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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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The Philippine News Media - ... In this sense, journalists, together with the Filipino people, has stepped into new heights, as they escaped the traditionalist norms like “envelopmental journalism” and “sensationalism” to form a new breed of valiant, objective and fair writers. Whether it may be print or broadcast journalism, these columnists are unparalleled in their duties to spread the news to the society in their social and moral obligation to spread the truth, and to inform the public on what is happening in their country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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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 Writing] 1913 words
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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 April 30 and the morning of May 1, 1898.2 The Spanish-American War of 1898 provided the opportunity for Filipinos to get rid themselves of Spanish rule....   [tags: Papers] 837 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 as worldwide populations, particularly baby boomers, age....   [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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Comparison of Philippine Insurrection and Vietnam War - 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....   [tags: compare contrast compare/contrast]
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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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Use of the English Language in the Philippine Judicial System - Use of the English Language in the Philippine Judicial System We see them in public discourses, Filipino lawyers and people of the law expressing their opinions and rebuttals in English. We see them stored up in voluminous heights, documents of trial proceedings written in English. Our courts are alive with people engaging in the litany of judicial trials in English. For a layman who has no grasp of the motions of court trials, the experience could well be both overwhelming and confusing, not only on account of the case itself, but also on the awesome impact of the language being extensively used during the whole process....   [tags: Law Research Papers Phillipines Essays]
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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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The Philippine Party-List System: Absence of a Clear Seat Allocation Formula - ... (Veterans Federation Party, et al. v. COMELEC, et al. 2006) The Panganiban formula was in use until the 2007 elections when COMELEC partially proclaimed the party-list winners. However, BANAT party-list (one of the unproclaimed groups) and other party-list groups filed a case before the Supreme Court, questioning the COMELEC’s partial proclamation on several issues. Specifically, one of them was on the constitutionality and adherence of the Panaganiban formula to the principle of proportionality....   [tags: International Government ]
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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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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 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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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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Boy-Band-Good-Looks and Football - ... Although these endorsements actually helped promote both the team and the sport, fans and viewers who are new to this entertainment will always remain uneducated if this is how the media will persist to present the football players to them. On a side note, one could not help but wonder if it is really the sport the people are going crazy about or the players. There is no doubt about it that the overwhelming fame of the Philippine Azkals will always be connected to their good looks, but will the fans always end up watching the game just because they wanted to get a glimpse of their favorite Azkal....   [tags: Sports ]
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Phillipines - Philippines Filipinos Manila Religion holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists. It is central not as an abstract belief system, but rather as a host of experiences, rituals, ceremonies, and adjurations that provide continuity in life, cohesion in the community, and moral purpose for existence Women have always enjoyed greater equality in Philippine society than was common in other parts of Southeast Asia. Education and literacy levels in 1990 were higher for women than for men....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 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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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 constitutionality of government actions....   [tags: International Business FDI] 1104 words
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Healthy Competition - Personal Profile HERBERT M. BAUTISTA mpa, mnsa Quezon City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer, 15th City Council President, National Movement of Young Legislators Vice Mayor Herbert M Bautista is probably one of the youngest officials of the country who has had a long and fruitful experience in government and the youth movement. From 1986 to 1989, he was President of the Kabataang Barangay National Federation and was appointed ex-officio City Councilor representing the Youth Sector of Quezon City. From 1992 to 1995, he was elected Councilor of Quezon City and was concurrently Chairperson of the Committee on Tourism and Cultural Affairs....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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Terrorism and Missionaries - Terrorism and Missionaries   Islamic guerillas in the Philippines appear to have profiled Martin Burnham and his wife, Gracia. The missionaries were kidnapped more than a year ago because they were Christians and Americans. They were held hostage because their captors hoped to win political concessions from the Philippine government that would ultimately lead to their goal of establishing a Muslim state.   Burnham, 42, died in 2002 in a shootout between government troops and the Muslim separatists; Gracia, 43, was wounded but is reported out of danger following surgery in a military hospital....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 652 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: Poor Poverty Economics Essays]
