Manila, Philippines Culture

Manila, Philippines Culture

Asia
According to programingplease.com, the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands, the northernmost group of the Malay Archipelago. The first Europeans to arrive on these islands were those of the expedition of Fernando de Magallanes, in 1521. It has in its geography very mountainous areas and deep underwater trenches. It is the only Asian country with Hispanic influence. The official languages are English and Filipino, although a minority of the population also speaks Spanish and other Malay dialects. Its name is in honor of King Felipe II of Spain. In 1898, the United States, through a self- attack (the terrorist attack against the ship Maine), managed to interfere in the wars of independence of Cuba. Thus, by defeating Spain, it was left with its three main colonies: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Cuba was liberated in 1902 (although in fact it remained a colony…
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Philippines 2007

Philippines 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Philippines. Dozens of people were killed during the year in a series of bomb attacks in the south, where several separatist Islamist groups have long been active. According to CountryAAH, Manila is the capital city of Philippines. The separatist groups also continued to be responsible for kidnappings and other abuses against civilians. In July, dozens of government soldiers were found decapitated and stymied after fighting between the Philippine military and rebels in search of a kidnapped Italian priest. At the end of July/August, the government army launched an offensive against hard-line Islamist Abu Sayyaf on the islands of Jolo and Basilan. Much indicated that there was cooperation between Abu Sayyaf and members of the National Liberation Front Moro (MNLF) and Moro's Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), even though these…
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