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The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia. The country is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. She is the 2nd largest nickel producer in the world just behind Indonesia.
Philippines is another country that is one of the most popular characters in the Countryhumans fandom.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 2.1 Early History
- 2.2 Pre History
- 2.3 Ancient Kingdoms
- 2.4 Ancient Diplomacy
- 2.5 Spanish Colonization
- 2.6 Occupation of Europeans
- 2.7 Foreign Settlements
- 2.8 KKK rebels
- 2.9 Creation of the Philippine flag
- 2.10 American colonization
- 2.11 Second Occupation
- 2.12 WW2
- 2.13 Japanese Occupation
- 2.14 Philippine rebels
- 2.15 Leyte Landings
- 2.16 General Mac Arthur's Plans
- 2.17 Battle of Manila
- 2.18 Philippine Independence
- 2.19 Korean war Involvement
- 2.20 Battle of Yultong
- 2.21 The Philippines Leaves Korean War
- 2.22 Vietnam War Involvement
- 2.23 1st Mindanao Terrorist attacks
- 2.24 Martial Law age
- 2.25 Drug War
- 2.26 2nd Mindanao Terrorist attacks
- 3 Organizations and Affiliations
- 4 Politics
- 5 Geography
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Opinions
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
They are seen wearing clothes that have colors of their flag (red, blue, yellow, and sometimes with white, grey, or black) sometimes having clothes based on their entire flag having the rays, stars, and sun on them. They are normally seen in clothes that are used for adventuring or summer clothes. They are sometimes seen wearing an Asian rice hat just like Vietnam but mostly they wear "Salakot". they also have eyes that are 2 different colors
They are mostly depicted as a female, and she wears one or two Sampaguita on her head. (The clothes for both genders usually depends on the person but sometimes seeing wearing some part colors of their flag with a red neck scarf.) They are also very commonly drawn with a tattoo of one of the native people living on the country.
Diligent and hard-working, If you are ever in trouble, Philippines will welcome you with open arms and be hospitable and give you as much support as they can. Being colonized by the Spanish Empire, they have a lot of things in common with Hispanic countries such as being very devoted to their religion, Catholicism, but, they are are also very westernized and enjoy western media. They tend to look on the bright side and are usually a semi-pacifist and joke around, very loudly. But, they can be serious when needed. They are also very oblivious to situations, and are very "colonial minded" and a bit problematic.
And like most countries, they are sometimes seen with a "dark-side" being Martial Law who is considered their alter ego or sometimes sibling. But they aren't that far off either with them almost going into Martial Law several times.
They are also very anti-drug because they are currently in a Drug War which has over 5,000+ casualties. The Philippines is also very religious.
The Philippines have been called the social media capital of the world, because most of the social media users have an extraordinarily high usage time of about four hours per day. Philippines might even be addicted to it as a coping mechanism from colonial times and other awful experiences.
With the rise of K-pop, K-drama Philippines is obsessed with South Korea's culture with some of their shows getting inspired by K-dramas.
Like a lot of other countries, Philippines really enjoys media from Japan such as J-pop, Japanese food, and anime. Philippines is placed second at the country that loves anime just after Japan.
Jollibee is like Oil to the United States, and to the Philippines it's even called "The McDonalds of the Philippines" and is frequently eaten in milestones such as birthdays and holidays. Some restaurants similar to Jollibee to the Philippines is Chowking, Red Ribbon Bakeshop, and Goldilocks. So many of these places are opening up internationally due to usually being in places with a high Filipino population due to being so loved and successful because of their love for the restaurants. Of course, that doesn't mean they aren't addicted to McDonalds or other chains from other places.
Their Own Culture
Philippines and their people are very patriotic often. Even having a name for it, "Pinoy pride" meaning every time their country is mentioned they get really excited and usually root for people from their own country in international competitions no matter what. And their culture, is part of their identity, so of course they enjoy ethnic foods and brands such as Adobo, Pancit Canton, Lechon, Sisig, Balut, Palabok, Arroz Caldo, Sinigang, etc.
|The stars represent the three island groups that make up the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. The golden image of the sun with eight rays symbolizes the eight provinces of the Philippines, which were the first to rise to fight Spain.||#FCD116||252, 209, 22|
|White triangle is a symbol of peace and purity.||#FFFFFF||255, 255, 255|
|Blue color symbolizes patriotism and courage, honor and strength, the desire to follow your ideals.||#0038A8||0,56,168|
|Red is patriotism and courage.||#CE1126||206, 17 , 38|
|❝||"We will never give up until our motherland prosper!"||❞|
There are 12 official symbols and these are 6 out of the official ones:
- The flower of the Philippines, the Sampaguita. Philia wears one or two.
