Philippines sentence example

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  • The Philippines are famous for the variety, beauty and abundance of their land molluscs.
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  • Thus the Philippines were discovered.
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  • The coast-line of the Philippines, more than II,000 m.
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  • To the east of the Philippines a sounding of 3490 fathoms is found close to the Strait of St Bernardino and north-east of Talaut.
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  • Thence Magellan proceeded to the Philippines, and there his career ended in an unimportant encounter with hostile natives.
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  • This body carries on missions in West Africa (since 1855), Japan, China, the Philippines and Porto Rico.
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  • Broadly speaking, all the brown races which inhabit the portion of Asia south of Siam and Indo-China, and the islands from the Philippines to Java, and from Sumatra to Timor, may be described as belonging to the Malayan family, if the aboriginal tribes, such as the Sakai and Semang in the Malay Peninsula, the Bataks in Sumatra, and the Muruts in Borneo, be excepted.
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  • There are trans-oceanic lines to Japan and China, to the Philippines and Hawaii, and to London, Liverpool and Glasgow, by way of the Suez Canal.
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  • He again visited the Philippines to open the first legislative assembly (16th October 1907), and returned by way of the Trans-Siberian railway.
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  • During the 19th century Cavite was the centre of political disturbances in the Philippines; in 1896 on the parade ground thirteen political prisoners were executed, and to their memory a monument was erected in 1906 at the head of the isthmus connecting with the main peninsula.
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  • Though he had been opposed to the acquisition of the Philippines, he did not believe that the inhabitants were capable of selfgovernment, and he foresaw some of the difficulties of the position.
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  • The American commission, presided over by secretary Day in Paris, absolutely refused to admit the Spanish contention that the United States or the new administration in Cuba and the Philippines should be saddled with several hundred million dollars of debts, contracted by the colonial treasuries, and guaranteed by Spain, almost entirely to maintain Spanish rule against the will of the Cubans and Filipinos.
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  • Families in the Philippines generally can't afford fresh trees, so handmade trees in an array of colors and sizes are a common substitute.
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  • The Ismdo-Malayan sub-region includes the Indian and Malayan peninsulas, Cochin-China and southern China, the Malayan archipelago, and Philippines, with New Guinea and Polynesia, excluding the Sandwich Islands.
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  • The Malayan province comprising the Malay islands, besides the Malay peninsula, and the very remarkable Philippines, possess an extraordinary number of peculiar and interesting genera.
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  • On the other islands similar characteristics are to be observed, Australian genera extending to the Philippines, and even to southern China.
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  • The south-eastern portion of Asia, with the adjacent islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines, form his Indian region.
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  • One species, however, Distira semperi, is confined to the landlocked freshwater Lake Taal at Luzon in the Philippines.
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  • The Philippines appear to be the remnants of a somewhat complex system of mountain arcs, which from their similarity of form and direction seem to be in some way connected with the mountain ranges of Annam.
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  • The islands are as rich in birds as they are poor in mammals, the total number of species recorded up to 1906 being 693, of which about one-half are peculiar to the Philippines.
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  • Sulu and Tawi Tawi belong zoologically to the Philippines, but have 12 well-marked peculiar species, and many of the characteristic Mindanao-Basilan forms are lacking.
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  • Of the 12 species of hornbills not one occurs outside of the Philippines.
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  • For three years he was governor of the Moro Province and during 1906-8 was commander of the Philippines Division.
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  • 1844), served in the artillery until 1870 and in the cavalry until 1879; he was appointed brigadiergeneral U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish War in 1898, and served in the Philippines.
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  • His property was confiscated - his jewels, furniture and ready money were estimated to amount to £120,000 - he was degraded from the grandeeship and exiled to the Philippines.
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  • 561 Cochin China Cambodia Annam Tonkin 1,761 Pondicherry Malacca Philippines.
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  • With a party of congressmen he visited the Philippines on a tour of inspection July-September 1905, and in September 1906, on the downfall of the Cuban republic and the intervention of America, he took temporary charge of affairs in that island (September - October).
