Knowledge Identifier: $Philippines



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Countries: Philippines (34%), United States (26%), (14%)

Main connections: Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan

Linked to: Asian Development Bank, International Rice Research Institute, University of the Philippines, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company




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Fidel V. Ramos - The Philippine Stock Exchange in the mid-1990s was one of the best in the world and his visions of 'Philippines 2000' that led the country into a newly industrialized country in the world and the "Tiger Cub Economy in Asia"


By 1000 BC, the inhabitants of the archipelago had developed into four kinds of social groups: hunter-gatherer tribes, warrior societies, highland plutocracies, and port principalities add something


Historian Efren Isorena has asserted that Visayan raiding parties conducted raids on the port cities of southern China between A.D. 1174 and 1190 which are attributed by other historians to raiders from Formosa add something


By the 1300s, a number of the large coastal settlements had become progressive trading centers, and became the focal point of societal changes, ushering complex lifeways which characterized what F. Landa Jocano called the "Barangic Phase" of early Philippine history, beginning from the 14th century through the arrival of Spanish colonizers and the beginning of the Philippines' colonial period add something


Although the precise political relationships between these polities is unclear in the text of the inscription, the artifact is usually accepted as evidence of intra- and inter-regional political linkages as early as 900 CE. By the arrival of the earliest European ethnographers during the 1500s, Tondo was led by the paramount ruler called a "Lakan" add something


In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan's expedition arrived in the Philippines, claimed the islands for Spain and was killed at the Battle of Mactan add something


The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization add something


Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar " after the then-Prince of Asturias add something


In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago " in honor of Philip II of Spain add something


Colonization began when Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi arrived from Mexico in 1565 and formed the first Hispanic settlements in Cebu add something


From 1565 to 1821, the Philippines was governed as a territory of the Mexico-based Viceroyalty of New Spain and was administered directly from Madrid after the Mexican War of Independence add something


With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established add something


William Adams (sailor) - Around 1608 Adams contacted the interim governor of the Philippines, Rodrigo de Vivero y Velasco on behalf of Tokugawa Ieyasu, who wished to establish direct trade contacts with New Spain


Seven Years' War - British forces occupied Manila from 1762 to 1764 in an extension of the fighting of the Seven Years' War add something


Spanish rule was restored following the 1763 Treaty of Paris add something


" "In 1787 "the garrison at Manila consisted of one regiment of Mexicans comprising one thousand three hundred men, two artillery companies of eighty men each, three cavalry companies of fifty men each add something


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Arriving in Calcutta in February 1797 he spent several months there, before being sent on a brief expedition to the Philippines, where he established a list of new hygiene precautions for his men to deal with the unfamiliar climate


Tom√°s de Comyn, general manager of the Compa√Īia Real de Filipinas, in 1810 estimated that out of a total population of 2,515,406, the European Spaniards, and Spanish creoles and mestizos do not exceed 4,000 persons of both sexes and all ages, and the distinct castes or modifications known in America under the name of mulatto, quarteroons, etc add something


The Spanish decreed the introduction of free public schooling in 1863 add something


Leopold II of Belgium - In 1866, Leopold instructed the Belgian ambassador in Madrid to speak to Queen Isabella II of Spain about ceding the Philippines to Belgium


Leopold II of Belgium - In 1868, when Isabella II was deposed as Queen of Spain, Leopold attempted to take advantage of his original plan to acquire the Philippines


The uprising was brutally suppressed but it foreshadowed the 1872 Cavite Mutiny that was a precursor to the Philippine Revolution add something


Joshua Slocum - While in the Philippines, in 1874, under a commission from a British architect, Slocum organized native workers to build a 150-ton steamer in the shipyard at Subic Bay


Sergio Osmena - "' Sergio Osme√Īa y Suico"' was a Chinese Filipino politician who served as the 4th President of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946


Lucius Roy Holbrook - Philippine-American War - On June 24, 1889, he was ordered to the Philippine Islands and during the Philippine-American War he participated in the Northern Campaign, and in battles at Arayat, Cabiao, San Isidro, Santa Rosa, and Talavera


As attempts at reform met with resistance, Andrés Bonifacio in 1892 established the militant secret society called the Katipunan, who sought independence from Spain through armed revolt add something


Andres Bonifacio - In 1892 he joined Rizal's "La Liga Filipina", an organisation which called for political reform in the colonial government of the Philippines


Bonifacio and the Katipunan started the Philippine Revolution in 1896 add something