- The national sport, Arnis, which is used batons, bladed weapons, or bare hands.
- The national motto: "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa" ("For God, People, Nature, and Country")
- The Philippine Eagle (Or Monkey-Eating eagle) is the national bird while the Carabao is the main and national animal of the Philippines.
- The Narra Tree is the national tree of the Philippines
- The Philippine Pearl is the national gem.
Phil/Philip or Philia (based on gender)
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Piri (mostly by both gender of Japan)
Inang Bayan (by Revolutionary Filipinos)
The name Philippines and its Spanish counterpart Filipinas are derived from the name of Philip II of Spain. Ruy López de Villalobos used the name Las Islas Filipinas in honor of the then-Crown Prince during his expedition to the Philippines, which originally referred to the islands of Leyte and Samar.
Origin of languages
The Origin of the Filipino Language (Wikang Filipino) Instead, the natives relied on three vehicular languages: Tagalog, Ilocano, and Visayan. As a way to standardize and form a unifying language among the indios or native Filipinos, the Spanish introduced Latin scripts to the country, Tagalog language manuals and Tagalog vocabulary guides.
However, Tagalog has become the official language of the country. Tagalog derived from “Taga-ilog,” which literally means “from the river,” Tagalog is an Austronesian language belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subfamily, with outside influences from Malay and Chinese, and later from both Spanish and American English through four centuries of colonial rule.
There are some 120 to 187 languages and dialects in the Philippines, depending on the method of classification. Almost all are Malayo-Polynesian languages. A number of Spanish-influenced creole varieties generally called Chavacano are also spoken in certain communities (Mostly in Zamboanga City).
The Philippines were probably first occupied by people who arrived in small migrations from mainland East Asia (Taiwan) and Southeast Asia. The first of these are believed to be Negritos. About 2300 years ago, Austronesian settled from northern Luzon, central Visayas and then to southern Mindanao. Malayan people arrived from the mainland in the Philippines and brought a more advanced culture; dairy, iron melting and production of iron tools, pottery techniques and the system of sawah's (rice fields). In the tenth century Muslim traders came from Kalimantan (Indonesia) to the Philippines. Islam in the Philippines has traditionally been based Mindanao and the other smaller islands in the southern Philippines.
The history of the Philippines between 900 and 1565 begins with the creation of the Laguna Copperplate Inscription in 900 and ends with Spanish colonisation in 1565. The inscription records its date of creation in the year 822 of the Hindu Saka calendar, corresponding to 900 AD in the Gregorian system. Therefore, the recovery of this document marks the end of prehistory of the Philippines at 900 AD. During this historical time period, the Philippine archipelago was home to numerous kingdoms and sultanates and was a part of the theorised Indosphere and Sinosphere.
Since Philippines is made out of islands. It has different tribes with different belief, culture and rulers around the islands. These kingdoms around the islands are: Idjang, Maynila, Madja-as, Butuan, Sulu, Ma-i, Dapitan, Maguindanao and Tondo.
Bruneian Empire, Majapahit Empire, Srivijaya Empire have occupied the islands.
The country has mostly close ties with the Middle East and other Asian countries (with its Asian neighbors as well) which has caused many visits of the other countries to migrate throughout the island along spreading its Islamic faith and Buddhism (from South India and other Islamic countries)
Spanish colonization began with the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi's expedition on February 13, 1565, from Mexico. He established the first permanent settlement in Cebu. The islands was later under the Spanish rule for nearly 400 years.
