philippines vs filipinos : Common Errors in English


  • n  a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
  • n  an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
  • n  official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
News & Articles

  • Philippines Holds Policy Rate as Capital Outflows Buffet Stocks
    The Philippines held its benchmark interest rate and refrained from adding to cuts on its special deposit accounts as Southeast Asia battles capital outflows that have driven down stocks and currencies.
    June 13, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Philippines files racism complaint against HK fans
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine Football Federation has asked FIFA to investigate allegations that Filipino supporters and players were subject to racist abuse during last week's friendly in Hong Kong, officials said Thursday.
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Jeffersonian
  • Philippines vows to defend territory, sovereignty
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III vowed Wednesday his country will not back down from any challenge to its sovereignty and territory amid a sea dispute with China.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Local Measure 'Starbucks' Social Index finds Filipinos are the second most active on social media, nearly twice as ...
    Local Measure surveys social media conversations at 60 Starbucks stores across Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and USA SINGAPORE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Filipinos are the ...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • World War II LST Threatens China
    June 12, 2013: The Philippines is fighting an unequal battle with China over conflicting claims to the Spratly Islands. Although closer to the Philippines than China, the Chinese have a much more aggressive style and far more military assets. But the Filipinos do the best with that they’ve got.
    June 12, 2013 - Strategy Page
  • Filipinos Need to Stand Up For Immigration Reform - Vargas
    WESTWOOD-- Acclaimed journalist and spokesperson for undocumented peoples Jose Antonio Vargas said the voices of Filipinos are missing in the comprehensive immigration reform debate and it’s time to be heard.“Is the Filipino-American community as awake as they should be when it...
    June 10, 2013 - New America Media