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Republic of the Philippines
Map by TPangolin
Map by TPangolin
José Rizal
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Traits req. mod
Seafaring, Expansive

The Philippines led by José Rizal[1] is a custom civilization by Colonialist Legacies[2], produced by TPangolin and JFD, with contributions from Neirai, LastSword, PrimoXanthous, and Vice Virtuoso.

This mod requires Brave New World. It replaces the City-State of Manila with Taipei.



The Republic of the Philippines is a nation situated in South-East Asia, just south of Taiwan and to the north-east of the multia-national island of Borneo. Until about 500 years ago, the archipelago were relatively isolated from the rest of the world.  This changed in 1521, when Ferdinand Magellan, a Spanish explorer, came across the modern-day Cebu, Philippines while trying to circumnavigate around the world. Magellan was later killed by the natives, who kept his body as a war trophy. In 1565, the first Spanish settlement was established on the islands, making way for around 350 years of colonial rule for the islands. In the late 19th Century, nationalist and reform movements began in the Philippines among both the natives and the insular Spanish. In 1898, they proclaimed independence, but were handed over to the USA in the Treaty of Paris. The Filipinos eventually got a home government in 1934, and in 1946, they finally got full independence after dealing with the occupying Japanese in the Second World War. In the 20th Century, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos took power, and through his corrupt regime he deprived the country of a lot of its wealth. Marcos was overthrown almost bloodlessly in 1986, and the power of the Philippine Republic was restored to its people.

José Rizal[]

José Rizal is considered by many Filipinos their greatest national hero. During his short life, he was able to influence the politics of the islands, and he managed to gain popular support from the people of the nation due to his idealist policies. Rizal, from an early age, was interested in politics, but he was opposed to the Spanish colonial rule of the archipelago. He went to Spain, where he played a major role in the Reformation and Propagandadista movements, which aimed to make life more equal for Filipinos, including giving the colony more representation, and more freedom of speech. However, upon his return to the Philippines, the Spanish realised the danger he posed. As they were gravely worried about his nationalist ideas, they decided that something needed to be done, so while Rizal was going to Cuba as a doctor, the Spanish army arrested him, and executed him on December 30th, 1896. At this point, there was a revolution taking place, which Rizal actually opposed, but largely sparked due to his arrest. Today, he is known by several titles, such as “The First Filipino”. Due to his large amount of written work, a lot is known about his life, and is possibly why he is so well known.

Dawn of Man[]

"Your people gaze upon you with their hearts, José Rizal, national hero of all the Philippines. For thousands of years, the glimmering islands of this land have played host to one of the largest populations in the world, and has become a veritable melting pot for a great diversity of people; fusing together the cultures of Austronesians, Malay, Chinese, Spanish, British and Americans alike. Your ideals have forever shaped the course of Filipino history, and drives through the veins of your people their will for independence. After your execution at the hands of the Spanish colonists in 1896, your adherents rose up, and declared a new nation in the pacific, founded upon the principles of your life's work, and thus for this you are eternally honoured as the first Filipino.

O magnificent Rizal, your people call you to change their world once more. Can you defend this beautiful and tranquil homeland against all manner of foe? Can you forge a place for the Philippine Republic through peace and harmony with the world around you? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Rizal Diplo

Art by TPangolin

Introduction: "At long last a friendly face has come to our shores. I am José Rizal, leader of the Philippine Republic! Come, tell me of your people and their culture."

Introduction: "Welcome to the Philippines, traveller! I am José Rizal, and I seek only peace, so that we might learn, in harmony, of the cultures that we both nurture."

Defeat: "You have destroyed a beautiful creation. In its place is the blood of the thousands that you have lustfully slain."

Defeat: "The Philippine Republic is no more. What sorrow must fill your heart to bring such destruction upon this beautiful land."



