History UsefulNotes / Philippines

19th Oct '17 3:28:11 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of {{Cowboy Cop}}s and death squads, allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, incidents of police and extralegal killings have gained prominence ever since he assumed office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of less reliance with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down. It is worth noting, however, that he won the 2016 elections by a margin of over 5 million, which says something about his popularity with the masses.

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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. candidate and led by a margin of over 5 million votes. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of {{Cowboy Cop}}s and death squads, squads and allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, incidents of police and extralegal killings have gained prominence skyrocketed ever since he assumed office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of less reliance with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down. It is worth noting, however, that he won the 2016 elections by a margin of over 5 million, which says something about his popularity with the masses.



* UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, the current President. The only one besides Aguinaldo to jump from mayor to President in one stroke, and the first one from the Mindanao region instead of Luzon or Visayas. During his term as mayor of Davao City, he supposedly managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn it into one of the most crime-free, affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]], and based his successful campaign on that. Whether the claim is true or not is a popular subject of debate between his supporters and critics.

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* UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, the current President. The only one besides Aguinaldo to jump from mayor to President in one stroke, and the first one from the Mindanao region instead of Luzon or Visayas. During his term as mayor of Davao City, he supposedly [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie supposedly]] managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn it into one of the most crime-free, affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]], and based his successful campaign on that. Whether the claim is true or not is a popular subject of debate between his supporters and critics.that, though it's been repeatedly questioned by mainstream investigative reporting.
19th Oct '17 6:41:10 AM CosmicFerret
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* In [[BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars]], Nico mentions that there was a Filipina au pair who witnessed the murder of her Italian employer. Also, one of George's items is said to be made in Manila.

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* In [[BrokenSword Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars]], ''VideoGame/BrokenSwordTheShadowOfTheTemplars'', Nico mentions that there was a Filipina au pair who witnessed the murder of her Italian employer. Also, one of George's items is said to be made in Manila.
15th Oct '17 10:21:16 AM Advancer231
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The Philippines is also known for being "an entire nation of {{Otaku}}" due to the pervasive infiltration of Anime into its culture, to the point that the anime ''Voltes V'' was adopted as a national symbol due to how the Marcos regime tried to ban them thus provoking anger amongst the Filipino population. Despite how the Filipinos acknowledged the war crimes did by ImperialJapan upon them, they recognized that the Japanese have irreversibly changed and repented, and to this day the Philippines remained as one of their most ardent allies and consumers of Japanese culture, and a part of why the Filipinos are heavily racist towards the People's Republic of China (not Hong Kong or Taiwan) was because of the Chinese censorship against Japanese culture. In the early 2000's, the Japanese {{Manga}} style became popular in the Philippines as expected since anime was already popular, but this too gradually waned. In the mid-2000's, both Japanese manga and old-school US comics-influenced comic books gained popularity anew, the latter was thanks to local television adaptations. While more recently, homegrown Japanese-style light novels have also become popular, many of which were originally posted on the Internet with some even adapted for TV.

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The Philippines is also known for being "an entire nation of {{Otaku}}" due to the pervasive infiltration of Anime into its culture, to the point that the anime ''Voltes V'' was adopted as a national symbol due to how the Marcos regime tried to ban them thus provoking anger amongst the Filipino population. Despite how the Filipinos acknowledged the war crimes did by ImperialJapan upon them, they recognized that the Japanese have irreversibly changed and repented, and to this day the Philippines remained as one of their most ardent allies and consumers of Japanese culture, and a part of why the Filipinos are heavily racist critical towards the People's Republic of China (not Hong Kong or Taiwan) was because of the Chinese censorship against Japanese culture.culture, among other things. In the early 2000's, the Japanese {{Manga}} style became popular in the Philippines as expected since anime was already popular, but this too gradually waned. In the mid-2000's, both Japanese manga and old-school US comics-influenced comic books gained popularity anew, the latter was thanks to local television adaptations. While more recently, homegrown Japanese-style light novels have also become popular, many of which were originally posted on the Internet with some even adapted for TV.
15th Oct '17 10:18:03 AM Advancer231
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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of {{Cowboy Cop}}s and outright death squads, allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, police and extralegal killings have skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office with his tacit and explicit approval. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of deteriorating relations with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down.

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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of {{Cowboy Cop}}s and outright death squads, allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, incidents of police and extralegal killings have skyrocketed on a nationwide scale gained prominence ever since he assumed office with his tacit and explicit approval.office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of deteriorating relations less reliance with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down. It is worth noting, however, that he won the 2016 elections by a margin of over 5 million, which says something about his popularity with the masses.



* UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, the current President. The only one besides Aguinaldo to jump from mayor to President in one stroke, and the first one from the Mindanao region instead of Luzon or Visayas. During his term as mayor of Davao City, he supposedly managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn it into one of the most crime-free, affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]], and based his successful campaign on that... [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie except it still isn't.]]

