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Philippines' first LNG terminal sought by China and Japan  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA/BEIJING/TOKYO -- The Philippines has become a new front in China and Japan's infrastructure rivalry as companies from both countries bid to bui.

Nikkei Asian Review
Philippines tops gender equality in Asia, improves global ranking  Philippine Star

The Philippines remains as the country with the narrowest gender gap in Asia, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum.

Philippine Star
China's HBIS to invest in $4.4-billion steel project in Philippines  ABS-CBN News

HBIS Group, China's second-biggest steelmaker, has signed a memorandum of understanding on a $4.4 billion project in the Philippines that will eventually ...

ABS-CBN News
Families of Hong Kong men jailed for life in Philippines on drugs charge vow to continue legal fight  South China Morning Post

The families of four Hong Kong men sentenced to life in prison in the Philippines on a drugs charge will decide on Monday whether to apply for a judicial review ...

South China Morning Post
Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe  CityNews

BANGKOK — The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 ...

CityNews
Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018  Star Tribune

The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and ...

Star Tribune
Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells  NPR

The Philippines and the United States have reached a rare meeting of the minds: Both are enthralled that church bells seized by the U.S. have been returned to ...

NPR
Philippines to deploy 'hijab troopers' nationwide  Arabnews

MANILA: Hijab-clad female soldiers are to be deployed throughout the Philippines as part of a major counterterrorism initiative. The so-called “hijab troopers” will ...

Arabnews
US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines  BBC News

Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his ...

BBC News
Philippine Analysts Get Feisty on Twitter in Inflation Spat  Bloomberg

The Philippines Department of Finance blamed analysts for "faulty" forecasts that drove up inflation expectations. Now some analysts are fighting back.

Bloomberg
You Probably Missed the Hidden Inspiration Behind Miss Philippines' Vibrant Red Gown  TIME

Catriona Gray gown had a secret tribute at the 2018 Miss Universe competition last night. Here's what to know.

TIME
Vatican elevates 2 Philippine shrines to minor basilicas  Rappler

The Philippines has now a total of 15 minor basilicas.

Rappler
IAEA Reviews the Philippines' Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development  International Atomic Energy Agency

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to the Republic of the Philippines to review its development ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Biggest moments you missed at Miss Universe 2018: Who won, near falls and forgotten words  USA TODAY

Miss Universe included women from 94 nations for the world's biggest pageant. Catriona Gray of the Philippines won. More moments you missed.

USA TODAY
Philippines: Life inside one of the world's most congested jails  Aljazeera.com

Philippine jail population has been growing at rapid rate since President Duterte launched controversial 'war on drugs'.

Aljazeera.com
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray named Miss Universe  The National

The TV host, model and singer beat 92 rivals to be crowned winner during a worldwide broadcast from Bangkok.

The National
[WATCH] Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018, Miss SA runner-up  702

The new Miss Universe for 2018 is Philippines. Watch her first live interview.

702
U.S. Returns Bells Taken as War Booty From Philippines in 1901  The New York Times

MANILA — Three church bells taken from the central Philippines as war booty by American troops more than a century ago were flown to their original home ...

The New York Times
China holds the cards as online betting booms in the Philippines  South China Morning Post

The promises are irresistible to any young Chinese jobseeker: a work visa in the Philippines, with wages of up to 10,000 yuan (US$1,458) a month in the first ...

South China Morning Post
China firms up $4.4-B iron, steel project as biggest investment in Philippines  Philippine Star

The Philippine government signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese companies for the joint implementation of the “Philippine Iron and Steel ...

Philippine Star
China Cannot Turn The Philippines Into Another Sri Lanka  Forbes

China cannot do to the Philippines what it did to Sri Lanka -- use the “debt trap” to acquire key sea outposts -- because the Philippines economy doesn't ...

Forbes
Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines' construction industry  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country's construction industry, a Fitch ...

Philippine Star
Life in jail handed to four Hongkongers in Philippines on drug charge  South China Morning Post

Four Hongkongers were on Friday sentenced to life in prison by a Philippine court for possession of half a kilogram of methamphetamine. The men were ...

