What Are The Theories Of The Philippine Archipelago?


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Cormac Reynolds Profile
Cormac Reynolds answered
There are no theories as such on the Philippine Archipelago. In fact the Philippines Archipelago is the area of the Republic of the Philippines and is just the group of islands that are incorporated in the group.
It is seen that the island will grow economically and in population in the coming years and so there will be better living standards even though there will be more people as there is increased industry.
The term archipelago refers to how the country consists of 7, 107 islands.

The Philippines were formed as a republic and has a population of 94million people and rising. The country is divided into three areas: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila.
The Philippines were declared a Republic in 1898, but a number of wars between the Philippines and the Spanish ad the Philippines and the Americans followed. The country began to govern itself after 1934 and was recognized as a country in its own right in 1946 after the Second World War. The countries current constitution dates back to 1987.
The country covers an area of 115,000 square miles and is a number of islands. It is also one of the rising nations economically in the world and is classed as an emerging nation financially due to its economic competitiveness.
The archipelago is an area of island land and is a word used to describe that area of island land and there is so no theory to describe it as such. This makes the question inconsistent and therefore there is no precise answer to the question as such.
Victoria Domingo Profile

1.  The Ice Age Theory
During the Ice Age, glaciers stored portions of the water on the earth in the form of ice.  This ice formation caused a drop in the world’s ocean levels.  During this period, the Philippine archipelago was part of the continental landmass of Asia.  Scholars believed that land bridges connected the Philippines to Asia.

When the Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago, the ice formation melted and the ocean levels rose.  The land connections to Southeast Asia became flooded.  The flooding submerged the land bridges and created the Indonesian and Philippine archipelagos.  Since then, these islands had been populated by migrating people who traveled by boats.  The migrants came mainly from Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula.  However, there were also migrants from the costs of Indochina and, to a lesser extent, from China and Taiwan.

2.  The Bottom-of-the-Sea Theory
In 1976, Dr. Fritjof Voss, a German scientist, challenged the Ice Age theory.  According to him, the Philippines was never a part of mainland Asia.  Dr. Voss claimed that the Philippine islands were located directly above a fault in the earth’s crust.  Powerful earthquakes pushed up the landmass from the ocean floor and the Philippine islands rose from the bottom of the ocean.

3.  The Volcanic Eruption Theory
Another version on the origin of the Philippines is the volcanic eruption theory.  Dr. Bailey Willis, a geologist, concluded that the Philippines was a result of the eruptions of submarine volcanoes along the western side of the Pacific basin.  These eruptions caused magma and lava to pile up, forming the Philippine isles.

4.  The Lost-Continent Theory
A group of geographers believed that the Philippines constitute the remains of a lost continent during prehistoric times.  This continent had sunk below the ocean waters.  However, a few portions of land – which now make up the Philippines – were left above water.

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Amanda Wells Profile
Amanda Wells answered
The knowledge that the archipelago is the result of a series of volcanic and other events is derived from close study of rock formations, the fossil record and other natural evidence. You can find a short overview of this here, but if you put 'philippine archipelago volcano' or similar words in a search engine, you will find other useful articles on this topic.
Shumaila Sadia Profile
Shumaila Sadia answered
History reveals that Philippine archipelago was a result of so many huge volcanic eruptions along with movements of rocks underneath the earth's crust. For further detain visit the Philippine website given below.

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Anonymous answered
Theory of the origin of philippine archipelago
Jullianne Bieber Profile
Theories :Pacific Theory which we call Volcanic theory too. It is formulated by Bailey Willis.Asiatic Theory It is formulated by Dr. Leopoldo FaustinoWave Migration theory formulated by H. Otley Bayer
Amanda Wells Profile
Amanda Wells answered
The Philippine archipelago was formed over 70 million years ago when the land broke from the main continent through a series of events, mainly volcanoes. This has been learned through study of rock formations, the fossil record and other verifiable scientific data. A good starting point is this overview from Manila musuem - you could also contact the museum for further information. Creation stories on the other hand are just that - stories. They were never intended to be taken as literally true.

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