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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 - ... To show respect for elders the forehead is placed on their hand (Devine and Braganti 203). The way business is conducted in the two countries are very similar, yet of course have its differences. English is the language used when conducting business deals or contracts (Schaefer 13). The monetary unit of payment in the United States is the dollar and in the Philippines it is the peso (Devine and Braganti 214). The Philippines uses the peso because the Spanish brought it over when they colonized it....   [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 - ... The Presidents that followed after Cory had a particular policy that they had in common: Charter Change. The Ramos Presidency (1992-1998) Considered the “Father of Philippine Army Special Forces,” Fidel V. Ramos led the political party Partido Lakas Tao, which promised to give power to the people as well as greater control over their livelihood, culture, politics and all aspects of their lives. During his term, Ramos tried to improve his administration by reducing the number of cabinet-ranked positions....   [tags: office of the president, control power]
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Colonial Image and the Philippine National Character - ... He suggested that indolence was a natural tendency of men and excerpted Rizal’s (1890) analogy of how men are not machines, they are not brutes and animals, thus proposing their need to rest or take a break from work. Rizal explained the harm of working in the burning heat of the tropics and quantified how an hour’s work in the burning sun is actually equivalent to the exhaustion of a day’s work in the West. He showed that Europeans were worse for they abandoned work during the summer to run and enjoy watering places....   [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 - ... As well as schools that are relatively easier to go to, as compared to the schools in the mountainous rural areas. Even to this day, you can hear stories of students travelling hours on foot to reach their school with unpaved roads. The lack of technological advancement in the rural areas has a direct relationship to the lack of proper education in the said areas. However, the lack of advancement in the rural areas could also be credited to the lack of funds allocated into improving such. The people living in rural areas also receive lesser salaries than the ones you could receive in more urbanized areas....   [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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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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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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Negative Effects of Political Dynasties in the Philippines - ... As a result, there is a negative impact on access, quality and equity in health systems, and has a serious implication on universal healthcare (Hatigan-Go et. al. 6-10). WORKS CITED: Philippines. Senate. Office of the Secretary. An act to prohibit the establishment of Political Dynasties. Hearings 15th Cong., 1st sess. Manila, 2011. Print. Tehankee, Julio C. “And the clans play on.” (2007): n. pag. PCIJ. Web. 2 Feb 2014. Ngayan, Anthony. “Philippine political dynasties.” (2011): n. pag. Pilipino Express news Magazine....   [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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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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Language Suppression in The Philippines - ... They were given a list of 60,000 Spanish approved last names, and the people were to choose from them. This took away their identity and link to their culture. This resulted in unrelated people with the same last names, and family members having different last names (Wilson). This is strong evidence of diminishing the native people in the efforts of keeping the ways of the colonizers. Going back to the quote Thiongo ends his writing with, he believes the colonizers’ greatest success is when the dominated are singing the praises of the colonizer....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]
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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 - ... Response: Experienced collectors capable of operating individually with an interpreter or in a 2 man team would be optimal, to avoid detection. Blending in with tourist groups or meeting in secluded but not out of the way would be the best option when conducting MSO. Liaison and FORMICA could and should be conducted in secured areas, either in the embassy or in secured areas with restricted access. Collectors’ individual experiences would shape their individual collection effort. A senior collector must be present to provide the needed oversight of junior collectors....   [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 - ... We are constantly informed of how unprofessional our government is – the way Ted Failon told us that “most PAGASA people are not aware of what a storm surge is,” the manner in which they reiterate the corrupt way our leaders deal with our money, and how they update us on the personal dispute between senators Enrile and Santiago. Contrary to the explicit way news reports disseminate information, advertisements attack the brain implicitly. According to Forbes.com, the conscious mind can absorb only about 40 bits of information per second while the unconscious mind can handle up to 11 million....   [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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The Last Will and Testament - The greatest and wisest of philosophers and historians once knew of a story that is filled with mystery and curiosity. It has been said, that several centuries before present time, a community flourished in what is now the Philippines. The place was like those that you would see in films that featured the ancient times - festivals full of arts and music, peasants and farmers working with utmost passion, denizens swaying to beats with drunken revelries. Innovation and progress developed in the land without bound....   [tags: Philippines, Freedom] 1014 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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Incarceration of Children in Conflict with the Law in the Philippines: The Blurred Lines - ... 4) in the form of other children who shared his previous circumstances, and now lives off of stealing. Orbach explained the behavior of people involved in crime and violence that “…They are psychologically transferring the bad feeling lodged within them to the perceived malign environment, despoiling it as they feel they have been despoiled themselves” (as cited in Narayan, Patel, Schaft, Rademacher, & Koch-Schulte, 2000, p.228). In the Code of Crimes (1954), only through the decision of the judge of the CICL’s case that the child may be detained in any kind of prison or place where other offenders are held, but the child shall not be placed in the same quarters with adult offenders....   [tags: juvenile delinquents, blurred lines]
