Answer: The island along with its natives were discovered by the Spaniards who named it after their king, a certain Philip. Thus the name Philippines. The natives themselves came from other regions in Asia. and bye peeing in your pants!!
Answer: The Government of the Philippines is called The Republic or Democratic form of government. In this type of government, the power is in the hand of the people, the majority. The officials are voted by the people, for the people and given power by the people of the Philippines.
chief of state: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO (since 20 January 2001); note - president is both chief of state and head of government head of government: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO (since 20 January 2001) cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president with consent of Commission of Appointments elections: president and vice president (Manuel "Noli" DE CASTRO) elected on separate tickets by popular vote for a single six-year term; election last held on 10 May 2004 (next to be held in May 2010) election results: Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO elected president; percent of vote - Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO 40%, Fernando POE 37%, three others 23%
bicameral Congress or Kongreso consists of the Senate or Senado (24 seats - one-half elected every three years; members elected at large by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (as a result of May 2007 election it has 239 seats including 218 members representing districts and 21 sectoral party-list members representing special minorities elected on the basis of 1 seat for every 2% of the total vote but limited to 3 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; note - the Constitution prohibits the House of Representatives from having more than 250 members)
elections: Senate - last held on 14 May 2007 (next to be held in May 2010); House of Representatives - elections last held on 14 May 2007 (next to be held in May 2010) election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Lakas-Kampi 4, LP 4, NPC 3, NP 2, independents 4, others 6; note - there are 23 rather than 24 sitting senators because one senator was elected mayor of Manila; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Lakas 86, Kampi 46, NPC 29, LP 21, Party-list 21, others 36Judicial branch: Supreme Court (15 justices are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial and Bar Council and serve until 70 years of age); Court of Appeals; Sandigan-bayan (special court for hearing corruption cases of government officials)
Answer: Makati City to Baguio City = 250 kilometers.
Daytime Driving = average speed of 35 Kph, SEVEN-hour journey. Lots of slow-moving provincial vehicles on the narrow public highways, passing through small towns with crowded wet markets.
Night driving = less obstructions on the road, less "tricycles," average speed of 50kph = five-hour trip.
BY the year 2040, a toll road may be built allowing speeds of 150kph for motorists. That ought to cut down the travel time to two hours. There is a plan for such a road, but it will only be built when there are enough motorists who are willing & able to pay the toll fees. Hence, the long wait.
Answer: In 1900, La Estrella del Norte shipped from France to the Philippines a "George Richard", the first ever automobile to have landed on the native soil. Its owner was one Dr. Miciano, a rich doctor. The first shipment of automobiles for sale in the country was in 1907, with Bachrach Motors, an affiliate of American firm Ford Motor Co. as the importer.