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Republic of Philippines
Republica De Filipinas (Spanish), Republika ng Pilipinas (Tagalog)
Timeline: Taft Failure

OTL equivalent: Philippines Plus Taiwan, Guam And North Sabbah
Flag of the Philippines Alternate Coat of Arms of the Philippines by IEPH
Flag of Philippines Coat of Arms of Philippines
PHL orthographic
Map of Philippines

Motto
Unitate Fortis Et Liber Ab Mari UsqueAd Mare (Latin) (Spanish, English,)
("United, Strong and Free, from Sea to Sea")

Capital Manila
Largest city Quezon City
Language
  official
 
Spanish, English,
  others Tagalog, Waray, Malay, Arab, Tagsug, Bikolano, Pampango, Pangansinense
Religion
  main
 
Roman Catholicism, Christianity, Islam
  others Paganism, Muslims
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Hispanics, Asian Hispanics, Latinos, Afro-Hispanics, White-Hispanics, Whites Of American and European Descent
  others Tagalog, Filipino Group People, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian,
Demonym Filipino
Government Representative Democracy, Semi Presidential-Republic
  legislature Junta Gobierno De Filipinas
President Benigno Aquino III
Senate T Guingona
Prime Minister Mar Roxas
Area 300,100 km² km²
Population 99.71 million (2012) 
Established 1561
Independence from Spain And United States
  declared 1898
  recognized 1910
Currency Peso
Time Zone Philippine Time Zone (UTC+08:00)
Internet TLD .ph
Calling Code +63
Organizations UN, ASEAN, American Commonwealth
Philippines Known As Republic of Philippines Spanish:Republica de filipinas As Major Nation on Earth

History

Philippine-American War

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Filipinos Soldiers at Manila Bay

By Following Filipinos Use Advanced Weapons And Expel Americans And Execute Theodore Roosevelt And William Taft Are Killed By Filipinos And Filipino Soldiers Expelled Americans From Guam And Philippines And Britain Intervene Against Filipinos And British Successfully Expelled From North Sabbah. 
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A cannon just outside of the capital Manila/Maynila

Reconstruction (1901-1910)

After The End of Philippine-American War Aguinaldos Killed By Americans And Replace Miguel Malvar Because Americans Attack Manila And Americans & British Expelled By Filipinos By Treaty United States, And All Want Migration Since Americans And British Expelled And Hundreds From People Came from Other Countries Plan To Be Filipino Citizenship And Rebuild Cities And Start To Use a advanced weapon, And Introduced Marcha 46  

Industrial Age

Mosin-rifles-1162

New Weapon Machine Called Marcha made by filipinos

Philippine scouts

Filipinos Crushed Chinese And Deport Taiwanese

January to November- During the Industrial Age, multiple things were invented such as the microwave, the aeroplane, plastics etc. (Everything WWII era except for nukes)

December- USA and The Philippines create an alliance of nations called "League of Nations" which includes all nations except the following: Spain, Portugal, Union of Africa/African Union and Germany. 


World War 1

Philippines Join American Allied Side Against German Empire Sends 568,000 Filipinos Soldiers To Attack German Armies And Invades German Colonies in Pacific 


World War 2

When Filipinos Attacked led to Philippine Civil War As Japanese Supports Monarchists Americans Supports Federalists

After World War 2 Forming Into United Nations

300px-Flores gun boat

SS Luzon

Conditions (As reported in the Philippine Yearbook 2009)

Population: 70,550,000 (Estimated)

Religious Denomination:

Christian: 90%

  • Roman Catholicism: 81%
  • Protestantism including Evangelical churches: 7%
  • Indigenous Churches: 2%
  • Others: 1%

Muslim: 7%

Other faiths: 1%

Atheist: 1%

Poverty Rate: 26%

Five Most Populous Cities:

