According to the above case study, Plymouth is an ethnically diverse community with different groups of the population living including African American, Hispanic and Caucasian population. It showed that 40 percent increments in the community population of the Plymouth. Among other population, there was declined in the Caucasian population. According to the case study, the Plymouth community is facing declining in the community’s population because of various reasons such as economic issue and lack of employment opportunities. As it was listed that the previous population of the Plymouth community was 15,000 and the recent population is just 8,000. It seemed significant declining in the population of the Plymouth community because 7,000 population
The Republic of the Philippines is one of the most interesting and complex areas within the PACOM (Pacific Command) Commanders AOR (Area of Responsibility). The country consists of more than 7,100 islands spread across the Pacific Ocean with a current population of approximately 107 million people and is expected to grow to 113 million by 2025. 82% of the population is predominantly Roman Catholic followed by Muslims at 5% and Evangelical at 3%. Though Tagalog is the official language, 8 major dialects are used throughout the country (Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan).
Filipinos are some of the most proud people of their own culture. You would have to look at the long history of Philippines to understand their pride. To understand where I am talking about, the Republic of the Philippines, or Philippines for short, is an archipelago of 7,104 islands in East Asia. It was named after King Philip II of Spain by Spanish conquistador Ferdinand Magellan. It is situated east of Vietnam between the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea and has a total land mass of 296,170 square kilometers.
The case: “The Filipino who was loyal to his friend” presents two culturally different perspectives on what is considered morally right or wrong. Firstly, we have the Filipino executive which comes from an Eastern culture which often has collectivistic values. In contrast, we have the American executive from a Western culture which tends to be characterized by individualistic values (Trompenaars, Bergh, 2016:279). They are considering whether to promote the Filipino candidate Felix whereas the two managers cultural differences creates a disagreement upon this. This happens as Felix is asked if he has broken the rules at any time. Felix had never broken any company rules, but he has once helped out his colleague and friend. To analyze this,
I, as a native born Filipino, our country is blessed with multi-languages use in each region which other nations, and states do not have. Being born as an Ilocano language speaker, this regional language I usually used with my friends, classmates, relatives and neighbors give me confidence to talk the language with them. I am very grateful with my regional language Ilocano which is widely spoken not
The emergence of English began to appear in 5th century AD after the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians invaded Britannia in the 4th century. Referred to as Old English back in the day, the language has undergone several transformations to where it is now called English. Today, over 750 million people speak English as a language and at least half of those use it as their mother tongue (McCrum et al., 2002, pg. 9-10). Many people rely on English to serve them financially and for social purposes (Crystal, 2003, pg. 29). Besides this socio-cultural factor, it has gained prominence around the world as several countries have adopted their own variety of the language and English is being used more frequently as a foreign language. Together with this geographical-historical factor, the socio-cultural factors allow English’s future as a “global language” to become more of “a reality”. To understand how English has spread across globally, we will look at a model created by Braj Kachru. Kachru’s model of the spread of English is divided into three concentric circles: the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle (Kachru, 1992:356). Countries such as the United States, Australia and Britain are part of the Inner Circle. According to Kachru, the English in the Inner Circle are “norm-providing” varieties where it is the dominant language (Davies, 2005, pg. 45). Other places such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are part of the Outer Circle, where English was brought over through colonial means (Davies, 2005, pg. 45). The English in the Outer Circle territories are “norm-developing” varieties that have recognized the growing importance of English as a language and in these areas; English has been given a higher status. Melcher...
The Philippines has a land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,000 square miles), which makes it about the same size as Italy or the state of Arizona in the United States. The geography is mountainous with narrow coastal lowlands with various topologies that include vast arable lands, mountainous regions, a coastline extending to more than 18,000 kilometers and around 60 natural harbors (Castillo, 2014). The country’s climate is tropical, with average temperature varying from 75oF to 87oF. The largest urban area in the country is Metro Manila, located in Luzon. Metro Manila is a contiguous area consisting of 16 cities and one municipality and has a population of around 12 million people. The cities composing Metro Manila include Manila, the capital city and the country’s major commercial port, Makati, Pasig, Quezon City, and Taguig, the country’s foremost business and commercial centers and the office locations for most of the big national and multinational banks and corporations operating in the
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.
Education is the United States of Americas best achievement in the Philippines, as they transformed and reformed the Philippines education system. Education Act of 1901 laid the foundation of the Philippine Public school system. This introduced public schools and university systems, enabling communities of people to gain education, receive western teachings and gained western ideologies. Before World War I, the adult population in the Philippines had a literacy rates between 35-45 percent. Due to rapid expansion the education system during the early 20th century, by 1950 adult literacy rate rose to 60-75%. (UNESCO) For Filipino women Sobritchea states, “countless poor families gained the opportunity to break away from traditional gender-related roles.” (Sobritchea) Not only did this legacy of education have improvements to the literacy rates but the United States used this opportunity to teach Filipinos the English language. Making English a major part of the curriculum and having American teachers. English can be seen as a legacy on its own as instead of Spanish and Tagalog being the most common languages in the Philippines. English and Tagalog are the official languages of the Philippines. Overall, the legacy of education became a positive thing for the Philippines as the people became more literate, reformed education system with high schools and Universities
Filipino, the national language, is the unifying factor of the Philippines. It allows citizens to communicate with one another in many remote areas that in turn, assimilates their native language to the national language and will be united. The pressure in English can cause a tendency to miseducate and misinform the Filipino people that English is the only language for international and academic purposes only. The animosity also increases when the masses and elite are not able to communicate well with one another. The importance of the national language is vital to our nation since we need it to communicate with different groups.