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  • Beyond India it has spread to Malacca and the Malay Archipelago, where it overwhelmed Hindu civilization, and reached the southern Philippines.
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  • At present it occupies the extremity of the Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Philippines and other islands of the Malay Archipelago as well as Madagascar, while the inhabitants of most islands in the South Seas, including New Zealand and Hawaii, speak languages which if not Malay have at least undergone a strong Malay influence.
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  • The Helicinidae are exotic, ranging from the West Indies to the Philippines.
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  • In1907-1908all the sugar produced from cane grown in the United States came from Louisiana (335,000 long tons) and Texas (12,000 tons); in the same year cane sugar from Hawaii amounted to 420,000 tons, from Porto Rico to 217,000 tons and from the Philippines to 135,000 tons; and the total yield of beet sugar from the United States was 413,954 tons.
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  • The state furnished four regiments (a total of 5313 officers and men)' to the volunteer army during the Spanish-American War (1898),(1898), the service of the 13th Regiment for more than a year in the Philippines being particularly notable.
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  • It has been found sporadically near the Aleutian Islands, between the Philippines and Marianne Islands and to the south of the Galapagos group. It is made up to a large extent of the siliceous frustules of diatoms. It is usually yellowish-grey and often straw-coloured when wet, though when dried it becomes white and mealy.
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  • Some attention is also being given to the manufacture of alcohol for power purposes in Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines; and in Cuba, from the molasses produced as a by-product in the sugar refineries.
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  • One of his commanders, Luis Vaes de Torres, struck off to the north-west, coasted along the south of the Louisiade Archipelago and New Guinea, traversed the strait which bears his name between New Guinea and Australia, and reached the Philippines.
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  • The society's foreign agencies extend to China, Japan, Korea, the Turkish empire, Bulgaria, Egypt, Micronesia, Siam, Mexico, Central America, the South American republics, Cuba and the Philippines.
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  • 1843), was colonel of the 6th United States (coloured) cavalry during the Civil War, and attained the rank of major-general in the regular army in 1903, commanding the army in the Philippines in 1903-1904.
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  • From 1905 to 1909 he held various commands in the Philippines.
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  • It comes, however, within the great volcanic zone which stretches from the north of Sumatra, through Java and the other Sundanese islands, round to Amboyna, Tidore, Ternate, Halmahera and the Philippines.
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  • Most of the white inhabitants live in Ermita and Malate, or in San Miguel, where there are several handsome villas along the river front, among them that of the governor-general of the Philippines.
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  • This vests the legislative and administrative authority mainly in a municipal board of five members, of whom three are appointed by the governor of the Philippines by the advice and with the consent of the Philippine commission, and the others are the president of the advisory board and the city engineer.
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  • Monthly steam communication is maintained by a German firm between Labuan, Singapore and the Philippines.
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  • It is served by the Manila & Dagupan railway, and the bridge across the Rio Grande is one of the longest in the Philippines.
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  • inland from Manila Bay, is Laguna de Bay, the largest body of fresh water in the Philippines.
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  • The Philippines, politically speaking, and the Philippines, zoologically speaking, are not identical areas; Balabac, Palawan and the Calamianes being characterized by the occurrence of numerous Bornean forms which are conspicuously absect from the remaining islands.
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  • Although the Philippines are commonly held to form an eastern extension of the Indo-Malayan sub-region, there is a large amount of specialization in the fauna of the islands eastward of the Palawan group. Mammals are scarce.
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  • Bats are very numerous, and a number of the species are peculiar to the Philippines.
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  • In spite of all; that has been said to the contrary, but one species of monkey (Macacus philippinensis, Geoff.) has been discovered in the Philippines.
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  • When the Philippines were discovered by the Spaniards it was the only cultivated crop of importance, and until the 19th century it was the chief article of export, but as the culture of the more profitable crops of hemp, sugar and coco-nuts was extended it became an article of import.
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  • The first railway in the Philippines was the line from Manila to Dagupan (120 m.) which was built by an English corporation under a guaranty of the Spanish government and was opened in 1892.
