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THE FEDERATED PARLIAMENTARY STATES OF PILIPINAS AND MALAYA

The Federative Parliamentary States of Pilipinas and Malaya


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Motto: For Freedom and Honor.


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Population:331 million people
Density: 865 people per square kilometer


Capital: Singapore
Largest City: Greater Metropolitan Manila (21 million pop)


Recognized Languages:Filipino, English, Cebuano, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, German, Chinese, Etc.



National Language:None,the government refrains from doing so.


Demonym: Filipino and Malayan

Government:
- Prime Minister: Darryl Soliman
- Deputy Prime Minister: Hidalgo Makayabyab
- Speaker of the Parliament: Fatima Ygbuhay
- Chief Justice: Bayu Udontong


Legislature:
Upper House: Grand Parliament
Lower House: House of Governorships


Establishment: from France,Spain, (official)
from Britain, August 10, 18 (recognized)


Land Area: 981,089.5 km²
Water Area: km²
Water %:


Elevation
Highest Point:
Lowest Point: Galatea Depth, Philippines


GDP (nominal): $16,783,017,064.31
GDP (nominal) per capita (yearly): $35,840.87


Human Development Index (NS Version): 87.84


Currency: New Federated Peso (Peso for short)


Time Zone: UTC+8,UTC+11,UTC+12


Drives on the: Left


Calling code: +81


Internet TLD: .pam


Pilipinas and Malaya

The Federative States of Pilipinas and Malaya is commonly called Pilipinas and Malaya, is a Democratic Federal Multi-Party Bicameral Parliamentary System in OTL Philippines, Sabah, Guangdong, HK, Macau, Taiwan, Guam, Mariana and Sulawesi. It is bordered on the north by Japan, China and the United Korea, on the south by the Brunei and the Kalimantan Republic, by the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Vietnam and Lao Xang. Pilipinas and Malaya covers more than 782 thousand square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 331 million. Pilipinas and Malaya comprises of 8 states. It is also noted to be a thalassocratic nation spanning the snowcapped peaks of Taiwan to the jungly depths of the Sulawesi.

Pilipinas and Malaya is a regional hub and economic powerhouse. The main cities are Shenzhen, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Cebu, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur.

Shenzhen is a center for technology, advancing faster in tech better that the Western counterparts and improving in quality. Singapore is a notable trade hub seen as a bright example of a modern city. Manila is another city with standards skyrocketing and a culture center. Hong Kong and Cebu are both cities where local and international luxury goods can be found, and a diverse mix of scenery is prevalent. Taipei is a breathtaking city with lots of history. Last but not least is Kuala Lumpur, an odd one out that adds to the mix to the boiling pot of diversity.



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Last update: November 4 2019; 8:19 P.M. PMST

Etymology

The nation’s name is commonly said to come from “Las Islas Filipinas” as a Spanish explorer named Ruy Lopez de Villalobos. It was then turned into Filipino as “Pilipinas”. Malaya has two reasons ,one is because the British called Malaysia,”Malaya”,so since we have incorporated a part with lots of Malaysians,thus the second word. Another one is because “Malaya” is a Tagalog word for free.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Pilipinas and Malaya is as a "Filipino and Malayan." But most can be called by their state except for the Chinese SAR,which can be subdivided into Taiwanese, Cantonese and Lotusians (HK and Macau).

Referendums are being called for to rename the country to something else to give equal representation for the Guangdong, Taiwan and Sulawesi states. One of the frontrunners is the historical name Suvarnadvipa (translation: Islands of Gold), symbolizing the rich history of the nation and the geographical landmass as a whole.

History

Pilipinas

Kingdom Period: 4000 BC~1500’s
The Kingdom Period,otherwise known as the Pre-Colonial Period, saw the Philippines divided into lots of states and without a truly nationalist front. Al, Filipino cultures are branches of the Austronesian ethnolinguistic family,which most of the details will be further described in the Culture Section. They traveled a lot to trade. Most areas in the Philippines were under tiny rajahnates, sultanates and barangays. Most coastal and influential areas held trade with Indochina and Canton (Guangdong).

Only little is known from this period asides from the fact that Filipinos were great at metallurgy, navigation, woodmaking and artistry. Notable people from this period include:
Kalipulaku-known to have been the first Filipino hero, killed Magellan
Rajah Soliman-defended Manila from Miguel Lobez de Legazpi
Namwaran-mentioned on the Laguna Copperplate Inscription

A joint expedition force between France and Spain ventured for the Moluccas with Ferdinand Magellan, a slowly rising expeditioneer as its head. They began with 5 boats, 4 were lost on the voyage. They navigated the Atlantic and Pacific, raging storms, endless seas and hardships until they reached Limasawa, a tiny island close to Samar. They held the first ever Catholic mass in the Philippines there.