Rizal was eventually executed on December 30, 1896, on charges of rebellion add something


"Salón de Pertierra" was the first introduced moving picture on January 1, 1897 in the Philippines add something


The American occupation in 1898 introduced a new breed of architectural structures in the Philippines add something


"Philippines" has steadily gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article add something


George S. Boutwell - In 1898, Boutwell left the Republican Party due to his opposition of the annexation of the Philippines and served as President of the Anti-Imperialist League until his death in 1905


Elwell Stephen Otis - On May 4, 1898, he was appointed major general of volunteers and was sent to the Philippines with reinforcements for General Wesley Merritt


Aguinaldo declared Philippine independence from Spain in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898, and the First Philippine Republic was established in the Barasoain Church in the following year add something


William Wallace Wotherspoon - He served in the Philippines against insurgents and as collector of customs at Iloilo from 1899 to 1901


Mark Twain - In 1899 he reversed course, and from 1901, soon after his return from Europe, until his death in 1910, Twain was vice-president of the American Anti-Imperialist League, which opposed the annexation of the Philippines by the United States and had "tens of thousands of members.


Brigadier General James F. Smith arrived at Bacolod on March 4, 1899 as the Military Governor of the Sub-district of Negros, after receiving an invitation from Aniceto Lacson, president of the breakaway Cantonal Republic of Negros add something


Joseph Wheeler - Philippine-American War - Wheeler sailed for the Philippines to fight in the Philippine-American War, arriving in August 1899


George F. Elliott - In August 1899, Major Elliott was ordered to command the Second Battalion of Marines for duty in the Philippines and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in September of that year


Elwell Stephen Otis - On August 28, 1899 Otis was appointed Military Governor for the Philippines


Joseph Wheeler - The following year he was made a Major of the 34th infantry, US volunteers and left in September 1899 for the Philippines


George F. Elliott - From October 1899 to January 1900, LtCol Elliott commanded the First Brigade of Marines in the Philippines


Film showing resumed in 1900 during the American period add something


George S. Boutwell - He opposed the acquisition by the United States of the Philippines, became president of the American Anti-Imperialist League, and was a presidential elector on the William Jennings Bryan ticket in 1900


Arthur MacArthur, Jr. - In January 1900, he was appointed Brigadier General in the regular army and was appointed military governor of the Philippines and assumed command of the VIII Corps, replacing General Elwell S. Otis


Leonard Wood - In 1902, he proceeded to the Philippines, where he commanded the Philippines Division and later became commander of the Department of the East


John Hay - After Roosevelt signed an executive order setting aside land in the Benguet region of the Philippines for a military reservation under the United States Army, Camp John Hay of Baguio City was established on October 25, 1903 and named in his honor


Walter Krueger - In September 1904, he married Grace Aileen Norvell, whom he had met in the Philippines


Holland Smith - In April 1906, after completing the School of Application at Annapolis, Maryland , Maryland, Smith sailed for the Philippines, where he served on expeditionary duty with the 1st Marine Brigade until September 1908


Hugh Samuel Johnson - From 1907 to 1909 he was stationed at Pampanga, Philippines, but later was transferred to California


John A. Lejeune - This was detached duty, and on 29 March 1907, Major Lejeune was detached from command of the Washington Barracks and ordered to the Philippines


John A. Lejeune - Arriving in the Philippines on 2 May 1907, Lejeune assumed command of the Marine Barracks and Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Cavite, on 6 May 1907


Walter Krueger - After a second tour in the Philippines, he returned to the United States in June 1909, and was assigned to Department of Languages at Fort Leavenworth as an instructor in Spanish, French and German, which he could speak fluently


Holland Smith - Returning from Panama in April 1910, he served at Annapolis, Maryland , Puget Sound, Washington, San Diego , California, and the Recruiting Station, Seattle, Washington, before sailing in September 1912, to rejoin the 1st Marine Brigade in the Philippines


The wettest known tropical cyclone to impact the archipelago was the July 1911 cyclone, which dropped over of rainfall within a 24-hour period in Baguio add something


Roy Geiger - Further foreign shore duty followed in the Philippines and China with the First Brigade and with the Marine Detachment, American Legation, Peking, China, from 1913 to 1916


Andres Bonifacio - In 1918, the American-sponsored government of the Philippines mounted a search for Bonifacio's remains in Maragondon


