Philippines

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The Philippines!

The Philipines is a beautiful country. Filled with white sand beaches, mountians, waterfalls, and crystal blue waters. The lava from the volcanic mountains have made the soil extra fertile for abundunt farm land. The Phillipines is the only Christian country in southeast Asia. Ninety percent of the people are Roman Catholic. The people in these islands are all very friendly and speak tagalog. The capital of the Phillipines is Manila. The goverment is, Republic Presidental system, Costinutional Repbulic, Unitary state. the philipines were a Spanish colinie for 300 years, and was controlled by America in 1898 until world war 2 when The Philipines won the war and got independence in 1946! The Philipines produce, semiconductors, electronic products, garmets, copper products, petrolum products, cocnut oil and fruits. The Philipines is a great country to live and vist!

Slogan- "It's more fun in the Philippines"

Geography and Climate

The Philippines is an Archipelago made up of 7,107 islands. It's coverd with Vocanic and forest mountains, But the lava they produce give us wonderful farmland. the highest mountain is Mount Apo witch is located on the island " Mindanao". The longest river is the Cagayan river in northern Luzon. Langude bay is the largest lake in the Philippines. The Philippines is on The western fringes of the Pacific ring of fire. The Philippines' rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures.

Philippines climate is, The Philippines has a tropical maritime Climate and is usually hot and humid. The Philippines have three seasons. One is tag-araw, the hot dry season or summer from March to May, Tag-ulan the rainy season from June to November, and tag-lamig, the cool dry season from December to February. They have a Southwest moonson that lasts May to October, and A Northeast moonson that lasts Novemeber to April. The average yearly temperature is around 26.6°C.

People and Culture

Philippines Culture is a comination of eastern and western cultures. The Philippines infulence The Spanish and Americans. They hae a festiable called barrio fiestas, it's a traditional festable. The Moriones Festival and Sinulog Festival are a couple of the most well-known. These community celebrations are times for feasting, music, and dancing. Some traditions, however, are changing or gradually being forgotten due to modernization. The Philippines have Hispanic-styled houses and buildings preserved here.

The american infulences are the English languge and fast food retraunts are the main ones.

Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Mayayo-Polynesian origins to become a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic, Chines, American, and other Asian influences that have been adapted to local ingredients. Tagolog is the main languge in the Phiippines, but they have many many other languges speaked their. 90% of the Philippines are Roman Cathloic! Philippines eduaction is great1 The school year begins in June and ends in March. The Eduaction Department covers elementary, secondary, and nonformal education. Then of course collage.

People mostly ride in, Buses, Jeepneys, taxis, and motorized tricycle.

Goverment and Citizenship

The Philippines is a democratic Government. It is a constitutional republic with a presidential system. It is governed as a unitary state. The President functions as both head of state and head of governmetn and is the commander-in- chief of the armed forces. The president is elected by popular vote for a single six-year term. the House of Representatives, serving as the lower house, with members elected to a three-year term. the representatives are elected from both legislative disticts and through sectoral representation.
Philippine Nationality Law is based upon the principles of
jus sanguinis. There are three different
citizenships. birth, naturalization, and loss and reacquisition.
some of the rules of each citizenship are,
  • Birth- that person was born on or after October 15, 1986 and at least one parent was a Philippine citizen on the birthdate.
  • that person was born on or after January 17, 1973 and one or both parents were Philippine citizens on the birthdate or the person elected Philippine citizenship pursuant to the provisions of the 1935 Constitution.

  • Naturalization- He/she must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age on the day of the hearing of the petition;
  • He/she must have resided in the Philippines for a continuous period of not less than ten (10) years;
  • He/she must be of good moral character and believes in the principles underlying the Philippine Constitution, and must have conducted himself in a proper and irreproachable manner during the entire period of his residence in the Philippines in his relation with the constituted government as well as with the community in which he is living;
  • Reacquisition- By naturalization in a foreign country;
  • By express renuncication of citizenship.
  • By subscribing to an oath of allegiance to support the constitution or laws of a foreign country upon attaining twenty-one years of age or more: Provided, however, That a Filipino may not divest himself of Philippine citizenship in any manner while the Republic of the Philippines is at war with any country.

Economy

The Phillipians national economy is is the 43rd largest in the world. Estimated gross national product of 2011 is 224,754 billion. Primary exports include smiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper, petroleum, coconut oil and fruits. Major trading partners are the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand. Their currency is the Phillipino peso. After World War two the country was 2nd welthiest in East Asia but, has declined since the 1960's. Despite the growth in the 2000's decade as of 2010 the country's economy remains smaller than Asian neighbors. The unemployment rate as of 2009 was around 7.6% Gross international reserves as of 2011 are 75, 174 billion. Public debt as a percent of GDP was at 74%. The Phillipians are a member of the World Bank, International Monitary Fund, The World Trade Organization and the Asian Development Bank. By 2050 Goldman Sachs estimates it will be the 14th largest economy in the world.