2. The only thing that is keeping China from claiming part of the South China Sea is an old partially-sunken WWII era US warship that the Filipino government refuses to decommission, thus making it an extension of its government.
3. In response to the United States buying the Philippines from Spain for $20 million, Andrew Carnegie personally offered $20 million to the Philippines so that the Filipino people could buy their independence back from the United States.
4. The current mayor of Davao City, Phillipines is noted for transforming the city from the murder capital of the nation to “the most peaceful city in Southeast Asia” through vigilante means and toleration of extrajudicial killings of alleged criminals. Time magazine dubbed him “The Punisher”.