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Philippine Political NORMS - Since from ancient times, a lot of influence and beliefs concerning about the ability of people in decision-making have been studied and analyze by professionals. This factor sets new dimensions and ideas of reason around the world and in all the fields of human social ability and capability; especially in the field of politics wherein this influence and beliefs can be overwhelming to a point that everyone will be agreeing to reasons and beliefs while making crucial decision that will affect millions of lives living in the state....   [tags: philippine politics, religion]
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Comparing American and Philippine Culture - The Spanish- American War ended on December 10, 1898 with the Peace Treaty of Paris being signed which granted the United States Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines (Schaefer 33). Due to this, the Philippines culture shares many commonalities with American Culture. The American colonization of the Philippines embedded customs and traditions of the west into the culture of the Philippines. English was beginning to be more widely spoken, street signs were Americanized, telephone poles were set up, and train stations were established (Schaefer 34)....   [tags: philippines, spanish, english]
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The Philippine Culture - When a typical Filipino thinks about the influences of the Spaniards, Religion and Christianity would immediately come to mine. Since without a doubt, the spreading of Christianity was their main priority of coming in the Philippines. However, often shadowed are the contributions of the Spaniards in other aspects in Philippine culture. Specifically, the idea that the Spaniards; particularly, the friars brought the natives the whole new world of “culture”. Hence their name culture heroes of the Filipinos....   [tags: Spanish Influence]
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The Philippine Real Estate Market - As you will remember the political reforms of President Aquino’s “slowly but surely” and the “ daan na matuwid” statement has begun to bear fruit. The World Bank stated recently that Philippines economic growth showed a great aptitude. And it now started to have more individuals that have begun to risen their confidence in the economic market. Philippines is possibly be called as the “rising tiger of Asia” and possibly be dismiss as the “sick man of Asia”. The Philippine Real Estate market in totality moves up, so there’s still no signs of asset price bubbles in the property market....   [tags: Property, Foreign Investors] 614 words
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The Philippine Inflation this Year - ... Inflation happens with the increase of food prices by 5% from the lowest of 1.8% caused by the weather-related production disruptions. There was an increase of rice prices as well, rose up to 13% due to higher farm gate prices and supply shortages. Another factor is the non-food inflation increased, gasoline and LPG prices hike, and higher electricity rates. Core inflation, however, remained low at 2.9 percent in 2013. In February 2014, CPI inflation remained at 4.1 percent as food supply remained tight in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas....   [tags: macroeconomic analysis]
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Philippine Qualification Framework for Labor - ... Alignment of Philippine qualification to international standards will support the mobility of workers here and abroad. In addition, PQF will open up opportunities for skilled labor and professionals to land in high paying careers available outside the country. The challenge is how will the AFP attract and maintain a good number of skilled soldiers. This is a problem we are already experiencing in the Medical Corps. Even without PQF, most of our colleagues went into private practice or went abroad for greener pasture....   [tags: education, standards, competitiveness]
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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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Rehabilitation Project of The Philippine National Railways - CHAPTER 1: Introduction 1.1 BACKGROUND AND NATURE OF THE PROJECT Transport systems play a crucial part in a nation’s socio-economic growth. Movements of people, goods and information have always been fundamental components of human societies. Transport represents one of the most significant human activities worldwide. It forms valuable links between regions and economic activities, between people and the rest of the world. Public transportation, by definition, is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public....   [tags: Rail, Track, Transportation] 892 words
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The Philippine Executive Under the 1987 Constitution - Introduction In the analysis of the Philippine Executive, it is best to study the Office of the President. Throughout history, different personalities have occupied the Office of the President who may have institutionalized or de-institutionalized it. Since the creation of the 1987 Constitution, there have been four presidents that have been under the Constitution. The 1987 Constitution The 1935 Constitution provided for a Head of State and Head of Government which is co-equal and co-ordinate with the legislative and judiciary....   [tags: office of the president, control power]
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Philippine Immigration in the USA after 1990 - ... The attorney general is the person who determines the number of visas to be issued and to which countries on the basis of information which they have gathered over the last five years. However, the act gave priority to employment based immigration that rose from 54,000 visas to 140,000 annually. The 140,000 visas are divided among three groups that each receives 40,000 and two that receive 10,000 each. Today, Filipinos are scattered across the country though most of them settled in Hawaii and California....   [tags: decline in Filippino immigrants]
