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Philippine Political NORMS - Since from ancient times, a lot of influence and beliefs concerning about the ability of people in decision-making have been studied and analyze by professionals. This factor sets new dimensions and ideas of reason around the world and in all the fields of human social ability and capability; especially in the field of politics wherein this influence and beliefs can be overwhelming to a point that everyone will be agreeing to reasons and beliefs while making crucial decision that will affect millions of lives living in the state....   [tags: philippine politics, religion]
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Comparing American and Philippine Culture - The Spanish- American War ended on December 10, 1898 with the Peace Treaty of Paris being signed which granted the United States Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines (Schaefer 33). Due to this, the Philippines culture shares many commonalities with American Culture. The American colonization of the Philippines embedded customs and traditions of the west into the culture of the Philippines. English was beginning to be more widely spoken, street signs were Americanized, telephone poles were set up, and train stations were established (Schaefer 34)....   [tags: philippines, spanish, english]
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The Philippine Culture - When a typical Filipino thinks about the influences of the Spaniards, Religion and Christianity would immediately come to mine. Since without a doubt, the spreading of Christianity was their main priority of coming in the Philippines. However, often shadowed are the contributions of the Spaniards in other aspects in Philippine culture. Specifically, the idea that the Spaniards; particularly, the friars brought the natives the whole new world of “culture”. Hence their name culture heroes of the Filipinos....   [tags: Spanish Influence]
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The Philippine News Media - The Philippine news media today is at a state where they seem to be more and more fearless on their commentary and more vigilant in their society. Significant events, like the infamous Maguindanao massacre, where 57 people, including 34 journalists have been slain, and the recently concluded 2010 Philippine elections, where our nation opened another chapter as we inaugurated our 15th President in Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Filipino people has grown immense awareness in the status of our country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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The Philippine Hukbalahap Rebellion - The large variety of insurgent movements around the world has demonstrated that each of them belong its identifiable roots. Furthermore, instead of similar patterns in tactics, techniques and/or procedures used to achieve their ultimate goal, insurgencies are unique depending of their nature. This is the reason why each insurgency presents a dissimilar group of characteristic or principles that identify them. As a matter of fact, those characteristics should be managed with circumspection by any insurgency....   [tags: Insurgent Movements, Patterns] 1022 words
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The Philippine Executive Under the 1987 Constitution - Introduction In the analysis of the Philippine Executive, it is best to study the Office of the President. Throughout history, different personalities have occupied the Office of the President who may have institutionalized or de-institutionalized it. Since the creation of the 1987 Constitution, there have been four presidents that have been under the Constitution. The 1987 Constitution The 1935 Constitution provided for a Head of State and Head of Government which is co-equal and co-ordinate with the legislative and judiciary....   [tags: office of the president, control power]
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Colonial Image and the Philippine National Character - Rizal wrote La Indolencia de los Filipinos, with the primary focus of explaining the alleged laziness of the Filipinos during the Spanish occupation. He confirmed that indolence exists within the natives but defended the Filipinos by saying that Filipinos are not indolent by nature as seen in their engagement in economic activities such as trade, craftsmanship and agriculture before the Spanish colonizers came. Rizal’s essay has served as a window for scholars to understand and explain how the Philippines’ national hero thinks....   [tags: filipinos, spanish colonization, indolence]
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War of Philippine Independence - War of Philippine Independence Filipinos are equally heirs to a second great missionary enterprise after Spanish: United States efforts to foster in our country institutions of government and attitudes toward life derived from American experience and faith in democratic ways.1 Originally a port of call for Yankee traders on their long voyage to China, our country became a source of sugar, pepper, hides, and hemp. There was very little in a way of immediate economic interest to make our country of special concern to Americans by the time the Spanish-American War brought Commodore George Dewey's fleet to Manila Harbor to do battle with the Spanish flotilla on the night of A...   