Mormons updating practices
The summer months of April and May have temperatures in excess of 39 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). The most populous area is Metropolitan Manila, where eight million to ten million people live. The official languages are Filipino, which is based on Tagalog with words from other native languages, and English.Since only 55 percent of residents speak Filipino fluently, English is used in colleges, universities, the courts, and the government.The Muslim influence had spread as far north as Luzon when Ferdinand Magellan arrived in 1521 to claim the archipelago for Spain.Magellan was killed soon afterward when a local chief, Lapu-Lapu, refused to accept Spanish rule and Christianity.Spanish numbers and some Spanish words are included in the dialects.The dependence on English causes concern, but since Filipino does not have words for scientific or technological terms, English is likely to remain in common use. National symbols have been emphasized since independence to create a sense of nationhood.The Spanish-American War of 1898 and the defeat of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay led the Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo to declare independence from Spain.The United States paid twenty million dollars to the Spanish for the Philippines under the Treaty of Paris.
Armed attacks and propaganda increased, with an initial success that waned as Spanish reinforcements arrived.
The country's seventy to eighty dialects are derived from Malay languages.