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  • The foreign commerce of the Philippines consists chiefly in the exportation of Manila hemp, dried coco-nut meat (copra), sugar and tobacco, both in the leaf and in cigars and cigarettes; and in the importation of cotton goods, rice, wheat-flour, fresh beef, boots and shoes, iron and steel, illuminating oil, liquors, paper and paper goods.
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  • In 1909 free trade was established between the United States and the Philippines in all goods which are the growth, product or manufacture of these countries, with the exception of rice, except that a limit to the free importation from the Philippines to the United States in any one year is fixed on cigars at 15,000,000; on wrapper tobacco and on filler tobacco, when mixed with more than 15% of wrapper tobacco, at 300,000 th; on filler tobacco at 1,000,000 lb and on sugar at 300,000 gross tons.
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  • Of the black race 23,511, or 97.8%, were Negritos, who are believed to be the aborigines of the Philippines.
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  • The organic act contained a bill of rights, provided for the establishment of a popular assembly two years after the completion of a census of the Philippines, and more definitely provided for the organization of the judiciary.
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  • A judgment of the supreme court of the Philippines which affects any statute, treaty, title, right or privilege of the United States may be reversed, modified or affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States; an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States may also be had in any cause in which the value in controversy exceeds $25,000.
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  • Besides the elementary schools there are at Manila the Philippine Normal School, the Philippine School of Arts and Trades, the Philippine School of Commerce and the school for the instruction of the deaf and blind, and in 1908 the Philippine legislature passed an act for the establishment of a university of the Philippines.
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  • This was a plain renunciation of any rights over the Philippines, which lie several degrees west of the Moluccas.
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  • This fact, however, was ignored and in 1542 an attempt to conquer the Philippines was made by Ruy Lopez de Villabos (c. 1500-1544).
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  • The conquest of the Philippines was essentially a missionary conquest.
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  • 1770) and BrigadierGeneral William Draper (1721-1787), was sent to the Philippines.
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  • At the close of the war the Philippines were returned to Spain.
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  • In 1591 direct trade between the Philippines and South America was prohibited.
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  • In 1593 trade between the Philippines and Mexico, the only route open between the colony and Spain, was limited to two ships annually, the ships not to exceed 300 tons burden.
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  • This monopoly lasted until the Mexican War of Independence forced the Spanish government to regard the Philippines as being in the East instead of the West.
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  • Compared with the results of English or Dutch colonization the conversion and civilization of the Filipinos is a most remarkable achievement s Notwithstanding the undeniable vices, follies and absurd illiberalities of the Spanish colonial regime, the Philippines were the only group in the East Indies that improved in civilization in the three centuries following their discovery.
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  • The era of discontent may be said to have begun in 1825 when the loss of her colonies on the mainland of America caused Spain Era of to take a more immediate interest in the Philippines, missionary era and brought about the definite entry of the islands into the world of commerce and progress.
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  • The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, followed by the establishment of direct steam communication between Spain and the Philippines, sounded the death knell of the peaceful outside the city, but were unsuccessful.
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  • Roosevelt signed an act establishing the civil government of the Philippines and providing for a new legislative body.
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  • Lindsay, The Philippines under Spanish and American Rules (Philadelphia, 1906) A.
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  • Hamm, Manila and the Philippines (London, 1898); J.
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  • Devins, An Observer in the Philippines (Boston, 1905); R.
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  • Taft, Civil Government in the Philippines (ibid.
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  • 1902); and Special Report to the President on the Philippines (Washington, 1908); and R.
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  • Millet, The Expedition to the Philippines (London, 1899) and J.
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  • The six months that had elapsed between the signing of the peace protocol and the ratification of the treaty had constituted a virtual interregnum, Spain's authority having been practically destroyed in the Philippines and that of the United States xvii.
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  • In the Philippines advanced steps had been taken in the substitution of civil government for military occupation, and a governor-general, Judge William H.
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  • The proximity of Japan and the Philippines' on the west, and of the Papuan 1 There are authenticated instances of Japanese junks, with living people in them, having been found in various parts of the North Pacific. In 1814 the British brig "Forester" met with one off the coast of California (about 30° N.