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Colonial Image and the Philippine National Character - Rizal wrote La Indolencia de los Filipinos, with the primary focus of explaining the alleged laziness of the Filipinos during the Spanish occupation. He confirmed that indolence exists within the natives but defended the Filipinos by saying that Filipinos are not indolent by nature as seen in their engagement in economic activities such as trade, craftsmanship and agriculture before the Spanish colonizers came. Rizal’s essay has served as a window for scholars to understand and explain how the Philippines’ national hero thinks....   [tags: filipinos, spanish colonization, indolence]
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The United States' Victory in the Battle of the Philippine Sea - ... Their significance to America was that with their possession we could place air bases and then from there could use our B-29 strategic bombers to raid the Japanese home islands. On the Japanese side the Islands were important because they were a last line of defense for the homeland if the Marianas were lost there was nothing separating our advancing forces and their country, which would be devastating. Another reason they were so important was they contributed to Japan’s greatest advantage over the United States, their ability to use ground based aircraft on the islands along with aircraft launched from their aircraft carriers....   [tags: command, equipment, training] 618 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 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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Edward Lansdale was a Character in Novels, ‘The Ugly American’ by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer and ‘The Quite American’ by Graham Greene - ... The novel was mainly written to warn and criticize the Americans that their role in the war was not successful as the representative leaders were ethnocentric and ignorant about the culture and view of the Asian people, thus giving credit to Lansdale for his effort to understand and assimilate into the foreign culture and respecting the nationalistic sentiments of Asians. This portrayed character of Lansdale in the novel was aimed to serve an example to how Americans should treat the Vietnamese....   [tags: vietnam, philippine, communism]
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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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Biography of 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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Determinants of Philippine Trade: A Regression Analysis of Trade and its Factors from 1980 - Background of the Study With the advent of Globalization, many economies and market particularly the Philippines have become participative in trading with other countries. Through Trade Liberalization in the world market, the Philippine market has opened more opportunities for its trade. However, same economies who participate in the trade area have “adopted inflation targeting” (Aron, J. & MuellBauer,J., 2007). Inflation is defined as In the same direction, it also affects the “influence of real exchange rate on growth” (Aron, J....   [tags: globalization, international trade]
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Infant Mortality in the Philippine Healthcare System - ... According to Vital Statistics Division, a gross number of the infant mortalities in the Philippines occur within the first week after birth (Novilla, 2010). “Neonatal deaths stem from poor maternal health, inadequate care during pregnancy, inappropriate management of complications during pregnancy and delivery, poor hygiene during delivery and the first critical hours after birth, and lack of newborn care. Several factors such as women’s status in society, their nutritional status at the time of conception, early childbearing, too many closely spaced pregnancies and harmful practices are likely to be the cause” (Novilla, 2010)....   [tags: fundamental human rights]
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Dangerous Beliefs: Superstitions in Philippine Culture - Past or Present Superstitions are part of our daily lives. We deal with these superstitions as we go on with our everyday lives, whether we are fully aware of it, or not. Even with the progress we have with modern science and technology, it is still very hard to shake of these superstitious beliefs. Mainly because it is so deeply rooted in our culture, and has been with us almost since the beginning of time. The adamant belief of the vast majority with these superstitions, also aid into the etching these beliefs in our daily lives....   [tags: herbalorio, manghihilot, manghihila]
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The Philippine Party-List System: Absence of a Clear Seat Allocation Formula - The Party-List System of proportional representation is a relatively new addition to Philippine politics and specifically in the electoral system of the country. It was only introduced in 1987, by then, the new constitution and formalized by R.A. 7941 (The Party-list System Act) in 1995, to open the legislature to marginalized and underrepresented sectors or groups without a well-defined political constituencies but who could contribute to policy formulation beneficial to the nation. (R.A....   [tags: International Government ]
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Crude Extracts in Tsaang- Gubat as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Treating Cancer - ... With its high success, cultures around the globe have long used these medicinal plants to treat various ailments especially cancer. (Broadhurst, Polansky, & Anderson, 2000; Igbinosa, Igbinosa, & Aiyegoro, 2009; Manoharan & Kaur, 2013; Mouli, Vijaya, & Rao, 2009; Saleem, Husheem, Härkönen, & Pihlaja, 2002; Tayarani-najaran & Emami, 2011). There are lots of medicinal plants accessible in nature that is proved to have anti-cancer properties. The use of plant extracts in traditional medicine continues to provide health coverage for over 80% of the world’s population, especially in the developing world (Igbinosa et al., 2009)....   [tags: philippine tea tree, medicinal plant]
