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Why Philippines is called Pearl of the Orient Seas?

Each country is called by its well-known name. For example, Korea is also known as “The Land of the Morning Calm” while Japan is known as “The Land of the Rising Sun”. What about the country Philippines? It is actually called as “The Pearl of the Orient Seas”. What is the reason behind this?  Actually, this title has also referred to Hong Kong and Saigon. In history, Philippines was conquered by the Spaniards and became a Spanish colony in the 16th century.

Afterwards, the United States took it as a result of the Spanish-American War. Before the Independence of Philippines, World War II began and another country occupied it which is Japan. Why did those countries tried to conquer Philippines? It was because of its well-known natural beauty. Specifically, it is called as “The Pearl of the Orient Sea” or in Spanish term, it is “Perla del Mar de Oriente” which was first used in 1751. This term became more popular because of the National hero Jose Rizal in his last poem “Mi ultimo adios” before he died in 1896.

Philippines has over 7,000 islands as well as hundreds of thousand miles of fine coastlines and these islands are rich in natural resources. Also, it is best known because of its geographical, historical, economic status. Most important fact is, Philippines is known as the producer of pearls which is an important source of Golden South Sea Pearls. One proud owner of this pearl is also an owner of 自助洗衣.