Occupation of Europeans
Once the islands fell into the Spanish hands, they were briefly occupied by Great Britain ( United Kingdom) for 4 years and briefly by France. The Dutch attacked the Spanish in the Philippines as a "revenge" act to Spain on invading the Netherlands. German settlement in the Philippines began during the Spanish colonization when the German Empire attempted to acquire the Philippines. Belgium attempted to take the Philippines by force from the Spanish Empire but failed. Norway and Denmark also briefly occupied the islands only because it was under govern of Viceroyalty of New Spain which is now modern day Mexico.
During the colonial rule of the Europeans (or Spain). The Iberian Union and other parts of the European power countries colony would come to settle in the Philippines mostly shipped with galleon trades carrying, Portuguese, French, Mexicans, Brazilians and mostly Latin Americans came in contact with local Filipinos. European investors such as British, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and French were among those who settled in the islands as business increased. More Spaniards arrived during the next century. Many of these European migrants intermarried with local Filipinas and assimilated with the indigenous population. More recent migrations into the country by Koreans, Japanese, Persians, Brazilians, and other Southeast Asians have contributed to the enrichment of the country's ethnic landscape, language, and culture. Centuries of migration, diaspora, assimilation, and cultural diversity made most Filipinos accepting of interracial marriage and multiculturalism.
After 3 centuries, the KKK formed by Deodato Arrellano, Teodoro Plata, Valentin Diaz, Ladislao Diwa, Andres Bonifacio, and Jose Dizon who was inspired by Jose Rizal, who is now a national hero of the Philippines, started this rebellion eventually attracting hundreds of Filipinos to join against Spain. The Filipinos who decided to join would be forced to sign a contract with their blood, they cut and made a passage in the wrist or forearm then get a quill and dip it in their blood to sign.
Creation of the Philippine flag
The rebels back in the Philippines did not have a flag to raise in battle, so they requested a flag from 3 Filipino women who escaped to Taiwan to make a flag for them. One of the women was a distant relative to Jose Rizal. Today, the Philippines still uses the same flag the was made during the 1500s.
With Spain's defeat in the Spanish–American War, Spain needed money and the Spanish Empire was not doing well. So the Americans lied to Filipinos by saying that they will help them but instead America was going to buy the Philippines from Spain. The Philippines then became a territory of the United States. U.S forces suppressed a Philippine Revolution led by Emilio Aguinaldo. The United States established the Insular Government to rule the Philippines. In 1907, the elected Philippine Assembly was set up with popular elections. The U.S. promised independence in the Jones Act. The Philippine Commonwealth was established in 1935, as a 10-year interim step before full independence. However, in 1942 during World War II, Japan occupied the Philippines. The U.S. military overpowered the Japanese in 1945. The Treaty of Manila in 1946 established the independent Philippine Republic.
Germany attempted to occupy the Philippines on the second time to gain a new colony in Asia and set a direct attack on the US. The Russians ( Soviet Union) did not plan on invading the Philippines at first until they found the amount of resources in the islands and was under the US rule. Italy attempted to occupy the islands but failed after.
The Philippines were forced into WW2 due to the colonization of America. They were also supposed to get independence, but then the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor which forces the Philippines to join America. Against Japan.
Bombing of Manila
The capital of the Philippines, Manila, was bombed the next day by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. A couple of thousands died due to this event.
The Filipinos kept fighting but it was no use. The last stand against the Japanese was in an area called Bataan. Some Americans left while other Americans were told to stay and fight amongst the Filipinos. They stood no chance against the Japanese and surrendered May 6 of 1942. This leads a famous General, General Mac Arthur to leave the Philippines and make one of the most famous quotes during WW2, "I shall return". He eventually kept his promise and returned in 1944. (see Leyte Landings)
There were still many Filipinos who were willing to fight against the Japanese, so the Philippine army, scouts, rangers, and many more groups became united and became the Philippine Rebels. Some were captured during the last stand and were given special offers to work for the Japanese to give food to Japanese soldiers in the Philippines but instead gave the food to rebels. If the Japanese found out about this, they would be tortured then executed. The Americans showed there support to the rebels by giving them supplies secretly.
This is the time when General Mac Arthur returned to the Philippines. This was also known as "Battle of Leyte". Hundreds of US navy ships and planes were attacking Japanese defenders, sooner or later overwhelming them due to the Americans outnumbering them. General Mac Arthur's promise was fulfilled and hundreds of Filipinos later that day will have their hopes up.