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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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Outside Global Flow Interview: My Philippine Friend - ... She adapts American culture quicker than she images because all of her friends in Crescent City are Americans. She enjoyed her life in the U.S, and had no problem to fit in this society and being friends with different ethnic people. Differently, her mother had a little bit “homesick” at the very beginning. Faye described that her mother always on the phone or skype with her aunts and uncles after they came here, but Faye just rarely contacts her cousins or friends on facebook. During the interviewed, Faye stated that the migration had strongly influenced her everyday life....   [tags: Student, Immigration] 627 words
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Difficulties Detecting Disasters in the Philippines - The area that I have decided to study is the Philippines. It is located in South East Asia, North of Indonesia. The Philippines has over 700 individual islands. The climate is generally that of a rainforest, very humid and hot. It is a LEDC, meaning that it is poorer than the UK. Firstly, we have to know what a disaster is. A disaster is the realisation of a hazard, although there is no set amount of loss which would count as a disaster (Smith ‘96). The Philippines encounters many hazards. This is defined as a naturally occurring process or event which has the potential to cause loss of life or property....   [tags: Philippines, geography, disasters,] 1000 words
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The Cold War and U.S. Policy in the Philippines - “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” said by Martin Luther King while in Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. A quote easily related back to the Filipinos who struggled for independence from the United States during the Cold War. Influenced by the patronizing relationship with the United States throughout history, the economic and political evolution of the Philippines has been controlled by the dependence between the two allied countries. In 1898, the United States took special interest in the economic opportunities in the Philippines; it was en route to China, contained a hearty supply of sugar and rice, and most importantly, because o...   [tags: Philippines VS America]
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Negative Effects of Political Dynasties in the Philippines - Many argue that one factor why the Philippines is underdeveloped in the dominance and perpetuation of political dynasties. The 1987 Philippine constitution, Article 2, Section 26 declares that, “The State shall guarantee equal access to public service and prohibit political dynasty as may be defined by law (Dannug and Campanilla 497).” A few politicians have tried to pass laws that would put an end to spread and persistence of political dynasties in the country. In 2004, Senate Bill 1317, an anti-dynasty bill has been filed by then Senator Alfredo Lim and by Senator Panfilo Lacson in 2007....   [tags: republic act, political dynasty, philippines]
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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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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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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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Dancing to Dissonance: The Philippino Culture and Natural Disasters - ... It can be safely said that, in accordance to people’s attitude towards catastrophes, the above expression is to be taken with a positive connotation. Also prevalent is the notion that the forces of nature are reined by divine control and that the natural calamities occur as a result of vengeful deities whose wraths are earned by acts of blasphemy. Philippines, being seismically and meteorologically active perennially, lends itself to such conceptions of theology. Christianity finds itself predominant in Philippines, and the biblical tales of God’s retribution on humans through a rain of locusts, plague etc., only reinforces the philosophy of divine manipulation of the elements of nature....   [tags: spiritual beliefs, recurring debacles of nature] 837 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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Terrorism in the Philippines - ... Of these groups the terrorist groups are considered to be Abu Sayyaf Group, the Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples Army, and Jemaah Islamiyah. Al Qaeda cannot be directly related to this area but is believed that Al Qaeda aid the two major terrorist groups in procuring weapons as well as explosives. Jemaah Islamiyah is based out of Indonesia and has strong ties to Al Qaeda. Some of the members are also members of Al Qaeda and they share a training camp in Mindanao. There are allocations that Jemaah Islamiyah may have helped plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States....   [tags: Human Security Act]
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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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Leptospirosis in the Philippines - On December 17, 2011, tropical storm Washi hit Misamis Oriental province’s capital city Cagayan de Oro on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The storm and flooding that followed it resulted in the deaths of 1,257 people and the displacement of over 300,000 more. Amidst the chaos of the storm and evacuation, Filipino citizens were struck by yet another ordeal: outbreak. A waterborne disease was spreading through the population due to the crowding from displacement, poor sanitation, and lack of clean water....   [tags: Medicine, Health]