South China Morning Post
3 in 5 Filipinos believe US will defend Philippines — SWS  Philippine Star

Three in five Filipinos believe that the United States' defense commitment to the Philippines is strong, according to a Social Weather Stations survey released ...

Philippine Star
Philippines reopened ‘paradise’ after six-month cleanup. So why isn’t everyone happy?  The Washington Post

Boracay is trying to get a handle on the party scene, crowding and pollution that marred the popular tourist island. Some wonder if the makeover is sustainable.

The Washington Post
The Philippines: Made in China?  Al Jazeera English

Could Duterte's pursuit of closer relations with China cost him his political popularity in the Philippines?

Al Jazeera English
Philippines drug war: Police guilty of murdering Kian Delos Santos  BBC News

Three Philippine police officers have been found guilty of the high-profile murder of a teenager, the first such convictions since President Rodrigo Duterte's "war ...

BBC News
Fitch: Outlook for Philippines' LNG plan 'brightening'  Philippine Star

The outlook for the Philippines' liquefied natural gas sector is “brightening,” a Fitch Group unit said, as the country races against time to develop gas reserves ...

Philippine Star
Will Political Strains Pull The China-Philippines Cozy Relationship Off Course?  NPR

China's leader seeks to bring an old U.S. ally into his sphere. But the Philipine people are sceptical that China will deliver on its promise of billions of dollars in ...

NPR
South Korean helo maker moves to 'sweeten the deal' after Philippines hints at Black Hawk purchase  DefenseNews.com

SEOUL — The Philippine Air Force has down-selected the Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to fulfill its need of combat utility helicopters, dashing hopes of ...

DefenseNews.com
Philippines among least generous in Southeast Asia, study suggests  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos are among the least civically engaged people in Southeast Asia, a Gallup global report suggests. The Philippines obtained a ...

Philippine Star
Philippines: 66 alleged militants convicted in kidnappings  Fox News

A Philippine court on Friday found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in ...

Fox News
Philippines' Rule of Law score dips further  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 5:16 p.m.) — The Philippines scored 3.4 out of 10 points in Rule of Law the latest 2018 Human Freedom Index, where the country ...

Philippine Star
Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ With Duterte  The New York Times

BANGKOK — As President Xi Jinping of China begins a state visit to Manila on Tuesday, he can count on few counterparts more eager than President Rodrigo ...

The New York Times
Change Chinese mindset: 'West Philippine Sea is not yours'  Philippine Star

More Filipinos are likely to back calls for a more assertive government stand against China's provocative activities in the West Philippine Sea, Supreme Court ...

Philippine Star
Energy Deal Deepens Once Unimagined Sino-Philippine Friendship  VOA News

Chinese and Philippine officials signed an agreement Nov. 20 to explore for fuel under a contested sea.

VOA News
More illegal Chinese workers in Philippines, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

President Rodrigo Duterte's rapprochement with China, driven in most part by economic reasons, has unwittingly led to a huge influx of undocumented Chinese ...

The Straits Times
Growing Philippines-China relations: Boon or bane?  INQUIRER.net

Are Filipinos benefiting from the growing strength of Philippine-China relations?

INQUIRER.net
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa vows to challenge tax fraud charges after arrest  The Guardian

Editor of independent news website Rappler has been released on bail over charges she says are being used to intimidate her.

The Guardian
Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines  The Straits Times

MANILA (REUTERS) - Health experts on Monday (Dec 3) warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is ...

The Straits Times
American Priest Is Accused of Molesting Boys in the Philippines  The New York Times

The suspect, Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, was accused of preying on altar boys and had ministered in the rural Philippines for decades.

The New York Times
'Time traveler' claims Philippines will be 'giant utopia,' crime-free by 2030 - Asean Plus  The Star Online

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Thinking about the future, more often than not, makes some people anxious with the fear of the unknown.

The Star Online
Philippines tries to turn the tide on fish losses  ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Dried fish for breakfast, fried to a crisp with a splash of spiced vinegar, garlic fried rice and a runny egg yolk, is the kind of breakfast that Filipinos who ...

