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  Volcanoes of Philippines, John Seach
The Philippines is the world's second largest archipelago with over 7000 islands and stretching 1900 km from north to south.
The Philippines is crossed by a number of tectonic faults which include Lingayen-Dingalan, West Luzon Shear Zone, Philippine Fault, along with several fracture zones.
West of the Philippines in the South China Sea lies the Manila Trench which is an eastward moving subduction which has created the 900 km long volcanic belt from Taiwan to Mindoro.
volcano.ph   (118 words)

  
 Philippines - MSN Encarta
The Philippines today is forging its place among the newly industrialized nations of Asia and seeking greater integration in the region, while its colonial past means it continues to have many cultural affinities with the West.
The Philippines is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by the Sulu and Celebes seas, on the west by the South China Sea, and on the north by Luzon Strait.
The Philippines can be divided into three geographic areas: the northern islands of Luzon and Mindoro, the central islands of the Visayan Islands (Visayas) and Palawan, and the southern islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558570/Philippines.html   (1291 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Visayas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region.
Kalibo is the capital municipality of the province of Aklan in the Philippines.
Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Visayas   (1559 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cebu province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines.
Wáray-Wáray is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines.
The province of Cebu is situated in the heart of the Philippines archipelago, in the center of the Visayan Islands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cebu-province   (1112 words)

  
 Foreign Policy In Focus - Self-Determination - Regional Conflict Profile - Philippines
Although Muslims living in what is now the Philippines resisted Spanish and American colonialism, the modern movement for Muslim separatism in the Philippines originated among a small number of students and intellectuals in the late 1960s, primarily young men from non-elite Muslim families.
Elections for governor, vice-governor, and the ARMM regional assembly are scheduled for November 26, 2001, the fourth set of elections in the ARMM's history.
The Philippine military and police are widely believed to have agents operating in the Abu Sayyaf for information-gathering purposes as well as for extortion activities.
fpif.org /selfdetermination/conflicts/philippines_body.html   (2728 words)

  
 The Philippines
Special attention for the volcanoes the Pinatubo and Mount Mayon, the danger of the typhoons and the advantages of Geo-energy.
The housing, means of transportation and economic activities on markets and other places, will show you the way of living in this beautifull tropical country.
For students and other persons who are interested in the landscapes, the people and all what tropical regions offer!
www.philippines.hvu.nl   (91 words)

  
 Definition of Regions of the Philippines
A region (rehiyon in Filipino) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines.
The regions themselves do not possess a separate local government, with the exception of the Muslim Mindanao which is autonomous.
The regions are geographically combined into the three island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Regions_of_the_Philippines   (247 words)

  
  MapZones.com : Philippines Map
Philippines, Republic of the, republic in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of the Philippine Islands and forming in physical geography a part of the Malay Archipelago.
The republic is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by the Celebes Sea, and on the west by the South China Sea.
The Philippines is the only nation in Southeast Asia that became subject to Western colonialism before it had had the opportunity to develop either a centralized government ruling over a large territory or an advanced elite culture.
atlas.mapzones.com /philippines/philippines.php   (2082 words)

  
  Regions of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines.
Regions are generally organized to group provinces that have the same cultural and ethnological characteristics.
Regions first came to existence in on September 24, 1972 when the provinces of the Philippines were organized into 11 regions by Presidential Decree No. 1 as part of the Integrated Reorganization Plan of President Ferdinand Marcos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_of_the_Philippines   (465 words)

  
 Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an island nation in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Philippines   (4743 words)

  
 Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), or the Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), is a nation in Southeast Asia.
It is bordered on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the west by the South China Sea, and on the south by the Celebes Sea.
The Philippines is the twelfth most populous country with a population of 86,241,697 as of 2005, of which roughly two-thirds are residing in the island of Luzon.
www.lookitup.co.za /p/h/i/Philippines.html   (2683 words)

  
 Foreign Policy In Focus - Self-Determination - Regional Conflict Profile - Philippines
Muslim regions in the Philippines are among the country's poorest and the social indicators (health, education) are among the lowest in the country.
The final outlines of the autonomous region were determined by a second plebiscite held on August 14, 2001, when citizens of 15 provinces and 10 cities in the southern Philippines decided whether they would join the new autonomous region.
The current autonomy arrangement is hampered by the lack of funds for reconstruction in the region and by the government's failure to implement the 1996 peace agreement fully and on schedule.
www.fpif.org /selfdetermination/conflicts/philippines_body.html   (2728 words)

  
 Regions of the Philippines information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines.
Regions are generally organized to group provinces that have the same cultural and ethnological characteristics.
Regions first came to existence in on September 24, 1972 when the provinces of the Philippines were organized into 11 regions by Presidential Decree No. 1 as part of the Integrated Reorganization Plan of President Ferdinand Marcos.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Regions_of_the_Philippines   (512 words)

