We Visit the Philippines
Consisting of more than 7,000 islandsmost of which are uninhabitedthe Philippines is an island nation off Southeast Asia that is characterized by great natural beauty. It was ruled by Spain as a colony for over 300 years. In 1898, the Philippines traded one ruler for another when the United States took over in the aftermath of its victory in the Spanish-American War. Despite all its challenges, the Philippines is becoming an increasingly vibrant and modern society as it moves forward in the 21st century.