Philippines

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Official Name: 
Republic of the Philippines

Area: 
300,000 km2

Population: 
98,580,949

Capital: 
Manila

Language(s): 
Filipino (based on Tagalog), English, 8 major dialects and other regional dialects

Religion(s): 
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam and Buddhism

Currency: 
Philippine Peso (PHP)

Anthem: 
Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Food Manufactures, Petroleum and Coal Products, Electrical Machineries, Chemical and Chemical Products and Footwear

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Coconut Products, Sugar, Corn, Livestock, Bananas, Pineapple Products, Aquaculture and Mangoes

EXPORT: Electronic Equipment, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Garments

Tour Info

Department of Tourism #351 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., JB Bldg., Makati City, Philippines 1200 Trunkline (63 2) 459-5200 loc. 607 / 610 / 459-5230

www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

Republic of the Philippines

The Philippines as a bejewelled archipelago with over 7,107 sun drenched islands, beautiful beaches, towering volcanic peaks, varied flora and fauna, and magnificent landscapes. It is divided into three geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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Information

Official Name: 
Republic of the Philippines

Area: 
300,000 km2

Population: 
98,580,949

Capital: 
Manila

Language(s): 
Filipino (based on Tagalog), English, 8 major dialects and other regional dialects

Religion(s): 
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam and Buddhism

Currency: 
Philippine Peso (PHP)

Anthem: 
Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Food Manufactures, Petroleum and Coal Products, Electrical Machineries, Chemical and Chemical Products and Footwear

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Coconut Products, Sugar, Corn, Livestock, Bananas, Pineapple Products, Aquaculture and Mangoes

EXPORT: Electronic Equipment, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Garments

Tour Info

Department of Tourism #351 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., JB Bldg., Makati City, Philippines 1200 Trunkline (63 2) 459-5200 loc. 607 / 610 / 459-5230

www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

Republic of the Philippines

The Philippines as a bejewelled archipelago with over 7,107 sun drenched islands, beautiful beaches, towering volcanic peaks, varied flora and fauna, and magnificent landscapes. It is divided into three geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The country has several famous historical and cultural sites and buildings that reflect the rich culture and heritage of the Filipino people. The capital and gateway Manila, a large sprawling city by the bay is situated in Luzon, the major northern island.

Tourist attractions in Manila include the old fort city of Intramuros, the Malacanang Palace, the official residence of the president of the Republic, Rizal Park, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Nayong Filipino, modern shopping malls and exuberant entertainment theatres, bars and restaurants. Other attractions in Luzon include Taal Volcano, Puerto Galera in Mindoro, Pagsanjan Falls, El Nido in Palawan, Vigan Houses, Mayon Volcano, Subic Bay and Freeport, the famous Ifugao Rice Terraces, a World Heritage Site, limestone burial caves of Sagada in Mountain Province, and the cool mountain retreat of Baguio City. Some of the most beautiful beaches and resorts, and diving sites in the ASEAN region can be found in the Visayan Region especially those found in Boracay, Bohol, Mactan Island and Cebu.

Mindanao, offers ecotourism attractions and exotic wilderness, such as, dense forest, mangrove swamps, high mountains and low valleys, swift flowing rivers, smooth lakes, waterfalls, lowlands and marshlands. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village showcases the ecology and ethnic culture of Northern Mindanao – its tribe, customs and other facets of its unique heritage. Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the country is the home of Philippine Eagle, the largest in the world of its kind. Some of the country's rare birds such as fly catchers, fairy blue birds, sunbird and rock-tailed parrots are also found in the region.

Other attractions include Samal Island, Camiguin Island, Zamboanga, and Siargao Island, diver's paradise. One can also enjoy the enthusiastic festivals of the country, such as, the Higantes in Rizal, Pahiyas in Quezon Province, Paradang Lechon in Batangas, Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo, Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Maskara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and the Lanzones Festival in Camiguin. Filipinos are warm and friendly, and talented and gifted in singing and dancing. They are also known for their mouthwatering native foods and delicacies with local flavours, and with the abundance of fish and crustaceans from the surrounding sea.