They ventured next to Cebu, meeting Rajah Humabon, a ruler there. Not much is known about him except for that he made deals with the Spanish and he hated the ruler of Mactan, Kalipulaku. The Spanish traveled to Mactan and fought him on April 1521. Kalipulaku kills Magellan in a fierce battle. The expedition is deemed unsuccessful, leaving with 5 ships in 1519 and returning with 1 only on 1522.

The French and Spanish continue to collaborate until in 1565, another expedition reaches the Philipine Islands under Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. He reaches Cebu and creates a temporary capital until he reaches the famed Maynila, known for as a passing point in the lucrative Brunei-China-Europe trade.

De Legazpi arrives with Martin de Goiti, known for being his right hand. They attack Manila, with 1 rajah opposing them, Rajah Soliman. His defense was valiant yet it did not force the Spanish to bow down. Manila was taken, and gradually the rest of Filipinas was subdued, except for the Moro in the south of the Philippines.

They quickly established the hierarchy of the church and their assigned ones for the colonies, giving importance to those of pure Spanish descent. They brought the culture of Spain to Filipinas, and they quickly absorbed it. Such traditions will be further discussed in the Culture section.

The government was governed by the Viceroy of Mexico indirectly, through those sent by Spain to rule these islands. They were ruled by a gobernador heneral, known to be the supreme and likely only true branch of ruling. They also established banderas, a farming quota established to be paid to the government and the church, polo y servicio, a service all able-bodied men between the ages 16-60 to build infrastructure and encomienda, placing some men in plantations to become farmers to sustain the colonies.

About a few decades into the occupation, the Spanish declared their involvement in the Seven Years War and opened up multiple fronts, including one theater in the Pilipinas. The British with a force of about 12,000, took Manila. Some revolutionaries, including Diego and Gabriela Silang, notable commanders in the Filipino front and the Sultans in Mindanao, participated to wipe the Spanish from their lands. People began to see that Britain was a much better influence than Spain and it instituted some revolutionary groups, that initially fought against one another. They saw it as detrimental after a few months, after suffering heavy losses on the Bulacan, Pampanga and Laguna fronts, so they finally fought united, gaining more provinces and inspiring the Bisaya, which were, in the rural areas, mostly deferent to the Spanish, to rise up.

The result was the British coming out victorious and they established Luzon and Visayas as their protectorate. Mindanao was hesitant at first, but they looked to their Malayan brethren, and saw the likely benefits of gaining more technology and knowledge of the world, so they decided to join. The protectorate was crowned as the “British Protectorate of Pilipinas”, with rulers and most local decisions being decided by them.

Sooner, the British united the two protectorates of British Malaya and British Pilipinas under the banner of British Southeast Asia.

The rest will be continued in the Pilipinas and Malaya section.

Malaya

Malaya was another area with people predominantly of Austronesian descent. As such, it shared the traits the Filipinos above have. Seafarers and trade

Singapore

Named after an animal mistaken to be a lion (Singapura=City of Lions), Singapore was an island known to the Chinese as Tumasik (or Tumasek, depending on variations). It had its own monarchy for five generations, and was later occupied by the nation of Johor-Riau.

After negotiations between the British and the sultan of the island, recognized by the British as a strategic chokepoint and potential economic hub, was settled by Sir Francis Light Drake for the British East India Tea Company. Among its first settlers was a man by the name of Sir Stamford Raffles.

People from all over Malaya and southern parts of China flocked to Singapura in hopes of trading under the British banner.

More to come.

Geography

Warning: We do not use Imperial measurements. They are unused since 1946 and will never be used due to its oddity of its units.

The climate varies from state to state,but the nation’s ststes can be classified into three groups: tropical,temparate and arctic. The classifications shall be separated below.

Tropical:Luzon,Visayas,Mindanao,West Malaysia,East Malaysia
Temperate: Taiwan,Guangdong,Twin Lotus State

The tropical regions receive a lot of rain every year which amounts to [insert millimeters] and has 2 seasons,Summer and Rain Season (this is due to the absence of a formal term). The flora and fauna in these regions are diverse ranging from coconuts to tigers to tarsiers and even the Rafflesia flower,the smelliest flower in the world.

