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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 »

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While the Philippines have claimed various territories throughout history, the country is one 300,000-square-kilometer country that is entirely surrounded by water in Asia, as of 2015. The Philippines are bordered by the... More »

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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 »

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While Jose Rizal is considered a national hero by many for his pivotal role in the Philippine Revolution against the Spaniards, there is no official national hero of the Philippines. In 1898, December 30 was declared a n... More »

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The Third Republic of the Philippines was the period between the recognition of the country's independence in 1946 and the end of Diosdado Macapagal's presidency in 1965. During this period, the country had five administ... More »

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