Person 2: Hmmm, how about Philippines?
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. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed the lands for Spain. The friendly Rajas took Magellan to Cebu to meet Raja Humabon. Humabon and 800 Cebuanos were baptized as Christians. Magellan agreed to help Raja Humabon put down Lapu-Lapu, a rebellious datu on the nearby island of Mactan. In a battle between Spanish soldiers and Lapu-Lapu's warriors, Magellan was killed on April 27, 1521.
Disputes over women caused relations between Raja Humabon and the remaining Spaniards to deteriorate. The Cebuanos killed 27 Spaniards in a skirmish and the Spaniards, deciding to resume their explorations, departed Cebu.
For all its losses, the voyage was a huge financial success. The Victoria's 26 ton cargo of cloves sold for 41,000 ducats. This returned the 20,000 ducats the venture had cost plus a 105 percent profit. Four more expeditions followed between 1525 and 1542. The commander of the fourth expedition, Ruy Lopez de Villalobos, named the islands after Philip, heir to the Spanish throne (r. Philip II 1556-1598).
The Philippines was not formally ...
1. The Philippines is NOT a messed up country. You think they look down on people of other countries? No, they actually look up to them.
2. If you want to know an unbiased account of what the Philippines is, go to Wikipedia. If you only want to bash the Philippines, be my guest and go add a definition.
3.If you want the real definition for "Philippines" you can actually go there and ask the local people what they think it means.
The Philippines is a country with it's ups and downs just like any other country. So quit bashing specific countries and learn to love 'em.
The Philippines was discovered by Magellan in the late 1500s for King Philop of Spain, until Magellan wore out his welcome in the Philippines and got his ass cut off and died from the natives. The Philippines is really named after the king of Spain, was also colonized by Spain at one time then later it was taken over by the Americans. Then during World War II the Japanese took control. The Philippines is also the only nation in most of Asia to be Chirstain and have a mix of many different types of cultures. The Philippines is also known to be the "Peral of the Orient."
A place I want to visit someday as soon as this War on Terrorism is over.
AND, the pople in the Philippines are very hygenic. Except maybe people living in squatters' area. But it's not often that you visit a country where people take a bath once or twice a day and some even three times. And, they use pails and water rather than tissue paper because it is much CLEANER. Using water is MUCH cleaner rather than using tissue paper becaused more bacteria is left and you cannot clean thoroughly.