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it was named after the king of Spain King Philip II. that is why we came up with the name Philippines

The islands that now composed the modern day Philippines was named after the Spanish king Felipe by the Spanish explorer Roy Lopez de Villalobos. The Spaniards called the archepelago Las Islas Felipinas. When the Americans defeated the Spaniards during the US-Spanish war the Americans renamed the islands Philippines and called it Philippine Islands.
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What is the Philippines?

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Where is the Philippines?

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What is Philippine?

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What are the Philippines?

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Why is Philippines named Philippines?

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How is bill becomes a law in the Philippines?

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How did the Philippines become an American possession?

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Where is Philippine embassy in Philippine located?

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Where did Philippines get the names of Philippines?

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Why is the Philippine crocodile starting to become endangered?

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What was Philippines named before it was Philippines?

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