General Mac Arthur's Plans
Battle of Manila
The Americans did surround the Japanese in Manila, however, the Japanese motto at that time was to die or win, meaning to say that the Japanese should never surrender. Because of this, the Americans had no choice but to bomb Manila killing the Japanese and Filipinos. Many Filipinos who lived in Manila during that time have many horror stories due to the Americans bombing them.
Due to WW2, Philippine independence was delayed, but the next year, they finally got their independence. The Philippine President during WW2, Manuel Quezon would have been proud, he fought for the Jews in Europe, he managed to save at least 1,200 Jews from the death camps. He died in 1944 due to lung disease and, sadly, never got to see independence and peace.
Korean war Involvement
Battle of Yulong
This was a specific battle where there were 1000 Filipinos against a combined force of 40,000 Chinese, North Koreans, and Russians. In the end, The 1000 Filipinos won. (we don't know the number of deaths and injuries)
Battle of Yultong
The Philippines was with Puerto Ricans and British soldiers but were still outnumbered to 70,000 Chinese soldiers. All the UK and Puerto Rican soldiers left but the Filipinos stayed with just 127 men. In the end, the Chinese had 40,000 soldiers left, meanwhile, the Filipinos had 120 men left with 7 dead and 4 injured. The Chinese lost all their morale and retreated. The Filipinos stayed and rested there then the Americans came and asked the only machine gunner what had happened, he replied "Their dead reds sir".
The Philippines Leaves Korean War
Vietnam War Involvement
1st Mindanao Terrorist attacks
Martial Law age
In 1972, Former President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law all over the Philippines. A lot of people were arrested, killed, or either disappeared in that era. The era lasted around 9 years. When late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr was assassinated, everyone was furious which led to EDSA or The People Power Revolution. The revolution was most likely to be a peaceful march. Where people were dancing, playing, praying, etc. It lasted for 4 days.
It caused Marcos and his family to flee to Hawaii. Everyone was overjoyed when the late senator's wife, late President Cory Aquino was declared the new president. Whatever else happened is now history.
The Drug War started around 1990 but was snubbed by the previous presidents and over time got worse. It wasn't a big issue at the time and that is the reason why previous presidents ignored it. 2016 was time to elect a new president and he was Rodrigo R. Duterte who stood up since the drug war got worse starting 2016. For now, it has stooped due to the virus.
2nd Mindanao Terrorist attacks
This was in a part of Mindanao city called Marawi. It happened in 2018 and lasted 6-8 months. A couple of hundreds died due to this major event. This event was also related to ISIS and 911. The terrorist groups surrendered due to 2 of their main leaders killed.
Organizations and Affiliations
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
- Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
- Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum (ARF)
- Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
- Colombo Plan (CP)
- East Asia Summit (EAS)
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Group of 24 (G24)
- Group of 77 (G77)
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Criminal Court (ICCT) (signatory)
- International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
- International Development Association (IDA)
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS)
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Maritime Organization (IMO)
- International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- International Olympic Committee (IOC)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
- International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM)
- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
- International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
- Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
- Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
- Nonaligned Movement (NAM)
- Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- Organization of American States (OAS) (observer)
- Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) (partner)
- Unión Latina
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)
- United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
- United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)
- United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI)
- United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
- Universal Postal Union (UPU)
- World Confederation of Labour (WCL)
- World Customs Organization (WCO)
- World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
- World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
People over the age of 18 in the Philippines are allowed to vote. The Philippine Government is very similar to the American Government. The Philippine Government has Legislative, Judicial and Executive, they, of course, mean the same thing as the American Government. The Philippines has a form of a Republic Government.
- Myanmar (Burma)
- China (and Hong Kong)
- Timor Leste (East Timor)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Republic of Congo
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
North and South America:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Holy See
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- Cook Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
Filipinos are very unhappy about the drug war (which has been stopped due to the virus) which has been going on for quite a while and makes the Filipinos very uncomfortable and frustrated. They are happy though with their Government but still sometimes feel uncomfortable with them. The Filipinos are also unhappy about Chinese POGOs (like CIA) inside of the Philippines. They still fuss over about the South China Sea and complain to the Government to keep fighting (politically) for it.
