The Philippines Filipino: Pilipinas [?p?l?'pin?s] or Filipinas [?f?l?'pin?s]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.
The Philippines location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 343,448 square kilometers (132,606 sq mi) and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million. As of January 2018, it was the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's
earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Islamic nations occurred. Then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of Datus, Rajahs, Sultans or Lakans.
The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established. The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed in quick succession, which then spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since then, the Philippines has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.
It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. It is one of the only two predominantly Christian nations in Southeast Asia, the other being East Timor.
The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of 7,107 islands with the total land area of 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi) 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. The largest city of Philippines is Manila (the capital city) the archipelago is around 805 kilometers Asian mainland.
Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine:
The Emilio Aguinaldo College School of Medicine was founded on July 23, 2001, by Dr. Paulo C. Campos, a National Scientist in Nuclear Medicine. The college is an outstanding institution for medical education and health research. The Emilio Aguinaldo College School of Medicine provides an education and scientific environment that prepares the students to become professionally competent. The Emilio Aguinaldo College School of Medicine is staffed by dedicated, respected and competent academicians, as well as clinicians who are well-known in their fields of speciality. It implements an outcome-based, synchronized curriculum, with early clinical integration and emphasis on the interactive learning process. It also boasts of well-equipped classrooms, basic science and skills laboratories and a library. The Manila Med, School of Medicine’s base teaching and training hospital, is a tertiary training institution accredited by the Department of Health, an ISO 9011: 2008 certified institution since 2011, and Phil Health accredited Center of Excellence in 2010; a rare distinction among tertiary private and government hospitals in the Philippines.
Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) distinctly upholds the belief that education must transcend the four walls of the Institution and contribute to social transformation, and propel global progress. As an academic institution, our philosophical beliefs are grounded in the pursuit of truth. We believe that the pursuit of truth strengthens the moral fiber of every individual.
As an academic institution, our philosophical beliefs are grounded in the pursuit of truth. We believe that the pursuit of truth strengthens the moral fiber of every individual.
We believe, too, in the holistic formation of the individual by instilling moral discipline to develop character and by encouraging a never-ending intellectual pursuit for excellence.
We believe discipline begins with the individual and that a self-disciplined, an educated person will be able to contribute more to others and to the community.
Further, we sustain the belief that education should rise above what is mediocre in a complex world, by nurturing an open-mind and developing receptiveness to new ideas tempered by critical thinking. As a premier college, we recognize the need to educate individuals who will contribute to the improvement of human condition.
Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) offers a unique combination of a rigorous academic program, a medium-sized school, a diverse student body and all the resources the Pearl Manila Hotel, Medical Center Manila, and the Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center. The hotel and hospital environments provide students with an opportunity for authentic learning experiences which is rarely matched by other learning institutions.
Our interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to healthcare, hospitality management, and other disciplines provides academic and professional challenges that develop a wide range of skills in our students. Our close-knit community truly makes us what one college guide calls “an urban oasis.”
Part of our organization is an International School which provides quality education that begins with a pre-school which employs a Montessori-based approach to prepare the young ones for entry to the elementary school. In the high school, standards are high and its challenging curriculum is geared towards offering an International Baccalaureate Program.
Our high school graduates enter premier universities because of their strong academic foundation focused on Mathematics and Sciences. In 2009, our high school ranked in the top ten private schools in the National Achievement Test for the NCR. College education, likewise, conforms to the standards of the world’s best educational institution. The College continually upgrades its programs to ensure that the students are prepared to meet the needs of today’s employment market.
Before they step out of our school, the students of EAC are given the opportunity to have hands-on training in actual workplace situations with our affiliates. Students in Health Care programs are able to practice what they learn in the classroom at the Medical Center Manila. Similarly, students in the Hospitality and Restaurant Management programs can apply what they learn at the Pearl Manila Hotel. At our Cavite Campus, students have the same opportunities for gaining real-world experience with our nearby affiliates of Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center and Antler’s Hotel. Aside from our affiliates, we have arrangements with many other institutions for hands-on training for our students.
For instance, the School of Criminology has an arrangement with the National Bureau of Investigation and with the Manila Police District for the hands-on training of their students. The School of Business Administration has arrangements with a number of private brokers and accounting firms. The standards of our programs are recognized here and abroad. Emilio Aguinaldo’s Dental Technology course is the first to receive TESDA certification. We are one of only five institutions whose Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy is recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. Recently, one of our international students passed the Taiwan Medical Board Exam.
At Emilio Aguinaldo College we believe in providing an environment conducive to learning. Our students are provided with modern, air-conditioned classrooms, use of a well-stocked library, science, computer and speech laboratories. A seven-story Sports and Cultural Center that houses, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a fitness center, an inside running track and a state of the art theater are all available for use by students and faculty. Recently we added several simulation laboratories for use by our Health Care programs and Hospitality and Restaurant Management programs. Our continued investment in facilities is aimed at further enhancing the learning experience of our students.
For our students to become competitive in their chosen field they need top quality teachers. To this end we have gathered highly qualified, local and foreign academicians to be their mentors. Thus our students are able to learn from experienced mentors who are experts and often leaders in their field of study.
EAC provides an online student-teacher communication facility through its E-Learning Program. We believe that E-Learning is an essential component of modern education. The EAC E-Learning Program allows our students to access their lessons, homework assignments, class notes, and even interact with their teacher about their lessons from the convenience of their home computer. Learning no longer needs to be interrupted because of the suspension of classes due to bad weather, pandemic alerts or other similar causes. Students can continue their learning online in the comfort of home. EAC’s Student Services department makes sure campus life is a totally enriching experience. Students can enlist in a number of extra-curricular programs such as the Chorale, Drama Club, various sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, and other), academic and religious organizations, and many more.
To continue to ensure that our educational programs are up to date, EAC continues to benchmark itself against other educational institutions and engage in student and faculty exchanges with industrial institutions both here and abroad. Aside from our linkages with local affiliates, we have established a partnership agreement with the institution from USA, China, Japan, and Korea. Our agreements include joint research program, colloquiums on program content and teaching methodology, school equipment assistance, exchange of student and faculty, technology transfer and the like.
Every building has its own security personnel. In place, is an electronic ID system that screens all individuals entering the school grounds and buildings. The safety of our students is always one of our biggest priorities.
The EAC campus is ideally located In the heart of Manila. It is easily accessible through public transportation, such as public buses, jeepneys, taxis, and the Light Rail Transit system (LRT).
The location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year (see climate types).based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the from March to October: the winter monsoon brings cooler air from November to February. May is the warmest month, and January, is the coolest. Weather in the Philippines is monitored and managed by the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (known locally by its acronym PAGASA)
Its unit of currency is the Philippine peso (? or PHP).
Public transport consists of trams, trolley buses and paid taxis
Dial+63 when making a phone call to the Philippines. Make sure to dial the city code and the local telephone number.