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From: Foriegn Minister

Profile of Philippines

Population: 104 million

Languages: Filipino, and English

Major Religion: Christianity 

Leader: Rodrigo Duterte 

Colonizers: Spain (1565-1898) and United States (1898-1946)

President Duterte announced a ‘separation’ from the US; he declared he has realigned with China as the two countries agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. “America has lost. I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow, and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world — China, Philippines, and Russia. It’s the only way.” 

Capital City: Manila

Political System: 

  • Democratic Republic with a multi-party system 
  • Head of government, head of state, and commander in chief is the president. The president serves one term of six years and can not run again
  • Bicameral legislature 


  • newly-industrialized 
  • booming modern electronic industry 
  • large agriculture industry
  • Development gap between capital and rest of country 



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