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  • In March 1903 he was sent to the Philippines and in Aug.
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  • Wood was assigned to the Southeastern Division, with the alternative of choosing either Hawaii or the Philippines.
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  • 1921 he retired from active service in the army and was appointed governor-general of the Philippines.
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  • Palestine Philippines Congo.
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  • Four species of the genus are now recognized, whose range includes the Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Celebes and some of the Philippines.
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  • Steamer connexions are maintained with Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, the Philippines, China and Japan.
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  • Since 1898 the governmental changes previously referred to, the location of a new trans-continental railway terminus on the bay, and the new outlook to the Orient, created by the control of the Philippines by the United States, and increased trade in the Pacific and with the Orient, have stimulated the growth and ambitions of the city.
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  • In October of the same year the American government in the Philippines, having to deal with the opium trade, raised the question of the taking of joint measures for its suppression by the powers interested, and as a result a conference met at Shanghai on the 1st of February 1909 to which China, the United States of America, Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal and Russia sent delegates.
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  • Such curved chains are repeated about the Pacific Ocean in the Kurile Islands, the Japanese chain, the Philippines, &c. The general elevation is greatest in the eastern islands and least in the western.
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  • A black coat with white spots distinguishes the Philippine spotted deer, C. alf redi, which is about the size of a roe-buck; while other members of this group are the Calamianes deer of the Philippines (C. culionensis), the Bavian deer (C. kuhli) from a small island near Java, and the well-known Indian hog-deer or para (C. porcinus), all these three last being small, more or less uniformly coloured, and closely allied species.
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  • part of the town is a monument to Magellan, who discovered the Philippines in March 1521, and was slain here by the natives late in the following month.
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  • He was then ordered to the Philippines, where he commanded various districts, and from April 1900 to May 1901, when he was mustered out of the volunteer service, was acting military governor.
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  • In 1901 he became a major-general in the regular army, and in 1901-1902 commanded the Division of the Philippines.
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  • The river is navigable to Tuguegarao for vessels of light draught; the Cagayan Valley is the great tobaccoproducing region of the Philippines; and Tuguegarao is an important shipping point for tobacco.
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  • During the Spanish-American War Oregon furnished a regiment of volunteers which served in the Philippines.
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  • Later scientists have endeavoured to identify the Papuans with the Negritos of the Philippines and the Semangs of the Malay Peninsula.
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  • Alfred Russel Wallace pronounced against this hypothesis in an appendix to his Malay Archipelago (1883 ed., p. 602), where he observes that "the black, woolly-haired races of the Philippines and the Malay Peninsula ...
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  • After considerable difficulties with the Chinese, he sailed again with his one remaining vessel to cruise for one of the richly laden galleons which conducted the trade between Mexico and the Philippines.
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  • Barotac Nuevo is a 4th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines.
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  • This outlet is now almost closed, as the new masters of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines no longer protect Spanish imports against European and American competitors.
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  • The government of Spain having guaranteed the colonial debts of Cuba and of the Philippines, when those colonies were lost in 1898, Spain was further saddled with 46,210,000 of colonial consolidated debts, and with the expenses of the wars amounting, besides, to 63,257,000.
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  • Before a year had passed, in view of the signal failure of Marsha] Campos, the Madrid government decided to send out General Weyler, who bad made himself famous in the Philippines and at Barcelona for his stern and cruel procedure against disaffection of every kind.
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  • the name of Spain, clearly stipulated that her rule in the New World must be considered at an end, and that the fate of the Philippines would be settled at the Paris negotiations.
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  • Unfortunately, Spain indulged in the illusion that America would perhaps respect her rights of sovereignty in the Philippine Islands, or pay a considerable sum for their cession and recognize the debts of Cuba and of the Philippines.
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  • He also wrote essays and short stories, and an English version of Tolstoi's Sebastopol (1887); and among his publications are The Danube (1891), Capillary Crime and other Stories (1892), and Expedition to the Philippines (1899).