The Philippines has a lot of Islands, with 7, 641 islands and the country reaches 300,780 square kilometers. The Philippines consists of many mountains, miles of coastal plains, and many lakes. This makes the landscape very diverse. The petitions about the Drug War are sent to the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
- Tondo Dynasty — Biological Parent/Past-Self
- Srivijaya Empire — Step-Parent
- Majapahit Empire — Step-Parent
- Indonesia — Sibling
- Madagascar — Sibling
- Malaysia — Sibling
- Brunei — Half-Sibling
- Singapore — Half-Sibling
- Taiwan — Cousin (Austronesian)
- Palau — Child
- Samoa — Child
- Guam — Child
- ASEAN — Child
WARNING: There is controversy about the type of relationship of countries that were former European colonies with the current Western countries. So the following countries are only optional:
The Philippines supports everybody and consider themselves close to their most trusted allies. They get along mostly with:
- Indonesia — "My closest friend! I can always rely on him to have my back."
- Malaysia — "We've had our...' arguments'...but we are best friends now!"
- Australia — "One of my closest allies! You always help my country and my people."
- New Zealand —"We may not be the closest of friends, but still, you're nice to my people and me."
- Spain — “Even though we had a rough times with the independence, war and all but now we're good friends! Salamat po for the aid and help for rebuilding my economy!"
- Japan — "After the war we slowly became friends. It's all in the past and we're good friends and trading partners now! Just PLEASE don't come back to your old self"
- South Korea — "You and I have been friends for centuries. Not only your people are nice to me, but they make the most amazing K-Pop! And Korean novels (manhwas) too!"
- Brunei — "Maraming Salamat Po! You help my people have better lives abroad!"
- Thailand — "Rice! A good friend who was always by my side. We both are the founding members of ASEAN. I'm so relieved that you switched side during WWII or I would've hurt you..."
- Germany — "Although you were not so much of a good guy in the past, I'm glad that you've changed! We're even close trading partners!
You tried to take over my land oncebut we're friends now!"
- India — "She once used to visit my land. Thank you so much for giving me Buddhism although it got replaced I'm sorry for that."
- Laos — "Little Thai! Sorry I didn't ally with you during the war. Not many people seem to notice you, don't worry! We ASEANs are gonna stick together!"
- Mexico — "Thanks, brother, for helping me against that Hapon's rule!"
- Iran — ”Close friend since from the beginning! Along with India and Israel! a great friend and trading partner. Until 1521.”
- Denmark — “We have good relations, which are described as strong, close, cordial and friendly.”
- Finland, Iceland, Sweden — "Good friends and have been long development trading partners."
- Norway — “He tried to colonize me along with México. All was in the past and eventually we became trading partners and good friends! Although I think that he barely remembers his past.”
- Vatican City — ”Your Pope visited my Land! Also, Mabuhay to you! Glad you enjoyed visiting my land. Your people are really nice and welcoming to mine.”
- Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile — “fellow former Spanish Colonies! Good friends and trading partners!”
- Canada — "You’re a great friend! My people love your country. Also, you better come and pick up the plastics you ‘accidentally’ dropped here or else.“
- Russia — "Good friend, I buy weapons from him and now we hang out."
- Vietnam — "Thank you for backing me up against that father of yours!"
- Timor Leste — “My only Catholic friend and my child figure in SEA! We get along very well since we’re both predominantly Catholic!
I can help you to be ready to join ASEAN.”
- Palau — "My child, I'm sorry I kept my distance from you. Please forgive me."
- Italy — "I really love your country. Especially the ruins, cars, pizza, and chocolate!"
- Cuba — "Close friends back in the Hispanic era! But they joined and has close ties with the communists. and now we barely interact anymore."
- Belgium — "Once occupied my land but now we're cool. Your country is a great spot of tourism for my people!"
- Samoa — "A sweet child of mine. I'm happy that your country has a lot of tourists! You've finally grown into a beautiful country, both you and Palau."
- Guam— "My cute little child, who supports me dearly."
- Papua New Guinea — "Fellow APEC member and fishing buddies! Though sometimes I get scared since I've heard from others that you're into cannibalism..."