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* UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, the current President. The only one besides Aguinaldo to jump from mayor to President in one stroke, and the first one from the Mindanao region instead of Luzon or Visayas. During his term as mayor of Davao City, he supposedly managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn it into one of the most crime-free, affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]], and based his successful campaign on that... [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie except it still isn't.]]that. Whether the claim is true or not is a popular subject of debate between his supporters and critics.
7th Oct '17 4:20:16 PM nombretomado
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* Allan Pineda Lindo Jr., better known as "apl.de.ap" of the BlackEyedPeas, whose songs ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wESgcExetso Bebot]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3wUZw9S2PM The APL Song]]) [[BilingualBonus feature Tagalog lyrics]], as well as a philanthropist. He also recently took part in a new ad campaign to promote the Philippines as a tourism destination.

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* Allan Pineda Lindo Jr., better known as "apl.de.ap" of the BlackEyedPeas, Music/TheBlackEyedPeas, whose songs ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wESgcExetso Bebot]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3wUZw9S2PM The APL Song]]) [[BilingualBonus feature Tagalog lyrics]], as well as a philanthropist. He also recently took part in a new ad campaign to promote the Philippines as a tourism destination.
25th Sep '17 6:01:19 AM jormis29
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* And speaking of Creator/MarkWaid, at one or two points in his career he had a curious frequency of Filipino shoutouts, like the ones in ''Superman: Birthright''. In his ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' story ''The Return of Barry Allen'' Linda was wearing a World War II jacket with a Philippine flag on it, and another popular Philippine fastfood chain, ''Jollibee'', could be seen in one panel. And in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', at the part where [[spoiler:{{Superman}} starts to bring the whole United Nations building down on the people inside it, one of his would-be victims seems to be Filipino; [[BlindIdiotTranslation spelling and grammar issues]] aside, he calls Superman a "''sira'' (broken) ''ulo'' (head)," a Filipino term for crazy, who is about to kill (''papatayin'').]]

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* And speaking of Creator/MarkWaid, at one or two points in his career he had a curious frequency of Filipino shoutouts, like the ones in ''Superman: Birthright''. In his ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' story ''The Return of Barry Allen'' ''ComicBook/TheReturnOfBarryAllen'' Linda was wearing a World War II jacket with a Philippine flag on it, and another popular Philippine fastfood chain, ''Jollibee'', could be seen in one panel. And in ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', at the part where [[spoiler:{{Superman}} starts to bring the whole United Nations building down on the people inside it, one of his would-be victims seems to be Filipino; [[BlindIdiotTranslation spelling and grammar issues]] aside, he calls Superman a "''sira'' (broken) ''ulo'' (head)," a Filipino term for crazy, who is about to kill (''papatayin'').]]
23rd Sep '17 1:32:48 PM kakoon
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* An Alternate Philippines is part of the Unified States of Arkansas in ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'', As one of the most important strategic nations and key passages to Asia, The Unified States maintains the stability and presence in this nation. Due to continuous war against the locals for independence, [[spoiler: Tasha is sent to deal with the local government. The Unified states give free education and prepare local citizens to become morally and ethically literate to support the Arkansan lineage in the entire Nation. The Unifed States Navy also has a large amount of long-ranged and heavy-barreled battleships Stationed in not-Philippines.]]

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* An Alternate Philippines is part of the Unified States of Arkansas in ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'', As one of the most important strategic nations and key passages to Asia, The Unified States maintains the stability and presence in this nation. Due to continuous war against the locals for independence, [[spoiler: Tasha is sent to deal with the local government. The Unified states give free education and prepare local citizens to become morally and ethically literate to support the Arkansan lineage in the entire Nation. The Unifed States Navy also has a large amount of long-ranged and heavy-barreled battleships Stationed in not-Philippines.the Firapins.]]
23rd Sep '17 1:25:36 PM kakoon
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* An Alternate Philippines is part of the Unified States of Arkansas in ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'', As one of the most important strategic nations and key passages to Asia, The Unified States maintains the stability and presence in this nation. Due to continuous war against the locals for independence, [[spoiler: Tasha is sent to deal with the local government. The Unified states give free education and prepare local citizens to become morally and ethically literate to support the Arkansan lineage in the entire Nation. The Unifed States Navy also has a large amount of long-ranged and heavy-barreled battleships Stationed in not-Philippines.]]
22nd Sep '17 5:21:51 AM jormis29
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* Lea Salonga, theater actress, singing voice of both ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Princess Jasmine]]'' and ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and first Filipina to win a Tony Award for her leading role in ''Theatre/MissSaigon''.

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* Lea Salonga, Creator/LeaSalonga, theater actress, singing voice of both ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Princess Jasmine]]'' and ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', and first Filipina to win a Tony Award for her leading role in ''Theatre/MissSaigon''.
19th Sep '17 8:50:47 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of CowboyCops and outright vigilante death squads, allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, police and extralegal killings have skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office with his tacit and explicit approval. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of deteriorating relations with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down.

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The current president of the Philippines is UsefulNotes/RodrigoDuterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his [[WellIntentionedExtremist tough stance against crime,]] particularly the drug trade, with his encouragement of CowboyCops {{Cowboy Cop}}s and outright vigilante death squads, allegedly going VigilanteMan himself at times. Hence, police and extralegal killings have skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office with his tacit and explicit approval. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. However, the issue where he gets slammed the most is his foreign policy, which so far consists of deteriorating relations with long-time ally US and tilting towards (what Filipinos perceive as an enemy) China, a complete 180-degree shift from the previous president's actions. All of these make him a [[BaseBreakingCharacter really polarizing figure]], with his policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down.
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