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  • 1899 he was sent to the Philippines as adjutant-general of the Department of Mindanao, and in 1901 was honourably discharged from volunteer service.
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  • Soon after he returned to the Philippines as commander of the Department of Mindanao and governor of the Moro Province.
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  • It is held that in the Miocene and Pliocene periods there were land connexions with the Philippines, Java and the Moluccas, and through the last with Australasian lands to the east and south-east.
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  • Victory in the Philippines - the court has ruled in favor of bikes using expressways.
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  • In the Philippines, Oxfam is working with fishing communities whose livelihoods have been destroyed by intensive shrimp farming.
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  • In the Philippines, the immigration act has been used to detain indefinitely foreigners suspected of terrorist acts.
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  • The Japanese islands have been formed from the molten magma released by the melting Philippines Plate.
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  • meddleling in people 's affairs and in the Philippines, Cuba, wherever we've meddling.
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  • molten magma released by the melting Philippines Plate.
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  • Philippines: Requiring foreign investors buying real estate to have 60 per cent local capital.
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  • The case meant to represent'social movement unionism ' is the KMU of the Philippines.
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  • Thus, abandoned by his consort, De Torres, compelled to bear up for the Philippines to refit, discovered and sailed through the strait that bears his name, and may even have caught a glimpse of the northern coast of the Australian continent.
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  • 2 Estimates of area and population incomplete for Cochin China, Cambodia, Annam, Tonkin, Pondicherry, Malacca and Philippines.
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  • The New Guinea native is usually of a negroid type with fine physique, but in the Arfak mountains in the north-west, and at points on the west and north coasts and adjacent islands, the very degraded and stunted Karons are found, with hardly the elements of social organization (possibly the aboriginal race unmixed with foreign elements), and resembling the Aetas or Negritos of the Philippines, and other kindred tribes in the Malay Archipelago.
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  • The Philippines on the other hand, "are almost surrounded by deep sea, but are connected with Borneo by means of two narrow submarine banks" (A.
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  • The United States telegraph ship " Nero," while surveying for a cable between Hawaii and the Philippines, sounded in 1900 the greatest depth yet known between Midway Islands and Guam (12° 43' N., 1 45° 49' E.) in 5269 fathoms, or almost exactly 6 m.
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  • There now remains a vast number of small islands which lie chiefly (but not entirely) within an area which may be defined as extending from the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia to 130° W., and from tropic to tropic. These islands fall principally into a number of groups clearly enough defined to be well seen on a map of small scale; they are moreover divided, as will be shown, into three main divisions; but whereas they have enough characteristics in common to render a general view of them desirable, there is no well-recognized name to cover them all.
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  • The total land area of the Philippines is about 115,026 sq.
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  • The proximity of Japan and the Philippines' on the west, and of the Papuan 1 There are authenticated instances of Japanese junks, with living people in them, having been found in various parts of the North Pacific. In 1814 the British brig "Forester" met with one off the coast of California (about 30° N.
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  • The case meant to represent 'social movement unionism ' is the KMU of the Philippines.
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  • In the Philippines, the fibers of pineapple leaves are woven to create a stiff fabric.
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  • A main focus for recruitment was the Philippines.
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  • In 2008, Holland America opened a culinary institute in the Philippines to help prepare and train individuals for shipboard employment.
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  • Many people wonder how to retire in the Philippines.
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  • This international retirement option has both benefits and drawbacks, but the most important thing to know is that there are a lot of American retirees in the Philippines who experience their retirement as life in paradise.
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  • The Philippines is another popular spot, partly because English is spoken throughout most of the country.
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  • Retiring in the Philippines is a big decision, so you'll want to carefully weigh your options and decide if it is right for you before making any big decisions.
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  • Most people who seek to live in the Philippines after retirement do so to save money.
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  • Because English is spoken in most regions of the country, living in the Philippines can be an easier living abroad experience than moving to a region where English is only spoken by a small group, or only spoken at a beginner's level.
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  • In the Philippines, the main drawback is even though you can maintain a high quality of living, there are always a lot of unknowns.