- Poland — "Good friends since the Age of Discovery! We're also trading partners and have the same religion."
- Romania — "Ah, my
vampirefriend. We've been good friends and trading partners. They even visited me during my Martial Law times."
- Jordan — "Thanks for giving me military supplies!"
- Netherlands — "Please stop sending drugs into my land just for my people to use it but then again, thanks for your support and the aid you've given. They really love my people and my culture, I appreciate it”
- Tunisia — "They support me but we're a sort of tourism rivalry. They're a good friend, deeply liking my culture, music and wonderful cuisines. They come to visit me often especially on the Mindanao area."
- United States — "We are close friends and major allies during both World Wars! He also gave me independence and many things! However, pains from the colonial era brought back terrible memories. We can still maintain our diplomatic relationship.
- China — "Great job on cooperating along with me! I'm starting to see the great side of you
but please, don't try and claim my Spratly Islands."
- North Korea — "As long as you don't nuke, we'll stay on good terms."
- Palestine— "I recognized and supported your independence! We both were allies during the Cold War but please, reconcile with Israel and have peace! I can't stand seeing you both fighting all the time."
- Israel — "Hey, I know that we share a long history but what you're doing to Palestine has gone way too far!"
- South Vietnam (formerly) — "Did you just planned on giving me to the Communist?! Why would you do that?! I was on your side and helped you against your commie brother and this is how you repay me?! Although I think I was one of the reasons why he died..."
- Kosovo — "Sorry that I don't recognize you as a country. I do kinda like you as a friend and you're also my major ally, we were in the same side during the Cold War then again, I'm really sorry."
They wanted to be neutral but these are their enemies:
- Saudi Arabia — "Stop abusing my people and criticizing me about my drug problems in my land! Just because my people are catholic, doesn't give you any rights to abuse them!!"
- Djibouti , File:Sint Maarteen-Pictogram.png Sint Maarten,
- Czech Republic — "I don't steal flags! I do know for a fact that YOU stole MY flag!"
- Kuwait — "You mistreated my people! Instead of giving them proper jobs, you enslaved them!? Why would you do that?! I've been friendly to you and this is how you treat to my people?! That's it! I'm cutting my ties with you! Now leave my people alone, you gago! You are no different than your uncle!"
- Japanese Empire (formerly) — "Glad that you're finally gone. I will never forget the things you've done to my people and the chaos you've created. At least Japan is better."
- Kingdom of Italy (formerly) — "Oh I don't know about him. Although Francoist Spain likes me and I don't like that. We were kinda neutral. Though we fought together during Cold War but then again we were neutral."
- Spanish Empire (formerly) — "I don't know if I should be thankful or mad since you've given me a lot of cultures. Your future self has been a great friend but why must have you burn the evidence of my ancient history and forced me to distance myself from my friends?!"
- Third Reich (formerly) — "You've hurt my friends Israel and Palestine! Also you attempted on invading me but good thing that they've helped me fight against you!"
- Namayan (past-self or grandparent — depends on the person [unsure])
- Sultanate of Sulu (parent/sibling)
- Kingdom of Maguindanao (sibling)
- KKK (past-self/parent)
- Del Pilar (past-self)
- Martial Law (alternate personality/sibling)
The two countries used to be enemies and eventually gained close ties to one another and even describe as a Special Relationship. Both of the nations relations are based on strong historical and cultural linkages and a shared commitment to democracy and human rights. The 1951 U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty provides a strong foundation for our robust security partnership, which began during World War II. However, The Philippines is shifting towards China and doesn't know which "side" to pick.
The two nations are mostly portrayed as ex-spouses since before the Colonial times, both countries had a good relations. Since after the Spanish Empire has fallen, the Philippines and Spain has not but slowly trying to develop each others relations with both of the countries visiting by one another. Spain and the Philippines eventually have a very good relations and high level visits with each other.
China and Philippines used to have a good relations with each other, dating back before the European colonization. Some kingdoms from the Philippines used to take part of southern China while it also do the same to the other. The relations between the two worsen caused by the dispute over the South China Sea, slowly their relations are warming due to Philippines wanting to have closer ties with China and Russia. Although they might have tension between them, China is now seeing Philippines as a possibly best friend and an ally.