  • Manila-NCR
  • Cebu City
  • New Baguio
  • Zambuanga
  • Davao City

Government and Politics

Malacanang palace view

Malacanang Palace, Manila-NCR

Mannyvillar

Manny Villar, current president of the Philippines

The Philippines is a semi-federal Democratic Republic, whose head of state is the President. According to the Revised Constitution, presidential Elections take place every 6 years, whereas 3 years for senatorial and congressional positions. The President can have only a maximum of three consecutive terms. Since Doomsday, there is increased representation from the various ethnic and religious groups. Its official capital is Manila-NCR - locally referred to as "Metro Manila" - where the Senate, Korte Suprema and Malacanang Palace are located. The events of Doomsday prompted the decentralization of major institutions, resulting in relocations to Cebu (notably Congress and the Opisina ng Ombudsman) and New Baguio (Department of Defense, Malacanang Segundo); most departments still maintain offices in Manila-NCR. The various territories have fair representation in both Congress and the Senate, though the autonomous elements have separate institutions. The current President is Manuel "Manny" Villar, although local pundits suggest that he may no longer be running for the next Presidential Election in 2018.

Prominent Political Parties include:

  • Partido Nacionalista
  • Bagong Pagasa Party
  • Liberal Party
  • Chinese Conservative Party
  • Partido Communista
  • Muslim Regionalist Party

English and Tagalog are the national languages, although various languages (Cebuano, Ilocano, etc.) have official status as well in the territorial level. The main languages are frequently used throughout the country in an almost equal proportion. Despite relative isolation, English proficiency remains high, particularly among the upper classes; a legacy of the Americans. More recent developments since 1997 have seen the development of a new lingua franca to replace Tagalog, known as "Filipino:" a synthesis of Tagalog, Cebuano, Kapampangan, Ilocano and Chavacano (Spanish creole). Put forward by former president Salvador Laurel, it is part of the government's effort to promote nationalism and patriotism. It was in effect, similar to the auxiliary language Esperanto. The project is still under scrutiny of the National Commission of Languages, successor to the Komisyon ng Wikang Pambansa.

Although a democracy, considerable influence still comes from dynastic political and business families, though not as dominant as during Marcos' day. To this day, corruption remains one of the main concerns of both government officials and NGOs, although efforts to curb it have been met with relative success over the years. Although there is a separation of Church and State in force, the Catholic Church remains a potent, though relatively benevolent, force in the national psyche.



Military

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas or AFP) still maintains the four pre-Doomsday branches: the Army, Air Force, Navy and National Police (formerly the Philippine Constabulary). In other respects, however, the military was practically overhauled to cope with domestic and "border" issues. Occasional skirmishes with rogue NPA cells have rendered it adept in tropical combat. The RZs still maintain high military restrictions, although incentives for public resettlement have been offered since 2003. More controversially, however, the AFP also maintain outposts in Sabah, which had since been met with mixed reactions.

Equipment is anachronistic by USA standards, with its mixture of post-WW2 aircraft and Marcos-era tanks (modified post-Doomsday) as well as APCs. The M-16 and M-14 are the standard-issue firearms, with the (experimental) M1-X Maharlika rifle undergoing testing. The Floro MK-9 has been adopted as the official sub-machine gun of the AFP. Despite the "technological mash" disadvantage, the Philippine's military is considered one of the most potent and skilled in the region.

Territories (After Reorganization)

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Luzon

  • Luzon Norte
  • Ilocos
  • Cordillera
  • Central Luzon
  • Manila-NCR (National Capital Region; Rehiyon ng Pambansang Kabisera)
  • Calabarzon
  • Bicol
  • Mindoro
  • Isla ng Palawan

Visayas

  • Visayas Occidental
  • Rehiyon Ilonggo
  • Cebu National Administrative City
  • Islas Bohol-Guimaras
  • Visayas Oriental

Mindanao

  • Ciudad Nacional Administrativo de Zambuanga
  • Autonomous League of Moro Sultanates
  • Mindanao Norte
  • Compostela-Davao
  • Mindanao Sur

Sabah

  • Sabah Autonomous Region (disputed boundary with Brunei)

Economy

The Philippine economy is primarily based on both agriculture and mid-industry. Until the landmark ANZC Contact, trade was limited to the local level, or at best to outlying communities in Sabah; merchant trade with Taiwan started unofficially by 1996. Today, it maintains commercial relations with both the ANZC and SAC, with businessmen and workers establishing themselves on both sides. Given the extent of the Diaspora communities across the civilized world, the presence of "Returning Expats" and Overseas Professionals is growing into a potent trend.