Pilipinas

The Pilipinas, as mentioned above, is a tropical state with 2 seasons. They are known as Tag-araw (Summer) and Tag-Ulan (Rainy Season). A third season known as Taglamig (Cold Season) is recognized by most, and for the purposes of this page, is included.

Tag-araw goes from March-July, with the temperature range easily reaching 29-34 degrees Celsius. It is known to be extremely hot with BTI or Body Temperature Index reaching 32-37 degrees Celsius.

Tag-ulan goes from August-November, with periods interchanging with extreme rain and hot temperatures. This season is dominated by the Habagat (Southwest Monsoon) winds, bringing even more rain to the Philippines. Numerous Intertropical Convergnce Zones (ITCZs), Typhoons and Low Pressure Areas (LPA) are formed during this time. Temperature ranges from 27-32 degrees Celsius and BTI reaching 29-33 degrees Celsius.

Malaya

Demographics

Population
The population is in total a number reaching 331 million people, inhabiting the dense urban areas of Singapore to the snowy cape of Northern Taiwan. It is diverse, as suggested by the Demographics section, yet connected by a sense of nationalism, love for one another and other things. The most common state of living in Pilipinas and Malaya are the lower middle-class, who are able to afford basic commodities and the occsional apartment, phone or car.

Language
The language Filipino is a mix of the 8 main regional languages of the Philippines namely Tagalog,Pangasinan,Kapampangan,Ilokano,Hiligaynon, Cebuano,Waray and Bikolano. The language also has some words from minor languages in the Philippines such as Kankana-ey and Sub-anon. The language is said to be “consistent”, as all similar sounds are under one letter. A notable comparison can be made with English with the letter “C” and Tagalog with the letter “K”.

English: cake, barricade, space, etc.
Tagalog: kandado, kariton, keyk, etc

It is related to other Philippine languages, such as the Bikol languages, Ilocano, the Visayan languages, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages of Taiwan, Malay (Malaysian and Indonesian), Hawaiian, Māori, and Malagasy.

It also has all the basic forms of parts of speech and most terms are consigned to formal aspects of speech, though a much more informal and colloquial aspect has emerged in recent times.

Religion
Pilipinas and Malaya is religiously tolerant and is open to most forms of religion, which includes almost all except those that are extremely subversive and considered threatening to humanity in general. The major religions in Pilipinas and Malaya include Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Together, they form an interfaith council that communes on local and international topics if concern and recieve occasional orders for the highest orders of the religions and some subsections within the religion. Many have their own subsections and places of worship. Lots within urban sections of the nation are atheist or agnostic, and simply do not worship any god/s.

Race
The demography of Pilipinas and Malaya is mainly composed of Filipinos, Malays, Chinese and

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

State

1

Greater Metropolitan Manila

21.9 million people

Federal Territory

2

Hong Kong

21.6 million people

Twin Lotus State

3

Singapore

20.8 million people

Singapore-Johor Capital Region

4

Kuala Lumpur

16.4 million people

West Malaysia

5

Shenzhen

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Federal Territory

6

Cebu

15.1 million people

Visayas

7

Taipei

12.8 million people

Taiwan

8

Davao

7.7 million people

Mindanao

9

Makassar

CITY9POPULATION

CITY9STATE

10

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CITY10POPULATION

CITY10STATE

Government

The government is a federal parliamentary republic, which follows the ideals of devolution of certain powers to local goverments. It assigns the development of non-federal and local infrastructural projects to the state government. The central government diverts 30 to 20 percent of the taxes collected on local lands.

Its legislative system is a bicameral parliamentary system with the two houses being; the upper house the House of Governorships and the lower one being the Grand Parliament

Foreign Relations and Military

Foreign Policy
Pilipinas and Malaya’s main focus is on foreign relations. It focuses on a “World First” policy. It remains neutral in most wars, refusing to side or sell government-owned and government-manufactured arms most of the time, avoiding engagements with other hostile nations. It tends to condemn those with warmongering and unwanton behavior. It also establishes friendly relations with those who are unhostile to Pilipinas and Malaya and develops such relations with whom it sees fit. The current platform of the government for foreign relations is to bridge gaps between nations and move the world forward as one.

