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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. The 20-year rule of Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts, which prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992 and his administration was marked by greater stability and progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998, but was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. The Philippine Government faces threats from three terrorist groups on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list, but in 2006 and 2007 scored some major successes in capturing or killing key wanted terrorists. Decades of Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines have led to a peace accord with one group and an ongoing cease-fire and peace talks with another. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The philippine economy grew at its fastest pace in three decades with real gdp growth exceeding 7% in 2007. higher government spending contributed to the growth, but a resilient service sector and large remittances from the millions of filipinos who work abroad have played an increasingly important role. economic growth has averaged 5% since president macapagal-arroyo took office in 2001. nevertheless, the philippines will need still higher, sustained growth to make progress in alleviating poverty, given its high population growth and unequal distribution of income. macapagal-arroyo averted a fiscal crisis by pushing for new revenue measures and, until recently, tightening expenditures. declining fiscal deficits, tapering debt and debt service ratios, as well as recent efforts to increase spending on infrastructure and social services have heightened optimism over philippine economic prospects. although the general macroeconomic outlook has improved significantly, the philippines continues to face important challenges and must maintain the reform momentum in order to catch up with regional competitors, improve employment opportunities, and alleviate poverty. longer-term fiscal stability will require more sustainable revenue sources, rather than non-recurring revenues from privatization.

Environmental Issues

Uncontrolled deforestation especially in watershed areas; soil erosion; air and water pollution in major urban centers; coral reef degradation; increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds

Government Type

Republic

Population

96,061,680 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Southeastern asia, archipelago between the philippine sea and the south china sea, east of vietnam

Area

Total: 300,000 sq km land: 298,170 sq km water: 1,830 sq km

Slightly larger than arizona

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of the philippines conventional short form: philippines local long form: republika ng pilipinas local short form: pilipinas

Capital

Name: manila geographic coordinates: 14 35 n, 121 00 e time difference: utc+8 (13 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

18-25 years of age (officers 21-29) for compulsory and voluntary military service; applicants must be single male or female philippine citizens (2007)

International Disputes

Philippines claims sovereignty over certain of the spratly islands, known locally as the kalayaan (freedom) islands, also claimed by china, malaysia, taiwan, and vietnam; the 2002 "declaration on the conduct of parties in the south china sea," has eased tensions in the spratly islands but falls short of a legally binding "code of conduct" desired by several of the disputants; in march 2005, the national oil companies of china, the philippines, and vietnam signed a joint accord to conduct marine seismic activities in the spratly islands; philippines retains a dormant claim to malaysia's sabah state in northern borneo based on the sultanate of sulu's granting the philippines government power of attorney to pursue a sovereignty claim on his behalf; maritime delimitation negotiations continue with palau

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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