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Philippine Attacks - ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine forces launched attacks on three southern islands in an effort to wipe out the guerrillas who held a U.S. couple hostage for more than a year, military officers said Sunday. The assaults, which started Saturday after one of the Americans and a Philippine captive died in a rescue attempt, are aimed at the top three commanders of the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, said Philippine Maj. Gen. Ernesto Carolina. Martin Burnham, 42, and Ediborah Yap, 45, died in a shootout Friday when government troops ambushed their captors in jungles of the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Philippine War - The Philippine War I don’t believe the Philippine War was justified. There are more ways than war to solve the annexation of the Philippines. I agree on some of the policies, but not all of the policies, that were in place during that time period. I believe the war was not justified for a number of reasons. The ratio of dead to wounded was higher than it was in the civil war which is considered one of the saddest wars in this country’s history. In the civil war, the ratio was one wounded to five killed, where as in the Philippine War, the ratio was one wounded to twelve killed....   [tags: essays research papers] 579 words
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Philippine History - Philippine History Spanish Colony 1565 - 1898 Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men. The Philippines were the death of Magellan. The expedition sighted the island of Samar on March 16, 1521. Magellan was welcomed by two Rajas, Kolambu and Siagu. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed the lands for Spain....   [tags: Asian Asia History] 7843 words
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Philippine Bureaucracy - Philippine Bureaucracy I. A POLITICAL SYSTEM DEFINES ITS BUREAUCRACY: That the Philippine government has consistently failed in satisfying the needs and growing expectations of the Filipino people is a fact rather than a perception. What is widely perceived however, is that such failure of government is only due to the inefficiency of its bureaucracy to produce and deliver public goods and services. To accept the perception that the inefficiency of the bureaucracy is the main culprit in the failu re of government is to grant the dichotomization of the orientation of governance and the administration of its affairs....   [tags: social issues] 4557 words
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Comparison of Philippine Insurrection and Vietnam War - There are many similarities and differences between the Philippine Insurrection of the late nineteenth century and the Vietnam War of the late twentieth century. Types of warfare and atrocities committed during both conflicts are comparable, while factors such as war objectives and motivations differ greatly. I personally feel that the United States had a better cause for fighting the Vietnam War, even though it was our first major military defeat. Despite the American loss, it was more worthwhile to fight in the Vietnam War than in the Philippine Insurrection because the United States had a more laudable reason for involvement....   [tags: compare contrast compare/contrast]
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My Philippine Identity - My Philippine Identity Identity is the essence of a person which makes him stand out as an individual. There are various factors which help form and evolve a person's persona, and that is what I write about in the follwing essay. We did not think it mattered. Who needed the "right" car, family lineage, the "right" education, domestic helpers--basically the "right" everything. We perceived all of the above as parts of the pretension of the Philippine society, yet it was so easy for us to ignore and dissociate ourselves from it because we were the products of this "right" term....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essays] 1913 words
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Philippine Retirement Authority - An Information Technology Audit on the Philippine Retirement Authority Special Retiree Service Syste 1.0 INTRODUCTION The previous paper illustrated the present state of the Philippine Retirement Authority, its processes, and finally concluded with an assessment of its the SWOT elements. This report follows up by asking: Given its vision of developing the Philippines into a retirement haven, will investing in information technology bring the PRA closer to its vision. We believe that there is enough impetus to pursue investments in information technology for reasons that many tourist entries are enjoyed by the country, while the number of retirees is expected to dramatically increase a...   [tags: essays research papers] 2169 words
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Philippine ethnic architecture - Philippine Ethnic Architecture - Ethnic culture lies on Phil. Architecture, an amalgam on Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Indian, Chinese, Japanese & other foreign influences with sensibility of Pre-Hispanic, Pre-Western & Southeast Asian. Its Ethos’s is linked with elements and creatures. It draws inspiration from environment. It also responds to man’s communal and social needs. General Characteristics - Ethnic Structures are made of natural materials such as wood, vegetations & sometimes molds....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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Universalizability and Philippine Supreme Court Cases - Universalizability and Philippine Supreme Court Cases ABSTRACT: The requirement that legal reasoning be universalizable is so unquestioned as a legal doctrine that it is practically axiomatic. Recently, two Philippine Supreme Court cases have been decided in a manner that apparently dispenses with this requirement. I discuss these two cases in the light of the requirement. I conclude that the requirement, rather than being diminished by the two cases, has actually maintained its axiomatic status on the basis that the reasoning in the two cases is deficient: the first either for inequality in treatment or for lack of clear guidance, and the second for the failure to appear impartial....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Dangerous Beliefs: Superstitions in Philippine Culture - Past or Present Superstitions are part of our daily lives. We deal with these superstitions as we go on with our everyday lives, whether we are fully aware of it, or not. Even with the progress we have with modern science and technology, it is still very hard to shake of these superstitious beliefs. Mainly because it is so deeply rooted in our culture, and has been with us almost since the beginning of time. The adamant belief of the vast majority with these superstitions, also aid into the etching these beliefs in our daily lives....   [tags: herbalorio, manghihilot, manghihila]
