Samar and Leyte were (the only) originally the islands named after King Philip ll, Las Islas Filipinas, until it was expanded throughout the rest of the 7,107 islands and been called the Philippine archipelago or “The Philippines”.
Philippines was mentioned in the bible prophesy having a different name. It was called “OPHIR” which means a place which is a great source of gold.
In the Spanish maps that led the explorers to the islands (The Philippines), the name was OPHIR.
Biblical name “OPHIR” appeared in Spanish maps describing the Philippines.
OPHIR appeared from Genesis down to the Books of the Prophets. Also, See: Isaiah chapters 24 and 42.
So, this means the Philippines have a great role in the last of the last days before the second coming of our Lord Jesus!
To God be the glory!