Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa ("For God, People, Nature and Country") National Anthem:
Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land)
Notable Game Appearances
While uncommon as a full video game setting, The Philippines is occasionally referred to indirectly, such as in the case of Crysis
, where in the game's fictional Lingshan islands were located off the east coast of the Philippines.
The Philippines is a prominent location in games set in World War II
depicting the conflict with the Japanese Empire, as the country was a commonwealth of the United States
at the time of its invasion by Japanese forces. Several video games, such as Battlestations: Pacific
, also feature the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the famous naval conflict that saw the sinking of the Yamato, then the world's largest battleship
Several missions in Syndicate Wars
are set in the Philippines, though the only reference to the country is a map indicator pointing its capital city, Manila. The missions themselves are classified as taking place in "Asia".
The Philippines is depicted in the Front Mission
series as a member of the Oceania Cooperative Union (OCU), and is suffering from a civil war with the Philippine Liberation Front (PLF) guerrilla
Besides notable real-life Filipinos such as boxer Manny Pacquiao
, there are few fictional Filipino characters in video games. Some include:
The Starship Troopers Connection
Juan "Johnny" Rico, the Terran Mobile Infantry soldier and star of Starship Troopers
, was a Filipino in the original novel, but had his nationality changed to Argentine
for the film adaptation, which affected all subsequent video games and TV series.