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Atherosclerosis in the Philippines - Based on the 2003 DOH Philippine Health Statistics, disease of the heart (cardiovascular system) is included in the leading causes of mortality in the Philippines. Cardiovascular (also vascular) diseases are referred to by the general public as heart diseases which are imprecise such that it refers to the different kinds of diseases that may inflict the heart or blood vessels. Vascular diseases may cause (1) weakening of the walls of the blood vessels and this may lead to rupturing, (2) narrowing of the lumina of blood vessels and limiting of oxygen supply to a tissue, or (3) damaging of the endothelial lining and triggering intravascular thrombosis....   [tags: health statistics, cardiovascular system]
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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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Financial Crisis in the Philippines - ... Philippine National bank, a government owned commercial bank, was the largest among all commercial banks in the Philippines. It was created for the purpose of providing agricultural credit for exports crops. Philippine National bank accounted for 25 percent to 30 percent of commercial bank assets in between the years 1970 to 1980 and the accumulation of non-performing assets in the year 1987, led for the Philippine National Bank’s asset share to fall by half of its size. Moreover, the economic crisis that happened in the mid 1980s also contributed for the Philippine National Bank to decrease its asset share into half....   [tags: bank, government, recovery] 532 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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Fighting the Spanish for the Philippines - ... (http://www.biography.com/people/emilio-aguinaldo-9177563?page=20) The Philippines army was not powerful; they had many failed attempts at defeating better-trained and equipped American troops. Once Emilio Aguinaldo knew they could not take on the U.S head on they took in a new strategy, guerilla warfare. (http://pinas.dlsu.edu.ph/history/history.html#spanish_control) Guerrilla warfare is military actions enforced by small forces in the rear of an enemy with the object of distressing the enemy, interrupting their lines of communication, and destroying their supplies....   [tags: warfare, enemy, neglect] 644 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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The Communist Party of the Philippines - ... Peacekeeping negotiations between the Filipino government and the NPA began in 2007, yet all signed agreements and accords have not proven to be long-lasting nor successful due to breaches of the peace by rogue factions within the NPA. Due to these peacekeeping attempts, the NPA is no longer funded or supported by China. CPP and NPA had to find new ways to get financial support and the current means of financing are extortion, taking revolutionary taxes from unions and businesses, communist parties in Western Europe, and the Japan Communist Party (Stanford 2012) Operational Environment: The CPP and NPA operate throughout the Philippines in attempts to draw more local support for their...   [tags: guerilla tactics, violent political ideology]
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Traces of Marxism in the Philippines - Marxism believes that the current society is the byproduct of the history of all class struggles. From the complex classification of feudal lords, clerics, merchants, artisans, and slaves, it has become simplified into two rival groups, the bourgeoisie or the oppressors, and the proletariat or the oppressed. The bourgeoisie cannot continually exist without revolutionizing its mode of production. This includes expanding the market, establishing connections all over the world, thus “creating a world after its own image”, making the societies dependent on the bourgeoisie....   [tags: classes, rich, power] 548 words
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Culture and Geography of the Republic of the Philippines - Over thousands of year’s people of various nations have become part of the Philippines and have added to its rich heritage. It is now one of the most highly populated countries in the world. The Republic of the Philippines is a democratic island nation made up of over 7,000 islands with over 80 million people. Geography and climate play a large part in how people live on the island. It is a country with an interesting cultural background. It is a culture influenced by many diverse ethnic groups, who have settled on the island and now call it home....   [tags: ethnic, family, climate] 2650 words
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Land Conversion in the Philippines - Land conversion has been present and rampant in the Philippines for the past few years especially in areas surrounding Metro Manila. To clarify the term land conversion, it is defined by the Department of Agrarian Reform as “the act of authorizing the change of the current use of a piece of land into some other use” (Nantes 130). In this context, it would be focus on the conversion of agricultural land into some other use. A brief history of land conversion around the region could be traced to the various developments in the city of Manila....   [tags: Changes in Land Use]
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A Brief History of the NNC in the Philippines - ... Garcia administration into the Food and Nutrition Research Center (NFRC) in 1958, and nutrition-related activities coordinated by this Center were done under the National Science and Development Board (NSDB). With the aid of innovations in research and technology, nutritional problems in the country were met with a more multisectoral approach. More and more agencies representing different sectors were becoming involved in the war against malnutrition. In 1960, National Coordinating Council on Food and Nutrition (NCCFN) was created by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) in an attempt to coordinate nutrition work done by the government and the private sector more effectively....   [tags: world crisis, interventions, food programs ] 847 words
