Philippines

  • republic of the philippines

    republika ng pilipinas  (filipino)
    flag of the philippines
    flag
    coat of arms of the philippines
    coat of arms
    motto: 
    "maka-diyos, maka-tao, makakalikasan at makabansa"[1]
    "for god, people, nature and country"
    anthem: lupang hinirang
    (english: "chosen land")
    great seal
    great seal of the philippines
    dakilang sagisag ng pilipinas  (filipino)
    great seal of the philippines
    phl orthographic.svg
    location philippines asean.svg
    location of the philippines (green)

    – in asia (light green & dark grey)
    – in asean (light green)

    capitalmanilaa
    14°35′n 120°58′e / 14°35′n 120°58′e / 14.583; 120.967
    largest cityquezon city
    14°38′n 121°02′e / 14°38′n 121°02′e / 14.633; 121.033
    official languages
    • filipino
    • english
    recognized regional languages
    protected auxiliary languages
    • spanish
    • arabic[4]
    other recognized languagesofficial and national sign languageb
    filipino sign language
    ethnic groups
    (2015)
    • 32.9% visayan
    • 29.5% tagalog
    • 10.1% moro
    • 10% ilocano
    • 5.8% bicolano
    • 2.8% kapampangan
    • 1.6% igorot
    • 1.5% pangasinense
    • 1.5% chinese
    • 3.3% others
    • [citation needed]
    religion
    • 91.3% christianity
    • 5.5% islam
    • 3.2% others[5]
    demonym(s)filipino
    (masculine or neutral)
    filipina
    (feminine)
    pinoy
    (colloquial masculine or neutral)
    pinay
    (colloquial feminine)
    philippine
    governmentunitary presidential constitutional republic
    • president
    rodrigo duterte
    • vice president
    maria leonor robredo
    • senate president
    vicente sotto iii
    • house speaker
    alan peter cayetano
    • chief justice
    diosdado peralta
    legislaturecongress
    • upper house
    senate
    • lower house
    house of representatives
    formation of the republic 
    f
    • independence from spain declared
    june 12, 1898
    • treaty of paris (1898) / spanish cessiond
    december 10, 1898
    • malolos constitution / first philippine republic f
    january 21, 1899
    • tydings–mcduffie act
    march 24, 1934
    • commonwealth of the philippines
    may 14, 1935
    • treaty of manila / independence from united states e
    july 4, 1946
    • current constitution
    february 2, 1987
    area
    • total
    300,000[6][7] km2 (120,000 sq mi) (72nd)
    • water (%)
    0.61[8] (inland waters)
    • land
    298,170
    population
    • 2015 census
    100,981,437[9] (13th)
    • density
    336/km2 (870.2/sq mi) (47th)
    gdp (ppp)2020 estimate
    • total
    $1.110 trillion[10] (27th)
    • per capita
    $10,094[10] (112th (2019))
    gdp (nominal)2020 estimate
    • total
    $383 billion[10] (32nd)
    • per capita
    $3,484[10] (125th (2019))
    gini (2015)positive decrease 44.4[11]
    medium · 44th
    hdi (2018)increase 0.712[12]
    high · 106th
    currencypeso (₱) (php)
    time zoneutc+8 (pst)
    • summer (dst)
    utc+8 (not observed)
    date format
    • mm-dd-yyyy
    • dd-mm-yyyy (ad)
    driving sideright,[13] formerly left before 1947/1948
    calling code+63
    iso 3166 codeph
    internet tldofficial gazette of the republic of the philippines
    1. ^ while manila proper is designated as the nation's capital, the whole of national capital region (ncr) is designated as seat of government, hence the name of a region. this is because it has many national government institutions aside from malacañang palace and some agencies/institutions that are located within the capital city.[14]
    2. ^ article 3 of republic act no. 11106 declared the filipino sign language as the national sign language of the philippines, specifying that it shall be recognized, supported and promoted as the medium of official communication in all transactions involving the deaf, and as the language of instruction of deaf education.[15][16]
    3. ^ the 1987 philippine constitution specifies "spanish and arabic shall be promoted on a voluntary and optional basis."[17]
    4. ^ filipino revolutionaries declared independence from spain on june 12, 1898, but spain ceded the islands to the united states for $20 million in the treaty of paris on december 10, 1898, which eventually led to the philippine–american war.
    5. ^ the united states of america recognized the independence of the philippines on july 4, 1946, through the treaty of manila.[18] this date was chosen because it corresponds to the u.s. independence day, which was observed in the philippines as independence day until may 12, 1962, when president diosdado macapagal issued presidential proclamation no. 28, shifting it to june 12, the date of emilio aguinaldo's proclamation.[19]
    6. ^ in accordance with article 11 of the revolutionary government decree of june 23, 1898, the malolos congress selected a commission to draw up a draft constitution on september 17, 1898. the commission was composed of hipólito magsalin, basilio teodoro, josé albert, joaquín gonzález, gregorio araneta, pablo ocampo, aguedo velarde, higinio benitez, tomás del rosario, josé alejandrino, alberto barretto, josé ma. de la viña, josé luna, antonio luna, mariano abella, juan manday, felipe calderón, arsenio cruz and felipe buencamino.[20] they were all wealthy and well educated.[21]

