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    Philippines Transnational Issues - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/philippines/philippines_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international Sultanate of Sulu granted Philippines Government power of attorney to pursue his sovereignty claim over Malaysia's Sabah State, to which the Philippines have not fully revoked their claim; involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei

      Illicit drugs exports locally produced marijuana and hashish to East Asia, the US, and other Western markets; serves as a transit point for heroin and crystal methamphetamine exports locally produced marijuana and hashish to East Asia, the US, and other Western markets; serves as a transit point for heroin and crystal methamphetamine

      NOTE: The information regarding Philippines on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Philippines Transnational Issues 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Philippines Transnational Issues 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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