In contemporary history, physical education in the Philippines developed into the Bureau of Physical Education and School Sports. The nation's Executive Order No. 81 series of 1999 then integrated BPESS into the Philippi... More » History Modern History Modern Asia

Traditions in the Philippines include a special form of engagement known as pamanhikan, wedding sponsorship, foods served at special occasions and several holidays. Modern culture in the Philippines is influenced by a co... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

The red, white and blue in the Philippine flag, as well as the sun and three stars, all have specific meaning relating to the country's history and heritage. Established in 1998, the flag features a white triangle, a red... More » Geography Asia Southeast Asia
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