  
 BT Research - Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Philippines has a presidential-unitary form government, where the President functions as both head of state and head of government, and is commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Regional development is also somewhat uneven, with the main island Luzon and Metro Manila gaining most of the new economic growth at the expense of the other regions.
The Philippines is a significant source of migrant workers; as of 2004, the Philippine government has estimated that there are over 8 million Overseas Filipinos while independent estimates by various Philippine civic organizations estimate the number at 11 million.
www.breathittteens.com /research.php?title=Philippines   (4285 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news - Crisis brewing in the Philippines
Crumpton was referring to the well-established nexus between international and domestic terrorist organizations in the Philippines.
For instance, the RSM is believed to have participated in the bombing of SuperFerry 14 in February 2004 and in the February 2005 multiple bombings in Manila, General Santos City and Davao.
Meanwhile, domestic investment in the Philippines is chronically weak, having contracted in real terms by a cumulative 4% between 1999 and 2005.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/HH24Ae02.html   (1754 words)

  
 Ecosystem Profile: The Philippines
The Philippines, a country of more than 7,000 islands with a combined landmass of 300,780 square kilometers, is the second-smallest of the 17 megadiversity countries in the world.
The Philippines is probably the most biologically diverse country in the world, in terms of unique terrestrial and marine plant and animal species per unit area.
Of the 13 forest types in the Philippines recognized by Whitmore (1984a), 11 were reported present in the corridor, including tropical evergreen rainforest, upper and lower montane rainforests, limestone forest, forest on ultramafic substrate, beach forest, and wetlands such as mangrove forest and freshwater swamp.
www.cepf.net /xp/cepf/where_we_work/philippines/full_strategy.xml   (11951 words)

  
 About the Philippines
The Philippine archipelago lies in a strategic position in South-East Asia.
Davao is profiling itself to be the center of East ASEAN trade and business, although most of the business of the southern regions of the Philippines is still done from Cebu.
The best time to travel in the Philippines is from December to May, when it is cool, but still dry.
www.philippines.com.au /festival/aboutphilippines.htm   (307 words)

  
 Philippines - Regional Dishes
Considering that there are 16 regions in the Philippines, it is not surprising to taste "regional diversities" in their food.
The variations in regional taste buds are traceable based on factors like natural resources - the produce of different lands and seas, animals and plants as well as to the regional character of locals of different islands.
The Bicol region consist of six provinces along the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and is famous for the smallest fish in the world, the grand Mayon Volcano, pili nuts, coconut forests and of course, spicy-hot coconut-creamy food.
www.marimari.com /content/philippines/food/regional.html   (820 words)

  
 Kababayang Pilipino of British Columbia - Cultural Performing Arts Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mindanao, the Philippines' southernmost island, is the country's cultural melting pot.
The barong tagalog and the terno are Philippine interpretations of Spanish dress made to fit the humid climate of the Philippines.
Brought by Javanese and Middle Eastern traders, Islam is the religion of approximately 20 percent of the Philippine population.
www.kababayangpilipino.org /repertoire   (634 words)

  
 PHILIPPINES TRAVEL INFORMATION
It is part of the East Indies, a vast island group lying south and east of mainland Asia, with Taiwan at its northernmost coast and Borneo on the south.
The Philippines is tropical with just two seasons--hot and dry from November to June, and rainy from July to October.
While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language.
www.asiatravel.com /philinfo.html   (2761 words)

  
 Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Emilio Aguinaldo was then lured back to the Philippines with supposedly a promise of independence similar to Cuba, which was fighting a war of independence.
Because of the vast number of native ethnolinguistic groups, the Philippines is said to be one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Asia.
A restive volcano in the central Philippines is spewing a column of ash at least 1 kilometre into the sky, raising concern of an eruption in the days ahead.
www.governpub.com /Bee-P/Philippines.php   (3159 words)

  
 Philippines travel guide - Wikitravel
The Republic of the Philippines [1] (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia consist of 7,107 islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam, and north of Sabah and Borneo.
Dubbed as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines" Bacolod City serves as the entrance of the sugar-rich cities and towns of the Negros province.
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.
wikitravel.org /en/Philippines   (6905 words)

  
 Caraga - TheBestLinks.com - Philippines, Provinces of the Philippines, Regions of the Philippines, Agusan del Norte, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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The poor economic condition of the region's families is the main reason for its low performance.
www.thebestlinks.com /Caraga.html   (229 words)

  
 Bankintroductions.com - PHILIPPINES
Political risk has always been prevalent in the Philippines with a shaky track record of corrupt leadership mixed in with periods of instability of Muslim rebel uprisings in the southern part of the islands including the large Mindanao island which is rich in agriculture and in mining resources.
The Philippines sovereign stability risk is currently stable, the Philippines is overall a sound place for foreigners to invest and the outlook is positive in the long term.
The main risk to the Philippine economy is the chronic budget deficit but the authorities have now increased the VAT tax from 10 to 12 percent in a move to help cut the fiscal shortfall.
www.bankintroductions.com /philippines.html   (3459 words)

  
 Regions Philippines Asia Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Commentary: Private sector participation vital to regional dev'tPhilippine Information Agency, Philippines - 2 hours agoIn the case of Eastern Visayas which is part of the President's Central Philippines Super Region which is being eyed to become the Tourism Capital of the...
Philippines raises terror alert in 2 southern regions threatened...International Herald Tribune, France - May 13, 2007MANILA, Philippines: Philippine security officials raised the terror alert to the highest level in two southern regions, including one where authorities...
Zamboanga: A city waiting to be discoveredSun.Star, Philippines - May 25, 2007The 21st mid biennial convention of the Soroptimist International of the Philippine Regions brings together influential and civic-minded women from all over...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Asia/Philippines/Regions   (332 words)

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