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International Coffeehouses: Philippines

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.


Philippine flag

The Republic of the Philippines lies in the western Pacific Ocean, east of mainland South-East Asia. In 1946 the Philippines achieved independence from US rule. Ferdinand Marcos was elected President in 1965. Marcos relinquished office to Corazon Aquino in 1986, following the rejection of his authority by the acting Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lt-Gen. Fidel Ramos. Aquino was succeeded by Ramos in 1992. In 2001, after the indefinite adjournment of impeachment proceedings against President Joseph Estrada, Vice-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took office as the country's head of state. Arroyo was replaced by Benigno Aquino III, son of Corazon Aquino, in mid-2010. At the May 2016 presidential election Rodrigo Roa Duterte was elected President; he took office on 30 June. Manila is the capital. Filipino is the native national language.

Filipino Music

Traditional Folk Music

Bayanihan Sings! Album art


Mayon on the coast of albay Gulf

The Philippines is an island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It has a number of volcanoes, many of which are active. The cone-shaped Mayon, shown here, rises on the coast of the Albay Gulf in the Southeastern part of the island of Luzon.


Filipino Art

Silver ornament

Title: Silver ornament

Work Type: Personal gear, jewelry, pendant

Discovery Site: Philippines

Material: Silver

Measurements: 5 cm x 5 cm x 0.5 cm

Repository: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Manuel Ocampo, Bathala II

Manuel Ocampo, Bathala II. 1988. Exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, 1994. Acrylic.

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