Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Philippines from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
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- Articles and Databases
- Diplomacy and Aid
- Military and Peacekeeping
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- Related Guides
Report updated annually by each Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economy recording its actions that help realize the APEC goal.
Australian Government - Philippines
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
BBC News Profile - Philippines
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Philippines
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Philippines
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Philippines
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Philippines
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Philippines
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Philippines
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
India Foreign Relations Brief - Philippines
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.
Library of Congress Country Study - Philippines
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.
OHCHR - Philippines
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNESCO Worldwide - Philippines
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Philippines
Country profile, news and links to related projects and websites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Philippines
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Jakarta
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Timor Leste.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Philippines
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
UNdata - Philippines
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Philippines
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Commercial Service - Philippines
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Philippines
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Philippines
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Republic of the Philippines official website and government directory
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Central bank of the Republic of the Philippines
Commission on Elections
House of Representatives
National Statistical Coordination Board
National Statistics Office
Office of the President
Office of the Vice President
Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs
Philippines Department of Tourism
Senate of the Philippines
- International Area Studies Asia CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Asia.
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Philippines" as the search terms.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
CRS Reports - Congressional CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Philippines" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to the Philippines.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Philippines" as the search term.
- The Philippines: U.S. Policy during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986 CU This database has gathered declassified material from the U.S. government and written essays on the relationship between the Philippines and the United States.
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Philippines
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Philippines.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Projects, publications, and news about the Philippines and the ADB.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Philippines
ASEAN promotes regional economic growth, social progress, cultural development, and peace and stability.
Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.<
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of the Philippines in the United States.
Embassy of the United States in Manila, the Philippines
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in the Philippines.
EU's Relations with the Philippines
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with the Philippines.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including the Philippines), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
IMF - Philippines
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.
Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
ReliefWeb - Philippines
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Philippines from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Philippines
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
United Nations in the Philippines
UN Country Team in the Philippines.
USAID - Philippines
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Philippines
U.S.-Philippine relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Bank - Philippines
World Bank data, projects, and research in the Philippines.
World Food Programme - Philippines
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Philippines
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Philippines
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in the Philippines.
WHO - Philippines
Information and statistics on the status of public health in the Philippines
from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Defense assistance from New Zealand for Brunei, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.
Philippines Military Guide
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
The Philippines: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|Philippines and econom*||Philippines and econom*|
|Philippines and histor*||Philippines and histor*|
|Philippines and politic*||Philippines and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
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