ABS-CBN News
Philippines-China -- after the rainbow, more rain  Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent trip to the Philippines should have left his hosts basking in the glow of reflected glory, the warmth of friends.

Nikkei Asian Review
In Philippines’ War on Media, Maria Ressa 'Holds the Line'  The Wire

The veteran war correspondent and CEO of online news portal 'Rappler' is among Time's '2018 Person of the Year'.

The Wire
Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail  NPR

Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, an online news outlet known to criticize the Philippine government, was charged with tax evasion. "I will do what I need to do ...

NPR
Most of the Philippines is Catholic — and Duterte said Catholic bishops should be killed  The Washington Post

The Philippines is an overwhelmingly Catholic country, with about 90 percent of the population identifying as Catholics. But that hasn't stopped President ...

The Washington Post
Mickey's Manila visit prompts speculation of Philippines Disneyland  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Is Walt Disney Co. planning to build a Disneyland in the Philippines? Netizens speculated that the land “where dreams come true” will ...

Philippine Star
Philippines to gain from lower oil prices  Philippine Star

Net oil importers in the region are seen to benefit from lower oil prices, and the Philippines is likely to be among the top gainers, a think tank said.

Philippine Star
Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case  Al Jazeera English

Manila, Philippines - An anti-corruption court in the Philippines has acquitted movie star-turned-politician Ramon Revilla Jr of plunder, the first verdict among ...

Al Jazeera English
Philippines, China agree on 10-year cooperation on infrastructure  Philippine Star

The Philippines and China have agreed to cooperate on infrastructure for the next ten years to boost economic development and improve their investment ...

Philippine Star
Volleyball: NU Bulldogs power Philippines to ASEAN University Games gold  ABS-CBN News

The Philippines, featuring players from NU, beat Thailand 27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20 to capture the men's volleyball gold in the ASEAN University Games ...

ABS-CBN News
Australia's help stops Islamists spread, says Philippines war hero  The Sydney Morning Herald

A top Philippines army general and war hero has warned that if Australia did not help his country fight Islamic State-backed jihadists in his country, those ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
High influx of Chinese workers in the Philippines | Video  Channel NewsAsia

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's rapprochement with China has led to a huge influx of Chinese workers into his country over the last two years.

Channel NewsAsia
'Rice tariffication won't solve Philippines' inflation problem'  Philippine Star

Lifting the more than two-decade-old caps on rice imports would not solve the Philippines' inflation problem, Deutsche Bank said, adding that the country's ...

Philippine Star
Zobel de Ayala: Philippines must be future-ready  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Tycoon Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president and chief operating officer of Ayala Corp. and this year's “Management Man of the Year” ...

Philippine Star
Philippines: Artists protest authoritarianism through their work  Aljazeera.com

Philippine artists are using their talents to fight back against a government they accuse of silencing free speech.

Aljazeera.com
What to Expect From the Philippines’ Rate Decision  Yahoo Finance

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will keep its benchmark rate at 4.75 percent on Thursday, according to all 18 economists in a Bloomberg survey -- the first time since ...

Yahoo Finance
One of two Indonesian fishermen abducted in Sabah escapes captors in Philippines - Nation  The Star Online

SEMPORNA (Bernama): One of two Indonesian fishermen who was abducted at Bodgaya Island here in September has managed to escape from the ...

The Star Online
Aerospace and infra firm Honeywell eyes expansion in Philippines  ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- American aerospace and infrastructure firm Honeywell said Wednesday it planned to expand its operations in the Philippines, riding on President ...

ABS-CBN News
Palace chides Sison for comments on West Philippine Sea  Philippine Star

Malacañang on Sunday lashed at communist leader Jose Maria Sison for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte's handling of the West Philippine Sea row and ...

Philippine Star
China will make Philippines dam a reality, after four decades of protest  South China Morning Post

Dumagats fear US$232 million project will displace them from lands they have called home for generationsProject aims to augment water security for ...

South China Morning Post
Philippines warned against China loan pledges  Philippine Star

The Philippines must tread carefully in dealing with funding commitments from China for its infrastructure program especially now that the current account deficit ...

