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  Religion in the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhism in the Philippines is largely confined to the Filipino Chinese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities.
Roman Catholic is the predominant religion, with 83% of the population belonging to the faith.
Islam reached the Philippines in the 14th century with the arrival of merchants and missionaries from the Arabian peninsula and from India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religion_in_the_Philippines   (1137 words)

 Demographics of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of July 1, 2005, the population of the Philippines is estimated to be 87,857,473.
The Philippine Austronesian lineage is primarily from the Taiwanese aborigines, and not from the Malays.
The religion was easily displaced from Luzon and Visayas, their people yet being in the first stages of proselytization to Islam, but in Mindanao and Sulu, the Islam religion was fully strong, and the Spaniards never made inroads in Mindanao.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_the_Philippines   (2214 words)

 Encyclopedia: Religion in the Philippines
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 government of the Philippines, loosely patterned after the American system, is organized as a representative republic, with the President functioning as both head of state and government, as well as being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
According to Philippine government statistics and current census data, some 95% of the population is ethnically Malay, descendants of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian archipelago.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Religion-in-the-Philippines   (688 words)

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The Philippines is a land which consists of a large population of people, many of whom have entirely different religious theories and beliefs.
It is known, that on this small island, there are three main religions, which vary immensely in teachings, practices, beliefs and rituals in death and afterlife.
The Muslim Religion is the second most common religion in the Philippines.
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 Profile of the Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands.
As of 1998, the population of the Philippines stands at 70 million; that of Metro Manila is 10 million.
The Philippines is the world's third largest English-speaking country, after the United States and the United Kingdom.
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 Religion (from Philippines) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
It is bounded by the Philippine Sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, and the South China Sea to the west and north.
Religion is commonly regarded as consisting of a person's relation to God or to gods or spirits.
Worship is probably the most basic element of religion, but moral conduct, right belief, and participation in religious institutions are generally also constituent elements of the religious...
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The 7000-odd islands that comprise the Philippines are the forgotten islands of southeast Asia.
The Philippines is the world's third English-speaking country, after the United States and the United Kingdom.
The dominant religion in the Philippines is Catholicism, though a significant number are Protestants and Moslems.
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 Demographics of the Philippines - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
According to Philippine government statistics and current census data, some 95% of the population is ethnically Malay, descendants of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian archipelago, who arrived long before the Christian era.
This unnamed source has placed the Malay component of the demographics of the Philippines to a reduced 70% of the population from the 95% agreed upon by Filipino government sources, recent Filipino census data and international static agencies.
Negritos, Aeta are the negroid pre-Malay inhabitants of the Philippines, closely related to the Papuans.
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 Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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.
Main article: Demographics of the Philippines Over 95% of the population is ethnically Malay, descendants of immigrants from the Indonesian archipelago, and the most significant ethnic minority group are the Chinese, who have played an important role in commerce since the 9th century.
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /articles/content/p/ph/philippines.html   (2288 words)

 Lutheran Hour Ministries - Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There are 221 volcanoes in the Philippines, 50 of which are considered “active.” Worldwide attention was drawn to the area when Mt. Pinatubo erupted repeatedly in 1991, causing hundreds of deaths and widespread property loss.
The first formal religion to gain a foothold in the Philippine Islands was Islam, introduced in 1380.
At 83 percent, the Philippine Islands have the highest percentage of Catholic Christians in Asia.
www.lhmint.org /facts/philippines   (808 words)

 The Philippines
The Philippines is still a safe place for tourists, if you avoid the troubled regions in the south, near Malaysia.
In the south, around Mindanao, Islam is the largest religion, and one can notice it in the handicrafts, which is richly ornamented in muslim tradition.
All the five cities; Toledo, Danao, Mandue, Lapu-Lapu and Cebu city, are located in the middle area of the island, and most tourists head for the beaches in the north, and the diving spots in the south.
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 The Philippines
As a religious and ethnic minority of the Philippines, the relationship of Muslim Filipinos with Christian Filipinos and with the Christian-dominated government is sometimes tense.
Average temperature of the Philippines is_____degrees in the lowlands and_____degrees in the highlands.
Average temperatures of the Philippines 80 degrees in the lowlands and 64 degrees in the highlands.
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 Islam in the Southern Philippines
The economic motivations of Muslim traders, the fortification of Islamic religion by teachers and politicians, and the attractiveness of Islam to the common people are factors that are mentioned.
The third explanation for the presence of Islam in the Philippines is a political one.
This theory holds that the conversion of the leaders of communities was important to spread the religion: the local superiors forced the population to become Muslim.
www.niu.edu /cseas/outreach/islamSPhil.htm   (3517 words)

