The Philippines: A Young Republic on the Move

The Philippines: A Young Republic on the Move

The Philippines: A Young Republic on the Move

The Philippines: A Young Republic on the Move

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Enjoying, understanding, and creatively working with another people is possible only as we appreciate the perspective from which they view both the little matters of daily life and the affairs of the world. It is our purpose to encourage such an awareness of the Filipinos. We will picture their experience and environment, sketch their heritage and show what use they have made of it, and seek to discover their hopes for the future.

The Philippines is a tropical Island Republic of 28,000,000 citizens, a land of infinite variety and substantial promise that is fast becoming a modern nation. Next door lie the teeming lands of East and South Asia, their emerging new nations plagued by economic and political instability. The Philippines occupies a crucial position in this turbulent area, representing as it does the fullest development of the democratic idea on the western rim of the Pacific. While her neighbors are struggling with seemingly insurmountable problems that cripple healthy progress and inhibit individual freedom, the Philippines, some sixteen years after the achievement of full independence, has evolved a pattern of self-government that is rela-

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