The Philippines is one of two predominantly Roman Catholic nations in Asia-Pacific, the other being East Timor.
Before the arrival of the Spaniards and the introduction of Roman Catholicism and Western culture in the 16th century, the people of the Philippines were a mixture of shamanistic Animism, Islam, Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.
The early music of the Philippines featured a mixture of Indigenous, Islamic and a variety of Asian sounds that flourished before the European and American colonization.
Spanish settlers and Filipinos played a variety of musical instruments, including flutes, guitar, ukelele, violin, trumpets and drums.
They performed songs and dances to celebrate festive occasions. By the 21st century, many of the folk songs and dances have remained intact throughout the Philippines.
consists of the food, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines.
The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over many centuries from its Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Malay, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, American, and other Asian and Latin influences adapted
Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas.
There are five major sports in the Philippines. These are basketball, boxing, billiards, football, and volleyball.
Despite being a tropical nation, ice skating is a popular sport in the Philippines.
The Philippine Sports Association for the Paralympic Committee of the Philippines is the national sports association for people with disabilities.
The Philippines has an individual history and government
The history of the Philippines began with the first humans using rafts or boats, at least 67,000 years. The first recorded visit from the West is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan. Before Magellan arrived, Negrito tribes roamed the isles, These groups split into hunter-gatherer tribes, and warrior societies. the Datu ( a strong ruler) and his family constituted the highest authority and were therefore considered the equivalent of European monarchs. His rule was strong. He dispensed justice and declared war against other barangays. Spanish colonization and settlement began with the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi's expedition on 1565 who established the first permanent settlement of San Miguel on the island of Cebu. Spanish rule achieved the political unification of almost the whole archipelago, making the first part of the place that was to be known as the Philippines.
The Philippine Revolution against Spain began in 1896, but it was unsuccessful until it had support from the United States, two years later with a independence and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic. But, the Treaty of Paris, at the end of the Spanish–American War, transferred control of the Philippines to the United States. This agreement was not seen by the Philippine Government. In 1899, proclaimed a Declaration of War against the United States. The U.S. government declared the conflict officially over in 1902. The Filipino leaders, for the most part, accepted that the Americans had won.
The Philippines has strong public relations.
PR has become a very important part of Philippine government. Filipino PR practitioners understand that strategic government PR creates acceptance of public policies and programs. It also projects an image of good governance. The Philippines is a developing country. Developing countries need hope. As a profession, PR can make it so that people in developing countries can unite and share common values and work towards progress and development. So far, the Philippines has demonstrated that its PR industry is strong. There’s still room for improvement in Philippine PR if the country wants to join the ranks of developed