 The Story of Methodism in the Philippines: The Impact of Nationalism on Religion in the Philippines
Nationalism may be defined as the belief in the independence of the nation-state and in the efforts to bring all facets of the national life to their finest expression of self-identity and fulfillment.
The first Philippine Republic – and indeed the first republic in Asia – was declared in 1898 at Kawit, Cavite; but the war with Spain and then with America sadly ended the independence of the fledgling Republic.
Theirs was a religion that was in significant ways progressive, simple and ethical in its emphases – factors which appealed to many forward-looking Filipinos, who were weary of the excessive amount of dogma, ritual and medieval trappings of the Roman Church, not a few of which had been retained by Aglipay.
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 Religion in the Philippines - Asian Reflection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Philippine ReligionReligion in the Philippines as it relates to cultural diversity and beliefs amongst radicals and elites The SupermanSri Aurobindo reaches startling heights in this essay on human ideals, taking as a starting point Nietzsche's conception of the superman.
Indeed, the Philippines has been home to a variety of spiritual traditions, with native beliefs still strongly held amongst a sizeable proportion of her indigenous peoples.
Like elsewhere in the world, religion in the Philippines is used by the powerful and the weak alike to further their ends.
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 Philippines - RELIGION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Religion holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists.
It is central not as an abstract belief system, but rather as a host of experiences, rituals, ceremonies, and adjurations that provide continuity in life, cohesion in the community, and moral purpose for existence.
But in the intensely personalistic Philippine religious context, they have not been aberrations so much as extreme examples of how religion retains its central role in society.
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 A Country Of Our Own - Partitioning the Philippines
The Philippines is an artificial, cobbled-together state consisting of numerous ethnic minorities.
Incidentally, the largest nation in the Philippines are the Cebuanos who comprise 24.4 percent of the population followed closely by the Tagalogs who comprise 23.8 percent of the population.
The pre-Christian religion of the Philippines envisaged a netherworld populated by demons which was the final destination of evil people.
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 Religion in the Philippines - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Religion in the Philippines - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This is shown in rituals such as Misa de Gallo, Black Nazarene, Santo Niño and Aguinaldo processions where large crowds attend a processions in honouring their patron saints.
Religion in the Philippines, Animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Philippines, Iglesia ni Cristo, Other Denominations, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism, See also, External links and Religion in the Philippines.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Religion_in_the_Philippines   (977 words)

 RELIGION: Catholicism in the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bienvenido Macario from the Philippines repeatedly and rightly stresses similarities between Spain and the Philippines, which were linked to Spain via Mexico.
Our conference theme "Are religions the enemies of global peace?" applies to South East Asia, where several major religions clash, the Philippines being the only Catholic country in the region.
In the Philippines, political arguments dwell on both Marcos and Aquino, both of whom are already dead.
wais.stanford.edu /Religion/religion_catholicism102800.html   (453 words)

 Background Essay no. 71 | Religion in the Philippines | AskAsia.org
Upon this indigenous religious base two foreign religions were introduced -- Islam and Christianity -- and a process of cultural adaptation and synthesis began that is still evolving.
When the United States took over the Philippines in the first half of the century, the justifications for colonizing were to Christianize and democratize.
Leaders of these sects themselves often claim to be reincarnations of Rizal, Mary, or leaders of the revolution; claim that the apocalypse is at hand for non-believers; and claim that one can find salvation and heaven by joining the group.
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 Religion In the Philippines Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ CreatedByGod.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Islam in the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Its religious introduced Christianity as the only true religion, with Islam therefore a “false religion.” This outraged the Muslims, who became more determined to fight, thus the resistance in the name of juhad (holy war), with the battle cry: Kamatay sampay kamahardikaan (Death until victory is achieved).
The idea is to consolidate those different tribes into one body or nation that would formulate a common stand against any force that tried to subjugate and exploit their country, people, and natural resources.
The Muslims in the Philippines can be key factors in the establishment of a cordial relationship, better understanding and an esprit de corps with the Muslims world.
www.filipinoheritage.com /religion/islam_philippines.htm   (1035 words)

 Religion in the Philippines
See also Separation of church and state in the Philippines.
Colonial occupation of the country for four centuries by Catholic Spain and Protestant America made the Philippines the only predominantly Christian nation in Asia, with approximately 90% of the population professing the Christian faith.
Some, like Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, are sometimes not considered Christian or belonging to the Christian mold due to vagaries in their belief systems.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/religion_in_the_philippines   (892 words)

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I chose the indigenous religion of the Philippines because it fascinates me that certain rituals are still performed to this day.
The dominant religion of the Philippines is Catholicism.
These tribes live in the rural hills of the Philippines and this is probably why they have not been touched by the missionaries or technology.
www.ecst.csuchico.edu /~mjw/phillipines/cultcere.htm   (1625 words)

 philippines religion Information and Resources - God Has A Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Rational Catholic Church of the Philippines - A religion for Rationalist Freethinkers in the Philippines, based on...
In the Philippines, religion plays almost a daily role in the lives of its citizens...
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 Open Directory - Regional: Asia: Philippines: Society and Culture: Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Christian Churches of God Philippines - Teaches the Christian faith in its original form, as taught by the Messiah and the Apostles, through scholarly bible study papers.
Indigenous Religion and Cosmology of the Philippines - The complex realm of Philippine spiritual belief.
Universists of Albay Province - Local congregation of Universism, a religion for Rationalist Freethinkers, in the Bicol Region of the Philippines.
dmoz.org /Regional/Asia/Philippines/Society_and_Culture/Religion   (861 words)

 Religion : Philippines : Philanthropy and the Third Sector
The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country (83% Catholic, 9% Protestants and the remaining 8% is half Moslems and half Buddhist, Taoist and animist).
The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) is also a large group of Protestant churches in the country.
There is the Ulama League of the Philippines (ULP), the biggest Muslim religious organization representing 75% of the Muslims.
www.asianphilanthropy.org /countries/philippines/religion.html   (341 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Texting for Rice (and Religion) in the Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Texting for Rice (and Religion) in the Philippines
Religions with formal hierarchies (e.g., Catholocism, Mormonism, Shi'a Islam) would probably be able to embrace this kind of project most swiftly, but there's no reason why less rigidly-structured faiths couldn't adopt it, too.
Slum residents buying food over text messaging networks is a terrific example of the utility of information networks for development -- but this story may be giving us a glimpse of something even bigger than leapfrogging.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/003166.html   (656 words)

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