His first film produced was entitled "Dalagang Bukid" in 1919 add something


Leonard Wood - He retired from the Army in 1921, and was made Governor General of the Philippines, in which capacity he served from 1921 to 1927


The Philippines has participated in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 and was the first country in Southeast Asia to compete and win a medal add something


Mark Twain - The "Incident in the Philippines", posthumously published in 1924, was in response to the Moro Crater Massacre, in which six hundred Moros were killed


Ramon Magsaysay - After high school, Magsaysay entered the University of the Philippines in 1927, where he enrolled in a pre-engineering course


L. Ron Hubbard - Between 1927 and 1929 Hubbard traveled to Japan, China, the Philippines and Guam


L. Ron Hubbard - His second visit was a family holiday which took Hubbard and his parents to China via the Philippines in 1928


Fidel V. Ramos - "'Fidel "Eddie" Valdez Ramos"', GCMG , popularly known as "'FVR"', was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998


Nonetheless, it was continued on 1930s up until 1945 replacing the Hollywood market with Japanese films but met with little success add something


John L. Hines - In 1930, Hines became commanding general of the Department of the Philippines


In 1935, the Philippines was granted Commonwealth status with Manuel Quezon as president add something


Andres Bonifacio - When Emilio Aguinaldo ran for President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1935, his opponent Manuel L. Quezón invoked the memory of Bonifacio against him, the bones being the result of Bonifacio's execution at Aguinaldo's hands


Hugh John Casey - Along with Lucius Clay, Casey was sent to the Philippines in 1937 to advise the government there on hydropower and flood control


Hugh John Casey - He went to the Philippines in 1937 to advise the government there on hydropower and flood control


Postwar 1940s and the 1950s were known as the first golden age of Philippine cinema with the resurgence of mostly Visayan films through Lapu-Lapu Pictures add something


Andres Bonifacio - During World War II, the Philippines was invaded by Japan in 1941


Sergio Osmena - Executive Order 396, 24 December 1941, further reorganized and grouped the cabinet, with the functions of Secretary of Justice assigned to the Chief Justice of the Philippines


In 1944, Quezon died in exile in the United States and Sergio Osme√Īa succeeded him add something


Dorothy Canfield Fisher - Her son James became a surgeon and captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the Alamo Scouts for three months at the end of 1944, following which he was attached to a Ranger unit which carried out the raid to free POWs imprisoned at Cabanatuan in the Philippines


Tomoyuki Yamashita - In 1944, when the war situation was critical for Japan, Yamashita was rescued from his enforced exile in China by the new Japanese government after the downfall of Hideki T?j? and his cabinet, and he assumed the command of the Fourteenth Area Army to defend the Philippines on 10 October


Hugh John Casey - The scale of operations in the Philippines was much greater, so for this purpose the Army Service Command was formed in Brisbane on 23 July 1944


Sergio Osmena - Soon after the reconstitution of the Commonwealth Government in 1945 Senators Manuel Roxas, Elpidio Quirino and their allies called for the holding on an early national election to choose the president and vice president of the Philippines and members of the Congress


Sergio Osmena - With Manila liberated, General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, on behalf of the United States, turned over the reins of government of the Philippines to Commonwealth President, Sergio Osme√Īa, on 27 February 1945, amidst brief, but impressive, ceremonies held at the Malaca√Īan Palace


On October 11, 1945, the Philippines became one of the founding members of the United Nations add something


Sergio Osmena - Once approved by Philippine delegation, the UN Charter was ratified by the Congress of the Philippines and deposited with the U.S State Department on 11 October 1945


Tomoyuki Yamashita - From 29 October to 7 December 1945, an American military tribunal in Manila tried General Yamashita for war crimes relating to the Manila Massacre and many atrocities in the Philippines and Singapore against civilians and prisoners of war, such as the Sook Ching massacre, and sentenced him to death


Sergio Osmena - Romulo signed said membership on 27 December 1945 on behalf of the Philippines


The following year, on July 4, 1946, the Philippines was officially recognized by the United States as an independent nation through the Treaty of Manila, during the presidency of Manuel Roxas add something


Tomoyuki Yamashita - Yamashita's chief of staff in the Philippines, Akira Mut?, was executed on 23 December 1948 after having been found guilty of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East


With communism no longer the threat it once was, once hostile relations in the 1950s between the Philippines and China have improved greatly add something


