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Under Spanish rule for 333 years and U.S. guardianship for 48 years, the Philippines has many cultural links with the West. After a decade of authoritarian rule under Pres. Marcos in 1986, the People Power movement led a bloodless uprising against the regime. With the Marcos’s exiled, restoration of a democratic government was restored. Poverty, terrorism, overcrowding and tension with China over disputed territory in the South China Sea, are just some of the issues to be addressed.
Did you know?
- It is the second-largest archipelago in the world with 7,000 islands.
- Fertilised duck embryo (balut) is the national street snack.
- They love basketball and it is the home of Asia’s first Basketball League