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"the name of the province generally takes precedence"

Why? This runs counter to normal disambiguation practice (where the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC takes precedence) and similar examples in other countries (Osaka, Limerick and so on). Hijiri 88 (やや) 11:49, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

  • No, because WP:COMMONNAME also applies. In normal speech, Pilipinos will usually add "city" when talking about the city, i.e. Cebu City. -- P 1 9 9   15:26, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
COMMONNAME is in this case just a way of determining the PRIMARYTOPIC. If the COMMONNAMEs of two topics are already disambiguated, then there is no need for disambiguation, and the previous clause ( in the case of a province sharing the same name with a municipality) makes it clear that we aren't talking about cases where the COMMONNAMEs are already disambiguated. Hijiri 88 (やや) 04:56, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Proposing subsection under "Historical Figures" for figures who lived during Spanish Colonial Period

Proposing a change in the "historical figures" section, which currently says "names of historical figures (roughly those who were alive during Spanish rule) should generally follow Spanish conventions". I recommend creating a subsection "Spanish Colonial period" and rephrasing that "names of historical figures who lived during Spanish Colonial Period". Or maybe we could just rephrase it. The proposal of a new subsection makes room for a later subsection for historical figures who lived during the Philippine protohistoric period. -Alternativity (talk)

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