine Poverty

than poor nations. http://www.indexmundi.com/philippines/population_below_poverty_line.html Philippines [pic] A man is rescued as part of an emergency simulation on Manila Bay involving the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, the National Disaster Coordinating Council and the Japanese Coast Guard. The simulation was part of an ASEAN disaster response exercise. Photo: Claire Dennis. • Australian aid activities in the Philippines • Country strategy • AusAID Manila office ...

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Presidents of the Philippines

Presidents of the Philippine Republic President | Birthday | Native Land | Term of Office | AKA/ Alias | Distinction | Greatest Achievement/ Legacy | Downfall | Cause of Death | Remarks | 1. Emilio Aguinaldo | March 22, 1869 | Kawit, Cavite | January 20, 1899–April 1,1901 | Heneral Miong | * He was the youngest (at age 28) to have become the country's preside * The longest-lived former president (having survived to age 94) | * Gained the freedom of the Philippines from the Spaniards...

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Philippine Christmas

Philippine Christmas The Philippines is known as the "Land of Fiestas," and at Christmas time, this is especially true. Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world. It begins formally on December 16 with attendance at the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues on nonstop until the first Sunday of January, Feast of the Three Kings, the official end of the season. The Philippines is the only Asian country where...

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Palawan, Philippines

PALAWAN Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the western sector opposite the Visayan region. The main island, Palawan lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea and the size is 450 kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide. It is composed of long and narrow islands plus a number of other small islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group, to the northeast consist of Busuanga Island, Culion Island and Coron Island. Durangan Island almost touches the western...

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Lipsmacker to the Philippines

LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT Lipsmacker, an American lip balm brand, has massive business potential in the Philippines. It specializes on its special flavored lip balms ranging from a wide array of flavors such Strawberry Banana and M&M's. The brand has an existing demand in the Philippine Market, as evidenced by online forum and blog site posts. Also, no Philippine cosmetic brand currently provides the same product offerings. Catering to a niche tweenager market is not entirely new.  Various brands...

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Philippine Culture

SEEDS OF THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE The "Pearl of the Orient Seas", more famously known as the Island Philippines, has its share of rich and colorful history and cultural background, which dates back to as early as 100 million years. During this time, it was mainly the Philippine land and habitat that evolved and there were no human inhabitants on the land. Nevertheless, it was during these years that the Philippines started to develop its resources and become what would soon be a region of abundant...

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Philippine History

Are you a filipino? First and foremost, you have to study and understand the history of the philippines. They won't tell you the whys and the hows in history book. Like any other history, you have to find out and understand their cultures beofre we can pas any judgement on them. 1. Philippines consist of about 7100 islands. The inhabitants of the Philippines consist of different races with different languages. Geographical and geological factor are some of the reason why the filipinos don't have...

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Philippine Artifacts

heads, more evidence of indigenous burial practices in the Philippines. The burial jar which is unrivaled in Southeast Asia and considered as the work of a master potter, signifies the belief of early Filipinos in life after death. It is dated to the late Neolithic Period, about 890-710 B.C. Laguna Copperplate Inscription [pic] The Laguna Copperplate Inscription is the oldest written document ever found in the Philippines, and one of very few available artifacts of precolonial times...

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Philippine Tourism

talks about the positive things about the country, a marketing campaign for the Philippines, that rolls out the red carpet, primarily to foreign investors, and to tourists, in its attempt to attract them to pour investment in a growing economy and visit the country for its rich culture, attractive landscapes, and the people – warm, hospitable and friendly. The article brags the reasons why it is more fun in the Philippines, not only in terms of business opportunities but also for the things that make...

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Mutya Philippines

Ang Sistema ni Propesor Tuko ni Al Santos The Philippines is continuously struggling for survival. It’s sad to say that in our country, corruption is rampant, crimes are uncontrolled, population increases every year, and poverty incessantly pulls down not just the nation but also the Filipino people. Indeed, our country is faced with a lot of problems and issues that affect the lives of many Filipinos. Furthermore, one of the most controversial quandaries is the poor quality of education, which...

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Disaster in the Philippines

exposed to a wide range of natural disaster. The Philippines archipelago, located near the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, is in the direct path of seasonal typhoons and monsoon rains which bring floods, storms, storm surges, and their attendant landslides and other forms of devastation. The Philippines also sits on the "ring of fire" where the continental plates collide and thus experience periodic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The Philippine exposure to natural disasters may be characterized...

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Consumer Behavior in the Philippines (Krishnan)

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IN THE PHILIPPINES Understanding the consumer attitudes and behavior is one of the key factors for an organization to successfully tap the business opportunities in the Philippines. This aspect is more crucial especially during crisis periods when there are number of changes in consumer attitudes and behaviors. The marketing managers and advertisers need to know and consider these changes while developing their promotional plans and media-mixes. In the short term...

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philippine literature

tribal Filipinos, or among lowland Filipinos that have maintained their links with the culture of their non-Islamic or non-Christian ancestors According to scholar William Henry Scott , “there is a discrepancy between what is actually known about Philippine prehistory and what has been written about it” many chroniclers possessed biases towards early Filipinos andthese were reflected in their accounts/writings.  Folk tales, epics, poems and marathon chants existed in most ethnolinguistic groups...