Ramon Magsaysay - Following the reservations made by Ambassador Romulo, on the Philippines behalf, upon signing the Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco on September 8, 1951, for several years of series of negotiations were conducted by the Philippine government and that of Japan


Ramon Magsaysay - Presidential elections were held on November 10, 1953 in the Philippines


Ramon Magsaysay - On August 12, 1955, President Magsaysay informed the Japanese government, through Prime Minister Ichiro Hatoyama, that the Philippines accepted the Neri-Takazaki agreement


And this jumpstart from a sluggish economy for almost 5 decades that left it behind by its neighbors in the 1960s would prove to be the Philippines rise from being the sick man of Asia to become one of the "Tiger Cub Economy" for the next decade after her administration add something


During the 1960s, James Bond movies, bomba pictures and an era of musical films, produced mostly by Sampaguita Pictures, dominated the cinema add something


In the 1960s its economic performance started being overtaken add something


Research organizations include the International Rice Research Institute, an international independent research and training organization established in 1960 with headquarters in Los Ba√Īos, Laguna, focusing on the development of new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques to help farmers in the country improve their lives add something


Manila: University of Sto. Tomas Cooperative, 1961 add something


This date was chosen because it corresponds to the U.S. Independence Day, which was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until May 12, 1962, when President Diosdado Macapagal issued Presidential Proclamation No. 28, shifting it to June 12, the date of Emilio Aguinaldo's proclamation add something


In 1965, Macapagal lost the presidential election to Ferdinand Marcos add something


Since the liberalization of United States immigration laws in 1965, the number of people in the United States having Filipino ancestry has grown substantially add something


Joey Santiago - Santiago was born in Manila , Philippines, on June 10, 1965, the third of six sons of an anesthesiologist


Chuck Yeager - In 1966, Yeager took command of the 405th Tactical Fighter Wing at Clark Air Base, the Philippines, whose squadrons were deployed on rotational temporary duty in South Vietnam and elsewhere in Southeast Asia


Mal Evans - In July 1966, The Beatles toured the Philippines, and unintentionally snubbed the nation's first lady, Imelda Marcos


Gavin Menzies - In 1969, Menzies was involved in an incident in the Philippines, when the "Rorqual" rammed a U.S. Navy minesweeper, the USS "Endurance," which was moored at a pier


The second golden age occurred from 1970s to early 1980s add something


The Philippines is the first tropical nation to compete at the Winter Olympic Games debuting in the 1972 edition add something


Goh Keng Swee - In 1972, Goh was the recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Services, and was conferred the Order of Sikatuna by the Philippine Government


Nearing the end of his term, Marcos declared Martial Law on September 21, 1972 add something


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - From 1977 to 1987, she held teaching positions in several schools, notably the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University


Donald Tsang - He was attached to the Asian Development Bank in Manila in 1977 for a year and worked on water supply and railway development projects in the Philippines and Bangladesh


Lea Salonga - Salonga made her professional debut in 1978 at the age of seven in the musical "The King and I" by Repertory Philippines


A rise in Hollywood films dominated theater sales during the late 1980s until the 2000s add something


The country had competed in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics add something


Fidel V. Ramos - Due to his accomplishments, Ramos became one of the candidates to become the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on 1981, to replace the retiring General Romeo Espino. However, Marcos instead, opted and appointed his trusted military officer and former driver, General Fabian Ver, a UP graduate and not a West Pointer, into the top military post


Fidel V. Ramos - He build the fighting capabilities of the PC-INP. Nine years later, martial law would be lifted on 1981 but Ramos' second cousin still retains strong absolute powers in governing the Philippines


Paul Kelly (musician) - Late in 1981 Paul Kelly and the Dots recorded their second album, "Manila", in the Philippines' capital


On August 21, 1983, Marcos' chief rival, opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated on the tarmac at Manila International Airport add something


For example, inventor Magdalena Villaruz's agricultural invention, the turtle power tiller, won her the 1986 WIPO Inventor of the Year award and its use became widespread across the Philippines, Southeast Asia and Africa add something


Marcos eventually called snap presidential elections in 1986 add something


Fidel V. Ramos - Prior to his election as president, Ramos served in the Cabinet of President Corazon Aquino first as chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines , chief of Integrated National Police, and later on, as Secretary of National Defense from 1986 to 1991


Fidel V. Ramos - Capital punishment was abolished for all crimes in 1987, making the Philippines the first Asian country to do so