Alliances
It is part of the AGEAN or the Association of the Greater East Asian Nations, an economically and diplomatically-focused alliance and recently exploting into the realm of military projects. It is composed of the State of Japan, Kingdom of Korea, Socialist State of Vietnam, Republic of Siberia, Eternal Dynasty of Qing, Republic of China, Republic of the Khmer, Republic of Lao Xang, Federation of the Majapahit, Bengali States, Union of Kalimantan and Sulawesi, Greater Papua, Collective of Timor, Thai Republic, Republic of Burma, Free Kingdom of Tibet and Tamil Triumvirate. It has diplomatic relations and trade deals with SCO, EU, NATO and the AU.

Denouncements
Pilipinas and Malaya doesn’t immediately denounce any nations it immediately encounters and makes decisions mainly without supporting a political agenda. If it sees the nation as an immediate threat to any allies or itself, the nation will be vetted by a board of officials serving on the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Home Affairs Ministry and a commitee of MPs prearranged by the Home Affairs Ministry. If approved, it passes up,the ladder to the PM and DPM for final approval.

Military
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Filipino and Malayan soldiers marching in unison in a military base

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[align=center][i]A Filipino and Malayan gun, B34 Hagupit, is shown

A navy arrangement off the coast of Zambales for a military exercise

The Filipino and Malayan military’s official numbers are 2 million in active and 3 million in reserve. Lots of the technology currently in usage and possession of the army is mostly from the technological levels of the 1990’s to early 20’s. The military numbers have never been specific and have been commented


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Economy

The box below contains most key information about the economy of Pilipinas and Malaya.

Economic Indicators

Rank:12
Currency:Federation Dollar
Fiscal Year:


GDP (nominal): 4.27 Trillion F$ per year
GDP (nominal) per capita:43,256 F$
Labor Force:
Unemployment: 7%


Inflation Rate: 2.43%

World Economic Forum Rank
This section contains the information obtained from the World Economic Forum. This is the 2018 November updated list. The next official update will roll out on 2020 (month unconfirmed).

Economic Sectors
The key sectors that contribute to Pilipinas and Malaya’s wealth (in no particular order) are technology, manufacturing, agriculture, retail trade, wholesale trade, good-producing industries, all food industries and animal industry.

The sectors that are commonly discouraged are raw materials in general (with the notable exception of forestry, given there are replacement trees) and coal, petroleum and other related products. Strenous paperwork and legal requirements are taken for foreigners and locals alike to use raw materials, but the restrictions are more lax for companies of Filipino and Malayan origin to give them access to original and quality materials to represent the Filipino and Malayan style and ingenuity on the world stage.

The key sectors take up anywhere between 49.287% to 54.739% of the average yearly budget (according to compiled data from 1920-present time). Filipino and Malayan private areas commonly diversify the range of products within the nation.

Imports

Pilipinas and Malaya imports extra fruits, fabrics of both synthetic and natural origin, other food products and wine from temperate countries; technological implements from the Californians, Japanese and Koreans;

Culture

National Holidays
The current list of national holidays/non-working holidays (for the general populace) are listed below. This follows the 2019 calendar. Any national holiday that falls on a weekend is immediately relegated to the next Friday or Monday, to extend the weekend. The national holidays are in bold and the explanations are listed below in italics.:

Note: The general populace DOES NOT include Call Center Service-People, Mall Workers, Fast-Food workers, Retail Workers, Farmers (not necessarily)

January 1-New Year’s Day
[i]> This holiday commemorates the passing of a new year of the Gregorian Calendar. It is celebrated all throughout the nation.

February 5-Chinese New Year
> This holiday is a New Year following the Lunar Calendar, celebrated all around the nation, with large amounts of Chinese immigrants and locals across all 8 states in Pilipinas and Malaya. Huge festivals are held for a 23-day period starting with Chinese New Year.
March 28-Foundation Day
>This holiday is based over the independence of the Protectorate of British Philippines and the Incorporated Territories of Sabah from the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
April 17 to 21-Holy Week
>This holiday is part of the Holy Week festivities,which commemorate the last week of Jesus.
April 27-Kalipulaku Day
>This holiday marks the day that the battle of Mactan, the first of many battles to be fought against the colonizers, was achieved.
May 1-Labor Day
>This holiday marks the celebration of the hardwork of the working class, known to be the prime gears of the Filipino and Malayan industry.
May 6 to June 6- Ramadhan *
>This holiday is a holiday celebrated by Muslims where they fast from sunrise until sunset. Feasts are held at the end of the celebration.
July 2-Constitution Day
>This holiday marks the drafting of the first Filipino and Malayan constitution. It is also the only date that constitutions may be passed.
August 10-Federation Day
>This holiday marks the day of the uniting of what was formerly British Malaya with the state of the Philippines. It also marked the birth of the nation Pilipinas and Malaya.
August 12-Eid al’ Adha
>This holiday marks a religious holiday for the Muslims where the commemorate the sacrifice of the Prophet Muhammad.
August 23- Revolution Day
>This holiday marks the start of the revolution against the British by the Philippine and Malayan protectorates.