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  • Even though the cost of living is much lower in the Philippines, you'll still want have enough money saved up for retirement and for emergencies.
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  • The most important thing is to start doing research and learn everything you can about how to retire in the Philippines.
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  • Keep in mind you will need a visa to retire in the Philippines.
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  • Living in the Philippines includes a wealth of information.
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  • Read the Live in the Philippines web magazine.
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  • Learn how much money you need to retire in the Philippines.
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  • Philippines Travel Guide has practical advice for travel.
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  • If you are seriously considering retirement in the Philippines or another foreign country, it might be helpful to pay a visit before making a decision.
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  • A Lindberg finishing lab was opened and later expanded in the Philippines.
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  • Americans adopt children from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and the Philippines.
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  • In one case, a man who had contracted rabies in the Philippines was not diagnosed until he began to feel ill in the United Kingdom.
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  • Smith, J., et al. "Case Report: Rapid Ante-Mortem Diagnosis of a Human Case of Rabies Imported into the UK from the Philippines."
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  • Probably the most recognized dance from the Philippines, the Tinikling is also the closest to the indigenous dances.
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  • Both of these dances illustrate a major factor in all of the dances of the Philippines, in that they tend to both reflect and reinforce the cultural norms of everyday life.
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  • For example, the Cordillera from the northern Philippines contains movements representing such everyday tasks as carrying water - but does it in a way that makes it graceful and balanced.
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  • Another form of dance step common to both the Western forms and the Philippines is the "sway balance".
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  • The best-known national folk dance of the Philippines is called the Tinikling.
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  • There are many influences for the dances of the Philippines, ranging from ancient battles to cultural influences from colonists.
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  • The Tinikling is a great representative dance of the pride and artistic joy of the Philippines.
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  • "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" may be discontinued in the United States, but it is still being made in the Philippines.
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  • Fortunately, Jergens sold the formula to this shampoo to Vibelle Manufacturing Corporation in the Philippines where it is made and sold.
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  • Looking for jobs in the Philippines can be a daunting task, especially if you almost never visit the country.
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  • Cost of Living: The cost of living in the Philippines will most likely not be exactly the same as what you're used to.
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  • To effectively compare your current salary with your potential salary in the Philippines, you'll need to know the cost of living there.
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  • If you can find natives from the Philippines online, contact them to see where the good spots to live, work, and play are.
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  • To get permission to work in the Philippines, you'll need a working visa.
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  • According to Working in the Philippines, it's a good thing that the cost of living is so low-you will be lucky to make $1,000-$2,000 a month.
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  • Be very cautious about the time and effort you spend looking for a job in the Philippines.
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  • The oil has been made using centuries-old techniques developed in the Philippines.
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  • Black Rice: This is a very sticky rice from Indonesia and Philippines.
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  • Philippines. Live trees are generally too expensive in this tropical country, so the typical family creates a tree from bamboo and decorates it with colored paper.
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  • Tagalog is a name associated with a specific ethnic group of people who are native to the Philippines.
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  • While a Philippines citizen is typically referred to as a Filipino, these people are not comprised of merely one ethnic group.
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  • Telenovelas air in Italy, Britain, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Eastern Europe, South Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines making them truly the international soap opera genre.
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  • Highly educated and hungry professionals in India, China and the Philippines often work twice as hard for less than a third of the going rate.
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  • Benefits associated with coconut oil listed in the book point to the low obesity rates in cultures such as in the Philippines where coconuts are consumed as a part of a regular diet.
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  • This all changed after a friend of hers sent her a few shirts from the Philippines.
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  • The surname is taken from a province in the Philippines, while Hikaru is a Japanese name.
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  • Friendster is popular in Asia, and is the second most popular website in the Philippines.
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  • portion of Asia and its outlying islands, representatives of which are also still to be found in the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines.
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  • On the east and south-east of Asia are several important groups of islands, the more southern of which link this continent to Australia, and to the islands of the Pacific. The Kurile Islands, the Japanese group, Luchu, Formosa and the Philippines, may be regarded as unquestionable outliers of Asia.