The Philippines' UA works best by keeping relations friendly with your neighbors. Get to Civil Service quickly and exchange mutual borders to earn Cargo Ships - note that you need an empty slot to receive them; it won't raise your overall Trade Route cap. To entice foreign Units, build Gold producing Buildings (attracting Trade Routes) and do not found a Religion, instead, allow yourself to become a battleground for competing Religions (Missionaries/Prophets). Luck with position on the map does play a part in the effectiveness of the UA, but it should provide some trickle of Culture through the mid-late game, helping with your second Policy tree especially. Coral Churches provide some Faith to (hopefully) spend on whatever a foreign Religion allows, and some degree of Growth bonus in your Coastal Cities. An otherwise plain spot which has 5-6 Fish can become massive. Ensure you have an Ideology and several Katipunero before reaching Replaceable Parts. The +1 Movement and +25% Attack will stay on upgrade, giving you a strong Infantry force to use if something upsets your good relations.

Unique Attributes:[]

The Philippines (Jose Rizal)

Art by Knightmare

Pearl of the Orient

Upon signing Open Borders, both civilizations receive a Cargo Ship. Foreign units within your borders provide CultureIcon Culture.                                 


Art by Knightmare

Katipunero (Rifleman)
  • +1 Moves Movement when within friendly territory
  • +25% Strength Combat bonus after adopting an Ideology
  • Retains abilities on upgrade

Art by TPangolin

Coral Church (Harbor)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith and +5% Food Food growth bonus for each sea resource worked by the city

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Found the Katipunan[]

The people are in a fervor. Frenzied citizens are displeased with the current government and yearn for a change. Founding the Katipunan, a revolutionary party - may be able to change the actions of our oppressors.


  • Player must be The Philippines
  • Player must have researched Rifling
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 150 CultureIcon Culture
  • 100 Goldenage Golden Age Points
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Receive 3 free Katipunero units
  • Receive a free Great General

Encourage Readings[]

Our students and scholars must be informed of our roots, and by making the reading of your novels mandatory, O Rizal, you may inspire a new generation of enlightened Filipinos.


  • Player must be The Philippines
  • Player must have 3 or more Coral Churches
  • Player must have 3 or more Public Schools
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 200 CultureIcon Culture
  • 200 Gold Gold
  • 100 FaithIcon Faith
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • +10% CultureIcon Culture in cities with a Public School
  • -1 FaithIcon Faith from Coral Churches.

List of Cities[]

City List
  1. Manila
  2. Cebu
  3. Davao
  4. Butuan
  5. Caloocan
  6. Iloilo
  7. Quezon
  8. Laguna
  9. Vigan
  10. Pangasinan
  11. Baguio
  12. Zamboanga
  13. Olongapo
  14. Legaspi
  15. Sagada
  16. Peurto Princesa
  17. Bacolod
  18. Calbayog
  19. Pasig
  20. Taguig
  21. Leyte
  22. Cotabato
  23. Bacoor
  24. Cabanatuan
  25. Antipolo
  26. Makati
  27. Dasmarines
  28. San Jose del Monte
  29. El Nido

Full Credits List[]

Civfanatics Download
Steam Workshop
Community Patch Version
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 27 October 2014

  • JFD: XML and Lua; Concept.
  • Neirai: XML and Lua help.
  • TPangolin: Art, Concept.
  • Knightmare: Katipunero and Rizal icons.
  • Charlatan Alley: Voice Acting.
  • Viregel: Civilopedia Entries.
  • Filipino Singkil: Peace/War Music inspiration.

Notes and References[]

Colonialist Legacies Civilizations
AfghanistanAustralia (Henry Parkes)Australia (John Curtin)CanadaCubaGreenlandMalaysiaMexicoNigeriaPhilippinesVietnam
BeothukBlackfootCoast SalishCreeChimuDeneInuitKimberleyKulinMurriWabanakiZapotecs
AnishinaabeAustralia (Bob Hawke)BoersMadagascarSamoaSouth AfricaTlingitYugra