Philippines. By: Wesley Marshall. H istory.
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By: Wesley Marshall
When Spain ruled the Philippines, a Chinese pirate named Limahong invaded the northern Philippine islands. He was well known as a warlord. When Limahong was sailing, he ran into merchant ships. He then learned that they came from a place that was unprotected. So he decided to invade the city of Manila. But the Spanish heard of this, And they battled to protect the Philippines. Though Limahong didn’t die in that battle, Most of Limahong’s men died in that battle. People call this the red sea incident.
( Manila is the capital of the Philippines)
The name of the Philippine language is called Filipino. Some Filipino people do speak some English, because the American people had control of the Philippines at one time. But then the Philippines fought to gain freedom from America.
The Philippines are 7,000 islands lying 500 mi. off the southeast coast of Asia. The overall land area is as big as Arizona! The highest mountain out of all the Philippines is mount Apo. Only 1/3 of the islands have names. Some islands are so small that none live on the islands!