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The Philippine Party-List System: Absence of a Clear Seat Allocation Formula - The Party-List System of proportional representation is a relatively new addition to Philippine politics and specifically in the electoral system of the country. It was only introduced in 1987, by then, the new constitution and formalized by R.A. 7941 (The Party-list System Act) in 1995, to open the legislature to marginalized and underrepresented sectors or groups without a well-defined political constituencies but who could contribute to policy formulation beneficial to the nation. (R.A....   [tags: International Government ]
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Importance of Quality Customer Service in the Philippine Retail Industry - The Philippine population has reached 76.5 million as of May 2000 with an average annual growth of 2.36% according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). The biggest expenditure of an average Filipino family is on food and beverage. Thus, food retail outlets still form the bulk of retail outlets in the country. Although retailing may sound a lucrative business nowadays, entrepreneurs have to regularly reinvent and introduce new concepts to survive the stiff competition. The number of retail establishments in the country is estimated to be over 400,000.However, most of these are home-based industries....   [tags: Business Case Studies] 778 words
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Ferdinand Marcos - Ferdinand Marcos was famous for ruling Philippine island with an iron fist for nearly two decades. He was also known for implementing a brutal martial law which gives the military to exercise their extraordinary power to maintain order, with his superior position in the senate, martial law was his excuse in uncontrolled growing level of the communist party called New People’s Army or NPA. He was the first president in the Philippine presidential history to be reelected twice in his term. Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1917 in a small village in Ilocos Norte, located in the northern part of Luzon, called Sarat....   [tags: Philippine Ruler, Achievements] 988 words
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Difficulties Detecting Disasters in the Philippines - The area that I have decided to study is the Philippines. It is located in South East Asia, North of Indonesia. The Philippines has over 700 individual islands. The climate is generally that of a rainforest, very humid and hot. It is a LEDC, meaning that it is poorer than the UK. Firstly, we have to know what a disaster is. A disaster is the realisation of a hazard, although there is no set amount of loss which would count as a disaster (Smith ‘96). The Philippines encounters many hazards. This is defined as a naturally occurring process or event which has the potential to cause loss of life or property....   [tags: Philippines, geography, disasters,] 1000 words
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The Cold War and U.S. Policy in the Philippines - “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” said by Martin Luther King while in Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. A quote easily related back to the Filipinos who struggled for independence from the United States during the Cold War. Influenced by the patronizing relationship with the United States throughout history, the economic and political evolution of the Philippines has been controlled by the dependence between the two allied countries. In 1898, the United States took special interest in the economic opportunities in the Philippines; it was en route to China, contained a hearty supply of sugar and rice, and most importantly, because o...   [tags: Philippines VS America]
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Negative Effects of Political Dynasties in the Philippines - Many argue that one factor why the Philippines is underdeveloped in the dominance and perpetuation of political dynasties. The 1987 Philippine constitution, Article 2, Section 26 declares that, “The State shall guarantee equal access to public service and prohibit political dynasty as may be defined by law (Dannug and Campanilla 497).” A few politicians have tried to pass laws that would put an end to spread and persistence of political dynasties in the country. In 2004, Senate Bill 1317, an anti-dynasty bill has been filed by then Senator Alfredo Lim and by Senator Panfilo Lacson in 2007....   [tags: republic act, political dynasty, philippines]
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The Role of Government in the Philippines - The Role of Government in the Philippines Department Responsible Department of Health (DOH) -the Department of Health, is the main organization in the Philippines that is involved, responsible in the promotion of health. Their job was to ensure public health, to organize any programs that would help individuals to have optimum health. Make actions on emerging health problems, and make solutions to the same. To provide the necessary drugs and programs that would develop a healthy society....   [tags: Philippines Health Governemnt] 1337 words