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Names
Names can vary according to each person’s state, experiences and beliefs. Each state compiles a list of baby names for the year. Here is the top 10 list for most common baby male and female names in the entirety of Pilipinas and Malaya. The general survey was taken along with the Population Census last June 2016, the next will be done on June of 2020.

Top 10 male names in Pilipinas and Malaya:
1.Jose
2.Wang Yi
3.Khan
4.Edward
5.Manuel
6.Lao Xue
7.Muhammad
8.Khalid
9.Xing Ming
10.Ibarra

Top 10 female names in Pilipinas and Malaya:
1.Fatima
2.Malala
3.Maria
4.Dina
5.Xiao Yi
6.Mei Mei
7.Jin Song
8.Isabella
9.Alexandria
10.Deborah

Fashion and Dress
Again, most fashion is ascribed to each region, but with the advent of modernism, the dress staple has changed significantly. Religious gear is also a predominant factor in deciding the looks of the people in the area.

Luzon is predominantly Christian, yet there is not much religious influence on the average look asides from an occasional crucifix on the neck. People are prone to a common look with a t-shirt and jeans or shorts on, but it gets more elegant as it heads to the population centers. There are no restrictions on clothing.

Luzon indigenous clothing articles include the bahag,

Visayas is approximately the same with Luzon, Christians are the most predominant and there is also no religious restrictions or styles asides from the occasional crucifix necklace. People are also prone to have a t-shirt and jeans or shorts on, it also gets much more elegant heading to the population centers. There are no restrictions on clothing. Indigenous clothing articles include the bahag,

Mindanao is predominantly Muslim in the south and southwest and Christian in the north and east.

Family Structure

The family commonly has the father as the head, making important decisions usually with the wife’s input. The wife is commonly at home, doing all the chores and taking care of the kids. The stereotype has seen more and more families not following it, given the dynamics of modern society.

In all states of Pilipinas and Malaya, parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents are treated with a degree of respect by the children. Large families are also usually complicated with kids sometimes given the aunt/uncle title because of having nephews or nieces due to an elder cousin of theirs having children.

It is common for families to come together for potlucks and socialize with the extended family members.

Housing
Most people live within apartments and condominium units in Pilipinas and Malaya. It serves to save space and much more convenience

Housing design trends in the population centers of Luzon include revivalism of traditional local homes which is Buddhist-influenced, modern-style, Scandinavian and Zen Japanese.

Automobiles and Commuting

Cars
The state of cars in Pilipinas and Malaya are relatively looked down upon, because most Filipinos and Malayans are gravitating towards nature due to tendencies from the past. Those cars that are eco-friendly are commonly bought and seen on the street, but other than that, trains, bikes and buses have taken over. Small taxes have also been imposed by the government to gas and diesel based cars to minimize sales of environmentally harming cars.

Most automobiles are from the Japanese brands, Filipino and Malayan brands and European brands. The aforementioned brands have branches which sell such cars and motorcycles in cities and major town. Most American brands are not easily available in Pilipinas and Malaya and are only seen in the larger cities. The middle-class typically own a car but prefer to commute short distances, like within 10 kilometres or a place with a train station.

Trains

Train commuting in cities is common within the metropolises of Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Overhauls are in place for the Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Manila systems. Train lines are being planned for Cebu, Shenzhen, Kaohsiung and Vladivostok. The plans include attempts to diversify lines, constructing underground malls in conjunction with major stations , improving the aesthetic of stations, usually planned in Modern or European Classical styles. Millions take the train going to work. The headquaters where they monitor train lines are also undergoing overhauls to accomodate the growing number of train-takers. Some train networks are moving underground in order to free up space for land development or road addition. The train system, at most though, is relatively advanced and is coming to grips with the standard of the best in the world, Japan.

Train commuting through the countryside has aging systems. Given the situation, the national and state governments have collaborated to bring a maglev system and a separate bullet train system to the countryside to ferry people from town to town faster.

Bus
Bus commuting is very common amongst the Malaysian and Philippine states because it provides cheap prices for long and/or well-travelled rides. In these states, the bus is used for work or going to shopping complexes. Millions too, rely on this method of transport to get around.

