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The Philippines
(12,116 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1996

Flerida Ruth P. Romero1

In 1521 the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, in the service of the King of Castile, reached the Philippine Archipelago and claimed it in the name of the King. However, …

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Flerida Ruth P. Romero, “The Philippines”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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