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  • He served as a brigadier-general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War of 1898,1898, and then in the Philippines, becoming brigadiergeneral in the regular army in February 1901 and major-general in February 1906.
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  • Calamaria of Indo-China is an example of burrowing snakes, with a short tail and small eyes; in Typhlopophis of the Philippines the eyes are concealed.
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  • The China Sea on the north has a maximum depth of 2715 fathoms off the Philippines, the Sulu Basin reaches 2550 fathoms, and the Celebes Basin 2795 fathoms. Some of the channels between the islands are of very great depth, Macassar Strait exceeding 1000 fathoms, the Molucca Passage exceeding 2000 fathoms, and the Halmahera Trough sinking as deep as 2575 fathoms. The deepest of all is the Banda Basin, a large area of which lies below 2500 fathoms and reaches 3557 fathomsin the Kei Trench.
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  • He determined that Cuba should not be taken over by the United States, as all Europe expected it would be, and an influential section of his own party hoped it would be, but should be given every opportunity to govern itself as an independent republic; by assuming supervision of the finances of San Domingo, he put an end to controversies in that unstable republic, which threatened to disturb the peace of Europe; and he personally inspired the body of administrative officials in the Philippines, in Porto Rico and (during American occupancy) in Cuba, who for efficiency and unselfish devotion to duty compare favourably with any similar body in the world.
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  • After remaining in the Philippines under orders from his government to maintain control, Dewey received the rank of admiral (March 3, 1899) - that title, formerly borne only by Farragut and Porter, having been revived by act of Congress (March 2, 1899), - and returned home, arriving in New York City, where, on the 3rd of October 1899, he received a great ovation.
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  • Diamonds are obtained in Borneo, garnets in Sumatra, Bachian and Timor, and topazes in Bachian, antimony in Borneo and the Philippines; lead in Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines; copper and malachite in the Philippines, Timor, Borneo and Sumatra; and, most important of all, tin in Banka, Billiton and Singkep. Iron is pretty frequent in various forms. Gold is not uncommon in the older ranges of Sumatra, Banka, Celebes, Bachian, Timor and Borneo.
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  • Keane, is that the Negritos, still found in the Philippines, are the true aborigines of Indo-China and western Malaysia, while the Melanesians, probably their kinsmen, were the earliest occupants of eastern Malaysia and western Polynesia.
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  • Af ter losing the commander in the Philippines and discovering Borneo, the two surviving ships reached the Moluccas late in 1520.
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  • of the Moluccas, but by a geographical fiction the Philippines were included within the Spanish sphere.
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  • The enterprise of Sir James Brooke led, after 1838, to the establishment of British sovereignty in North Borneo; in 1895 New Guinea was divided between Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands; and the Spanish-American War of 1898 resulted in the cession of the Philippines, Sulu Island and the largest of the Mariana Islands to the United States, and the sale of the Caroline group to Germany.
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  • Magellan reached the " Ladrones " (Marianas) in 1521, and voyaged thence to the Philippines, where he was killed in a local war.
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  • Thereafter his pilot, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, set out with the remainder of the company to make for the Philippines, and on the way discovered Ponape of the Caroline Islands, some of which group, however, had been known to the Portuguese as early as 1527.
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  • The full active force of the present organization is as follows: 15 regiments of cavalry, with 765 officers and 13,155 enlisted men; 6 regiments of field artillery, with 236 officers and 5220 enlisted men; 30 regiments of infantry, with 1530 officers and 26,731 enlisted men; 3 battalions of engineers, with 2002 enlisted men, commanded by officers detailed from the corps of engineers; a special regiment of infantry for Porto Rico, with 31 officers and 576 enlisted men; a provisional force of 50 companies of native scouts in the Philippines, with 178 officers and 5731 enlisted men; staff men, service school detachments, the military academy at West Point, Indian scouts, &c, totalling 11,777 enlisted men.
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  • The few representatives of this group are all very small rodents, confined to tropical Africa, the Philippines and the Malay islands.
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  • In the Philippines occur the peculiar genera Batomys, Carpomys and Crateromys, confined to the mountains of Luzon, the third remarkable for its huge size and long hair.