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How Gender Politics Boosted Martial Ideals During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars - How Gender Politics Boosted Martial Ideals During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars Do you find it interesting that historians rarely agree on how and why wars are waged. As intricate as the proposed theories tend to be, gender politics is rarely an issue that is held up to a magnifying glass. In Kristin Hoganson’s book, Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, the author presents many valid examples of how the desire to uphold “manly values” fueled American leaders’ involvement in martial affairs....   [tags: Hoganson Book Review] 1370 words
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Social, Economic and Technological Facotrs Present in the Philippines - Social, Economic and Technological Facotrs Present in the Philippines ECONOMIC Over the years, the Philippines has gone from being one of the richest countries in Asia to being one of the poorest. It has experienced growth and development since World War II. The current administration under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is aiming for a more rapid growth in the coming years. In 2004, the Philippine economy grew by 6.1% surprising everyone. In 2005, the Philippine peso appreciated by 6%, the fastest in the Asian region for that year....   [tags: Philippines Economy] 1031 words
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My Trip to the Philippines - My Trip to the Philippines In September 1989, when I was 11 year old, I came to Philippines during my short vacation. My father brought the whole family, also my cousin Jimmy. We spent 5 days in the Philippines. During these five days, I realized that there were many differences between Taiwan and the Philippines. The most difference was culture. People's language, behavior and also they are happy go lucky. The first problem I faced was the language problem. Philippine was ruled by Spanish long time ago....   [tags: Philippines Vacation Personal Narrative Essays] 471 words
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Priorities: Path-Makers of Life - “I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them”, said Audrey Hepburn – a British actress and humanitarian. In life, there are thousands of opportunities that come along the way. However, one cannot seize them all for some are more important than the others. Setting priorities then unravels the problem of deciding on what to take first. But then again, opportunities are not always there just as how time inevitably passes. There can be a moment when someone is ready to grab them but they are already gone....   [tags: social issues, philippine, virginity]
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The Colonization of the Philippines - Generally, textbooks, articles, and essays talk about America’s “occupation,” “supervision” or “intervention” in the Philippines. They seem to be afraid to use the word “colonization.” According to Webster’s Dictionary the definition of colonization is, “The colonial system of political government or extension of territory, by which one nation exerts political control over another nation, territory, or people, maintaining the colony in a state of dependence, its inhabitants not having the same full rights as those of the colonial power....   [tags: Politics, External and Internal Colonialism] 1412 words
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Sex Tourism in the Philippines - In the recent years, tourism proves to be one of the major contributors to the economy of the Philippines. Main attractions for foreign tourists supposedly are the famous islands and beaches found throughout in the country though apparently these aren’t the only attractions why foreign men pay to visit the Philippines now these days. These other so called “attractions” are Filipinas working as prostitutes. Though it may not be that surprising anymore, since the Philippines is ranked as the 4th among the top ten countries to have the highest number of prostitutes in the world....   [tags: philippines, tourism]
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Leptospirosis in the Philippines - Leptospirosis in the Philippines On December 17, 2011, tropical storm Washi hit Misamis Oriental province’s capital city Cagayan de Oro on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The storm and flooding that followed it resulted in the deaths of 1,257 people and the displacement of over 300,000 more. Amidst the chaos of the storm and evacuation, Filipino citizens were struck by yet another ordeal: outbreak. A waterborne disease was spreading through the population due to the crowding from displacement, poor sanitation, and lack of clean water....   [tags: Medicine, Health]
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The Philippines - The Philippines is bordered by the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It has three major island groups which are the Luzon, the largest island and where the capital is located; Visayan, and Mindanao. Eleven islands make up 94 percent of the Philippine landmass, and two of these--Luzon and Mindanao--measure 105,000 and 95,000 square kilometers, respectively. They, together with the cluster of the Visayan Islands that separate them, represent the three principal regions of the archipelago (many scattered islands in a large body of water) that are identified by the three stars on the Philippine flag....   [tags: essays research papers] 1400 words
