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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of cities in the philippines
The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines.
The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines.
The City of Valenzuela is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/list-of-cities-in-the-philippines   (3547 words)

  
 HowStuffWorks "Geography of Philippines"
Davao, Philippines, the capital of Davao province and a port on the southeast coast of Mindanao Island.
Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines, a city and former capital of the republic.
Zamboanga, the Philippines, a seaport and the capital of Zamboanga province.
geography.howstuffworks.com /asia/philippines.htm   (203 words)

  
  Pasay City - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines.
It is adjacent to the City of Manila and is bounded to the south Parañaque, to the northeast by Makati and Taguig and to the west in Manila Bay.
Pasay City was notorious for being a red-light district in Metro Manila.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Pasay_City   (970 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Cities of the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A city (lungsod, sometimes syudad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines.
A number of cities in the country act independently of their provinces and are largely self-governing and have their own representatives in the Congress[?].
Davao City[?] in Davao del Sur[?], is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area, occupying more than 2,500 square kilometers.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ci/Cities_of_the_Philippines   (204 words)

  
 Philippines
Republic of the Philippines / Republika ng Pilipinas / Pilipinas
Philippines is in South-eastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth.
wwp.greenwichmeantime.com /time-zone/asia/philippines   (299 words)

  
 1stPhilippines.Com - Davao City in the Philippines
DAVAO CITY is the regional center for Davao Region (Region XI) and is considered to be the most important cities in the Philippines, the de facto capital of the island of Mindanao.
According to the City archives, “Davao” was derived from the phonetic blending of the word of three Bagobo subgroups calling the hinterlands of the region as Davoh, Duhwow or Davau, and Dabu.
Davao City is also called as the Fruit Basket of the Philippines due to its various fresh fruits produce such as watermelon, the sweetest mango, the more succulent pomelo, rambutan, banana, mangosteen, lanzones, strawberry, pineapple, avocado, langka, buko or have a bowl of fresh fruit salad.
www.1stphilippines.com /pc-8cbd660dee8ba6d8a4a190cc74cc121f.html   (2517 words)

  
 LCP Mandate
It evolved from the League of City Mayors of the Philippines until it was institutionalized as the League of Cities of the Philippines under the Local Government Code of 1991.
The National League shall be composed of the presidents of the league of highly-urbanized cities and the presidents of the provincial chapters of the league of component cities.
– Every city shall be represented in the league by the city mayor or in his absence, by the city vice-mayor or a sanggunian member duly elected for the purpose by the members, who shall attend all meetings and participate in the deliberations of the league.
www.lcp.org.ph /au_mandate.htm   (446 words)

  
 APPEX Fellows from Philippines
Born in the Philippines in Batangas City, she undertook a 15 year research effort into the indigenous textiles of island Southeast Asia to pursue her interest in perceptions of the local which are inevitably mediated by the imperatives of late capitalism.
In establishing the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino (Museum of Philippine Culture), she extended her theoretical explorations into the problems of representing performed forms of cultural expression in the object-focused environment of a museum.
She has been the artistic director of the Ballet Philippines II from 1989 to the present, where she developed her own training methods to draw out the promise of talented young dancers and in 1994 she became the artistic director of the parent company, the Ballet Philippines.
www.wac.ucla.edu /cip/appex/biosphil.htm   (343 words)

  
 Iloilo city mayor leads peers in national forum with PGMA : Iloilo, Philippines
The Cities Alliance is a global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to urban poverty reduction through the matching of grants in support of the city development strategies (CDS).
In its 2007 annual report, the Cities Alliance noted that 65 cities in the Philippines have completed their CDS and are now among the best run in the country.
The Cities Alliance added that the CDS programs are being designed to involve all 118 cities in the country which would make the Philippines the first country to achieve total coverage.
visayas.wowphilippines.com /iloilo/2007/11/07/iloilo-city-mayor-leads-peers-in-national-forum-with-pgma   (753 words)

  
 Cities of the Philippines - Definition, explanation
A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines.
Cities are in the same heirarchical level as municipalities, but under the Local Government Code of 1991, cities are given special treatment in terms of bigger share from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) which forms part of the city's budget.
Cities, like municipalities, are composed of barangays and are governed by elective officials such as Mayor as Local Chief Executive, Vice-Mayor, and councilors as well as appointive officials heading the different local offices under them.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/ci/cities_of_the_philippines.php   (423 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines.
Cities are in the same hierarchical level as municipalities, but under the Local Government Code of 1991, cities are given special treatment in terms of bigger share from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) which forms part of the city's budget.
Examples are Tarlac City in Tarlac province, and Palayan City, in Nueva Ecija province, and Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Cities_of_the_Philippines   (733 words)

  
 LCP Policy Blog
The League of Cities of the Philippines is expressing its vehement objections to the purported move by the Senate to pass the 12 city hood bills of municipalities which did not meet the requirements provided for in the Local Government Code of 1991 as amended by Republic Act 9009.
The League of Cities of the Philippines would like to profess that we feel neither abhorrence nor rejection over any initiative on the part of a municipality to be converted into a city.
The League of Cities of the Philippines together with all of its constituents are closely observing the conduct of Senate deliberations on this matter and pray that the honorable members of the Senate will individually act on the issue with reason and respect for the Law.
www.lcp-policy.blogspot.com   (695 words)

