19 Facts About Philippine Islands


In 1896, the Philippine Islands Revolution began, which then became entwined with the 1898 Spanish–American War.

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Administration of the Philippine islands was considered a drain on the economy of Spain, and there were debates to abandon it or trade it for other territory.

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Philippine Islands had been ceded by Spain to the United States along with Puerto Rico and Guam as a result of the latter's victory in the Spanish–American War in 1898.

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American forces continued to secure and extend their control over the islands, suppressing an attempted extension of the Philippine Republic, securing the Sultanate of Sulu, and establishing control over interior mountainous areas that had resisted Spanish conquest.

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The Philippine Islands region is seismically active and has been progressively constructed by plates converging towards each other in multiple directions.

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The Philippine Islands eagle is part of the family Accipitridae and is endemic to the rainforests of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao.

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Philippine Islands maritime waters produce unique and diverse marine life and is an important part of the Coral Triangle ecoregion.

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Philippine Islands waters sustain the cultivation of fish, crustaceans, oysters, and seaweeds.

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Philippine Islands politics tends to be dominated by those with well-known names, such as members of political dynasties or celebrities.

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The Philippine Islands constitution provides for the promotion of Spanish and Arabic on a voluntary and optional basis.

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In 2020, the Philippine Islands economy produced an estimated gross domestic product of $367.

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Newly industrialized country, the Philippine Islands economy has been transitioning from one based upon agriculture to an economy with more emphasis upon services and manufacturing.

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The Philippine Islands Long Distance Telephone Company, commonly known as PLDT, is a formerly nationalized telecommunications provider.

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Philippine Islands Airlines is Asia's oldest commercial airline still operating under its original name.

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Philippine Islands mythology has been handed down primarily through the traditional oral folk literature of the Filipino people.

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Some popular figures from Philippine Islands mythologies are Maria Makiling, Lam-Ang, and the Sarimanok.

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Films were all in Spanish since Philippine Islands cinema was first introduced during the final years of the Spanish era of the country.

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Philippine Islands's work marked the start of the local production of movies.

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Philippine Islands media uses mainly Filipino and English, though broadcasting has shifted to Filipino.

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