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  • Islamization of the Philippines

    Islamization of the Philippines Contrary to the methods of Spanish conquistadors who handled colonization at swordpoint‚ the introduction of Islam to pre-colonial Philippines and to the rest of Southeast Asia was generally achieved with minimal bloodshed. By marrying into the rich and ruling class‚ Muslim traders‚ teachers and missionaries facilitated the spread of Islam as they travelled to Java‚ Sumatra‚ Jahore‚ Malacca‚ Borneo and other nearby islands to conduct their mission. By the 13th

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  • Philippines the Economy

    | | Philippines - The Economy THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY EXPERIENCED considerable difficulty in the 1980s. Real gross national product (GNP) grew at an annual average of only 1.8 percent‚ less than the 2.5 percent rate of population increase. The US$668 GNP per capita income in 1990 was below the 1978 level‚ and approximately 50 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. The 1988 unemployment rate of 8.3 percent (12.3 percent in urban areas) peaked at 11.4 percent in early 1989‚ and the

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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 assigned

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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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  • Philippine Culture

    While the Ifugao are known for wood-carving‚ other pre-Hispanic Philippine tribes carved in limestone to create burial jars‚ their lids often topped by reproductions of human heads (Mindanao); some carved spoons from the chambered Nautilus shell (Palawan); others embossed gold burial face masks of separate nose Ceramics Jars found in burials from the 2nd millennium bc are the earliest-known pottery in the Philippines. A stem dish with a geometric design pierced through the pedestal

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  • The Philippines' Landslide

    regolith near the Earth’s surface mainly due to the force of gravity. Rock slides and debris slides result when rocks or debris slide down a pre-existing surface‚ such as a bedding plane‚ foliation surface‚ or joint surface. On February 17‚ 2006 the Philippines was hit by landslides. In Southern Leyte mudslides destroyed the mountain village (Barangay) Guinsaugon. During schooltime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.‚ an elementary school was completely buried under the mud layer of up to 10 meters thickness. All

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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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  • problems in the philippines

    The top 3 problems of the Philippines is‚ one‚ poverty. Poverty is common in our country. We are doom of poverty because there are many poor families and we have slow progress in our economy. Yes‚ we have government to help us and the poor people and families out there but there are so many of them because we have high levels of population growth and slow developing agriculture sector. These are one of the causes of the poverty. We are known as one of the poor countries in the world because of poverty

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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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  • A Better Philippines

    A Better Philippines Is it just a vision or “the future”? Thesis statement: Almost each of us has a vision for our poor country. But the problem is most of the time it just remain a mere vision. So the question is; would it just remain our vision or it’s going to be the future of this country? The main problems found in the Philippines are (randomly): economic crisis‚ graft and corruption in the government‚ poor kind of education on most part of the country‚ low rate of employment

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