  
 Philippines - Philippine Cities Show the Way to Dynamic Development
Annually, the Cities Alliance, a coalition of cities around the world and their development partners who are committed to promoting successful approaches to poverty reduction, brings cities together in a Public Policy Forum for a direct dialogue with bilateral and multilateral agencies and financial institutions.
Noting that the Philippines is among the most rapidly urbanizing countries in the region, she warned: “This is a double-edged challenge.
Cities have also come to recognize their role in provincial, regional and national development and the importance of cooperation with other cities and municipalities in their areas, said Mayor Sarmiento “in order to build synergies among their development initiatives”.
www.worldbank.org.ph /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/PHILIPPINESEXTN/0,,contentMDK:21686278~menuPK:332988~pagePK:1497618~piPK:217854~theSitePK:332982,00.html   (1286 words)

  
 About the Philippines
The Philippines consists of 7,107 islands, of which only 2,000 are inhabited.
The total area of the Philippines is 299,404 square kilometers.
Cebu is the central island of the group and Cebu City is a major tourist destination.
www.islandsweb.net /places/index.htm   (284 words)

  
 Philippines joins observance of Earth Hour 2008 : Asia World
Manila - Lights in public places and around commercial establishments in at least four cities in the Philippines will be turned off for an hour later on Saturday to mark Earth Hour 2008 in a bid to raise awareness about climate change.
Aside from Manila, other Philippine cities participating in the event are Makati, where the country's financial district is located, Paranaque and Pasay.
At least 50 cities around the world are expected to participate in the initiative which began in Sydney last year but has quickly turned into a global event covering 35 countries.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/195345,philippines-joins-observance-of-earth-hour-2008.html   (241 words)

  
 Cities of the Philippines - WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines.
Cities are in the same hierarchical level as municipalities, but under the Local Government Code of 1991, cities are given special treatment in terms of bigger share from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) which forms part of the city's budget.
Cities, like municipalities, are composed of barangays and are governed by elective officials such as Mayor as Local Chief Executive, Vice-Mayor, and councilors as well as appointive officials heading the different local offices under them.
en.wikipilipinas.org /index.php?title=Cities   (814 words)

  
 Learning - Stories
The group of officials from the Filipino cities was extremely interested in sharing ideas with other cities in their area.
Participation is active as the cities post a wide range of content to the portal and communicate with each other through web based communications tools such as bulletin boards and web-based videoconferencing.
The next step, based on suggestions from the cities, was to establish an electronic marketplace that matches municipal and community programs and projects with potential funders such as; international donors, central government agencies, and development banks.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/WBI/0,,contentMDK:20212712~pagePK:209023~piPK:207535~theSitePK:213799,00.html   (862 words)

  
 UN-HABITAT.:. Philippines | Activities | Up-scaling Poverty-focused City Development Strategies in the Philippines
In 1999/2000, seven cities in the Philippines prepared a City Development Strategy (CDS) with the assistance of the World Bank-managed Cities Alliance (which was funded by the Government of Japan) concurrent with UNDP/UN-HABITAT support to three cities.
Together these cities formed the resource base for disseminating the lessons learned to 31 other cities in the Philippines, supported by the League of Cities of the Philippines which advocated for a change in urban management practices.
A League of Cities support team was established with counterpart cross-sectoral teams in each partner city and environmental, poverty and governance profiles were prepared for each city.
www.unhabitat.org /content.asp?cid=737&catid=61&typeid=13&subMenuId=0   (456 words)

  
 A breakdown of The Philippines' system of government
The Philippine local government system originates from the era of Spanish colonial occupation, insofar as the period was characterised by excessive centralisation under the authority of the Governor General in Manila.
The 177 recognised cities belonging to the League of Philippine Cities are regarded as belonging to the same sub-tier as the municipalities but are given more central government subsidy to fulfil their duties.
The current mayor of the city of Manila is Jose "Lito" L. Atienza, currently on his third and final term, who oversees a city council consisting of the vice mayor and 36 elected councillors (six from each congressional district).
www.zamboanga.com /html/Philippines_government_system.htm   (1779 words)

  
 Living and Working in the Philippines
The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy or the Consulate General may issue a student visa pursuant to Section 9(f) of the Philippine Immigration law upon receipt of authority from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Manila.
Student visas are secured from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in their country of origin or residence, irrespective of where they are at the time of approval of their application or where they initiated their application.
For a natural born citizen of the Philippines, who has been naturalized in the US and is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence, including his spouse and minor unmarried children.
manila.usembassy.gov /wwwha006.html   (2830 words)

  
 What do you know about the country Philippines? - Blurtit
The Philippines is an Asian country that is considered westernized compared to some of its neighbors.
Philippines consist of 118 cities, and are basically divided into 17 regions, which are further subdivided into 81 provinces.
Though considered to be influenced by the West, the Philippines has managed to blend the western influence very beautifully with its own vibrant Asian culture, thereby presenting a unique cultural mix to all who visit the country.
www.blurtit.com /q565841.html   (475 words)

  
 Philippines
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Marriage in the Philippines: The Philippine Government requires foreigners who wish to marry in the Philippines to obtain from the U.S. Embassy a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” before filing an application for a marriage license.
Philippine law prohibits marriage for persons under the age of 18.) A judge, a minister, or other person authorized by the Philippine Government can perform the marriage.
It is advisable to contact the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC or one of the Philippine consulates in the United States (Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco) for specific information regarding customs requirements.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_999.html   (2893 words)

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