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Title: The Republic of the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines

Brief History
  • The Philippines
  • was discovered in March 1521 (by Ferdinand
    Magellan -a Portuguese explorer)
  • was named after King Phillip II of Spain
  • was under the Spanish Occupation from 1521-1898
    (377 years)
  • The Treaty of Paris 1898 resulted in the Spanish
    Empires surrendering control of the Philippines
    to the United States of America.
  • In accordance with the treaty, Spain Surrendered
    the Philippines to the United States for a
    payment of twenty million dollars

  • 1898-1946 American occupation in the Philippines
  • The Philippines gained independence from the
    United State on July 4, 1946
  • July 4th is aholiday
  • Philippine/American Friendship Day

Geography the Philippines
  • is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia
    situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
  • The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107
  • (only 1/3 of the islands have been named)
  • 73rd largest country in the world
  • Divided in 3 regions
  • Luzon to the north
  • Visayas in central
  • Mindanao in the south

geography continued
  • Metropolitan Manila Area consist of at least 16
    cities, and these 3 most popular or well known
    cities are
  • Manila Capital of the Philippines
  • Quezon City the largest and most populous
  • Makati City the business center of the

Climate - tropical
  • The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of
    Fire, and as such, it is prone to earthquakes and
  • The latest typhoon to hit the Philippines is
    Hiayan (Yolanda),a and it is the strongest
    typhoon ever recorded in history.
  • Monsoon or typhoon could come anytime of the year
    but mostly during the months of March to
  • Average temperature is in the 80-90 degrees F in
    the metropolitan or densely populated areas
    during the months of October to February.

  • Spring rainy, wet, humid but cooler March,
    April, May
  • Summer hot, humid June, July, August
  • Autumn September, October, November
  • Winter although it doesnt snow, the
    temperature during the months of December,
    January and February is cooler.

  • Currency Philippine Peso
  • US1.00 P43.00 Pesos
  • Central Bank of the Philippines Philippine
  • Products
  • Agriculture farming, fishing
  • Industry ship building, car manufacturing,
    electronics, aerospace, mining
  • Services call centers, labor, medical,
  • Exports to these countries
  • US, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong
  • Imports from these countries
  • US, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore,
    Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia

Makati Business Center of the Philippines
The Jeepney a decorated suv
  • The Educational system in the Philippines was
    patterned from Spain and the United States.
  • However, after the liberation of the Philippines
    in 1946, the system changed.
  • The Department of Education administers education
    in the Philippines.
  • 6 years of Elementary education (starts at age 6
    years old)
  • 4 years of High School (starting at age 12 years
  • 4-5 years of Baccalaureate

13 continued
  • There are international schools
  • There are technical and vocational education
  • Parochial schools
  • Private schools
  • Public or state schools
  • Preparatory schools
  • Laboratory high schools
  • Science high schools
  • Foreign ethnic schools US, British, Chinese,
    Japanese, Korean

education continued
  • 2011 New education system is being implemented
    to the K-12 education system
  • Classes start during the first week of June
  • Classes will be for 200 days
  • Today, the Philippines has over 2,000 higher
    educational institutions with 1,500 private and
    600 state run institutions.

education continued
  • The private institutions are mostly run by the
    Catholics, while the public schools are run by
    the government
  • The University of the Philippines is the
    national university of the Philippines 1908
  • The University of Santo Thomas, founded in 1611,
    is the oldest university in Asia, and the largest
    Catholic university in the world
  • ISU has a current MOU or Memorandum of Agreement
  • Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila. Founded in
  • Famous Alumni was former President Corazon Aquino
    (first woman president in the Philippines, first
    woman president in Asia)

People, Culture, Religion
  • Filipinos are people of the Philippines
  • Close family ties children are not obliged to
    leave the home, unless they want to, even after
    they finish their education, or when they get
    married. In fact, when the children get married,
    there is always one person to stay at home (even
    if this child is married and have own family) so
    that this child can take care of the aging
  • Hospitable everyone is welcome! They are
    interested in you! In fact, if you visit
    someones home, you cannot leave the home without
    having a meal with them!

people, culture, religion continued
  • Fun-loving there is always a reason to
    celebrate and it involves food, dancing, singing!
  • Language Tagalog and English
  • There are over 50 dialects
  • Foreign language in the Philippines are Japanese,
    Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Malay and Spanish
  • Religious The Philippine is a Christian
  • Approximately 80 are Catholics.
  • Catholicism was introduced in the Philippines
    having been occupied by Spain from 1521-1898

National Costume Patadyong (gown) and Barong
Tagalog (Mens shirt)
Tinikling Dance
Philippine Cuisine
Maligayang Pasko Merry Christmas
Quick info
  • 7th most populous country in Asia, with a
    population of approximately 103 million
  • 12th most populous country in the world (2012)
  • China (1) 1.3 billions
  • India (2) 1.2 billions
  • United States (3) 313 millions

quick info continued
  • There are approximately 12 million Filipinos
    living outside of the Philippines
  • They are immigrants
  • They work in different parts of the world
    doctors, engineers, nurses, artists, domestic
    helpers, entertainers, educators, services
    working in hotels, cruise ships, restaurants,

Some famous Filipinos you might know
  • Imelda Marcos first lady, famous for her shoes
  • Manny Pacquiao famous boxer
  • Cheryl Burke Dancing With The Stars!
  • Bruno Mars Musician, pop star
  • Eugene Torre Chess Player and Champion
  • Lea Salonga Kim in the Broadway musical Miss
  • Rob Schneider Saturday Night Live!
  • Phoebe Cates - actress
  • Megan Young Miss World 2013
  • Ariella Arrida 3rd runner up Miss Universe 2013

Filipinos you might knowcontinued
  • Angelo Favis Professor, School of Music
  • Domingo Joaquin Assoc. Professor, COB Finance
  • Patrick Moraleda Pharmacist, Health Services
  • Grace Brown Office of International Studies
    and Programs

  • Salamat Po!