Philippine Star
Philippines to complete Pag-asa Island repairs by 2019  Philippine Star

The Philippines is expecting to finish the repairs of the runway on Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea by the end of 2019, Defense Secretary Delfin ...

Philippine Star
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'jokes' about cannabis use  Al Jazeera English

The Philippine president, whose war on drugs has killed nearly 5000, says he used cannabis but later retracted it.

Al Jazeera English
Philippines' Firebrand  Washington Post

Take 7100 islands, add 100 million people, throw in a twist of corruption, an unhealthy slug of poverty and a dab of dynastic politics, and what do you get?

Washington Post
Philippine leader slammed over threat to create 'Duterte death squad'  Channel NewsAsia

MANILA: Philippine leftists reacted with dismay on Wednesday (Nov 28) to a threat by President Rodrigo Duterte to create a "death squad" to hunt ...

Channel NewsAsia
Philippines journalist charged with tax evasion  Aljazeera.com

The journalist and her supporters say this is persecution by a government that sees journalists as the enemy.

Aljazeera.com
Developing a coffee break for the Philippines  The Japan Times

Katuhisa Ota's drive for social development led to a grassroots coffee venture in Mindanao that aims to help locals and promote fair trade.

The Japan Times
WATCH: Catriona Gray showcases entire Philippines in national costume competition  Philippine Star

As promised, Philippine bet to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wore the entire Philippines in the pageant's national costume competition.

Philippine Star
Philippine Church Hasn't Heard These Bells on Christmas Day for 117 Years  ChristianityToday.com

After waiting more than a century for the United States to return a trio of church bells looted during the Philippine-American war, a Catholic parish on the ...

ChristianityToday.com
Why a reenacted budget is not good news for the Philippines  Philippine Star

For the first time in nine years, the Philippine government will operate on a reenacted budget next year, which policymakers said could threaten the ...

Philippine Star
US priest charged with sexually abusing 10 boys in Philippines  MyDaytonDailyNews

An American Catholic priest has been charged with soliciting sex with underage boys while in the Philippines, according to federal prosecutors. Rev. Kenneth ...

MyDaytonDailyNews
Philippines to become 18th largest economy by 2037 — report  Philippine Star

The Philippines is expected to become the 18th largest economy in the world over the next twenty years, Capital Economics reported, citing the Southeast Asian ...

Philippine Star
Philippines ranks 73rd out of 162 countries in freedom index  Philippine Star

The Philippines placed 73rd among the 162 countries ranked in the 2018 Human Freedom Index, which measures personal, civil and economic freedom ...

Philippine Star
'No other way to fight back': Philippines call center workers battle unfair quotas  The Guardian

Employees begin unionizing to fight systematic termination policies driven by tight competition for foreign clients.

The Guardian
Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round  TechCrunch

One of the year's largest fintech investments in Southeast Asia has closed after Philippines-based Voyager announced it raised $215 million. The bulk of the ...

TechCrunch
Philippines strengthens agri trade with Australia, Chile  Philippine Star

The Philippines continues to improve its agricultural trade relations with Australia and Chile in a bid to strengthen the export of various products.

Philippine Star
Why this local brand is beating McDonald's in the Philippines  CNBC

McDonald's and Burger King have both been struggling in the Philippines because of local rival Jollibee, and now the Filipino fast-food chain is making a play ...

CNBC
Philippines external debt rises as of end-September  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The country's external debt went up by more than five percent as of end-September, exceeding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)'s ...

Philippine Star
Japan offers air defense radar to the Philippines — Lorenzana  INQUIRER.net

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday confirmed reports that Japan is selling its air defense radar technology to the Philippines.

INQUIRER.net
WATCH: Catriona Gray promotes Filipino's heritage, culture in 'This is the Philippines' video  Philippine Star

Barely a week before she represents the Philippines at Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray released a video showcasing the country's rich heritage and culture.

Philippine Star
Typhoon Man-yi may reenter Philippines  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Man-yi left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday, but may reenter within the next 12 to 24 hours, the Philippine ...