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Origin vs. Settlement - ... By involving in the political, it helps the Asian Americans to assert their belonging in the United States that they can be active in the community to improve the society. They are trying to find their belonging in America. Nearly a decade would pass before Veronica jettisons that sense floating. Anchored by American citizenship, she became an active participant in a collectivity of post-1965 naturalized Chinese American whose work speaks to a deep desire to invoke ways of belonging a membership (92)....   [tags: US Immigration, Transnationalism] 1235 words
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Why Should Ilokano Language Courses Be Offered in Hawai‘i Public Schools? - ... Not only is there a large number of Filipinos in Hawai‘i’s work industry, but in the public schools as well. According to the report Requesting the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa And The Department Of Education To Develop, Offer and Expand Philippine Language Courses by U.H. Mānoa, Filipinos are the second largest ethnic group behind Native Hawaiians in the public schools, making up 21% of the student population. Some schools that have high percentages of Filipino students are Farrington High School with 58%, Waipahu High School with 63%, and Maui High School with 48% (U.H....   [tags: Education]
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Over Population Alone is not Responsible for War - Over Population Alone is not Responsible for War Is population alone responsible for war. Margaret Sanger was one of the eleven children in her family. She studied nursing and worked as obstetrical nurse. She started advocating the importance of birth control in 1912 when she nursed a woman who died in her arms after a self-induced abortion. Margaret Sanger holds over-population responsible for the wars. She made a strong case against over-population to be a cause of wars. Margaret Sanger is wrong in concluding only over-population to be the cause of wars, it definitely is a factor but not the sole factor....   [tags: Papers] 371 words
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Chinatown - Chinatown Before the 1960s, the era of the Civil Rights Movement and People of Color Movements, ethnic towns were formed due to the anti-ethnic legislation, which forced many people of color to live in certain areas of the city. After the relaxation of some anti-ethnic legislation, especially in residential segregation, these ethnic towns changed. No longer are these ethnic groups forced to live in segregated areas due to legislation, but rather because of economic and cultural survival due to the resources that are found in these ethnic towns....   [tags: Culture Cultural Papers]
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philhealths indigent program - CHAPTER I. RATIONALE Introduction The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation was created by Republic Act No. 7875 to administer the National Health Insurance Program which is designed to provide health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable and health services for all Filipinos. The Enhanced “PCSO Greater Medicare Access (GMA) Program” is a partnership forged by four important agencies of the government: the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the Local Government Unit (LGU), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and other national government agencies (NGAs) such as DILG, DSWD, DAR, DOH....   [tags: essays research papers] 2010 words
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U.S. Foreign Policy in the Late 19th Century - The United States, from its inception had a lust for real estate. From the original chants of "manifest destiny" to the calls for the annexation of Indian territories, America has been driven to acquire land. In this country's youth, land was needed for economic expansion; however, by the end of the 19th century, the entire continental United States had been in possession and the citizenry of this country turned their eyes out to sea. The United States no longer sought new lands to farm and work nor did they need new areas for their geological resources; the motives had changed....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 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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The Characteristics and Behaviour of Churchgoers in an Anticipated Mass in the Malate Catholic Church - ... The country also recognizes special days in the Catholic calendar as non-working holidays. Moreover, Sunday is usually the off day of workers to spend the day with God, most especially, taking part in the Eucharistic Celebration. One of the Ten Commandments God gave to Moses was to remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. As a Roman Catholic, it is a Christian duty to go to Church every Sabbath Day and celebrate the Holy Eucharist. This paper will assess the behaviour and characteristics of people attending the anticipated Eucharistic Celebration in the Malate Catholic Church on Saturdays, all from a presumable sociologist’s perspective....   [tags: Religion] 842 words
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Non-violent Protests and The Teachings of Ghandi - ... Ninoy suffered for the sake of his country. Even after being told of the plot to assassinate him if he stepped foot back in the Philippines, also before his assassination he was asked about these threats to his life and he replied “the Philippines are worth dying for”. He believed in the words of Gandhi, “But it is impossible to do away with the law of suffering which is the one indispensible condition of our being” (Bedford/St. Martin’s 451). Ninoy knew of this and was ready and willing to suffer for his county’s freedom and he ultimately laid down his life for his people....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Lesson Learned in Warfare - ... As recently, the United States is currently involved in three 4GW involving Iraq, Afghanistan, and our global war on terror (Hammes, 2004). Our experiences from the past have shown us that 4GW and counterinsurgency is an enduring process, as we have witnessed during the Philippine Insurrection in which the United States was locked in counterinsurgency operations for many years. In the case of the Philippine Insurrection, the United States was able to depose the Philippine revolutionary regime in relatively brief military action....   [tags: Warfare ]
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Annexation Of The Phillippines - In my opinion The United States ordeal with Annexing the Philippines and the idea that we had of going into war with them was great mistake and should have been avoided. The Filipinos and Americans were deadlocked in war with each other. This all became a controversy with the two nations in 1898 when the Treaty of Paris between Spain and the United Stated ceded all seven thousand islands of the Philippine archipelago to the United States, for just a mere twenty-million dollars. Congress had approved the treaty with Spain, by February of 1899....   [tags: essays research papers] 484 words