Anthony Zinni - From 1987 to 1989, Zinni served on Okinawa as the regimental commander of the 9th Marine Regiment and the Commanding Officer of the 35th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was twice deployed to the Philippines to conduct emergency security operations and disaster relief operations


Only in the 1990s with a program of economic liberalization did the economy begin to recover add something


Terry Nichols - In 1990, Nichols married a 17-year-old woman, Marife Torres, from the Philippines whom he met through a mail-order bride agency


Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1991 add something


Riduan Isamuddin - Investigators say that many calls on those cell phones were made to Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden's brother in law, who had arrived back in Manila , Philippines in 1991


John Hay - The 690-hectare property was finally turned over to the Philippines 1991 upon the expiration of the Philippine-U.S. Bases Agreement


The administration faced a series of natural disasters, including the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in June 1991 add something


The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century add something


Aquino was succeeded by Fidel V. Ramos, who won the Philippine presidential election held in May 1992 add something


Fidel V. Ramos - During his State of the Nation address on July 27, 1992, he requested that the Congress enact a law that would create an Energy Department that would plan and manage the Philippines' energy demands


On his Presidency the death penalty was revived in the light of the Rape-slay case of Eileen Sarmienta and Allan Gomez in 1993 and the first person to be executed was Leo Echegaray in 1999 add something


The Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993 add something


Lea Salonga - In 1994, Salonga played in various musical theater productions in the Philippines and Singapore


Sushmita Sen - Sen represented India at the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant, held in Manila , Philippines and won there


On March 29, 1994, the country went live on the Internet via a 64 kbit/s connection from a router serviced by PLDT to a Sprint router in California add something


Sushmita Sen - She was crowned "Miss Universe 1994" by outgoing title holder Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico at the 43rd edition of the Miss Universe Pageant held at the Philippine International Convention Center, in Manila , Philippines on May 20, 1994


Fidel V. Ramos - In early 1995, the Philippines discovered a primitive Chinese military structure on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Island, one hundred and thirty nautical miles off the coast of Palawan


Fidel V. Ramos - Legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 8, 1995 - halfway through President Ramos' six-year term


The Philippines bought its first satellite in 1996 add something


Fidel V. Ramos - To ensure a positive financial outlook on the Philippines, Ramos led the 4th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Summit in the Philippines on November 1996


Lea Salonga - From 1997 to 2000, Salonga did recordings and concerts in the Philippines and another engagement in London, in addition to her periodic returns to Miss Saigon in London and on Broadway


Lea Salonga - In 1997, she released "I'd Like to Teach The World to Sing" to gold sales in the Philippines


Fidel V. Ramos - Supposedly, one of his notable contributions to the Philippines was the revival of nationalistic spirit by embarking on a massive promotion campaign for the centennial of Philippine Independence celebrated on June 12, 1998


Some Muslim scholars argue that census taken in 2000 is significantly undercounted the number of Muslims because of security concerns and hostility of the inhabitants to government personnel in Muslim-majority areas, thus lead difficulty in getting accurate data of the Muslim population in the country add something


Lea Salonga - Salonga returned to Manila in "Miss Saigon", staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines at the end of 2000


The government had announced a war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in March 2000 and neutralized the camps including the headquarters of the insurgents add something


Saeed al-Ghamdi - According to immigration records in the Philippines, someone named Saeed al-Ghamdi visited that country on at least 15 occasions in 2001, entering as a tourist


According to official estimates, 1,965 cases of human immunodeficiency virus were reported in 2003, of which 636 had developed acquired immune deficiency syndrome add something


The Strong Republic Nautical Highway , an integrated set of highway segments and ferry routes covering 17 cities was established in 2003 add something


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - The Oakwood mutiny occurred in the Philippines on July 27, 2003


In 2004, madaris were mainstreamed in 16 regions nationwide, mainly in Muslim areas in Mindanao under the auspices and program of the Department of Education add something


Nevertheless, it was tied with graft and political scandals like the Hello Garci scandal pertaining to the alleged manipulation of votes in the 2004 presidential elections add something


Dennis Rodman - In spring 2006, he played two exhibition games in the Philippines along with NBA ex-stars Darryl Dawkins, Kevin Willis, Calvin Murphy, Otis Birdsong and Alex English


Text messaging is a popular form of communication and, in 2007, the nation sent an average of one billion SMS messages per day add something


The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 American Community Survey counted 3,053,179 Filipinos; 2,445,126 native and naturalized citizens, 608,053 of whom were not U.S. citizens add something


