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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Municipalities are always associated with a province, except those within Metro Manila, which are independent.
The legislative arm of the cities and municipalities are the city/town councils, which are composed of councilors from each legislative district.
The legislative districts may either be a single province, a group of cities and municipalities, a single city, or, in cases where a city has a large population, a group of barangays.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Subdivisions_of_the_Philippines   (578 words)

 USAID Environment: Climate Change Program - Country and Regional Information, Philippines Profile
The Philippines hosts about 3,000 unique and endemic plant species and more than 500 of the world’s 700 known coral species, but this uniqueness and diversity is under severe threat from population pressure, over-exploitation, and pollution.
Due to inefficient generation and supply of electricity, the Philippines has one of the highest energy consumption rates in Asia, and the demand is growing exponentially.
Over half of the Philippines’ GHG emissions are attributed to the energy sector, which continues to be hampered by limited security due to dependence on imported fossil fuels and underdevelopment of indigenous energy sources.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/environment/climate/country_nar/philippines_profile.html   (1711 words)

  Philippines - Facts and Info about Philippines
The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is an island nation located in the Malay archipelago in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital.
It borders the Philippine Sea on the east, on the South China Sea the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south.
The Moluccas and Sulawesi are to the south, and Palau is to the east beyond the Philippine Sea.
www.gerila.com /info-news/philippines/philippines.htm   (1750 words)

  Municipalities of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines.
Municipalities, in turn, are composed of barangays or barrios.
A municipality is headed by a municipal mayor who is the executive officer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippine_municipality   (238 words)

 Philippines Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), or the Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), is a country in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital.
It lies between 116° 40' and 126° 34' E. longitude, and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N. latitude, and borders the Philippine Sea on the east, on the South China Sea the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south.
The Philippines is the third-largest Roman Catholic country, the 13th-largest Protestant country, the 40th-largest Muslim country, the 17th-largest Hindu country, and the 17th-largest Buddhist country.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Philippines   (5121 words)

 Palawan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Busuanga is a municipality in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.
thumbrightCoron from the sea Coron is a municipality in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.
Aborlan is a municipality in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/140/palawan.html   (413 words)

 Aurora, Philippines - Towns and Municipalities
Baler is the capital of Aurora Province and its oldest municipality.
Dilasag is the northernmost municipality of Aurora Province.
Dingalan is the nearest municipality to Metro Manila, and the southernmost town of Aurora.
www.aurora.ph /towns.html   (487 words)

 HotBot Web Search for municipalities
A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local government unit in the Philippines.
Municipalities generate effluent, sludge, landfill leachate and storm water that must be managed properly.
Association of cities and towns in the state which represents municipalities at the General Assembly, before the State executive branch and regulatory agencies, and in the courts.
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A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local government unit in the Philippines.
Local Governments, such as a Municipality are to a certain large extent autonomous of the National Government of the Republic of the Philippines.
A municipality is headed by a municipal mayor who is the executive officer.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Municipalities_of_the_Philippines   (546 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Discover Philippines :: About the Philippines :: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The largest Philippine wild animal, the tamaraw, is a species of the buffalo that is similar to the carabao.
Philippine Airlines took to the skies on March 15, 1941, using a Beech Model 18 aircraft amid the specter of a global war.
In 1916, in the Philippines, an offensive style of passing the ball in a high trajectory to be struck by another player (the set and spike) were introduced.
www.tourism.gov.ph /discover/trivia.asp   (3286 words)

 Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Nasugbu, Philippines, Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP), the largest producer of raw sugar in the country, sponsors a composting facility that is generating employment, developing skills, and producing income for the community.
The Philippines generates nearly 2.5 million tons of hazardous waste each year, and while a regulatory framework for managing this waste exists, government officials lack the capacity to effectively implement and enforce the regulations.
Tacurong, a municipality on the southern island of Mindanao, recently developed a comprehensive ten year solid waste management plan that includes public outreach, segregation, recycling, composting, and conversion of its open dump to a controlled dumpsite and eventually to a sanitary landfill.
www.usaep.org /accomplishments/philippines.htm   (2555 words)

 Philippines's secretary office
The Philippines is the third largest English-speaking country in the world.
It consists of less than 1,000 inhabitants residing within the territorial limit of a city or municipality and administered by a set of elective officials, headed by a barangay chairman (punong barangay).
GEOGRAPHY The Philippine archipelago is geographically located between latitude 4023'N and 21025'N and longitude 1160E and 1270E.
www.lltm.ph /asian_patent_attorneys/philippiness_secretary_office.htm   (202 words)

 ipedia.com: Philippines Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Philippines used to be the most developed country in Asia following World War II, but has lagged behind other countries because of poor economic growth, overpopulation and widespread corruption.
The Philippine writers (Claro Mayo Rectois the most important of them), continued writing in Spanish until 1946.
Despite this and despite their variety, a common aspect that most Filipino cultural traditions share today is that they have all been enriched and influenced both by Asia and the West, from China, Malaysia, Spain and the United States, to Islam and Christianity.
www.ipedia.com /philippines.html   (1918 words)

 The Filipino.com - Filipino Philippines Information Business Travel Tourism
The Philippines has a population of 76.5 million as of May 2000, and it is hard to distinguish accurately the lines between stocks.
The major cultural agencies of government are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the National Historical Institute, the National Museum, The National Library, the Records Management and Archives Office, and the Commission on the Filipino Language.
The new Philippine Constitution was ratified in early 1987, signalling the country's return to democracy.
www.thefilipino.com /destinations.html   (2623 words)

 Municipal Development Projects: Financing Local Development and Building Institutions
In the Philippines, all municipalities saw a decline in the share of own revenues against total revenues (resulting from an increase in revenue sharing after a 1991 change in government policy), but the shares of participant municipalities declined less sharply than those of nonparticipants.
Since property taxes constitute a large portion of own revenues, municipal performance in their collection was viewed in the OED study as an indicator of municipal effort to enhance autonomy and improve creditworthiness.
By 1995, when the MDP project was completed, the municipality had moved up to the second income class, the living standard of its 60,000 people had risen significantly, and municipal own revenues rose from 7 million to 25 million pesos.
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 OVER SEAS June 1999 -- Breaking the Cycle of Poverty In Coastal Communities
Of the total number of individuals who rely on fish for livelihood, municipal fisherfolk constitute 69%; 25% are engaged in aquaculture.
With respect to diversification of income of municipal fisherfolk, the program found that the existence of experienced NGOs, strong community leadership, and adequate provision of credit and technical services are critical factors.
The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, the NGO I headed before I joined government, has had several successful coastal resource management cases, one of which is in Orion, Bataan.
www.oneocean.org /overseas/jun99/dar.html   (1610 words)

Philippine Commission Act 1915 allowed for assessors such as ‘kalis’, ‘panditas’, or Muslims well-versed in local laws and customs, to sit with Moroland Courts, and allowed for modification of U.S. law in cases where parties were Muslims.
The Philippine Commission Act 1915 allowed for assessors such as ‘kalis’, ‘panditas’, or Muslims well-versed in local laws and customs, to sit with Moroland Courts, and permitted the modification of U.S. law in cases where the parties were Muslims.
Philippines signed the Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages  in 1963 and ratified it in 1965 without reservations.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/philippines.htm   (1895 words)

 Philippines/List of bilateral projects in the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Philippines sub-program ($506,000) focuses on peasants, farmers, women and the urban poor, primarily in the north and southern Luzon, Mindanao, Metro Manila and Negros.
Dalhousie partners with the University of the Philippines in the Visayas; approximately $750,000 is allocated to the Philippine portion of the project.
In the Philippines, IPAC is facilitating a partnership between the Province of Manitoba and the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Local Government Academy (2002- June 2005).
www.acdi-cida.gc.ca /CIDAWEB/webcountry.nsf/VLUDocEn/307F12E890628F8F85256F560047C4AF   (7082 words)

