Cultural Enlightenment And The Republic Of The Philippines

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Friendly Status? Cultural enlightenment of The Republic of The Philippines.
SSG Michael Morrissey
13F40 SLC 507-17 Friendly Status? Cultural enlightenment of The Republic of The Philippines.
For hundreds of years the Republic of The Philippines has had a long and prosperous history. For one to truly analyze the culture of the Philippines, one would have to look at the components of what makes their culture. The Philippines has a rich and illustrious culture which involves language, integration of Spanish and American influences, religion, cuisine, and a booming economy. Although the Republic of the Philippines has only had nation status since 1946, the small island nation has been a great military strategic stronghold for not only the
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It is estimated that about 80 percent of Filipinos are Christian, most of which are Catholic, and about 11 percent being Islamic, and the rest of the 9 percent practice another kind of religion (Williams, 2015). The predominate religion in the Philippines is Roman Catholic due to the occupation of the Spanish for roughly three decades. It is estimated that approximately 85 percent of Filipinos who are Christians are Roman Catholic. (Balinski, 2015). This staggering static makes the Philippines the only Christian nation in Asia (Balinski, 2015). Although the United States established freedom of religion in the Philippines when it acquired it, many of the citizens chose to continue to practice Catholicism. Many state holidays cater to the catholic belief, such as All Saints Day, Christmas, Easter, etc. Despite the fact that many things revolve around the Roman Catholic religion, many other groups of religions seem to blend into the culture and life in this Asian Pacific Island nation.
The Republic of the Philippines has a blend of different languages. Starting of course with English and Spanish being the official languages, due to the occupation by both America and Spain. Apart from those two languages, there are approximately 175 different languages spoken in the Philippines (Williams, 2015). Over one million people still use one of thirteen indigenous languages spoken in the Philippines which are

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