Among the prominent local companies to survive Doomsday are Lopez and Associates, owners of the restored ABS-CBN media stations, and Ayala Enterprises, responsible in part for the reconstruction of Manila-NCR (based on old Makati plans and Burnham's 1900s designs). These corporations quickly took advantage of restored contact to establish a foothold in the international corporate scenes; Ayala now holds 20% of real estate properties in Taiwan.

Energy-wise, the country is reliant on coal, hydroelectric and geothermal plants for power. With much of its oil supply cut off by Doomsday, increased emphasis was placed on utilizing natural, renewable sources. Nuclear power, meanwhile, remains a taboo subject, with the Marcos-era Bataan plant still off limits. Vehicles have since been modified to run on coal and natural gas, as well as the controversial "hydro-engine," which runs on hydrogen and releases oxygen and water.

Cities

Major Cities Flow Away On This Countries There Philippine Cities Are Spanish Names Are Major Cities And Metropolitan Nation As Philippine Cities With Spanish names And Tagalog Names Are:

Top 10 largest cities of Philippines
# City Flag Gub. Pop. (2007)
1 Template:TF Kabisayan (Visayas) Template:TF 443,775
2 Tacloban Habagatan (Filipinas Sur) Template:TF 345,610
3 Davao Flag of Moroland (Myomi Republic) Template:TF 318,172
4 Zamboanga Flag of Maguindanao Template:TF 306,211
5 Template:TF Alternate flag of the philippines by jjdxb-d4mpsp5 Template:TF 298,610
6 Template:TF Flag of Tonda Russian America Expansion Template:TF 298,610
7 Vigan Philippines flag 1st official.svg Template:TF 212,038
8 Sto. Domingo Castillian Formosa (Colony) Template:TF 210,309
9 Nueva Caeceres Flag of the Philippines (Myomi Republic) Template:TF 198,449
10 Template:TF American Philippines Template:TF 157,986
11 Cebu British Commonwealth of the Philippines Royal Standard Template:TF 118,974

Culture

Filipino culture is a blending of native, Chinese, Spanish, and American influences; in many aspects Hispanization is prominent. Although Urban society is more cosmopolitan and fast-paced, reflecting somewhat pre-Doomsday America, Rural life, particularly the "Christian lowland," is relatively conservative; though the "modern" is seeping through the "traditional." Both, representative of the predominant Christian/Catholic populace, are in contrast to the "Native Islamic" trappings of the Moros, and the indigenous tribes. In general, Filipinos value family, kahiyaan and faith. The events of Doomsday had prompted Filipinos to focus on community building, resulting in more fervent nationalism among otherwise disparate members of society.

While the Philippines has no official religion, Roman Catholicism is considered the de facto predominant faith, adhered to by many Filipinos. It is in part due to this reputation that the country is unofficially known as the "Catholic Center" of East Asia, owing to its heritage with the Catholic Church. Its clergy, along with those of East Timor, represent the Asian faithful in the Vatican. Increasingly, however, there had been an increase in Protestant and Evangelical followers as well as (more controversially) the rising clout of the home-grown sect known as the Iglesia ni Cristo. The legitimization of atheist and Communist groups as well as the increasing acceptance of Muslims have also left their mark in modern Filipino society.

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Lupang Hinirang

A recording of the Philippine National Anthem for the Centennial Anniversary (1998)

Sports

Filipinos consider Basketball and Football as their prime sports. The country is home to several sports teams and clubs; some of which are used

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