    the philippines (z/ (about this soundlisten); filipino: pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the republic of the philippines (filipino: republika ng pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in southeast asia. situated in the western pacific ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands[22] that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: luzon, visayas and mindanao. the capital city of the philippines is manila and the most populous city is quezon city, both part of metro manila.[23] bounded by the south china sea on the west, the philippine sea on the east and the celebes sea on the southwest, the philippines shares maritime borders with taiwan to the north, japan to the northeast, vietnam to the west, palau to the east, and malaysia and indonesia to the south.

    the philippines' location on the pacific ring of fire and close to the equator makes the philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. the philippines is the world's 5th largest island country with an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi).[24][6][7] as of 2015, it had a population of at least 100 million.[9] as of january 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. approximately 10 million additional filipinos lived overseas,[25] comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. in prehistoric times, negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. they were followed by successive waves of austronesian peoples.[26] exchanges with malay, indian, arab and chinese nations occurred. then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs, sultans and lakans.

    the arrival of ferdinand magellan, a portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the spanish, in homonhon, eastern samar in 1521 marked the beginning of hispanic colonization. in 1543, spanish explorer ruy lópez de villalobos named the archipelago las islas filipinas in honor of philip ii of spain. with the arrival of miguel lópez de legazpi from mexico city, in 1565, the first hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.[27] the philippines became part of the spanish empire for more than 300 years. this resulted in catholicism becoming the dominant religion. during this time, manila became the western hub of the trans-pacific trade connecting asia with acapulco in the americas using manila galleons.[28]

    as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the philippine revolution quickly followed, which then spawned the short-lived first philippine republic, followed by the bloody philippine–american war.[29] the war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians.[30][31][32][33] after the war, the united states retained sovereignty over the country until the japanese invasion and subsequent occupation of the islands during world war ii. later in the war, it was liberated by the combined forces of americans and filipinos and by 1946, was recognized as an independent nation. since then, the unitary sovereign state has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.[34]

    the philippines is a founding member of the united nations, world trade organization, association of southeast asian nations, the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum, and the east asia summit. it also hosts the headquarters of the asian development bank.[35] the philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country,[36] which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.[37] along with east timor, the philippines is one of southeast asia's predominantly christian nations.

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Republic of the Philippines

Republika ng Pilipinas  (Filipino)
Motto: 
"Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa"[1]
"For God, People, Nature and Country"
Anthem: Lupang Hinirang
(English: "Chosen Land")
Great Seal
Great Seal of the Philippines
Dakilang Sagisag ng Pilipinas  (Filipino)
Great Seal of the Philippines
PHL orthographic.svg
Location Philippines ASEAN.svg
Location of the Philippines (green)

– in Asia (light green & dark grey)
– in ASEAN (light green)

