In this early stage, the Philippines has strong leadership and ad hoc systems of representation. It's a parliamentary system with a president as head of state and government. Corruption is not much of a problem, though provincial landlords are a problem thanks to the dissolution of Church lands causing the rise of a wave of new big landowners, who to be fair invest in their lands and in government (actually, I need more knowledge of this part of Philippine socio-history). Still, business is booming, and the nation as a whole is getting richer.This are my questions what type of republican government are the island practicing is it a parliamentary system or a congressional system or a hybrid system. Also is corruption still going to be a huge issue or largely nullified. Also what is the state the Philippines in terms of foreign relation and power projection.
As for foreign relations, the Philippines cozies up to the West fairly easily, careful not to disturb the balance between the big powers. Still, it cannot resist fighting the Dutch in a low-level cold war. Other than that, the Philippines also establishes trade with China, serving as a kind of conduit between East and West.