The Official Language of the Philippines

In the Philippines, Spanish was the official language for many years starting from the 16th century until 1973. The Philippine constitution designated English and Spanish as official languages in 1935, but mandated the development and adoption of a common national language based on one of the existing native languages. Due to the American administration during … Read more

Definition of serial killer

Per 100,000 people, the country who has the highest murder rate in Southeast Asia, Philippines, has a murder rate of 9.84 for 9,784 recorded cases according to reports from the year 2014. And if one would ever wonder, how many of these cases can actually be considered serial murders? These kinds of murders are committed … Read more

The first Philippine Republic

It all started in the centuries of Spanish rule over the Philippines. The revolutionary forces took steps to form a functioning government called the Republic of Biak-na-Bato. However, it was never fully implemented. Finally, after several battles between the Spanish and Philippine Revolutionary Army, a truce was signed called the Pact of Biak-na-Bato in 1897. … Read more

Polyglot society in Philippines

The Philippines is a polyglot society with 181 existed as distinct languages (Mandane, 2014). Accordingto McFarland (2004) the languages in the Philippines can be further group into a few language families which are a northern group (Ilokano, Pangasinan, and Kapampangan) and central group (Tagalog, Bikol, Hiligaynon, and Cebuano). Mandane (2014) stated that among these 181 … Read more

Poverty In The Philippines

Throughout the decades, poverty and inequality have been the main challenges the Philippines has been facing. Poverty incidence has increased from 24. 4% in 2003 to 26. 9% in 2006, affecting over 4. 7 million Filipino families (World Bank 2014) with 36% of those living in rural areas living below the poverty line, primarily because … Read more

Philippine Education Essay

Philippines, republic in the western Pacific Ocean, made up of the Philippine Islands and forming in physical geography a part of the Malay Archipelago. Situated about 1210 km (about 750 mi. ) east of the coast of Vietnam, the Philippines is separated from Taiwan on the north by the Bashi Channel. The republic is bounded … Read more