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Astronism in the Philippines refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of the Philippines. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Philippines, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution. As of 2020, there are 290,900 Astronists citizens of the Philippines although Astronism as a religion remains officially unrecognised by the government.
The Astronist Superiate of the Philippines oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Philippines is split into eighty-one provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Manila.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in the Philippines including:
- Astro-Filipino philosophy
- Astro-Filipino religion
- Astro-Filipino spirituality
- Filipino astroncy
- Filipino Astronism
- Filipino astronomical religion
- Filipino Cosmism
- Filipino space religion
History of Astronism in the Philippines
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of the Philippines. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, the Philippines had a population of 290,900 Astronists, up from 275,400 Astronists in 2019.
Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.
A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into the most widely spoken language of the Philippines which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in the Philippines
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