Taxi and TNVS Services
Taxi and ridesharing services are commonly used to bring people in and around cities and serve as a major way of getting around for tourists and locals alike.

TNVS companies are mostly prominent in the cities. They include the likes of Uber, the ridesharing giant, Lyft and Grab, a local ridesharing service.

Social Class and Work

Death and Funerals

Marriage and Divorce

Marriages are usually extravagant parties hosted in scenic locations with many guests. Most pick beaches or natural surroundings. Food is commonly a selection of local, Western and Japanese, the last is because most of the population enjoy Japanese food.

Same-sex marriage is permitted, but frowned upon by the rural and more conservative people. Divorce is also permitted, and it is more widely accepted compared to same sex marriage.

Military Culture

Gun Culture

Guns are heavily discouraged and frowned upon within Pilipinas and Malaya. Bans have been implemented in all states concerning higher-class guns and automatics for civilian ownership. Some are advocating to ban guns in its entirety. The

Symbols

Education

The education system in Pilipinas and Malaya is being revamped to accomodate the times, so the modern era, which promotes a progressive system of learning. Among its ideals is a work-through-play system in the preschool level, which showcases a way for toddlers to discover the world through pure social interactions accompanied with lessons to further their skills. Most of the schools are open and with playgrpunds, so that children are exposed to the world from the start. They learn about the properties of nature and danger to build up what they will become as people.

The elementary model is a system where the student’s identity is strengthened through the subjects prepared in the level. Students are encouraged to discover what they truly want to do and what their strenghts and weaknesses are. From there, students work on their weaknesses to be able to have a somewhat advanced enough grasp to understand and spark up conversations concerning that topic. This is how Filipino and Malayans are becoming more knowledgeable and being remarked to be wasy to strike up a coversation with. Students are encouraged to follow what they want to. Homeworks and tests are reduced, students are encouraged to do things on their own to aid their studies, lessons are made more interactive to engage the minds of the students.

The high-school level is where student pick where they want to pursue their careers. There are two paths for the high school level; Normal and NT-Vocational

Values

The values that are held high in Filipino and Malayan society are hardwork, filial piety, respect towards elders, respect for the whole family (nuclear and extended), ingenuity (in business and educational sectors), perseverance and communal time with your circle of friends and family.

Identity

Cuisine

Sport

Arts

Media

Literature
Pre-colonial literature within the three states collectively known as Pilipinas were mostly erased. Few remains are left, such as copperplate inscriptions (most famous of which is the Laguna Copperplate Inscription), inscriptions on pots and clay and bronze. Most traditions of storytelling are oral.

One of the biggest literary greats is Jose Rizal, a well-known orator and author of the triology of books; Touch-me-not, The Filibuster and The Diplomat. These books are remarked to have been the finest of Luzon Literature.

Outside Views
Filipino and Malayans from the urban areas look at the world in a generally liberal lens, yet they think about the things that others do and consider the good things they do or what seems right in their moral compass. So they tend to dislike most conservative governments but applaud the good laws and policies that those conservative governments apply to their nations. The opposite is true for the rural areas. By opposite, their views consist mostly of a conservative mindset, especially those areas which are predominantly Muslim. The government is working towards religious tolerance within the Muslim regions, which include the south of Mindanao, Sulawesi, Western and Eastern Malaysia. Practices such as forced headwear on all women, banning of pre-Muslim practices, etc. have been reversed and tolerance toward other beliefs is increasing within the Muslim societies.

Infrastructure

Buildings
Many engineering marvels lie within the nation of Pilipinas and Malaya. Some of these are Taipei 101, Hong Kong Central Hub, many of the buildings within the business districts of Pilipinas and Malaya, Science Discovery Centre of Manila, Kawayan Tower of Manila, Changi Jewel, Changi Airport, Cebu-Mactan Airport, Petronas Twin Towers, Shenzhen Econotech Centre, Spice Hub of Makassar and many many more locations. Many flock over to see these humongous marvels and see the blend of colonial, classical, futuristic and native revivalist styles in the areas.

Energy

Most energy is derived from renewable energy. The most common sectors are in the tidal, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar (both variants) and wind. The government is pushing to eliminate itself of non-renewable resources and limiting exports, import and exploitation of such materials. Nuclear power is also not favored by the populace and government, but moves towards the more cleaner, abundant and sustainable element of thorium (specifically isotopes thorium-000 and thorium-000) have been made.

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