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jun kabigting 10 february 2003 kamakura jogakuin The Best of Islands Philippines
<ul><li>The Philippines At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>Official Name:  Republic of the Philippines (RP) </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Capsule History 1521 <ul><li>Discovery of the islands of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan under the Spanish Crown </l...
<ul><li>Tropical climate (abundant rainfall and gentle winds) </li></ul><ul><li>3 seasons: the wet or rainy season (Jun to...
<ul><li>Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, American, Spanish and Arab blood </li></ul><ul><li>The Filipino characte...
<ul><li>Government type very similar to the American system </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential system (election every 6 years)...
<ul><li>Philippine education is patterned after the American system, with English as the medium of instruction </li></ul><...
<ul><li>8 Tourist Anchor Destinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manila </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cebu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
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Philippine Presentation Slides

  1. 1. jun kabigting 10 february 2003 kamakura jogakuin The Best of Islands Philippines
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Philippines At a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>Official Name: Republic of the Philippines (RP) </li></ul><ul><li>Form of Government: Democratic Republic, Presidential System </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Manila </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Lat. 4023'N & 21025'N; Long. 1160E & 1270E </li></ul><ul><li>No. of Islands: 7,100+ (Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao as major island groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Area: 300k sq.km. (half as that of Japan) </li></ul><ul><li>Spread & breadth: 1,850 km & 965 km, respectively </li></ul><ul><li>Distance from Japan: 4.25 hours by plane </li></ul><ul><li>Time zone: GMT + 8 hrs. (or 1 hr. late than Japan) </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 84.5 million (a.o. July 2002 census) </li></ul><ul><li>Major Industry: Agriculture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Capsule History 1521 <ul><li>Discovery of the islands of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan under the Spanish Crown </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of Christianity </li></ul>1901 1941 1945 1986 Spanish Period approx 400 yrs. American Period approx. 40 yrs . Japanese Period approx. 4 yrs. Period of Philippine Independence 1964 Present 1896 <ul><li>Start of the Philippine Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>June 12, 1898: declaration of the Philippine Independence from Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Signing of the Treaty of Paris between Spain and the US </li></ul><ul><li>Start of American rule </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced mass education </li></ul><ul><li>Japan occupied the Philippines until the end of WWWII </li></ul><ul><li>July 4, 1946: Declaration of Philippine Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Start of the 20-year Marcos Dictatorship </li></ul><ul><li>People Power Bloodless Revolution </li></ul>Macapagal-Arroyo Presidency
  4. 4. <ul><li>Tropical climate (abundant rainfall and gentle winds) </li></ul><ul><li>3 seasons: the wet or rainy season (Jun to Oct); cool, dry season (Nov to Feb); hot, dry season (Mar to May) </li></ul><ul><li>No. of Languages & dialects: 111 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Language: Filipino (based in Tagalog) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Language: English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World's third largest English-speaking country, after the United States and the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy rate: 96% </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: </li></ul>Climate, Language, and Religion
  5. 5. <ul><li>Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, American, Spanish and Arab blood </li></ul><ul><li>The Filipino character is actually a little bit of all the cultures put together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malay: “Bayanihan” or spirit of kinship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese: Close family relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish: Religiousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America: English abilities & liberalism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A true blend of cultures---East meets West </li></ul><ul><li>Common traits of a Filipino </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smiling attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loves singing or dancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passionate like Latin Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethnic Groups: 91.5% Christian Malay, 4% Muslim Malay ,1.5% Chinese and 3% other </li></ul>The Filipino People
  6. 6. <ul><li>Government type very similar to the American system </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential system (election every 6 years) </li></ul><ul><li>State power lies in the 3 branches of government: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive (President & the Cabinet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative (Senate & Congress) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judiciary (Supreme Court) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The economy is basically light industry and agriculture (e.g., rice, corn, coconut, pineapple and sugar) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in copper, cobalt, nickel, silver, iron, and gold </li></ul><ul><li>Well-developed industries in food processing, textiles, clothing, wood, forest products and home appliances, with fast-growing aquaculture, microcircuit, garments and furniture sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Posted 4.5% GNP growth in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Currency exchange rate: PhP 1.00 = JPY 0.44 </li></ul>Government and Economy
  7. 7. <ul><li>Philippine education is patterned after the American system, with English as the medium of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are classified into public (government) or private (non-government) </li></ul><ul><li>The general pattern of formal education follows four stages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-primary level (nursery and kindergarten) offered in most private schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 years of primary/elementary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years of secondary/high school education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 or 5 years of college education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 or more years of graduate schooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>June = start of classes; March = end of classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges and universities follow the semestral calendar from June-October and November-March. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are a number of foreign schools with study programs similar to those of the mother country </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>8 Tourist Anchor Destinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manila </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cebu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Davao </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baguio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel time from Japan to Philippines: 4.25 hrs. </li></ul><ul><li>Visa-free entry for Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Jeepney: Philippines’ most popular mass transport </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation: Wide selection of de luxe, standard, economy and pension-type accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Dining out: Filipino food is an exotic, tasteful blend of Oriental, European, and American culinary influences. There is a wide variety of fresh seafood and delectable fruits. First class restaurants offer gourmet specialties as well as Filipino cuisine. </li></ul><ul><li>Tipping is expected for many services </li></ul><ul><li>All major credit cards accepted nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www. wowphilippines .com.ph for more details </li></ul><ul><li>Boracay </li></ul><ul><li>Palawan </li></ul><ul><li>Bohol </li></ul><ul><li>Laoag/Vigan </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Mabuhay!”

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