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  • The last representatives of the Muridae are confined to Australasia and the Philippines, and constitute the sub-family Hydromyinae, characterized by the very general presence of only two pairs of molars in each jaw.
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  • In 1888 he was sent out as captain-general to the Philippines, where he dealt very sternly with the native rebels of the Carolines, of Mindanao and other provinces.
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  • In the Carolines and Marshalls it has now largely passed to German missionaries, the Americans having enough to do in the Philippines, where there are already over 27,000 Protestants.
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  • The surrounding country is one of the most important hemp-producing districts in the Philippines; sinamay is woven here, and large quantities of hemp are shipped from here to Manila.
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  • It thus comprises all the insular groups which extend almost continuously from the south-eastern extremity of Asia to more than half-way across the Pacific. Its chief divisions are Malaysia with the Philippines; Australia with Tasmania and New Zealand; Melanesia, that is, New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Admiralty, the Solomons, New Hebrides, Santa Cruz, Fiji, Loyalties and New Caledonia; Micronesia, that is, the Ladrones, Pelew and Carolines, with the Marshal] and Gilbert groups; lastly, Polynesia, that is, Samoa, Tonga, Cook, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Ellice, Hawaii and all intervening clusters.
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  • the Philippines; and the town has a considerable coastwise trade.
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  • An interesting point of American constitutional law has arisen out of the cession of the Philippines to the United States, through the fact that the federal constitution does not lend itself to the exercise by the federal congress of unlimited powers, such as are vested in the British parliament.
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  • PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, or THE Philippines, an archipelago belonging to the United States of America, situated about Soo m.
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  • The rich and varied flora of the Philippines is essentially Malayan, intermixed with Chinese and Australian elements, but with sufficient individuality to constitute a sub-region, there being at least 769 species peculiar to the archipelago.
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  • The Philippines are visited on the average by twenty or more typhoons annually.
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  • In the Philippines the humane policy of the home government had no such powerful obstacles to contend with.
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  • As a reward for his success in the Philippines President Roosevelt in 1906 finally secured his promotion from captain to brigadier-general, passing him over 862 senior officers.
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  • Running south-east through Sumatra, east through Java and the southern islands to Timor, curving north through the Moluccas, and again north, from the end of Celebes through the whole line of the Philippines, they follow a line roughly resembling a horseshoe narrowed towards the point.
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  • Careful investigations have supported the theory that Micronesia was peopled largely from the Philippines or some portion of the Malay Archipelago at a much later period than the Polynesian migration.
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  • In the Philippines, a cricket (Scepastus pachyrhynchoides), has taken on the shape and coloration of a species of Apocyrtus, a hard and inedible weevil (Curculionidae); and Phoraspis, a kind of grasshopper similarly resembles ladybirds (Coccinellidae).
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  • of the Philippines and N.
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  • The United States telegraph ship " Nero," while surveying for a cable between Hawaii and the Philippines, sounded in 1900 the greatest depth yet known between Midway Islands and Guam (12° 43' N., 1 45° 49' E.) in 5269 fathoms, or almost exactly 6 m.
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  • It splits into two parts east of the Philippines, one division flowing northwards as the Kuro Siwo or Black Stream, the analogue of the Gulf Stream, to feed a drift circulation which follows the winds of the North Pacific, and finally forms the Californian Current flowing southwards along the American coast.
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  • The north of the chain, from the Kuriles to Formosa, belongs to the empire of Japan; southward it is continued by the Philippines (belonging to the United States of America) which link it with the vast archipelago between the Pacific and Indian oceans, to which the name Malay Archipelago is commonly applied.
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  • There now remains a vast number of small islands which lie chiefly (but not entirely) within an area which may be defined as extending from the Philippines, New Guinea and Australia to 130° W., and from tropic to tropic. These islands fall principally into a number of groups clearly enough defined to be well seen on a map of small scale; they are moreover divided, as will be shown, into three main divisions; but whereas they have enough characteristics in common to render a general view of them desirable, there is no well-recognized name to cover them all.
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