Information

Official Name: 
Republic of the Philippines

Area: 
300,000 km2

Population: 
98,580,949

Capital: 
Manila

Language(s): 
Filipino (based on Tagalog), English, 8 major dialects and other regional dialects

Religion(s): 
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam and Buddhism

Currency: 
Philippine Peso (PHP)

Anthem: 
Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land)

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Food Manufactures, Petroleum and Coal Products, Electrical Machineries, Chemical and Chemical Products and Footwear

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Coconut Products, Sugar, Corn, Livestock, Bananas, Pineapple Products, Aquaculture and Mangoes

EXPORT: Electronic Equipment, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Garments

Tour Info

Department of Tourism #351 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., JB Bldg., Makati City, Philippines 1200 Trunkline (63 2) 459-5200 loc. 607 / 610 / 459-5230

www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

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  • Malasimbo Music & Arts Festivals 2017 From 10 March 2017 - 12 March 2017

    The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music and arts festival of its calibre in the Asia-Pacific. It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines; truly one of the world’s most enchanting backdrops for a festival.

  • International Bamboo Organ Festival 18 February 2017

    The International Bamboo Organ Festival began in 1976, one year after the inaugural post-restoration concert on the world’s only Bamboo Organ – an instrument that is almost 200 years old and crafted almost entirely of bamboo. This 10-day musical and cultural event features brilliant performances from homegrown talents such as the Las Piñas Boys Choir, as well as Music Professor Armando Salarza, a prominent figure in the festival as recitalist, ensemble player, harpsichordist, and conductor. The year 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of the landmark 1975 concert, and celebrations get underway on February 19th at a gala concert.

  • Hot Air Balloon Fest 2017 From 09 February 2017 - 12 February 2017

    The fiesta is an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with visiting pilots from all over the world. They are given a taste of Filipino hospitality and the fiesta spirit. Also, a big part of the event is the hot air balloon display where in hundreds of hot air balloons will be inflated and flown throughout the Clark Freeport Zone.

  • Panagbenga Festival From 01 February 2017 - 06 March 2017

    Celebrated since 1995, the Panagbenga Festival is a showcase for floral floats and native dances such as the Cañao, wherein the man leads the woman in a circle, accompanied by the beat of sticks and gongs and shouts from the audience. The month-long event, also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, pays homage to the beautiful flowers the city is famous for and also serves as a celebration of Baguio’s re-establishment in the wake of the disastrous 1990 earthquake. Panagbenga is a term for ‘season of blooming’ and in addition to the floral float parades there is also a street dancing parade, a Mr. and Ms. Baguio Flower Festival, a skateboard competition, fun runs, and plenty more.

  • Dinagyang Festival 2017 From 20 January 2017 - 22 January 2017

    Dinagyang is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihan festival widely celebrated not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country. It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo in Aklan Province, but is definitely impressive in choreography and striking in terms of the various attires worn by participating tribes which reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos.

  • Sinulog 2017 15 January 2017

    Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it is Sinulog.

  • Ati-atihan 2017 15 January 2017

    Pounding drums; blackened bodies of dancers; colorful and elaborate costumes—they all paint dramatic, visual stimulation. Kalibo's Ati-Atihan is held every third week of January, and is one of the Philippines’ most recognizable festivals.

  • Pasko - Christmas in the Philippines 2016 From 16 December 2016 - 06 January 2017

    The Filipinos take pride in celebrating the world’s longest Christmas season or Pasko, derived from the Spanish word “pascua”. The four months that end with the syllable –ber are considered Christmas months, which is why department stores and households start playing carols on the first day of September! And the holiday season does not end until the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings which falls around January 6.

  • Giant Lantern Festival 12 December 2015

    The festival finds its root in Bacolor where a much simpler activity was held...

  • Higantes Festival From 22 November 2015 - 23 November 2015

    Angono’s joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal investment, is borne by male devotees...

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