Essay About The Philippines

explanatory Essay
2043 words
2043 words

Republic of the Philippines, also known as the Philippines, has a very colorful past, culture, and people. This essay discusses the Philippine nation and its people to better inform the American military personnel on what to expect during interaction with this nation in times of either peace or war. Subjects covered in this essay include: geography, infrastructure, military conflicts, weather considerations, civil considerations, and people of the Philippines.
Geographically, the Philippines consist of 7,107 islands in the Philippines, South China, Sulu and Celebes Seas and the Luzon Straight. Most of the islands are smaller than one square mile and only one-third of them are named. Most of the islands have a terrain that is mountainous with large to narrow coastal lowlands.
The infrastructure in the Philippines is in tatters. The Philippines is considered in the bottom three percent in the world in comparison to other countries. A lot of their people do not have running water or electricity because the government has a hard time committing to repairing the infrastructure in the past years. In 2013 they spent 9.6 billion dollars, the highest ever, to try to bump up their infrastructure. Their focus was on upgrading their airports, roads, and ports. As of right now, their economic future is concerned with telecommunications and shipping. According to the World Development Indicators (2000), “The Philippines has been recognized as the global capital for text messaging.”

The Philippines has the same of communication capabilities as the United States (US). The main way to communicate is by cell phone, but they also use telephone, TV, radio, satellite phones and the internet. The main companies for landline and internet...

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... is the main language of the Philippine government to this day. A lot of the schools on the Islands are taught in English and most of their textbooks are written in English.
In conclusion, the Philippine culture and people are very diverse and are made up of different languages, religions, and nations having a significant resemblance to the United States of America. It is considered to be one of the worst in countries for infrastructure. The Government is also ran much like the United States but is full of corruption which provides more opportunity for smuggling and the loss of billions dollars. The Country has been using Guerilla war fare since the Spanish first colonized the Philippines back in the fourteen hundreds and still use it to this day. There are many languages that are spoken in this country but English being used for school systems and government.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the philippine-american war began in 1899 and ended in 1902 when president emilio aguinaldo was captured. the us occupation of the philippines lasted from 1898 until 1946.
  • Explains that japan occupied the philippines from 1942 to 1945. the japanese attacked clarks airfield, cavite, and bataan.
  • Explains that the philippines has a colorful past, culture, and people.
  • Explains that the philippines' climate is tropical and humid with relatively hot temperatures. the philippines is one of the largest importers of rice in the world.
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