US: PH gov't doesn't rest on shoulders of one individual
- ABS-CBN News
MANILA – The Philippine
government "does not rest on the shoulders of just one individual,” the US State Department said, as Washington tries to deal with firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte. US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby made this ...
Philippines: Misuari reappears for peace talks
- Anadolu Agency
A fugitive Moro leader is reported to be on his way to Manila to meet the Philippines
' president after a court suspended an arrest warrant in his name so he can play an integral part in bringing peace to the country's Muslim south. President Rodrigo ...
Philippine leader sets 17 Vietnamese fishermen free
- Viet Nam News
SUAL — President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday personally saw off 17 Vietnamese fishermen who had trespassed in Philippine
waters, after ordering their release in a gesture of friendship towards Hà Nội. Duterte ordered the release of the 17 men, who were ...
Philippine Dream for Qatar Airways
- Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
Qatar Airways has enhanced its operations in the Philippines
with the deployment of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Clark International Airport. The state-of-the-art long-haul jet touched down at the Luzon hub for the first time this week ...
PNP to help probe deaths of South Koreans in Philippines
- Philippine Star
News Agency) – The Philippine
National Police (PNP) is ready to help South Korean authorities in their conduct of an independent investigation pertaining to the deaths of some South Korean nationals in the country.
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The Philippines (/ˈfɪlᵻpiːnz/; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island 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 border with Taiwan to the north, 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 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), and a population of approximately 100 million. It is the seventh-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. An additional 10 million Filipinos live 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 Islamic states occurred. Then, various nations were established under the rule of Datus, Rajahs, Sultans or Lakans.The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan 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 Roman 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, there followed in quick succession the Philippine Revolution, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War of conquest by US military force. 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 Philippines has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.The nation's large population and economic potential have led it to be classified as a middle power. 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 one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.