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Large numbers of Philippines articles could benefit from geocoding
Does anyone have any knowledge of what Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, San Miguel, Tondo, etc. really are or what they should be called? Initially, these areas were referred to as "districts" here in WP. That's why this Category:Districts of Manila was created. Recently though, some user/s like PH 0447 have begun revising the articles and calling them either "neighborhoods" or just "places" in Manila. I'm not sure neighborhood is a correct term tho as we have barangay as its local equivalent. And we know those areas are composed of several barangays so it can't be the right terminology to use. If those aren't districts, could there be a better word for it?-- RioHondo (talk) 04:13, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I'd rather call "legislative districts" as "legislative districts", and these... uh places as plain old "districts". –HTD 21:15, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks seav! I have reverted those labels and notified the editor about this error. Actually, i find it weird that some people use "legislative districts" as references to geographic areas within a city. And i noticed this also affects Quezon City which breaks down its barangays per legislative district. I didn't know there was a use for legislative districts outside of politics. Or that it should be a basis for administrative subdivisions within a city. Our legislative districts are like constituencies, ridings, or electoral districts that change size and jurisdiction every so often depending on population. "Districts" on the other hand are more permanent and is based on geography not on representation of population. So there shouldn't be confusion regarding this.--RioHondo (talk) 03:09, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Can I suggest in your excellent page to add additional info about our country about the Spanish name of the Philippines , La Republica de Filipinas or Filipinas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines . Due to the reason that Philippines is a hispanic country like Mexico,Argentina,Chile,Cuba it's once called as the Spanish East Indies and we cannot deny the fact that a very big part of our history cannot stand without Spainish legacy . Thank You
TBH I don't really see the benefit of adding non-English official names since it won't help the English speaker. I could probably make an exception on "official languages", of which Spanish isn't.... –HTD 21:14, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
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