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Education: Philippines vs. U.S.A - Most people would say that if you obtained your education in the United States of America, then you got the best education of all. This is a fascinating idea but I absolutely disagree on this. I believe that education is still based upon an individual’s character and insight in life. It is dependent on how one values education. Even if one has attained the highest education in the United States, he can still be considered uneducated if he doesn’t apply what he has learned in school. The education in the Philippines is better in some ways....   [tags: Education, Philippines, USA, ] 890 words
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Globalization and the Destruction of the Philippines - Introduction In January 1995, the Philippines joined the globalized trade, and since then Philippines lost its rich culture and land, economic globalization had a colossal negative impact to the nation. The Philippines is in an upheaval, as economic growth from globalization has caused an immense social gap and distress in the nation’s health system. One can argue that economically, it is flourishing due to foreign currency remittance, but the Philippines still lags behind its Southeast Asian neighbours....   [tags: International Free Trade, Global Commerce]
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Land Conversion in the Philippines - Land conversion has been present and rampant in the Philippines for the past few years especially in areas surrounding Metro Manila. To clarify the term land conversion, it is defined by the Department of Agrarian Reform as “the act of authorizing the change of the current use of a piece of land into some other use” (Nantes 130). In this context, it would be focus on the conversion of agricultural land into some other use. A brief history of land conversion around the region could be traced to the various developments in the city of Manila....   [tags: Changes in Land Use]
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Language Suppression in The Philippines - “Language, any language has a dual character: it is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture” (Thiongo). With the reading Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, the group discussions and lecture, I have a better understanding of the importance of language. If you take away someone’s language, you take away their culture. Thiongo raises an interesting point that the “final triumph of a system of domination [is] when the dominated start singing its virtue.” With this quote, I thought about my own culture and the language used....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]
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Unemployment and Migration in the Philippines - Labor migration has created jobs for millions of Filipinos; however its success shadows its real cause. Unemployment in itself alone has many diminishing factors for growth and development. The cycle of problems of the country continues to grow which include migration, unemployment, poverty, and underemployment. This paper will aim to illustrate the effects of international migration due to unemployment status. The issue of high unemployment is a great factor in the development of the country and is generally affected by several elements such as lack of job opportunities, population growth, the annual increase in the labor force insufficiently met by the labor market, and particularly more a...   [tags: Labor, Migration, Asia]
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The Philippines: The Future of Pasig River - The Future Pasig River TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE………………………………………………………………………………..i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………………….ii CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………...iii LIST OF FIGURES………………………………………………………………...iv 1.0 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………….1 1.1TERMS OF REFERENCE…………………………………………………1 1.2 PROCEDURE……………………………………………………………...1 1.3 BACKGROUND…………………………………………………………....1 2.0 FINDINGS……………………………………………………………………….2 2.1 POLLUTION SOURCES…………….…………………………………...2 2.1.1 Factories Situated in the Pasig River Basin……………...2 2.1.2 Domestic Liquid and Solid Waste………………………....3 2.2 PUBLIC COOPERATION AND STRATEGIC GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES………………………………………..……………….....4 3.0 CON...   [tags: metro manila, pollution, environment]
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The Philippines Famous Landforms - Philippines’ famous landforms The Philippines famous landforms are many and include the famed Chocolate Hills in Bohol , the famous rice terraces in Benguit, the Maria Cristina Water Falls (this is one of Philippines famous landforms and is know to be one of the world’s highest water falls) in Mindanao and of course the Palawan Underground River. One of the best known Philippines famous landforms are the Chocolate Hills in Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological landform located in Bohol, Philippines....   [tags: tourism, geology] 590 words
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Poverty In the Philippines - Poverty In the Philippines The rich, the middle class, and the poor; are described by the way we live and the amount of money one has. There are many different ways of describing what poverty is, whether it is by how you live or how much money you have. What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor. Not many of us know the true meaning of these terms. Poverty is an issue dealt with throughout the world, but we are not all aware if its conditions. Poverty is a very serious problem around the world....   [tags: Poverty Essays]
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Political Dynasty Should be Prohibited in the Philippines - Over the years, many names of the candidates in government elections, both national elections and local elections, have sounded familiar. During elections, well-known surnames are never gone. On the other hand, even though these politicians who seem to have “good” platforms during the campaign period and always tell, as redundant as this may sound, “iaahon ko ang Pilipinas sa kahirapan”, there are really no significant changes in our country during the previous years until now. The things the candidates have said just remain as broken promises....   [tags: politics, government elections]