Both of the countries used to know each other from the past before colonial era. Though the true history of the Philippines have been removed almost all of it replacing by the Spaniards but thank goodness that Philippines is remembering its true ancient histories which made Israel happy and thankful for housing many Jews during the war.
The Relations between South Korea and the Philippines dating back during the Ancient times were traders would come to migrate to the Philippines. Even before both of the Korea split. Philippines still has close ties with the South.
Philippines' was also the first ever country which Japan migrated. As centuries went by, many more Japanese would come to the Philippines and settle there this made the government of Japan isolated itself to stop the people from escaping from the country which made Japan sad that they will never see Philippines again. Relations between Japan and the Philippines were generally very strong since the end of World War II. It span a period from before the 16th century to the present.
Since the end of the Cold War, relations between the two countries have warmed significantly. Vietnam is sometimes referred to as the only communist military ally of the Philippines. Vietnam could be sometimes clingy and very protective over Philippines even if they don't need to. Overall Philippines respect Vietnam's culture and the help they provided for Phil.
The relations of both countries goes back to the Age of Discovery where Poland settled in the Philippines only for a short period of time. They never really talked to each other since Spain would be wary and interrupts the both of them.
Russia (or the USSR) and the Philippines had formal diplomatic ties when Russia was under the Soviet Union's control. Since Philippines has an anti-communist policy and the key ally of the United States it was a big obstacle for Russia. Since the end of the Cold War, the relations between the countries warmed significantly. Russia sometimes find it odd that the Philippines care way too much for him like a mother showing it's worries to their child, Russia appreciates it and now he would do the same for the Philippines to help if they need it.
Only if it's not against the laws and policy.
The Philippines was one of the few countries who helped the Jewish Palestinian from the Holocaust. Palestine was grateful that he found out that Philip was on his side. Although knowing that Palestine supported the claim of China on the South China Sea made Philippines lost trust, their relations stayed the same since that both the Philippines and Palestine appreciate and support each other.
Both countries had a long history of being each other's closest allies and greatest trading partners. It has been suggested and canon that these two nations were in fact together/engaged until they were forced to divorce when the Spanish Empire came to put the islands under the Spanish rule which it isolated itself from its neighboring countries, including Brunei. In the modern days their relations may be described as historically close, fraternal, and excellent. Political, economic, military, and socio-cultural ties have continued to vigorously expand in recent years. They help and support each other for ASEAN and the issues in the South China Sea. Even though there are awkward tension between them, they both managed to continue on as close friends.
- The Philippines divides its cities into 3 groups, HUC, ICC, CC. HUC means Highly Urbanized Cites which means the city has a high income and high population. ICC means Independent City Component which means that the city has good income and a good population. CC means City Component which means that they have little income and a low population.
- The Philippines currently has 146 cities. The rest of the country is called a municipality.
- 33 cities out of 146 cities are marked as HUC
- NCR (National Capital Region) got its name due to the capital of the Philippines, Manila, in that region.
- Almost all cities in NCR are marked as HUC, with the exception of Pateros, which is a municipality.
- The PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) includes Taiwan in it due to the typhoons coming from the south of the Philippines head up to Taiwan, the PAR also includes islands like Palau.
- So far, the Philippines has held the best SEA games (South East Asian Games) in SEA games history.
- The most visited island in the Philippines is Boracay, famous for it's white sand beaches, it is a frequently recommended tourist destination.
- Many Filipinos like playing Mobile Legends, a free to play MOBA on the same genre as League of Legends and DOTA.
- The reason ABS-CBN (A famous mass media company) shut down is due to law violations. It also closed before because of martial law.
- When the Coronavirus got to the Philippines, it started in a city that has the lowest cases at the moment.
- The Philippines has banned the same Sex relationship/marriage.
- The Philippines had the first airline in Asia
- The Philippines was the first republic in Asia
- There are 81 provinces and 18 regions in the Philippines.
- The dispute between the Philippines and Malaysia claiming part of Sabah are slowly coming to an end in the 21st century.