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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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Philippines Country Snapshot - Philippines Country Snapshot Basic facts Population 86.97 million (2006 est.)* GDP PHP 1364.5 B (Q1 2006 est.)* Main languages Tagalog, English, Spanish GDP real growth rate 5.8% (2006 est.)** Currency Philippine Peso (PHP) Inflation 6.3% (Aug 2006 est.)* Economic communities Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation, Association of South-East Asian Nations, World Trade Organization *National Statistics Office (Philippines) ** Philippine Institute of Development Studies Political environment The Philippines is a pluralist democracy modeled on that of the US, with an executive presidency, a bicameral Congress and a Supreme Court that can rule on the constitutio...   [tags: International Business FDI] 1104 words
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Geographical Inquiry: Cyclones - ... Wind gusts up to 210km/h destroyed the country and caused the Philippines government to declare 50 provinces, cities and municipalities in a state of calamity. Within the areas hardest hit, almost 95 percent of the roads, houses and crops were destroyed. Because of flooding, landslides and communication difficulties and the collapse of many houses, 170,000 people were made to evacuate the area and flee to certain evacuation areas. Red cross was a large help to all of the people affected. The Red Cross gave food, household items and safe water....   [tags: philippines, typhoons]
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Great Star: Manila - Located on the Northern-most island of Luzon in the Philippines, Manila has become a bustling mega-city and is the long-standing capital of the island. Beginning as no more than an archipelago with ancient native tribes inhabiting the island, the city of Manila grew fiercely and rapidly advancing along with the other powers of the world. From cross-cultural connections in Manila, the Philippines would grow to be fusion of its own native culture and those of outside entities. From pre-colonial times to the present Manila has played a central role in the politics, religion, commerce, and culture of the Philippines, making it one of the richest cities in terms of history....   [tags: Luzon, Philippines]
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Country Report: Philippines - Improving conditions for the entire world may seem like a daunting task. It may be more beneficial to look at a single piece of the puzzle and its experience of improving conditions. Narrowing the field of study to a single country allows for a more detailed analysis of the path taken to achieve improved conditions for the single country. Improving the conditions of a country through a process of change is called development. Measuring development in a single country allows us to understand some of the policy, historical trends and natural conditions that are better for development....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Impact of the Economic Global Crisis: Current Situation and Prospects in the Philippines - Impact of the Economic Global Crisis: Current Situation and Prospects in the Philippines Asia in general was not affected by the current global financial crisis (1). The source of the crisis did not come from the developing countries as seen in the 1990s during the Asian crisis. In 2008 - 2009, the developed world initiated the global financial crisis with the sub prime lending implosion; thus, affected the rest of the world. The Philippines in particular did not fall into a recession since the banks were not exposed to toxic assets as seen in the European banks and other developed world....   [tags: Economics ] 1681 words
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The Philippines "All You Need To Know And A Little More" - Location The Republic of the Philippines in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of the Philippine Islands and a part of the Malay Archipelago. It is at 13 degrees North and 122 degrees East. Situated about 750 mi (about 1210 km) east off the coast of Vietnam, the Philippines is separated from Taiwan to the north by the Bashi Channel. The country is made up of 7100 islands, and only about 460 are more than 1 sq mi (2.9 sq km) in area. Eleven islands have an area of more than 1000 sq mi (more than 2600 sq km) each and have a huge amount of the population....   [tags: essays research papers] 1822 words
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Major Problems in American Immigration History - ... They would, therefore, never be a true colony, deemed, for legal purposes, as part of the U.S., but instead, territory, that was owned like property. Crooker concludes by reminding the American people that, just as the U.S. has excluded Chinese workers, so too, must the Filipino people be kept out of America proper. As the Filipino question went unanswered, ultimately descending into the Philippine-American War, in another part of the world closer to home, the Supreme Court, in 1901, took up the case Dawnes v....   [tags: american empire, philippines, equality]
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Pre-Spanish Philippines - PRE-SPANISH PHILIPPINES It is believed that the first inhabitants of the Philippines arrived over 300,000 years ago. It is commonly thought that they migrated over a land bridge, which existed at that time, from the Asian mainland. The next known inhabitation is when the Negrito or Aeta arrived in the islands around 25,000 years ago. However, they were driven back by several waves of immigrants from Indonesia, only to be followed by the maritime peoples of the Malayan islands. Although there is little written about this period of history, the next major steps are the time period from around 5000 BCE (Before Common Era, aka, BC) through around 500 CE (Common Era, aka, AD) There is much writ...   