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    In December 20, 2015, Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was crowned the Miss Universe 2015. After being questioned on her opinion about the United States having a military presence in her country, she stated that she does not see any problem with it. Her pro-U.S. military presence response elicited strong reactions that baffled some politicians, leftist leaders, and activists who are against U.S. military presence in the Philippines. The debate of having U.S. military bases and/or troops in the Philippines has become a hot topic in recent media that the Filipino people are divided sharing their views online. Researchers on U.S. – Philippine relations are recently in debate over the presence of American military in the Philippines.…

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    Rainier Edward C. Bolima 9 - Argon The Middle Ages was not a good period for women, the poor and basically the whole population of Europe to live in. With an unequal, unhealthy and unstable society, we can say that this period is a failure compared to today, or is ours a failure too? To compare and contrast the two I used the conditions of present-day Philippines. To start, we have social hierarchy and how the people under these classes stand in the society. In the Middle ages, people fall into…

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    A current issue with the Philippine society is the change of government. President Duterte's plan is to change the democratic government of the Philippine and aligned it to France's federal parliamentary government (Cayabyab, 2016). Likewise, the two philosophers, Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquinas, is sharing common perception towards democracy. In Aristotle's "The Politics", he scrutinized the ideology, 'Democracy', concluding that those ‘many’ who control the government only benefit…

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    Country Summary According to the World Health Organization in 2014, the health situation in the Philippines can be summarized in three points: 1. Stagnation, 2. Inequality, and 3. Opportunity. The Philippines is considered a lower middle income country and is faced with a “triple burden” of disease. This includes high incidences of all key communicable diseases and an increasing number of non-communicable diseases. Another issue is that medicine prices remain some of the highest among other…

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    Corazon Aquino was open to growth in the various ways as she worked to find solutions to the conflicts in the Philippines. Through her understanding that influence sometimes depends upon being the one in charge and at other times working effectively within a group, she demonstrated an ability to influence others in a way that promoted justice. Aquino used nonviolence to stand up against injustices and made many new reforms according to the needs of the people. Unlike the Philippine’s president…

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    FINAL PAPER: ACTION RESEARCH PAPER ABOUT “TEENAGE PREGNANCY” By: Matthew Olavydez Submitted to: Mr. Lance Sayurin ID Number: 11553132 OVERVIEW In the Philippines, especially the poor rural areas, ages from 10-19 years old is said to have experienced premarital sex and that merits those teens to become a teenage parents. Teenage is pregnancy is an important issue for several reasons. It is one of the most common problems not only in the Philippines but also in other parts of the world.…

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    Importance of Courtship in the Philippines While other countries are slowly ignoring the concept of courtship as a precedent for romantic relationships, the Philippines stays true to the tradition of wooing a lady before publicly declaring her as somebody’s girlfriend. Even though a lot of modern Filipinos have been influenced by Western movies and TV shows to just follow their hearts if the feeling is mutual, the Philippine society still has some ground rules. These unspoken rules bears…

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    The Philippines is a country located in western Pacific Ocean and with nearly one hundred million population. My country was invaded and conquered by different countries, including Spain, the United States and Japan. The impact of the invasion of these countries can still be seen nowadays. The Spanish reached my country in the 16th century and it became a colonial island of the Spain. Under the Spanish rule, the church held the strongest power in the country and the governor need to obey the…

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    As most Filipino comfort women decided to finally embark on the way toward justice, they were stopped by opposition and criticisms. For instance, memories of abuse by comfort women opposes the claim that comfort station functions to prevent rape cases. According to the Japanese officials, the “comfort stations” built during World War II serves to “prevent rape and sexually transmitted disease.” (Yoko 54). This is because during war times, Japanese armies performed numerous sexual crimes toward…

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    material culture and technology. One country whose culture we need to understand for possible future engagements is the Philippines. They may become an adversary to the United States in the near future and it is imperative the U.S maintains its…

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