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Good News Philippines - Issue 2 Roleplay Edition

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The NS world's distinguished multilingual newspaper, Good News Philippines (GNP) is the flagship publication of the Philippines.

Ang natatanging pahayagan sa NationStates na may iba't-ibang wika, Mabuting Balita Pilipinas ang nangungunang lathalain ng Philippines.

Ang daghang pinulongan nga mantalaan sa NationStates, Maayong Balita Pilipinas ang nag-una nga pagmantala sa Philippines.

Ariusgrad as Great Sponsor of Roleplaying and Mapmaking in the Philippines

Ariusgrad, the longest serving World Assembly Delegate of the Philippines (first elected January 31, 2012), may had not been particularly known for its personal participation in roleplaying and mapmaking activity due to its focus on regional and global affairs. Nonetheless, its unwavering support for such activities in the RMB, in the forums, and even in external platforms to continually spur engagement within and beyond the region had been well documented throughout the years. Indeed, a number of successful Filipino-themed RP and map projects had been conducted under the Ariusgrad administration. To wit,

Ariusgrad wrote:Wala namang anuman kung nanaisin na magroleplay. Magandang simulain ito upang paigtingin pa ang pagkakaisa natin bilang mga kasapi ng rehiyon.

The aforementioned statement from the delegate could be translated as such:

Ariusgrad wrote:We welcome the desire to roleplay. This is a good initiative to strengthen our unity as members of the region.

Then again, Regional Affairs Minister Lanaograd felt the necessity to reiterate in a disclaimer the drawing the fine line between reality and fiction, especially in this game-based platform, when it partially finished its comprehensive history of the Philippines last week. This was in consideration of the possibility, however fringe, of external observers deriving out-of-character information from NationStates and appropriating them for their own selfishly malicious ends. Hopefully, the following more recent snippets from the rich history and culture of the Philippines as a roleplaying and mapmaking community, well promoted under the aegis of Ariusgrad, could encourage many more to join the fun.

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Selected RP Moments from 2019 to Present Day

February 12, 2021

Republic of Bukidnon wrote:Allied States of Republic of Bukidnon (Filipino: Magkaisang Mga Bansa ng Republika ng Bukidnon; Cebuano: Allied Unidos sa Republic sa Bukidnon; Chinese: 盟国bukidnon共和国) is an empire-republic located on Southeast Asia which follows a republican system under the 1965 constitution it existed since the Spanish Empire civil war on 1888 that the republic itself declare independence lead by Andres Bonifacio & Dr.Jose Rizal it was recognize by Japan later that year. The republic stretched the whole Southeast Asia including Palau bordering the People's Republic of China and Republic of China in the North, Australia in the South, India and Bangladesh in the west and the US in the east. It is a world power recognized by the US and Russia.

February 2, 2021

Pan-Asiatic States wrote:January - Manila fell to the Imperial Japanese Army on the 2nd, although resistance to the Japanese occupation continued elsewhere in the country. General Masaharu Homma decreed the dissolution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and established the Philippine Executive Commission, a caretaker government, with Vargas as its first chairman.

January 3, 2021

Seludong wrote:Rumours swirled that the United States of America and the Russian Federation, through the People's Republic of China, were secretly assisting different sides in the conflict. Other powers including Japan, Israel, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Spain, as well as the United Kingdom and France, all contributed money and arms to their preferred belligerents. In the meantime, the Republic of the Philippines was unanimously expelled from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for threatening regional security, and was suspended from the World Assembly for similar reasons.

January 2, 2021

Ecnav Enitsuj wrote:Ecnav Enitsuj is an absolute imperial monarchy in which the Emperor is both the Head of State and Head of the Government with legislating powers in the Imperial National Council. The imperial family dominates the political system, which holds the highest positions within its government and military. The royal family uses the same surname prefix syllable as their mother. Members of the royal family are able to elect a personal guardian called a "Knight," who are given authority and placed directly under their command, with their own unit. The current ruling royal house of Ecnav Enitsuj is the Imperial House of Claudentia.

December 2, 2020

The New Byzantine II wrote:The Armed Forces of the Philippines was modernized ten years early in this alternate timeline with most of its sophisticated weaponry came from China and other Western countries like Germany and UK (except USA) because of President Manny Villar's foreign policies instead of achieving modernization by 2019 in our own timeline under the Duterte administration.

November 23, 2020

Emperio maharlika wrote:A general relaxing of social policies against Chinese Filipinos in the Seventh Republic have brought about a 'brain gain', where middle-classed and upper-classed Chinese Filipinos have now returned from overseas nations such as Indonesia and Singapore to set up small businesses and take on white-collar jobs, diversifying the ethnic make-up of the Seventh Republic. This increase in Chinese Filipinos have also influenced contemporary culture and the overall religious makeup, which will be elaborated in detail later on. Such a relaxing of social policies have also made mixed marriages between younger Chinese and Filipino individuals more common.

September 14, 2020


United Bicolandia - Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, at Masbate
Eastern Visayas Union - Isla ng Samar at Leyte.