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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Philippines a Valued Country in Asia - This paper mainly discusses about Philippines from its natural resources to Filipino’s culture and tourist spots. We should not judge a small island without learning something about it. Above all, this paper wants to emphasize the uniqueness of the Philippines and how to appreciate as well as value the things in store for us. To find an ideal place with an enthralling beauty is in every person’s dream paradise. It could be seen through its practiced culture, climate and lifestyle. In some ways, everyone has the desire to live and settle in such a perfect place that satisfies our standard of living....   [tags: Natural Resources, Culture, Tourism] 1446 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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Child Domestic Workers in the Philippines - Child Domestic Workers in the Philippines Introduction “I wake up at 3am to water the plants, clean the house, go to market, cook, wash the plates, wash the clothes, iron the clothes. I return to the market three times a day. From 5pm to 9pm, they allow me to go to school. When I return, I have to wash the dishes, then I massage both my male and female employer until 1am. I only have two hours to sleep.” This is how a girl from Buikidnon, Philippines described her experience with child labour to Anti-Slavery International researchers....   [tags: Domestic Work, International Community Actions]
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Common Causes of Bankruptcy In The Philippines - ... The cause of down fall of this company is the non transparent financial statements did not clearly detailed its operation and finances with shareholders and analyst. In addition, its complex business model stretched the limits of accounting, requiring that the company use accounting limitations to manage earnings And modify the balance sheet to portray favorable depiction of its performance. According to Nilsen Kim(2010) a small business there is really such thing as an “immaterial” fraud....   [tags: Legal Status, Debt, Finances, Economy]
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The Advantages to Studying at a Private School in the Philippines - In our place here in Tonsuya, only few can afford to study in the private school. I came from a private school that’s why some of the kid’s here who were at my age or a few years younger than me are feeling awkward when I approached them, they were like “ bakit ako nilalapitan nito?” or “ nako taga private school yan” and I feel sad about it because I want to make friends with them but they don’t want because maybe they feel small whenever I approach them, that’s why when I was a kid I used to play alone by myself....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Justifying the Philippines - Justifying the Philippines William McKinley in 1899 gave a speech regarding why the United States decided to keep the Philippines, when they were "dropped into our laps". Before giving the speech McKinley was burdened by what would be in the best interest of both countries. He gave four very strong points, with reasoning on why "keeping" the Philippines is the best plan of action for the United States to take. McKinleys first reason on why it was necessary to keep the Philippines was that giving them back to Spain would make us look "cowardly and dishonorable"....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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The U.S. involvement in Vietnam and The Philippines - The US involvement in Vietnam and The Philippines Introduction Ever since the “New Imperialist” era, the United States of America has become quite a large Neo-Imperialist power, particularly in The Philippines and also Vietnam. In order to understand this report the term Neo-Imperialism must be explained, this is when one country gives aid to another country in which the country that recieves aid becomes independent on the helping country. It is said that there is never any form of Neo-Imperialism that is set out solely for the reason that the other country is in need....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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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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New Institutional Economics and the Philippines - New Institutional Economics and the Philippines New Institutional Economics offers a way to examine the dynamics of growth -particularly with an eye toward explaining the problems of slow growth in developing economies, where market systems may be presumed to be weak or incomplete. I will review these concepts within the framework of the Philippines, a sizable country with a rich and diverse set of resources, which however is not achieving significant growth. At present the Philippines is in a depressed albeit not grim state....   [tags: Economy Economics]
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Best Accounting Principles Observed by the Top 5 Firms in the Philippines - ... White and Percival S. Page founded the third ranked firm, which is Isla Lipana & Co., in 1922 until such time that Jerry Isla became the chairman in 2001 and became the name Isla Lipana & Co. Fourth ranked firm, which is Manabat San Agustin & Co., was formed by Roberto G. Manabat, Emmanuel P. Bonoan and Jorge Ma. S. Sanagustin& Co., and the 5th ranking firm, which is BDO Alba Romeo & Co., was founded in 1995 by Romeo C. Alba and its now one of the leading firms in the country. This research paper aims to provide information about the current status of the accounting firms in the country....   [tags: accounting firms, gaap, accountants]
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The Grow and Origins of Tagalog - ... The velar nasal sound, ‘ng’, is difficult for most non-native speakers to pronounce, because the initial position of the syllable is not common found in most languages. Most may substitute the pronunciation of ‘ng’ with the letter, ‘n’, but in most cases this may change the pronunciation. For example, the word nawá means ‘may it be so’ while the word ngawá’ means ‘to howl’. Another key feature of Tagalog consonants is the initial voiceless stops of p, t, and k. In Tagalog, the letters: p, t, and k in word initial position are not aspirated, meaning they are pronounced with a puff of air....   [tags: philippines, dialects, malay language]
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Optimal Medium of Instruction for the Filipino students - ... This is already considered a barrier to understanding and learning scientific concepts. The weight of translating and understanding these concepts or words in a special language and explained in a secondary language is an even more burden to the students. This language problem constitutes a very serious barrier to education for students who have to learn science through a second language. It was as if the policymakers believe that English proficiency was even more important than education itself (Qorro, 2006)....   [tags: education, philippines, english language]