Cat Deeley - In 2008, she visited a number of UNICEF projects in the Philippines, including their Soccer Aid 2 project in Manila


Petula Clark - She completed a concert tour of England and Wales in summer 2008, followed by concerts in Switzerland and the Philippines


In the year 2009, however, presence of box-office films in the Philippine Box Office has surged add something


Lea Salonga - In July 2009, Salonga agreed to advertise the Avon Products line of anti-aging skin care products Anew Rejuvenate in the Philippines


Jose Ramos-Horta - On 5 August 2009, he attended the funeral of the late former president of the Philippines Corazon Aquino


On November 23, 2009, 34 journalists and several civilians were massacred in Maguindanao add something


A theory that the indigenous scripts of Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Philippines are descended from an early form of the Gujarati script was presented at the 2010 meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society add something


Benigno Aquino III won the 2010 national elections and served as the 15th President of the Philippines add something


Mexican descendants in the Philippines numbered 1,7 Million in 2010 add something


The first major issue he dealt with was the 2010 Manila hostage crisis that caused deeply strained relations between Manila and Hong Kong for a time add something


The mid 2010s saw broader commercial success of films produced by independent studios add something


Jose Ramos-Horta - On 30 June 2010, he attended the inauguration of Benigno S. Aquino III, the 15th President of the Philippines


Lea Salonga - From 23 July to 22 August 2010, Salonga played the role of Grizabella in the Manila run of the Asia-Pacific tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines


Central Milton Keynes, England: Authorhouse 2011 add something


In 2011 Manila ranked as the 28th wealthiest urban agglomeration in the world and the 2nd in Southeast Asia add something


Paris Hilton - In 2011, Hilton joined Century Properties to design part of its Azure Urban Resort Residences in the Philippines.


Warren Richard Rodwell from Australia being held captive by this group since December 5, 2011 add something


Dennis Rodman - Rodman met his father for the first time in 42 years on July 19, 2012, after an exhibition basketball game with the NBA "Alumni" team in the Philippines, where his father lives


Extinct humanoid species may have lived in PHL, Published August 31, 2012 3:48pm add something


The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed on October 15, 2012, as the first step of the creation of an autonomous political entity named Bangsamoro add something


The Department of Education began teaching the Malay languages of Indonesian and Malaysian in 2013 add something


Lea Salonga - On February 19, 2013, Salonga announced that she will be one of the four coaches for the upcoming ABS-CBN program, "The Voice of the Philippines"


The country was hit by Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013, which heavily devastated the Visayas add something


Lea Salonga - On January 15, 2014, Salonga confirmed her return for the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" and that she will join the new Philippine version of "The Voice Kids"


When the United States President Barack Obama visited the Philippines on April 28, 2014, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, was signed, paving the way for the return of United States Armed Forces bases into the country add something


According to the official count the population of the Philippines hit 100 million at the time of midnight on July 27, 2014, making it the 12th country to reach this number add something


As of 2015, there are now 220,000 to 600,000 American citizens currently living in the country add something


In 2016, the Philippines first micro-satellite, Diwata-1 was launched aboard the US Cygnus spacecraft add something


In 2017, Duterte signed the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which provides for free tuition and exemption from other fees in public universities and colleges for Filipino students, as well as subsidies for those enrolled in private higher education institutions add something


Sushmita Sen - As a celebration of 65th Miss Universe, 23 years after winning the pageant, she returned to Manila, Philippines, in January 2017, as one of the judges of Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant


Sushmita Sen - Sen has been invited to judge the pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines last January 30, 2017


Philippine Drug War - By March 2017, the death toll for the Philippine Drug War passed 8,000 people, with 2,679 killed in legitimate police operations and the rest the government claims to be homicide cases add something


Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years add something


The Philippine population will continue to increase throughout 2018 and is projected to reach around 107,190,081 by Dec. 31, 2018, based on projections made by the Commission on Population using the latest population census of 2015 add something


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - In July 23, 2018, she was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines under the Duterte Administration, replacing Pantaleon Alvarez


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - On July 23, 2018, via a majority manifesto and vote, she became Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, succeeding Pantaleon Alvarez


The Philippine population will continue to increase throughout 2018 and is projected to reach around 107,190,081 by December 31, 2018, based on projections made by the Commission on Population using the latest population census of 2015 add something


Philippine Drug War - As of February 2019, the death toll for the Philippine Drug War is 5,176 add something