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Language Suppression in The Philippines - “Language, any language has a dual character: it is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture” (Thiongo). With the reading Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, the group discussions and lecture, I have a better understanding of the importance of language. If you take away someone’s language, you take away their culture. Thiongo raises an interesting point that the “final triumph of a system of domination [is] when the dominated start singing its virtue.” With this quote, I thought about my own culture and the language used....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]
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Current Status of the Philippines - ... Dominant parts of the economy embrace agriculture, industry, and services that each make up GDP. GDP quantifies the size of a country, while also fixes a price tag on the country's production. Primarily, it is the market value of final products and services provided within a country in a period of time. Investopedia, defined. Agriculture is 54.5 % of GDP, industry is 31 % of GDP, and services are 13.8 % of GDP. The minor sections of the economy are textiles, garments, food processing, electronics, and automobile parts....   [tags: Asian island countries]
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Attaining Good Governance in the Philippines - ... But what will be the remedy to solve this problem. On the latter part of this paper, we will suggest a solution that will be a possible answer to the problem and help to attain the true meaning of good governance in the Philippines. Because of the feeble institutions and disproportionate representation, it made the state poor so the amendment of laws or charter change is one of the things that we consider and many people also think as the solution to the problem. The people in the system are eating the mere system and not the system itself eating the people....   [tags: policy, politics, justice] 521 words
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Unemployment and Migration in the Philippines - Labor migration has created jobs for millions of Filipinos; however its success shadows its real cause. Unemployment in itself alone has many diminishing factors for growth and development. The cycle of problems of the country continues to grow which include migration, unemployment, poverty, and underemployment. This paper will aim to illustrate the effects of international migration due to unemployment status. The issue of high unemployment is a great factor in the development of the country and is generally affected by several elements such as lack of job opportunities, population growth, the annual increase in the labor force insufficiently met by the labor market, and particularly more a...   [tags: Labor, Migration, Asia]
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Attempting to Measure Welfare in the Philippines - ... Poverty, crimes, corruption, and many more scourge the society and with these trends the Philippines cannot be expected to easily rise with a few ticks here and there but with radical action both from its government and its people. “There is no system of unemployment or welfare benefits” It is an undeniable fact that the Philippines compared to its richer counterparts (a comparison that explicitly shows our country’s long journey to prosperity) lacks a system of social benefits, even though its people deserve one....   [tags: unemployment, economy, labor] 697 words
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The Iglesia Ni Cristo of the Philippines - ... The 1970s-1990s were decades of expansion for the Iglesia ni Cristo: establishments were created in North America (US, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America), Europe (England, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, etc.), the Mediterranean (Italy, Israel, Greece, etc.), Africa (Nigeria), and Asia (China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia). During a recent interview with Joy Villanueva, a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo, she stated that the purpose of her religion was to, "[worship] God and...[live] a moral way of life and [be] saved...[to] just living the way God wants you to live...[by] obeying the teachings in the bible and listening to His commandments (Villanueva,...   [tags: diversity of culture and religions] 1200 words
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The Philippines: The Future of Pasig River - The Future Pasig River TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE………………………………………………………………………………..i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………………….ii CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………...iii LIST OF FIGURES………………………………………………………………...iv 1.0 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………….1 1.1TERMS OF REFERENCE…………………………………………………1 1.2 PROCEDURE……………………………………………………………...1 1.3 BACKGROUND…………………………………………………………....1 2.0 FINDINGS……………………………………………………………………….2 2.1 POLLUTION SOURCES…………….…………………………………...2 2.1.1 Factories Situated in the Pasig River Basin……………...2 2.1.2 Domestic Liquid and Solid Waste………………………....3 2.2 PUBLIC COOPERATION AND STRATEGIC GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES………………………………………..……………….....4 3.0 CON...   [tags: metro manila, pollution, environment]
