19 Facts About Philippine


In 1896, the Philippine 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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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 region is seismically active and has been progressively constructed by plates converging towards each other in multiple directions.

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

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

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

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

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

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Newly industrialized country, the Philippine 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 Long Distance Telephone Company, commonly known as PLDT, is a formerly nationalized telecommunications provider.

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The Pan-Philippine Highway connects the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao, forming the backbone of land-based transportation in the country.

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

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Philippine 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 mythologies are Maria Makiling, Lam-Ang, and the Sarimanok.

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

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

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

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