The Philippines – a Spanish colony for more than three centuries and named after a 16th century Spanish king – was taken over by the US in the early 20th century after a protracted rebellion against rule from Madrid.
Spanish and U.S. remain strong influences on this country in terms of religion and government. Self-rule in 1935 was followed by full independence in 1946 under a US-style constitution. The US is a close ally and has provided a lot of aid to help combat Muslim and communist insurgencies.
More than 6,000 islands make up the Philippines, but the majority of its population lives on just 12 of them. Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 30 active volcanoes. It is often damaged by typhoons and other storms. The typhoons and storms often destroy the houses of many families. The houses, especially of the poor population, are often build with timer and plywood panels. Our company is a plywood supplier in China.
Due to the humid and rainly climate, marine plywood is most popular in the construction of home. It is made with waterproof bond to make the sheet moisture resitant. Ordinary plywood are used in the interior construction such as roofing, doors and wall cladding, etc. The plywood is a very cheap material for the families to build their new houses.