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The Case Study Of Ballet Philippines

Problem Statement The Ballet Philippines gets its funds from two major sources: ticket-selling and subscription packages or sponsorships. However, the revenues it obtains from these sources are not sufficient to support the expenses of the company. The expenses involved in ballet are quite high. These include the costs of costumes, shoes, tours, performances, training, and artists' compensation. The hard truth is that Ballet Philippines is not financially sustainable. The root of this problem...

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Poverty in the Philippines

Poverty in the Philippines I wrote this piece as a way to share the negative aspects of poverty with the public, and hopefully turn them against it. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. By the time one has finished reading that sentence, a child would have died from poverty-related causes, That’s a life every 3.5 seconds –on average. Poverty affects everyone; globally, regionally, and locally. To be living in poverty is a horrible state to be in, for the individual will...

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Rotc in the Philippines

are the backbone of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and as well as the society. The ROTC Cadets, Reservists and the Regular Force together with their Civilian Counterparts are having a joined force for the betterment and the advancement of the Philippines. The Military especially the reserve force supports all civic welfare activities done by the government and some Non Government Organizations; in regard with this the Armed Forces of the Philippines launched the OPLAN Bayanihan that was criticized...

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Revolts in the Philippines

REVOLTS DURING THE SPANISH OCCUPATION IN THE PHILIPPINES Name | Leader | Time and Year | Cause of Revolt | Result of Revolt | Comment | 1. Dagami Revolt | Chief Dagami | 1565 - 1566 | re-establish the rights and powers that had traditionally belonged to tribal chiefs and Chinese traders. | The most important of those revolts led to the expulsion of a number of Chinese from the Philippines, but they were later allowed to return. | The revolt was unsuccessful because Chief Dagami was betrayed...

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Article Ii of Philippine Constitutiions

Declaration of Principles and State Policies ARTICLE II DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STATE POLICIES (1987 Philippine Constitution) Principles Section 1. The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them. Section 2. The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land and adheres to the policy...

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Philippines and Tour

After we look the plant site we proceed to the buying area of their products. After we buy we take our lunch in mang inasal and after that we proceed to Philippine Stock Exchange. But unfortunately we are late more than an hour due to traffic and they do not accommodate us. That’s why we proceed to our next destination which is the Philippine Trade and Training Center. We got there at the exact time given to us. We have our seminar and they teach us on how to market products and how to create a...

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Article; Philippine Economy

Philippines Economy: Booming, But Poverty and Unemployment Remain Problematic Shortly after my piece on the Philippines' continuing structural economic vulnerabilities, which generated considerable controversy and heated discussions among experts and observers alike, the country’s stock markets managed to record new historic highs — breaching the 7,000 mark and beyond. Meanwhile, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, following in the footsteps of Fitch Ratings, has just awarded the Philippines...

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Philippine Revolts

Igorot Revolt - The Igorot Revolt was a religious revolt in 1601 against Spanish attempts to Christianize the Igorot people of northern Luzon, in the Philippines. - Flavio Maniago in Alliance with Magalat of Cagayan was the leader of this revolt. Governor-General Francisco de Tello de Guzmánsent Captain Aranda with Spanish and Filipino colonial troops. - The Spaniards were determined to convert the Igorots to Christianity. They launched a crusade to proselytize the highland natives of Luzon...

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Imports and Exports in the Philippines

IMPORT RICE The Philippines is currently the largest importer of rice in the world, importing around 1.8 million tons of rice in 2008 (World Rice Statistics). Three main factors explain why the Philippines imports rice: Land area: The Philippines has around 300,000 square kilometers, of which around 43,000 square kilometers of harvested area are used for rice production. As most of the country is very mountainous and consists of many small islands, suitable land is limited to expand rice production...

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Philippines Market Segmentation

Market segmentation is a long-standing strategy used especially in consumer products. It is measurable, accessible, distinguishable, and actionable. Observing markets in the Philippines, can you identify market segments for fast food, garments, cigarettes, alcohol, computers, passenger cars, and beach resort? Please show the positioning of 2 consumer products and their competition in these segments. For levels of Micromarketing 1. Segment Marketing – consists of a group of customers who...

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Empowering Reforestation in the Philippines

n.d, ¶2). However, in the Pearl of the Orient- the Philippines- continuous degradation of the forests or what is known to be deforestation (Maycock, 2011, p.398) is being performed, resulting to serious problems including the displacement of wildlife species, the occurrence of severe effects during or after a tropical storm (which is commonly experienced by Filipinos), and the increasing level of temperature in the country. In fact, Philippines ranks number three in the world’s fastest deforestation...

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Employee Benefits in the Philippines

Employee benefits in the Philippines Posted March 8, 2010 in Employer Tips, Philippines by EasyOutsource Support On my previous post, I discussed the average salaries of traditional jobs in the Philippines.  I also mentioned on that post that those figures don’t include other benefits that companies offer on top of the regular salaries employees receive. So what are the benefits that are required by the Philippine government to be given to working Filipinos?  To give a short run down, the following...

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Geography of the Philippines essay

the South East Asian nation of the Philippines. The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago, or chain of islands, located off the south-eastern coast of Asia. Consisting of over 7,000 volcanic islands with a total land area of nearly 300,000 square kilometers (approximately the size of Arizona), islands of the Philippines are predominantly mountainous except for densely populated coastal plains on larger islands. The country is located over the Philippine Trench, a plate tectonic boundary which...

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