Philippine Star
She exposed Duterte's drug war in the Philippines. Now she faces a possible prison term  CNN

The CEO of the upstart news site Rappler, now facing a reckoning with the government it has been a dogged check upon, faces tax evasion charges that critics ...

CNN
Why One Philippine Island Can’t Get Enough of Martial Law  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The Philippine armed forces are recommending martial law be extended through 2019 on the island of Mindanao, which has long been subject to rebel ...

ខ្មែរ (VOA)
Piñol: Papua New Guinea farms could be Philippines' 'food security insurance'  Philippine Star

The rice demonstration farm being developed by the Philippines and Papua New Guinea could serve as Manila's "food security insurance" and could help shield ...

Philippine Star
How ecommerce in the Philippines can become a $10b economy  Tech in Asia

Experts share their expectations and predictions for the future of the Philippines' ecommerce industry.

Tech in Asia
4 special, creative ways Catriona Gray expressed her love for the Philippines to the whole world—and the rest of the universe  SunStar Philippines

IT'S one thing to say you're proud of where you came from; it's another to show it. Our very own Miss Universe candidate Catriona Gray is showing her love for ...

SunStar Philippines
Catholic bishops in the Philippines should be killed, says President Duterte  Salt Lake Tribune

The Philippines is an overwhelmingly Catholic country, with about 90 percent of the population identifying as Catholics. But that hasn't stopped President ...

Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors to Jinggoy: More fun to spend holidays in the Philippines  ABS-CBN News

WHY HK? Former senator Jinggoy Estrada received some unsolicited advice from government prosecutors to enjoy the holiday season in the Philippines ...

ABS-CBN News
ADB retains Philippines growth forecasts for 2018, 2019  Philippine Star

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) retained its 6.4 percent growth forecast for the Philippines this year and 6.7 percent in 2019 on the back of strong ...

Philippine Star
World's largest IKEA store to open in the Philippines in 2020: Reports  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The world's biggest IKEA store will open in the Philippines in 2020, said Bloomberg in a report on Tuesday (Nov 20). The Swedish ...

Channel NewsAsia
US, Philippines bury an atrocity to ring in a new era  Asia Times

In a diplomatic gesture of goodwill, the United States has finally returned the famed Balangiga Bells to the Philippines more than a century after taking them as ...

Asia Times
'The Philippine economy is overheating' | Philstar.com  Philippine Star

The Philippine economy is running too hot and is expanding at a rate that is unsustainable, evident from high inflation and widening current account gap, ...

Philippine Star
How whale sharks saved a Philippine fishing town and its sea life  The Guardian

Fishermen-turned-entrepreneurs who have been financing the protection of endangered whale sharks in the Philippines have hit on a successful scheme to ...

The Guardian
Philippines' Duterte: 'Kill those useless bishops'  Al Jazeera English

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs.

Al Jazeera English
Maria Ressa, Rappler formally indicted by the Philippines on tax evasion charges  CNN

Philippines news website Rappler and its chief executive have been indicted on tax evasion charges, the latest in a case that free speech and civil liberties ...

CNN
VIDEO: The amazing things we saw inside the Ikea Philippines HQ  ABS-CBN News

Movable desks, and lamps that double as phone chargers are just some of the items we were introduced to when ANCX dropped by the first Ikea office in ...

ABS-CBN News
Miss Universe 2018: Miss Philippines and Puerto Rico early favorites  CalvinAyre.com

The 67th Miss Universe competition is coming up on December 17th, and Bodog has released their odds.

CalvinAyre.com
The 12 Philippine peaks worth a dayhike this Christmas break  ABS-CBN News

It is the season to be hiking, Yes, one can hike year-round in the Philippines, but December marks the start of the cool and dry months that are ideal for outdoor ...

ABS-CBN News
 

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The Philippines ( (listen) FIL-ə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.The Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi), according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million. As of January 2018, it was the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Chinese, Malay, Indian and Arab nations occurred. Then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs, sultans or lakans.The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established. The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons.As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution quickly followed, which then spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since then, the unitary sovereign state has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations.