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  Paraiso Philippines - Tourism and Travel Guide
Mindoro is considered to be the 7th largest island of the Philippines.
Its towering 8,488 feet peak is considered to be the 3rd highest peak in the Philippines.
Rich in natural resources with an abundant area of streams provide the residents with ample supply of fresh water fishes with extensive areas of rich and fertile lands are planted with cassava, corn, rice, coconut and many other root crops makes the inhabitants self sufficient of food supplies.
www.paraisophilippines.com   (2593 words)

  Philippines (05/07)
The Philippines was less severely affected by the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s than its neighbors, aided in part by its high level of annual remittances from overseas workers, no sustained run-up in asset prices, and more moderate debt prior to the crises.
The Philippines is a member of the UN and some of its specialized agencies, and served a two-year term as a member of the UN Security Council from January 2004-2006, acting as UNSC President in September 2005.
Philippine soldiers and police have participated in a number of multilateral civilian police and peacekeeping operations, and a Philippine Army general served as the first commander of the UN Peacekeeping Operation in East Timor.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2794.htm   (6711 words)

  Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of the Philippines is organized as a presidential-unitary republic, where the President functions as head of state, the head of government, and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
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 Moluccas and Sulawesi are to the south, and Palau is to the east beyond the Philippine Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippines   (3771 words)

 Politics of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Philippines takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of the Philippines is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The bicameral Philippine legislature, the Congress, consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives; members of both are elected by popular vote.
The Philippines is divided into a hierarchy of local government units (LGUs) with the province as the primary unit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Philippines   (1747 words)

 Ferdinand Marcos killer file   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Background: Spain colonises the Philippine archipelago during the 16th Century, naming the islands after King Philip II and establishing Manila (on the northern island of Luzon) as the capital in 1571.
The self-governing Commonwealth of the Philippines is established in 1935.
She faces further trials in the Philippines for the misappropriation of public funds but is able to avoid conviction.
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 Philippines: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The Philippines were ceded to the U.S. in 1899 by the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War.
University of the Philippines - Philippines, University of the Philippines, University of the, main campus at Quezon City, the...
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www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107887.html   (1577 words)

 PHILIPPINES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Philippine Government is a party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Patent Cooperation Treaty; it is also a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, although it has not yet signed the WIPO treaties on copyright and performance rights/phonograms.
Philippine courts have been reluctant to impose substantial penalties that would serve as a deterrent to infringement; often, penalties consist only of the seizure and confiscation of the video cassettes or optical discs used in the unauthorized cable broadcast.
Philippine law (R.A. 8182) also requires that preference be given to Philippine citizens in the hiring of consultants and other professionals necessary for the implementation of projects funded by foreign assistance.
www.mac.doc.gov /tcc/data/commerce_html/countries/nte2001/phillipines.htm   (6066 words)

 The EU's relations with Philippines - Overview
The framework for co-operation with the Philippines is the EU-ASEAN Agreement of 1980.
The EU was the Philippines’ third largest export destination and its fifth largest supplier in 2005 with 6.4 billion, while EU imports from the Philippines were at € 3.6 billion.
The EC fully support the Philippines for the peace process in Mindanao, and the EC has contributed some 91 € million over the past decade to help economic development in Mindanao.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/philippines/intro/index.htm   (970 words)

 Exercise Balikatan
Barangays are basic Philippine political units for planning and implementing government policies, programs and activities in the community.
Philippine Vice President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teofisto Guingona welcomed the American forces with these words, "Our relationship with the United States is borne out of longtime friendship and partnership that remains steadfast...over 100 years.
The exercise is designed to better train Philippine and U.S. air, ground and naval forces to handle any contingencies, emergencies or disasters which may arise throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/balikatan.htm   (1375 words)

 Philippines travel guide - Wikitravel
The Republic of the Philippines [1] (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia consisting of 7,100 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.
The Philippines is one of the least expensive places to visit in Asia and as well in the rest of the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Philippines   (7369 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics on Philippines. 1889 facts and figures, stats and information on Philippine economy, crime, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to a study by the Philippines Department of Health in 1999, 20% of Filipino women by age 19 are married and/or with children.
In response to 'Lalaine' - a study of the Philippines labor force shows that the working-age population grew by 2.7% in the 1980s while the labor force (people in that age group who were actually employed) grew by 4%.
Regarding teenage pregnancy in the Philippines, the 2003 National Demographic and Health Survey shows that 8% of women 15-19 have begun childbearing, 6% are already mothers while 1.8% were pregnant with their first child.
www.nationmaster.com /country/rp-philippines   (1559 words)

 philippines map and map of philippines information page
Landforms The Philippine islands, positioned on the Ring of Fire, are subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The Mayon Volcano is the most active in the Philippines, and considered one of the most dangerous on the planet, however, it does not stand alone; in 1991, Mount Pinatubo burst, and proved to be one of the most significant volcanic eruptions in recorded history.
The Philippines (especially the eastern coasts of Luzon and Samar) are subject to typhoons (July - October), and on average, 5 may cause significant destruction.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/ph.htm   (1018 words)