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Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 - Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 Miller provides an account of the American-Philippines war from 1899-1903, revealing aspects of United States imperialism that are often forgotten. Miller provides both a military history as well as a demonstration of the way America lied and forgot its history, justifying war and colonization as a step for greater good. America's involvement in the Philippines is sometimes remembered as an act to protect Filipino's from Spain, and to "teach' them American democracy....   [tags: History Politics Political Papers] 2829 words
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Impact of Tourism Industry to the Environment - ... For example, when we have new hotels, if they use solar for their power, if they use organic materials, if they use biodegradable and even reuse water to cover the field and even the golf courses for watering the golf courses; when you say tourism development you also pertain to practices and management systems. An example is corporate social responsibility wherein hotels their management reaches out to the community to help them with regards to the environment, to have coastal cleanup, and do tree planting....   [tags: Philippines, natural reserve, ecosystem]
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Photovoltaic Rural Electrification Possibilities in Indonesia and the Philippines - Photovoltaic Rural Electrification Possibilities in Indonesia and the Philippines With energy demands outpacing the growth in energy supply in rural areas of the developing world such as Indonesia and the Philippines, traditional electricity sources and structures will not be able to address many problems with current systems of rural electrification. Both Indonesia and the Philippines have large rural populations which are scattered over huge geographic distances that contribute in large part to the growing problem with conventional rural electrification....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Papers]
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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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Archipelagic States’ Implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention: Indonesia and the Philippines, Major Archipelagic States - The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) also called the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) or the Law of the Sea treaty defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. The LOSC 1982 was the most radical change among the first and second LOSC due to recognition of the mid-oceanic archipelago states as new regimes of the traditional maritime regimes which established the archipelagic water enclosed from the outermost islands ....   [tags: The United Nations, archipelagos, LOSC]
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banana glaze - ... Move the peels into and indoor location at night to prevent condensation. Move the peels back outside the next morning. Repeat the process for around three to four days in order for the banana peels to completely dry. (Johnson, 2013) C. Groundwater Groundwater, from deep wells, is undeniably the most natural source of clean water since ancient times. It is commonly used at the provinces or even in urban areas where treated water lines from different companies do not reach. Groundwater comes from the rain....   [tags: philippines, banana peels,musa acuminata]
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Waste Water Management in the Philippines - I. INTRODUCTION This report aims to discuss and to enrich the reader’s knowledge on the proper desludging and disposal of waste accumulated from septic tanks. The information gathered here is vital as it provides a culture of awareness to everyone on how wastewater is disposed of. Wastewater comes from everywhere; from our residences to our workplaces, even public places. Filipinos as we are, have been known to be hygienic yet we know little of what happens when our used water is flushed to the drain until it’s carried off to treatment plants....   [tags: essays research papers] 1087 words
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Oral Error Correction in College Freshman English in the Philippines - I. Introduction Second language learners often encounter linguistic problems as evidenced in the errors they make in the process of learning another language. Because errors regularly occur in the language classrooms, students and teachers often find themselves confronting with error correction. Error correction, which is also called corrective feedback or negative feedback (Ortega, 2008), has become a topic of great interest to me because of my own experience as a multilingual language learner learning two languages (English and Tagalog) simultaneously as a child in addition to my L1, which is Cebuano....   [tags: Linguistic Problems, Teaching Techniques]
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Boy-Band-Good-Looks and Football - The football-frenzy has finally hit the Philippines. After countless decades of basketball and boxing craze, the Filipinos have found a new sport to go crazy about. The Philippine’s stunning 2-0 win against the defending champion Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 not only made headlines on Sports Illustrated, a US-based sports magazine, but also proved that the Filipinos can keep up with other international teams in other sports besides basketball. Gifted with excellent dexterity and speed due to their small stature, one cannot deny and imagine what amazing things Filipinos can do in the football field....   [tags: Sports ]
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Frederick Funston and Empire - Frederick Funston and Empire In San Francisco between 12th and 14th Avenue is Funston Street. By the Presidio, the former US Army base, is an old set of military structures collectively called Fort Funston. To most people these are just names to identify various locations in the city. But behind the name is a person who is a historical figure that is significant, not just for San Francisco, but for the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines. Frederick Funston was to many a hero of his times but to others he was also a symbol of his times and not a good one....   [tags: History Historical American Essays]
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