 Philippines travel guide - Wikitravel
The Republic of the Philippines [1] (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia consisting of 7,107 islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam, and north of Sabah and Borneo.
The people of the Philippines, or Filipinos, are descended from a mixture of Austronesians (related to Malays and Polynesians) and of the Southern Han Chinese.
Muggings are very common in the Philippines and often happen both in broad daylight and at night, and most of the time the victims are tourists and muggings themselves go unreported since they usually happen out of public view, and muggings happen in both the wealthiest and poorest areas of the Philippines.
wikitravel.org /en/Philippines   (7896 words)

 HotBot Web Search for municipality
A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of...
The Municipality of Meaford is situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, it extends North West to the boundary of the City of Owen Sound and South East to the boundary of the...
A municipality is a political subdivision of a state within which a...
www.hotbot.com /?query=municipality&currProv=msn   (312 words)

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and is one of the largest archipelagos in the world.
The Philippines was discovered in 1521 and officially established as a colony of Spain in 1565 leading to over three centuries of Spanish rule.
The decline of Philippines exports, the corruption and economic mismanagement of the Marcos regime followed by the assassination of Ninoy Aquino in 1983 all contributed to the breakdown of the economy.
philippines-archipelago.com /contents.html   (1766 words)

 The Asia Foundation
At the local level, city governments and the League of Cities of the Philippines build partnerships with local chambers of commerce and NGOs to curb corruption and foster a better environment for economic growth.
The Philippines suffers from endemic conflict at a number of levels, some arising out of traditional cleavages and others from the complexities of a society undergoing rapid change.
The Asia Foundation and its partners, such as the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy and the Mindanao State University, regularly gather political and community leaders and academic, religious, and NGO leaders for forums on current issues in the peace process, human rights, and governance affecting Muslim Mindanao.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/philippines.html   (961 words)

 NSCB - ActiveStats - PSGC Interactive - Concepts and Definitions - Local Government Units
Its functions and duties in relation to its component cities and municipalities are generally coordinative and supervisory.
City - There are three classes of cities in the Philippines: the highly urbanized, the independent component cities which are independent of the province, and the component cities which are part of the provinces where they are located and subject to their administrative supervision.
Municipality - Is a political corporate body which is endowed with the facilities of a municipal corporation, exercised by and through the municipal government in conformity with law.
www.nscb.gov.ph /activestats/psgc/articles/con_lgu.asp   (255 words)

 Ethnologue report for Philippines
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Northern Philippine, Northern Luzon, Northern Cordilleran, Dumagat, Southern Nearly extinct.
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Northern Philippine, Northern Luzon, Arta Nearly extinct.
Palawan Province, Cagayan Island, between Negros and Palawan, and communities on the coast of Palawan, and in Coron Municipality in the Busuanga Region of northern Palawan.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Philippines   (4449 words)

 Marine Reserves and the Role of Local Government Units in the Philippines
In the Philippines, this is amply stated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, which gives preference to subsistence fisherfolk.
The municipal and barangay (villages) councils and deputized fisher-wardens enforce the regulations and monitor compliance.
Marine reserves have proliferated in many coastal municipalities in the Philippines and elsewhere as a result, in part, of the global conservation movement in recent years.
www.iirr.org /aquatic_resources/p3c07.htm   (1515 words)

 The Bohol Chronicle Official Website
League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Bohol President and Inabanga town Mayor Socorro Jumamoy told the Chronicle that the mayors demanded that the Bohol PNP should seriously address the rising criminality in the province.
Jumamoy stressed that the LMP petition stated that the mayors agree that the effort of fighting crime by the PNP is inadequate and urged the governor to consider a change in PNP leadership.
Aumentado said that some mayors use their intelligence funds in mobilizing their respective municipal peace and order councils contrary to the public notion that it will generally be used solely for police operations.
www.theboholchronicle.com /fpage.php?issue=183&s1=2422&s2=&s3=&s4=&s5=2425&s6=688&s7=2426&s9=&s10=   (655 words)

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