REPUBLICAN REFERENCE

Area (sq.km) 
300,000

Population 
103,775,002

Capital
Manila

Currency 
Philippine peso (PHP) 

President 
Benigno S Aquino III

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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. The islands attained their independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation in World War II. The 21-year rule of Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a widespread popular rebellion forced him into exile. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. The Philippines has had a series of electoral presidential transitions since the removal of MARCOS. The government continues to struggle with armed Muslim insurgencies in the south. 

 

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