August 14, 2020

The Luzvimindan Islands wrote:Immediately after the Japanese forces landed on the Luzvimindan Islands, they founded the Philippine Executive Commission to prepare The Luzvimindan Islands for its independence. Japan fulfills its promise to give Luzvimindan Peoples their independence after decades of American occupation. On that same day, Luzviminda's existence was recognized by other countries for the first time, notably Germany, Thailand, Burma, Italy, Croatia, and the former Manchukuo, Even its former colonizer Spain gave its greetings to the newly-reborn country.

May 21, 2020

Cabanostra wrote:After finally splitting from The Independent States of Cabanostra-Ghirucos, declaring its independence on March 30, 2020, Cabanostra requests that the nations of the world recognize the sovereignty of the Republic, its separation from Ghirucos, and the legitimacy of President Demzen Bortizof as well as the People's Progressive Party.

February 19, 2020

Bagong encantadia wrote:What if Encantadia really exist?

Ano yung magiging modern army equipments nila?

Is it me or Enchanta sounds like Armenian?

January 12, 2020

Pilipinas and Malaya wrote:A democratic government with separate and independent judiciary, legislative and executive branches, the South Korean government is a thriving liberal state in East Asia. With a strong free market and trade oriented economic heritage, the Korean government is generally in favour of business-minded policies and has maintained low government debt and budget surpluses for many years despite the geopolitical uncertainties of its region.

December 26, 2019

Gordano and Lysandus wrote:Socially conservative, Señora Pedregón has alienated some younger voters with her opposition to some liberal reforms and this has placed her in a position seen as at odds with President Estrada; wealthy and glamorous, she appears very out of touch to the left and polling generally indicates that voters don’t believe she understands ordinary people’s issues; her advanced age raises noteworthy concerns about her health.

December 23, 2019

Hastiaka wrote:The Philippines has soldiers involved in the UN Peacekeeping missions in Africa and Golan Heights.

October 10, 2019


Davao Bisaya is now the most weaponized state (39.72 guns per person) in the Philippines, after a law granting compulsory gun ownership.

August 25, 2019

Greater seludong wrote:So here's what I am thinking about my nation:

Basically OTL Philippines;
But before colonization, it was already united;
Longer British occupation, and earlier American occupation; and lastly,
the First Republic recognized.

August 21, 2019

Ecnav Enitsuj wrote:Today, our nation celebrates Union Day. 83 years ago the Imperial Ecnavia was established.

To a stronger empire! To a greater Ecnavia!

March 25, 2019

Secular State of the Philippines wrote:On 25th of March, 2019, the Secular Fascist Party of the Secular State of the Philippines is dissolved, thereafter replaced by the Secular Maltheist Party. Under its predecessor, the nation has achieved significant advancements in economic, military and structural reforms; and established a position within the region. The Secular Maltheist Party aims to reach further heights and advocates a campaign of the nation's established ideology of Maltheism as a primary priority. The destruction of organized religion and defamation of gods and deities; to free our species of the tyranny of gods. The Golden Age of the Secular State of the Philippines is ahead of us.

February 4, 2019

Centralist chrystia wrote:The economy of Chrystia is very similar to that of the Philippines. Although the wealth gap is bit more severe. Rather than having one large city. The country is dotted with many medium sized cities. The main exports of Chrystia are Seafood, and Manufactured goods. In the past Chrystia was pretty good because of the precious metals mines. Though in the modern age their prosperity has plummeted with the mines running dry.

January 18, 2019

Zhukovian wrote:By 2020, after a year of debate and sessions, the Philippine Congress has passed an amendment to the 1987 Constitution which changed the Government type and some provisions which allowed foreign direct investments to flow much easier to the country. Since then, the first President to be elected was Manuel Cuevas, during his tenure as President, he has carried on the works of Duterte such as better environmental policies, massive infrastructure program and many more reforms fo economic efficiency. One of his most controversial international moves was the ratification of the Manila Accords of 2026 which ended the dispute between the Philippines and China.

Disclaimer: The above-mentioned snippets are created and owned by the respective attributed nations. We thank them for continually sharing with us an enjoyable roleplaying and mapmaking experience in NationStates. Mabuhay ang handog ng mga Pilipino sa mundo!

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Feature: COVID-19 Information Campaign

As early as January 2020, Philippines Delegate Ariusgrad had been concerned about the spread of COVID-19, still known then as nCov (novel coronavirus). Therefore, it had initiated an extensive awareness and information campaign in the region to help fight the said disease, considering even to this day, there were still variables of the illness which remain beyond human knowledge so far. This space is dedicated for the campaign, featuring a helpful infographic from the World Health Organization to combat the so-called infodemic, or the rapid spread of information likened to that of a viral disease.

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Contact Information

Feel free to telegram or Discord message the following if you have any questions or comments!

  • Delegate and President Contact Info: Ariusgrad, @Ariusgrad#8167

  • Vice Delegate and Vice President Contact Info: Ecnav Enitsuj, @Ecnav Enitsuj#4211

  • Regional Affairs Minister and URA Voting Representative Contact Info: Lanaograd, @Lanaograd#0904

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Authored by Lanaograd and the Ministry of Regional Affairs in cooperation with all ministries of the Philippines. Commissioned under the administration of Ariusgrad. All rights reserved.