 Philippines : Gov.Ph : About the Philippines :   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Composed of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is readily accessible to the different capitals of the world.
Manila is a microcosm of the rhythm of the islands, named after a delicate white mangrove plant, this charming city lives as a silent witness to the country's turbulent history.
Apo, the highest peak in the country and home to the Philippine Eagle, is a close distance from Davao City.
www.gov.ph /aboutphil/default.asp   (1146 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - The Philippines - Overview
The Philippines is also one of the most endangered areas.
The country is one of the few nations that is, in its entirety, both a hotspot and a megadiversity country, placing it among the top priority hotspots for global conservation.
The flame-templed babbler (Dasycrotapha speciosa, EN) is endemic to the Philippines.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/philippines   (384 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Country profile: The Philippines
Two presidents of the Philippines were forced from office by "people power" in the space of 15 years.
Though it once boasted one of the region's best-performing economies, the Philippines is saddled with a large national debt and tens of millions of people live in poverty.
The Philippines has the highest birth rate in Asia, and forecasters say the population could double within three decades.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1262783.stm   (829 words)

 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The HDI for Philippines is 0.763, which gives Philippines a rank of84th out of 177 countries with data (Table 1).
And a decent standard ofliving is measured by the unweighted average of people withoutaccess to an improved water source and the proportion of childrenunder age 5 who are underweight for their age.
Philippines was mentioned in the Report in pages 7, 10, 17, 18, 34, 36, 37, 40, 52, 53, 58, 81, 91, 100, 101, 192,and 193.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_PHL.html   (769 words)

The Philippines was a vital trading center for the Spanish from 1521 until 1898, after which it became an American colony.
The Philippines has pursued a policy of economic liberalization in the past decade, which has resulted in the liberalization of its retail trade, telecommunications, banking, mining, oil sector, and more recently its power sector.
Prior to his current position, he was Consul General of the Philippine Consulate in LA. He also served as Ambassador to China (2003-January 2006), Ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (220-2003) and Ambassador to Tripoli, Libya and non-resident Ambassador to Tunisia, Malta and Niger (1992-1997).
www.us-asean.org /philippines.asp   (1139 words)

The flag of the Philippines shall be red, white and blue, with a sun and three stars as consecrated and honored by the people and recognized by law.
The Philippine flag has remained basically unchanged since it was designed shortly after the Spanish-American War of 1898 (but see our page on the history of the flag).
The unique nature of the Philippine flag presents a problem in the use of terms in the FIS usage symbols, particularly those which are for use by the military (represented by the third column of usage symbols).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ph.html   (1715 words)

 ABS-CBN News Online (Beta)
Octavio Dinampo of the Mindanao State University, Indanan, Sulu Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and his son, Jun, are not suspects in the abduction of ABS-CBN senior news correspondent Ces Drilon and two cameramen, the Philippine National Police said Wednesday.
The distinction as a “national university,” tax exemptions, a new composition of the policy-making body, more flexibility to manage the resources and freedom from the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) are among the promises of the new charter of the University of the Philippines.
End stage renal disease and kidney transplantation in the Philippines
www.abs-cbnnews.com   (810 words)

 Philippines Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
But most who make the journey to the 7000-odd islands that comprise the Philippines are pleasantly surprised by their beauty and by the friendliness of the people.
Travellers are advised to avoid most of Mindanao, an island group in the southern Philippines, especially the Zamboanga peninsula, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and the Sulu archipelago, where ethnic and religious animosities fuel ongoing violence.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Philippines book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_east_asia/philippines   (433 words)

 Philippines - ADB.org
Through determination, hard work, and innovative schemes, schools in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte are achieving remarkable academic success amid hardships, poverty, and all too frequent disasters.
The Philippines has a special relationship with ADB: it is the host country for headquarters and supplies essential support for ADB to serve its other members.
Cumulatively, the Philippines is ADB?s fifth largest borrower and TA recipient, and ADB?s largest client for approved private sector loan, equity investment, and guarantee operations.
www.adb.org /Philippines   (202 words)

The Philippines is tropical with just two seasons--hot and dry from November to June, and rainy from July to October.
The newspapers in the Philippines have been called the freest in the world, as you will see for yourself, with more than 24 different morning papers to choose from, most of them in English.
When banking in the Philippines, it is advisable to have your passport with you for identification.
asiatravel.com /philinfo.html   (2761 words)

 Philippines - Country Profile - Republika ng Pilipinas - Philippines Tourism
A virtual destination guide to the Philippines, this page is about many aspects of the nation with the filipino spirit.
The Philippines are the highest portions of a partly submerged mountain chain and is made up of 7 107 islands;
The Philippines is one of the most westernized nations in Southeast Asia, a unique blend of eastern and western culture.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/philippines.htm   (929 words)

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