CapitalManilaa
14°35′N 120°58′E / 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583; 120.967
Largest cityQuezon City
14°38′N 121°02′E / 14°38′N 121°02′E / 14.633; 121.033
Official languages
Recognized regional languages
Protected auxiliary languages
Other recognized languagesOfficial and national sign languageb
Filipino Sign Language
Ethnic groups
(2015)
Religion
Demonym(s)Filipino
(masculine or neutral)
Filipina
(feminine)
Pinoy
(colloquial masculine or neutral)
Pinay
(colloquial feminine)
Philippine
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Rodrigo Duterte
Maria Leonor Robredo
Vicente Sotto III
Alan Peter Cayetano
Diosdado Peralta
LegislatureCongress
Senate
House of Representatives
Formation of the republic 
June 12, 1898
• Treaty of Paris (1898) / Spanish cessiond
December 10, 1898
January 21, 1899
March 24, 1934
May 14, 1935
July 4, 1946
February 2, 1987
Area
• Total
300,000[6][7] km2 (120,000 sq mi) (72nd)
• Water (%)
0.61[8] (inland waters)
• Land
298,170
Population
• 2015 census
100,981,437[9] (13th)
• Density
336/km2 (870.2/sq mi) (47th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$1.110 trillion[10] (27th)
• Per capita
$10,094[10] (112th (2019))
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$383 billion[10] (32nd)
• Per capita
$3,484[10] (125th (2019))
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 44.4[11]
medium · 44th
HDI (2018)Increase 0.712[12]
high · 106th
CurrencyPeso (₱) (PHP)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+8 (not observed)
Date format
  • mm-dd-yyyy
  • dd-mm-yyyy (AD)
Driving sideright,[13] formerly left before 1947/1948
Calling code+63
ISO 3166 codePH
Internet TLDOfficial Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
  1. ^ While Manila proper is designated as the nation's capital, the whole of National Capital Region (NCR) is designated as seat of government, hence the name of a region. This is because it has many national government institutions aside from Malacañang Palace and some agencies/institutions that are located within the capital city.[14]
  2. ^ Article 3 of Republic Act No. 11106 declared the Filipino Sign Language as the national sign language of the Philippines, specifying that it shall be recognized, supported and promoted as the medium of official communication in all transactions involving the deaf, and as the language of instruction of deaf education.[15][16]
  3. ^ The 1987 Philippine constitution specifies "Spanish and Arabic shall be promoted on a voluntary and optional basis."[17]
  4. ^ Filipino revolutionaries declared independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, but Spain ceded the islands to the United States for $20 million in the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898, which eventually led to the Philippine–American War.
  5. ^ The United States of America recognized the independence of the Philippines on July 4, 1946, through the Treaty of Manila.[18] This date was chosen because it corresponds to the U.S. Independence Day, which was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until May 12, 1962, when President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential Proclamation No. 28, shifting it to June 12, the date of Emilio Aguinaldo's proclamation.[19]
  6. ^ In accordance with article 11 of the Revolutionary Government Decree of June 23, 1898, the Malolos Congress selected a commission to draw up a draft constitution on September 17, 1898. The commission was composed of Hipólito Magsalin, Basilio Teodoro, José Albert, Joaquín González, Gregorio Araneta, Pablo Ocampo, Aguedo Velarde, Higinio Benitez, Tomás del Rosario, José Alejandrino, Alberto Barretto, José Ma. de la Viña, José Luna, Antonio Luna, Mariano Abella, Juan Manday, Felipe Calderón, Arsenio Cruz and Felipe Buencamino.[20] They were all wealthy and well educated.[21]

The Philippines (z/ (About this soundlisten); Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands[22] that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila.[23] Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

The Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines is the world's 5th largest island country with an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi).[24][6][7] As of 2015, it had a population of at least 100 million.[9] As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas,[25] comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples.[26] Exchanges with Malay, Indian, Arab and Chinese nations occurred. Then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs, sultans and lakans.

The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.[27] The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons.[28]

As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution quickly followed, which then spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War.[29] The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians.[30][31][32][33] After the war, the United States retained sovereignty over the country until the Japanese invasion and subsequent occupation of the islands during World War II. Later in the war, it was liberated by the combined forces of Americans and Filipinos and by 1946, was recognized as an independent nation. Since then, the unitary sovereign state has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.[34]

The Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank.[35] The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country,[36] which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.[37] Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations.