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The Republic of the Philippines: Poverty and Political Conditions - Political Conditions: The Republic of the Philippines is a Constitutional Republic and has three branches of government. The Executive, Judicial, and Legislative are laid out much like the United States’ (CIA WFB, 2012). The Philippine constitution was amended and re-ratified February of 1987 and has not changed since. (CIA WFB, 2012) The Philippine Government has strong ties with the United States and currently United States Army Pacific Command (PACOM) conducts joint operations with the National Army of the Philippines (NAP)....   [tags: Scarborough Reef, taiwan, china]
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The Restoration of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan - THE RESTORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOLLOWING TYPHOON HAIYAN IV. TOPIC BACKGROUND Since the beginning of time, the Philippines has been plagued with chronic natural disasters due to its geographical location. Not only does it lie within the Filipino, Australian, and Pacific tectonic plates, it is also located in the circum-Pacific seismic belt, causing the country to be consistently bombarded with typhoons and earthquakes . In an average year, 20 typhoons and almost 2,000 major and minor earthquakes will affect the Philippines ....   [tags: natural disaster, tectonic plates]
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Celebrity Politics And Politics Of Celebrities In The Philippines - Compared to the makibaka generation of the 70’s, ours is relatively apathetic to political matters. This is somehow attributable to the modern set-up of Philippine news broadcasting and advertising. Do you know what PDAF is. How about a storm surge. Before the Yellow Revolution in 1986, a distinct line was established to separate the primetime news from show business news. To keep yourself informed in both, you have to watch the professional reporter Harry Gasser in NewsWatch and the entertaining chikadora Inday Badiday in Eye to Eye....   [tags: makibaka generation, advertising]
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The Philippines Needs Tobacco Control Programs - Introduction In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic worldwide killed 100 million people. In the 21st century, the tobacco epidemic could kill 1 billion. In one in ten adults worldwide, about 5 million deaths per year, the cause of death is smoking, and if the present smoking pattern persists, the proportion will be one in six by the year 2030, about 10 million deaths per year (World bank, 1999). Among the people alive today, it shows that about 500 million will eventually be killed by tobacco (Peto & et al, 1994)....   [tags: Tobacco, Passive Smoking] 2244 words
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American Imperialism in the Philippines - In 1898, in an effort to free Cuba from the oppression of its Spanish colonizers, America captured the Philippines. This brought about questions of what America should do with the Philippines. Soon, controversy ensued both in the American political arena as well as among its citizens. Throughout its history, America had always been expansionistic, but it had always limited itself to the North American continent. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, however, there emerged a drive to expand outside of the continent....   [tags: American Foreign Policy in Philippines]
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The Philippines And The World Market - The Philippines and the World Market The Philippines is considered to be one of the most westernized countries in Asia. It has strong ties to the United States and the United Nations. In fact, It is the only charter member of the U.N. in all of Southeast Asia. The United States has a very close relationship with the economy and culture of the Philippines. For instance, Filipinos have a strong resentment toward communistic countries. During the cold war, the Philippines supported America by consistently being hostile toward communist countries, and did not maintain diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union or any other communist state....   [tags: essays research papers] 371 words
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U.S. Bases in the Philippines - U.S. Bases in the Philippines INTRODUCTION The longest relationship between the United States of America and a Southeast Asian country has been the US military involvement in the Philippines. For almost a century, the US military had use of two major bases in the Philippines, Clark Air Force Base, and Subic Naval Station. It took a strong anti-nuclear, anti-imperialist mass movement and a majority vote in the Philippine Senate to finally end the long US military occupation. The 1991 US military withdrawal from the Philippines was expected to cause a "power vacuum" that would have adverse economic and political effects on the former US colony....   [tags: Papers] 2632 words
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The Political Environment of the Philippines - The Political Environment of the Philippines Historical Facts: The Philippines overcame many obstacles in history that reshaped the political environment of modern times. The Philippine islands have a strong Spanish influence. Records in history date back to 1521 where Ferdinand Magellan colonized the islands in the name of Charles I of Spain. The Spanish objectives focused Philippine society toward the spread of Christianity, colonization in the name of Spain, and acquiring key positions in the spice trade from Asia....   [tags: essays research papers] 982 words