- The Philippines created Jollibee and is now a world-wide well known fast food restaurant opened in several countries
- The Philippines produces and exports more coconuts than any country in the world, shipping off about 19.5 million tons of the fruit (called “buko”) every year.
- The country used to be the 1st country in Asia who has the largest amount of Rice exports.
- The entire landmass of the Philippines is made up islands, making it the second-largest archipelago in the world. In fact, the Philippines has approximately 7,500 islands with only 2,000 of them inhabited and nearly 5,000 still unnamed on global maps.
- There are about 175 languages spoken in the Philippines, with 171 of them considered “living,” while four tribal dialects have no known living speakers. The country’s official languages are Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English, with Cebuano and Ilocano also popular in some regions.
- But when Filipinos interact with tourists and foreigners, it’s easy for them to speak English since it’s the fifth largest English-speaking nation behind the U.S., India, Pakistan, and the U.K.
- About 11% of the population of the Philippines – more than 11 million people – work overseas. In fact, the Philippines is the top supplier of nurses in the world, with about 25% of all overseas nurses coming from the country. In the United States, Filipinos are the second-largest Asian-American group behind only Chinese.
- Filipinos are crazy about basketball! You’ll see makeshift hoops erected on every street corner, young men commonly wearing NBA jerseys, and local teams playing in every community hall. Their professional league, The Philippines Basketball Association (PBA) is the second oldest in the world after only the NBA! In fact, a good number of players with U.S. college and NBA experience come to play in the PBA.
- Filipino’s also love boxing with a passion, and when their most famous native son, Manny Pacquiao, fights, it’s like a national holiday. In fact, Filipinos are so supportive of “PacMan” that every time he has a boxing match, the Philippine National Police report that street crime drops to zero in Metro Manila, and the same is true in most of the country.
- While most of their Southeast Asian neighbors practice Buddhism, the Philippines is the only Asian nation that's predominantly Christian, with 90% practicing that religion (and about 80% of its population, Roman Catholic) because of its Spanish colonial influence.
- Filipinos are very social, spending as much time as possible with family and friends. But they also stay in touch these days by exchanging a whole lot of text messages. In fact, it’s estimated that Filipinos send about 400 million text messages every day, adding up to about 142 billion texts per year, earning them the designation “the texting capital of the world.”
- One of the most remarkable geological formations in the world, the Taal Volcano consists of an island (Luzon) that contains a lake (Taal Lake) with a smaller island in the lake (Volcano Island) with a lake on that island (Main Crater of Taal Volcano) with another tiny islet (Volcano Island) inside.
- The Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world, usually starting in September- and ending in January (Sometimes February!) They call it the "Ber Month" due to the months that contain the holiday have the word "ber" in it usually.
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- Some describe Philippines as innocent and oblivious, however, this may cause controversial and disagreements to many people and the Filipinos as they consider it very offensive especially about the Philippines History.
- They are mostly depicted as innocent (especially on the Female version) mostly some say that it represents of the nature/personality of Filipinos little know thing to the world.
- Some fans assume that the Philippines' mother is Perla (mostly in this fandom) while the Polandball it's Spain (this is controversial as many believe that the reason for this kind of relation is that both nations have similar culture and historical bonds, mostly the Spain named the islands "Las Isla Filipinas in honour of the name of the Spanish king Philip II) While Perla is depicted as the biological mother of the Philippines. However, there are disagreements, instead of using existing countries as the parents of the Philippines.
- Many of the Filipinos are unsure of the mother of the Philippines and sometimes consider Rajahnate of Cebu or Rajahnate of Butuan (sometimes Sultunate of Sulu) as the mother of the Philippines and their biological father is Kingdom of Tondo.
- Spain and Philippines are often represented as divorced couple mostly due to the 3-400 years of being together and having close historical links, culture and religion. Both countries are the biological parents of Palau and Guam but later was adopted by the United States
- The United States and the Philippines are the biological parents of Samoa.
- Russia (USSR) attempted to colonized the Philippines but halt knowing that it was under the American rule. Instead of proceeding to colonize the Islands. Russia (or the USSR) supported and showed communist propaganda and convinced the Philippines that they will finally have "independence."
- They are mostly shipped with Vietnam, Indonesia and sometimes Malaysia and Brunei.