Other Languages
Acèh: Filipina
Адыгэбзэ: Филипинхэр
Afrikaans: Filippyne
Alemannisch: Philippinen
አማርኛ: ፊሊፒንስ
Ænglisc: Filippinīega
العربية: الفلبين
aragonés: Filipinas
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܦܝܠܝܦܝܢܝܐ
armãneashti: Filipinji
arpetan: Felipines
অসমীয়া: ফিলিপাইন
asturianu: Filipines
Avañe'ẽ: Filipina
azərbaycanca: Filippin
تۆرکجه: فیلیپین
Bali: Filipina
বাংলা: ফিলিপাইন
Banjar: Pilipina
Bân-lâm-gú: Hui-li̍p-pin
Basa Banyumasan: Filipina
башҡортса: Филиппин
беларуская: Філіпіны
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Філіпіны
भोजपुरी: फिलिपींस
Bikol Central: Filipinas
български: Филипини
Boarisch: Philippinen
བོད་ཡིག: ཧྥི་ལི་པིན།
bosanski: Filipini
brezhoneg: Filipinez
буряад: Филиппина
català: Filipines
Чӑвашла: Филиппинсем
Cebuano: Pilipinas
čeština: Filipíny
Chamoru: Filipinas
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Filipinas
chiShona: Philippines
chiTumbuka: Philippines
corsu: Filippine
Cymraeg: Y Philipinau
davvisámegiella: Filippiinnat
Deutsch: Philippinen
ދިވެހިބަސް: ފިލިޕީންސް
Diné bizaad: Kéyah Dańlíinii
dolnoserbski: Filipiny
डोटेली: फिलिपिन्स
eesti: Filipiinid
Ελληνικά: Φιλιππίνες
español: Filipinas
Esperanto: Filipinoj
estremeñu: Hilipinas
euskara: Filipinak
فارسی: فیلیپین
Fiji Hindi: Philippines
føroyskt: Filipsoyggjar
français: Philippines
Frysk: Filipinen
Gagauz: Filippinner
galego: Filipinas
贛語: 菲律賓
Gĩkũyũ: Philippines
ગુજરાતી: ફીલીપાઈન્સ
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: फिलीपिन्स
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Fî-li̍t-pîn
한국어: 필리핀
Hausa: Filipin
հայերեն: Ֆիլիպիններ
हिन्दी: फ़िलीपीन्स
hornjoserbsce: Filipiny
hrvatski: Filipini
Bahasa Hulontalo: Pilipina
Ilokano: Filipinas
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ফিলিপাইন
Bahasa Indonesia: Filipina
interlingua: Philippinas
Interlingue: Filipines
Iñupiak: Philippines
íslenska: Filippseyjar
italiano: Filippine
Jawa: Pilipina
Kabɩyɛ: Filipini
kalaallisut: Philippines
Kapampangan: Filipinas
къарачай-малкъар: Филиппинле
ქართული: ფილიპინები
kaszëbsczi: Filipinë
қазақша: Филиппиндер
kernowek: Filipinys
Kinyarwanda: Filipine
Kirundi: Filipine
Kiswahili: Ufilipino
Kreyòl ayisyen: Filipin
kriyòl gwiyannen: Filipin
kurdî: Filîpîn
Кыргызча: Филиппин
кырык мары: Филиппинвлӓ
لۊری شومالی: فیلٛیپین
Latina: Philippinae
latviešu: Filipīnas
Lëtzebuergesch: Philippinnen
lietuvių: Filipinai
Ligure: Filippinn-e
Limburgs: Filipiene
lingála: Filípino
Lingua Franca Nova: Pilipinas
Livvinkarjala: Filippinat
la .lojban.: pilipinas
lumbaart: Filipinn
मैथिली: फिलिपिन्स
македонски: Филипини
Malagasy: Filipina
მარგალური: ფილიპინეფი
مازِرونی: فیلیپین
Bahasa Melayu: Filipina
Minangkabau: Filipina
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Hĭ-lĭ-pĭng
Mirandés: Filipinas
монгол: Филиппин
Nāhuatl: Filipinas
Dorerin Naoero: Eben Piripin
Nederlands: Filipijnen
नेपाली: फिलिपिन्स
नेपाल भाषा: फिलिपिन्स
日本語: フィリピン
нохчийн: Филиппинаш
Nordfriisk: Filipiinen
Norfuk / Pitkern: Felapiins
norsk nynorsk: Filippinane
Novial: Filipines
occitan: Filipinas
олык марий: Филиппин-влак
Oromoo: Filiippiinsi
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Filippin
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਫਿਲੀਪੀਨਜ਼
Pangasinan: Filipinas
پنجابی: فلپائن
Papiamentu: Filipinas
پښتو: فلیپین
Patois: Filipiinz
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ហ្វីលីពីន
Picard: Pilipines
Piemontèis: Filipin-e
Tok Pisin: Filipin
Plattdüütsch: Philippinen
polski: Filipiny
português: Filipinas
Qaraqalpaqsha: Filippin
qırımtatarca: Filippinler
română: Filipine
Runa Simi: Philipinakuna
русиньскый: Філіпіны
русский: Филиппины
саха тыла: Пилипиин
Sakizaya: Philippines
Gagana Samoa: Filipaina
संस्कृतम्: कलिङ्गद्वीपः
Sängö: Filipîni
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱯᱷᱤᱞᱤᱯᱟᱭᱤᱱ
sardu: Filipinas
shqip: Filipinet
sicilianu: Filippini
සිංහල: පිලිපීනය
Simple English: Philippines
SiSwati: IFiliphayi
slovenčina: Filipíny
slovenščina: Filipini
ślůnski: Filipiny
Soomaaliga: Filibiin
کوردی: فلیپین
српски / srpski: Филипини
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Filipini
Sunda: Pilipina
svenska: Filippinerna
Tagalog: Pilipinas
Taqbaylit: Filippin
татарча/tatarça: Филипин
tetun: Filipinas
тоҷикӣ: Филиппин
Türkçe: Filipinler
Türkmençe: Filippinler
удмурт: Филиппин
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Filipina
українська: Філіппіни
اردو: فلپائن
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: فىلىپپىن
Vahcuengh: Feihlizbinh
vèneto: Filipine
vepsän kel’: Filippinad
Tiếng Việt: Philippines
Volapük: Filipuäns
Võro: Filipiiniq
walon: Filipenes
文言: 菲律賓
West-Vlams: Filipynn
Winaray: Pilipinas
Wolof: Filipiin
吴语: 菲律宾
ייִדיש: פיליפינען
Yorùbá: Filipínì
粵語: 菲律賓
Zazaki: Fılipin
Zeêuws: Filepijn’n
žemaitėška: Fėlėpinā
中文: 菲律宾