|Government type||HM's Government|
|Ruling party||Partido Nacionalista (Conservative)|
|Capital||Manila (ID 1455)|
|Tech school||Traditional Academia|
The status of civilized nation makes Philippines in a fortunate position to attack the East Asian nations while they still haven't got a modern military and are struggle to civilize. Brunei, Atjeh and Luang Prabang will be the safe nations to annex. More risky nations will be Siam or Dai Nam or even Japan. They can all be attacked for less infamy than normal, with the establish protectorate Casus Belli.
Johore is an especially tantalizing target due to its gold deposits, but you will run the risk of a possible future war with the United Kingdom. If you can build up a navy before Japan civilizes the Philippines may even be able to take Korea and its coal and iron deposits. If released from Spain directly, you will start out with HM's Government, thus allowing you to appoint your ruling party. This can be incredibly useful for building early industry in the absence of capitalists by keeping the Reactionaries in power. Your ultimate goal should be to become powerful enough to take Indonesia away the Netherlands in order to secure more resources and territory.