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Personal Experience: My Culture Philippines - My Culture Philippines The Philippines is a country with a diverse and rich culture and history. Philippines is in Southeast Asia with Vietnam, Taiwan, China, and the islands of Indonesia being the closest countries. Its culture was influenced heavily by Spain, Mexico, and the US, but its inhabitants before the Philippines was under the rule of Spain was influenced by China, Japan, India, and the Middle East. It is known for its tropics, biodiversity, and rich culture. Two well known dishes are lechon and lumpia....   [tags: population, clothing, indigenous languages] 2872 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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Analysis of Non Government Organizations in the Philippines - These two Non Government Organizations: ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya and GMA Kapuso Foundation does affect an individual’s life, but it can affect each of everyone in different ways. In the collection of donations, GMA Kapuso Foundation found in – kind donations more important that monetary donations, while ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation found monetary donations the most important of all the donations. However, there are also some similarities between these foundations. GMA Kapuso Foundation has a goal of uplifting and aiming a better life to the beneficiaries, and so did ABS – CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation....   [tags: Taxes, Donations, Regulations] 532 words
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The Republic of the Philippines: Poverty and Political Conditions - Political Conditions: The Republic of the Philippines is a Constitutional Republic and has three branches of government. The Executive, Judicial, and Legislative are laid out much like the United States’ (CIA WFB, 2012). The Philippine constitution was amended and re-ratified February of 1987 and has not changed since. (CIA WFB, 2012) The Philippine Government has strong ties with the United States and currently United States Army Pacific Command (PACOM) conducts joint operations with the National Army of the Philippines (NAP)....   [tags: Scarborough Reef, taiwan, china]
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Determinants of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Philippines - ... Review of Related Literature Recent studies regarding economic development has woken up to a new chapter in the 20th century. Many researchers are now greatly interested in incorporating environmental factors when discussing growth, industrialisation, and trade for reasons that in the end, boils down to the wanting of environmentally sustainable economic growth. Numerous studies were already conducted all around the world to determine the effect of macroeconomic variables to carbon dioxide emissions....   [tags: regression analysis, global warming]
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The Restoration of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan - THE RESTORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOLLOWING TYPHOON HAIYAN IV. TOPIC BACKGROUND Since the beginning of time, the Philippines has been plagued with chronic natural disasters due to its geographical location. Not only does it lie within the Filipino, Australian, and Pacific tectonic plates, it is also located in the circum-Pacific seismic belt, causing the country to be consistently bombarded with typhoons and earthquakes . In an average year, 20 typhoons and almost 2,000 major and minor earthquakes will affect the Philippines ....   [tags: natural disaster, tectonic plates]
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Celebrity Politics And Politics Of Celebrities In The Philippines - Compared to the makibaka generation of the 70’s, ours is relatively apathetic to political matters. This is somehow attributable to the modern set-up of Philippine news broadcasting and advertising. Do you know what PDAF is. How about a storm surge. Before the Yellow Revolution in 1986, a distinct line was established to separate the primetime news from show business news. To keep yourself informed in both, you have to watch the professional reporter Harry Gasser in NewsWatch and the entertaining chikadora Inday Badiday in Eye to Eye....   [tags: makibaka generation, advertising]
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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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Teaching and Learning a Second Language in the Philippines - ... Andreea and Adela (1995) concluded in their study that learning the English language plays a critical role in the international economic success of an individual thus; the person becomes marketable and has more choices as regards to career. The need to be proficient in the use of English among non-native speakers has become a global phenomenon (Vizconde, 2006). Durano (2009) claimed that English language has become a common denominator between nations across the globe. Kosslyn and Osherson (1995) defined Language acquisition as the process by which humans attain the skill to differentiate and understand language, as well as to construct and use words and sentences to communicate....   [tags: english, tagalog, filipino ] 2716 words
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Religious Bias in Philippines Law Making - Thesis Statement: This paper intends to discuss that morality should not be the basis of creating laws in the Philippines because it is bias on religion, it is against individual choices and it leads to discrimination INTRO (1.1) The reliance of laws to religion could be traced back to the ancient period. The mentality of the ancient romans in particular is quite the same with the mentality of the modern Filipinos. They follow the mentality set by their religion because of the fear of the consequences of the afterlife (Edwords, 1985)....   [tags: morality, divorce, abortion] 1755 words
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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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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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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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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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