History of the Philippines

Can you answer these questions from Philippine history?
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What Philippine boxer has been the only eight-division world champion in the
history of boxing?
Manny Pacquiao
What WWII general famously promised to return to the Philippines?
Douglas MacArthur
What European country colonized the Philippines?
Spain
What Portuguese explorer was the first European to reach to the Philippines
and died in the in 1521?
Ferdinand Magellan
On what island did the above land on when he first arrived?
Samar
On which of the islands of the Philippines did he die in 1521?
Cebu
What country did the Philippines war against between 1899–1902?
United States
What is the name of the volcano that erupted in 1991?
Mount Pinatubo
What country occupied the Philippines in 1942?
Japan
Who was the president of the Philippines during World War II?
(Hint: The most populous city in Metro Milan is named after him)
Manuel L. Quezon
What former first lady and known to be a shoe collector and imported giraffes?
Imelda Marcos
What type of natural disaster struck the Philippines in 2013?
Typhoon
What president has been criticized by United Nations human rights experts that
extrajudicial killings had increased since his election in 2016?
Rodrigo Duterte
What has famously been illegal in the Philippines since 1950?
(It is the only country where it is illegal besides Vatican City)
Divorce
By what boxer was Joe Frazier defeated in October 1, 1975 in Manila?
Muhammad Ali
What nickname was given to the final match they fought?
Thrilla in Manila
What regional organization was founded by the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore and Thailand in 1976?
ASEAN
After what saint is the university with the oldest extant university charter in the
Philippines and in Asia named?
Santo Tomas
What short singer recorded "Pyramid" and appeared on "Glee"?
Charice
In what city has the vigilante group of DDS supposedly been active since the 1990s?
Davao
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