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Seismic Waves and Earthquakes - Seismic Waves and Earthquakes Longitudinal waves – the vibration goes forwards and backwards along the direction of travel. Think of sound. Sound is a series of collisions of particles. In air a drum skin vibrates (for example). As this skin goes up it pushes all the air particles up and they compress together. These will then push into the air particles above them and cause them to do the same. The sound travels through the air as a series of collisions. A good way to see this is to put some marbles between two long rulers....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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View on Intellectual Property Rights - Intellectual Property RightsA Through the years history has documented amazing men and women which have contributed much of their ideas to improving society. Intellectual Property Rights plays a vital role in not just safeguarding the individual to protect the use of their ideas from misuse but it was meant to promote inventiveness and creativity. Intellectual Property Rights has evolved with the emergence of new technologies its scope has grown and several factors including globalization of economies as well as changes in the way businesses operate and politicization of IPR issues have been factors influencing its direction....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Being Asian American - Would You Like Some Rice With That. To be young and Asian in America is a special brand of torture. There is an unspoken dictum of silence that grips Asian youth, a denial of our place in popular culture. Asian youth walk in America not quite sure where we fit in-black children have a particular brotherhood, Hispanic children have a particular brotherhood, white children own everything else. We cannot lay claim to jazz or salsa or swing; we cannot say our ancestors fought for equality against an oppressive government or roamed the great hallways of power across the globe....   [tags: Asia Asian Culture Cultural Essays]
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Interviews of Korean Veterans - Interviews of Korean Veterans - Col. Jack Detour Daniel; I'll state your questions and then give you my responses. Q. 1. Did you have previous military experience before the Korean War. When. If interviewee enlisted at time of war, why. A. I was recalled into active duty for the Korean War after having flown combat in the Pacific during WW II. I think it would be appropriate for me to give you a thumbnail sketch of my military career so you will be better acquainted with who I am. Here it is: BIO COLONEL JACK L....   [tags: Interview Korean War Korea Essays] 2244 words
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The Splendid Little War - The Splendid Little War February 15th, 1898, all is quiet in Havana Harbor. The crew of the USS Maine is sound asleep less a few solitary watchmen. The brackish sea air and the calm ocean breeze are soothing and peaceful. This would hardly suggest the terror about to erupt on this “peaceful” visit to the Spanish-controlled Cuban harbor. At 9:45PM, a violent explosion rips the Maine apart sending it plummeting down to the muddy sea floor and killing nearly all of her crew. All of the Spanish boats in the harbor rushed to the aid of the American vessel and its survivors: the commander, Captain Charles D....   [tags: essays papers] 957 words
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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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terrorism - Afghanistan Troops: About 1,000 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and various Special Forces units. Location: Kandahar International Airport, Bagram Air Base and Mazar-i Sharif. Special Forces units operate across the country. Equipment: The U.S. also has two carrier battle groups in the Arabian Sea. The carriers are the USS John C. Stennis and USS Theodore Roosevelt. B-1 and B-52 bombers also are still available at the joint U.S.-British air base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia....   [tags: essays research papers] 2297 words
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terrorist organizations by region - Ayman al-Zawahiri (in Arabic, ايمن الظواهري) (born June 19, 1951) is a prominent member of the al-Qaeda group and formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad paramilitary organization. Al-Zawahiri is a physician by trade. He speaks Arabic, French, and some English. He has used Abu Muhammad (Abu Mohammed), Abu Fatima, Muhammad Ibrahim, Abu Abdallah, Abu al-Mu'iz, The Doctor, The Teacher, Nur, Ustaz, Abu Mohammed Nur al-Deen, Abdel Muaz (Abdel Moez, Abdel Muez), and other names as aliases....   [tags: essays research papers] 3307 words
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) - “If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem; but if you owe it a million, it has.(1)” In the year of 1327, Kind Edward III of England defaulted on his Italian debts. This caused the banks of Bardi and Peruzzi in Florence to collapse. Who would know that over 650 years later, the world would still have these types of problems. After World War II, the need for an organization like the IMF was finally realized. After the war, politicians and economists began to work on blue prints for a postwar world....   [tags: essays research papers] 2037 words
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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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The Asian Financial Crisis - To what extent was the Asian financial crisis predictable. Discuss the current situation in the region. Market forces are natural effects within the economy, the trade cycle is a clear indication that shows that the economy is not always booming there are also periods where by recessions and slumps will cause crises to occur. Over the past century the world has been hit by these recession periods such as during the 1930's when the world was under by the Great Depression, this also occurred in the 1990's when Asia was hit by the 'Asian Financial Crisis'....   [tags: Economics] 1344 words
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Why Did So Many People Die in the Kobe Earthquake? - Kobe is Japan's second most populated and industrialised area, after Tokyo. It is located on three plates; the Pacific, the Philippine and the Eurasian. This puts the whole of Japan in danger of having an earthquake. The earthquake was occurring at 5.46 AM on January 17th 1995. The earthquake was recorded 7.2 on the Richter scale, making it a very fatal earthquake. The epicentre was in Kobe, the second largest city in Japan. The centre of Kobe city was affected the worst, because it was very economically developed....   [tags: World Cultures] 657 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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