the farthest a nation can be from being asian, while still being considered asian.
Unlike other asian nations
-Language structure, mythologies, ancestry etc..have little in common with its asian brothers
-Christianity is the main religion
-Eat using spoon and forks instead of chopsticks
-Forgave Japan for its actions in WWII
However, like other asian nations
-Smart and hard working people
-Member of the ASEAN + 3 (what makes them officially asian)
Not to be confused with Pacific Islanders
Guy: The Philippines are islands in the Pacific, so they are pacific Islanders
Intelectual: so is Japan....
The Philippines IS an ASIAN country.Most people who visit the country dont get a chance to see the beauty in it.You have to live there to actually appreciate this country. Also known to have the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The Philippines is great
A very nice tropical country that is full of beaches and resorts. First impression on this country is always negative but once you get to live in this country you will feel that there is no love like a filipino love. Home of the nicest people on earth. filipinos are not mean people.
Man, I thought the Philippines was a dumb country! I was wrong!
A country made of islands whoes beauty is forgotten because of all the garbage, pollution, and chaos from the city. There is in fact more than just garbage and squatter families in philippines. There are amazing white beaches, and amazing forests. The Philippines is in fact an ASIAN country, we are not "pacific islanders." It is the third largest english speaking country in the world.
Person 1: Hmmmmm, where can i find beautiful white beaches and amazinf forest filled with tall majestic trees...
Person 2: Hmmm, how about Philippines?
Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men.
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 is an awesome country!
My mom's home country.
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
"My country Philippines is kickass so back off you damn Spanard!"
The Philippines is a home of family-oriented people. Also home of people who love to laugh. Wether it's war or they're having a miserable life, they'll find time to laugh. Also a home of poeple who love exotic dining such as bloatfish (which are deadly and poisonous), isaw or animal intestines, balut or slightly-matured duck eggs and many more.
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.
Police: WARNING! Never let people who use toilet paper sit on your lap! Do like the Philippines does!