Angeli S. class period 6


The Philippines is a beautiful group of islands in the pacific ocean. Its officially known as "The Republic of The Philippines". It was Founded in 1946 and its currency is the Philippine peso. In 1971, the population is 96.71 people and is 115,831 square miles. Its capitol is Manila, Located in the island that is farthest north. The official language in the Philippines is Filipino which is based on Tagalog.Its points of interest are the chocolate hills and Taal volcano. The Phillipines flag means many things.The blue on flag Means peace, truth, and justice. The red is the symbol for patriotism. The white triangle is for equality.the three golden stars in the corners of the triangle symbolizes the three main islands.The golden sun at the center of the triangle means freedom.

" The islands of the fruits "

Geography / Climate

The Climate of the Philippines is tropical and maritime. It is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall. It is similar in many respects to the climate of the countries of Central America. Temperature, humidity, and rainfall, This is because the Philippines is near the equator. And this is important to the country's weather and climate.

People and Culture

The Philippines consists of about 96.71 people. (2012). Their ethnic makeup is 91.5% Christian Malay 4% Muslim Malay, 1.5% Chinese and 3% other. The Religious groups that make up the Philippines is mostly catholic, but it also is protestant, muslim and a little bit of buddhist.

Filipino is based on Tagalog and is the official language of the Philippines. But only about 55 percent of Filipinos speak the language. In addition, There are about 111 distinct different languages,So only about 10 are important regionally. English is widely spoken in the Philippines, it is common to hear Filipinos use a mixture English and Filipino words or phrases, known as "Taglish", Wich is a mixture of english and Filipino, in their conversations.

The family includes the Siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins godparents, sponsors, and close family friends. People get strength from their family. Many children have several godparents.Its common for members of the same family to work for the same company.In fact, many bargaining agreements state that hiring will be given to family members.

Country timeline

1.Magellan arrived at the Philippines on Mar 16 1521 -

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived at 16th March 1521 at Homonhon, eastern of the Samar Island (province of the Philippines) on his voyage to circle the globe. He called the islands "Islas de San Lázaro" (also called: "Archipelago of San Lazaro") because this was the day of the Festival of St. Lazarus. Magellan built up friendly contact to local chieftains and Rajah Humabon, the king of Cebu.

2.Era of the Spanish colinial empire on 24 Jun 1571

There were now lots of new cultural terms, definitions and techniques like printing, calendar and law code. Catholic missionaries swept the natives to christianity, which is until today the decisive religion at the Philippines.

3.Legazpi as a ruler in Manila on 26 Jun 1571

Manila became the capital of the Philippine colony and the center of military,religious and economic activities, because of its good position, entry to Mainly Bay and resources in the surrounding area. Legazpi ruled as the first govener. He ruled the Spanish colony from 1565-1898. His leadership quickly expand all over the whole archipelago.

4 established capital of Philippines Manila on 24 Jun 1571

Miguel López de Legazpi's expedition continued northward. At June 24, 1571, he reached the Bay of Manila on the island of Luzon. At this time it was under the rule of the Muslim rulers Rajah Matanda and Rajah Sulayman (last native ruler of Manila). Spanish conquered the area fastly because of superior weaponry.

5.Conflict between Christians and non-Christians on 28 Apr 1611

Muslims in the south, mainly at Mindanao, called "Moros" (biggest non-christian group), never could be subordinated completely to colonial rulers. The Spanish military undertook periodical military campaign against the Muslim lordships until the middle of the 19th century, but without any big succes. Also hilltribes from the north of Luzon, called "Igorots", resisted the Christianization.

6.Treaty of Paris on 10 Feb 1763

From 1762-1764 the Brits were able to occupy parts of the Philippines and the capital Manila at the Seven Years War (Fight of the european Great Power). On the 10th of February 1763 the Seven Years' War ended and it forced Great Britain in 1764 to distraction and renew the Spanish leadership over the Philippines.

7.Trade at the Philippines and connection to Mexico on 24 Aug 1821

Most important income source for Spain was using the Philippines as a trading station between China and Mexico. There was a closely connection between the Philippines and Mexico, also because of the trading of galeons. Chinese now came as traders to the Philippines. Galeons brought silver and coins from Mexico to China and backwards chinese silks and other textiles.

8.Revolution in Spain fom 1868-1871 on 1 Jan 1868

The revolution in Spain led to the assumption of the govenorship of the Philippines by Carlos Maria de la Torre, a man who practiced the liberal and democratic principles for imposing liberal laws. There were new reforms and the annulment of the censorship of the press.

9.Protest movement "Katipunan" on 7 Jul 1892

After the Liga Filipina there was in 1892 the protest movement "Katipunan",a nationalistic secret society to kick the habit of the Spanish leadership, founded by Andrés Bonifacio y de Castrol. The most of the members of Ketipunan were from lower classes.

10.Armistice on 14 Dec 1897

After lots of acrimonious fights it was an armistice with Spain agreed. Aguinaldo left voluntarily for evil after he and his men were payed out money and amnesty was permitted.Uprisings still continued in many provinces.

government and citecenship

Their government is Unitary state, Presidential system, Constitutional republic and Republic. They are allowed to have a dual citizenship. Throughout history, only certain people were allowed to vote.Freedom of speech is is not limited to public speaking and is generally taken to include other forms of expression in the philippines. Anyone over the age of 18 (that is a Philippine citizen) can vote.

The Philippine education system has been heavily influenced by its colonial history, which has included periods of Spanish, American and Japanese rule and occupation. The children in these schools wear uniforms. And to get there, you would either use a bike wagon or just walk.For their justie system, they also use supreme court.


The Philippines’ economic freedom score is 60.1, making its economy the 89th freest in the 2014 Index. Its score is about 1.9 points higher than last year, reflecting improvements in investment freedom, business freedom, and the control of government spending. The Philippines ranks 16th out of 42 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is slightly below the world average .

The Philippine economy has recorded average growth of around 5 percent over the past five years. Despite progress, lingering institutional challenges will not be overcome without a deeper commitment to reform.

Things that the Philippines exports are:

electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, rice, coconut oil and fruits.

Company List

1. National Geographic

There are plenty of tropical forests that animals like monkeys, pigs and colorful birds would live in. You could find these animals roaming the forest trying to find a bite to eat. And not only that, but the Philippines is surrounded bu the pacific ocean. So not only could you observe and watch the interesting habbits of the animals that exist out there on land, but you could also do so below sea level!

2. Forever 21

Because the Philippines ships garments and clothes worldwide, they must have plenty of things to make these garments and clothes to go around. Forever 21 is a clothes company, so why not set up where there is plenty of clothes to make!

3. Nestle

The Philippines holds many cocoa trees. And you wouldn't just find these cocoa trees in the forests. They would be everywhere! Nestle needs lots of cocoa beans to make their Chocolate powder. So they could get it from the Philippines.

4. Microsoft

Software and computers are the most important tools these days. For growing populations and growing businesses. Everyone needs one now. But in the Philippines, a lot of people don't have one. They could make a lot of money advertising there and getting more people to buy their product.

5. Dole

Because dole sells canned fruits like oranges and pineapples. These fruits are very popular in the Philippines.Farmers grow lots of fruits. Dole could make lots of money because you could find fruit anywhere.