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Foreign Investment Laws in the Philippines - Foreign Investment Laws in the Philippines Introduction The Philippines is an archipelago of some 7,100 islands in Southeast Asia. Known as the "Gateway of the East to Asia," this developing country has a liberal foreign investment regime. The country, through fiscal incentives and foreign ownership liberalization, seeks to attract foreign direct investments which will assist in its reconstruction and modernization. The new and fresh approach in its foreign investment laws is consistent with economic globalization and cooperation....   [tags: Papers] 1816 words
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The University of the Philippines – Diliman: Bachelor of Science in Tourism - Introduction The University of the Philippines – Diliman is the first university in Asia to offer a four-year baccalaureate course leading to a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism. Graduates of the course are expected to provide leadership and manpower for the various sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry. Work choices for a UP Asian Institute of Tourism (UP AIT) graduate includes (but is not limited to) any of the following: tourism promotions, hotel management, transportation / tour / travel operations, research and other tourism – oriented undertakings....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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All About the Philippines - The first inhabitants of the Philippines arrived from the land bridge from Asia over 150,000 years ago. Throughout the years, migrants from Indonesia, Malaysia, and other parts of Asia made their way to the islands of this country. In the fourteenth century, the Arabs arrived and soon began a long tradition of Islam. Many Muslims are still living in the Philippines today. In 1521, Magellan claimed the land for Spain, but was killed by local chiefs who did not want Spain’s inhabitance. However, the Spanish returned in 1543 and named the land Filipinas after King Philip II....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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Cultural Characteristics of the Philippines - Cultural Characteristics Overview The Philippines has a population of about 104 million people. It is located in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific ocean. It is composed of 7,107 islands with 3 main geographical divisions- Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The different divisions of the Philippines have differences in tradition. The Philippines has a tropical climate and a mountainous terrain; earthquakes and typhoons happen frequently. Both dry and rainy reasons occur, which makes year round agriculture possible, but this can be affected by seasonal monsoons....   [tags: southeast asia, filipino]
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The Philippines: A Struggling Economy - The Philippines has long been a country with a struggling economy. Ever since World War II, they have struggled to have a steady government and labor system. Independence did not bring any social changes to the country. The hacienda system still persists in the country, where large estates are farmed by sharecroppers. More the half the population are peasants and 20 percent of the population owns 60 percent of the land. Although the sharecropper is supposed to receive half of the harvest, most of the peasant's actual income goes to paying off debts to the landowner....   [tags: Economics] 1628 words
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Best Accounting Principles Observed by the Top 5 Firms in the Philippines - Accounting is a systematic and comprehensive recording of transactions pertaining to a business; it also refers to the summarizing, analyzing and reporting these transactions (Investopedia, N.D.). This statement particularly refers to accounting being the soul and heart of the corporate world, because without accounting there would be no transaction and if without transaction, there would be no business to operate and money to generate. Accounting is based on such practices that would enable the users to be competitive with full honesty and integrity....   [tags: accounting firms, gaap, accountants]
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Impact of Tourism Industry to the Environment - The government has clearly made efforts with regards to sustaining our country’s natural reserve. Through the policies they’ve implemented to every region in the Philippines, the sustainability of the environment in a certain place can be easily achieved. Our country's wildlife and natural reserve is now experiencing threats because of the ever growing population of our country. It is also threatened because of the continuous hunting of the said animals whether for commercial or for subsistence use and exploitation of the resources which the environment has....   [tags: Philippines, natural reserve, ecosystem]
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The Bontoc People - The word "Bontoc" is derived from the two morphemes "bun" and "tuk" which means "heap" and "top" respectively (Andres 2004). "Igorot" is the umbrella term for the indigenous mountain people of the Philippines. The Bontoc Igorots refers to the people of the present Mountain province living in the subdivision known as the Bontoc region. The Bontoc Igorots are a unique Filipino ethnic group with a distinct culture. This unique culture is reflected in the people and their living conditions, economy, religion and religious practices....   [tags: Philippines, headhunting, indigenous]
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