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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  • Shariff Kabunsuan 15 December 2014

    This is a celebration to commemorate the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan and Islam to Mindanao. ..

  • Philippine International Lantern Parade 14 December 2014

    This is a grand colorful parade featuring lanterns from different countries along with local ba..

  • Sinadya 05 December 2014

    This features a fireworks display, a grand parade, a food festival, and the Capiz dance festiva..

  • Fiesta de Agoo 05 December 2014

    This features a Lantern festival, the coronation of Miss Agoo, the awarding of Bannuar ti and D..

  • Pasko sa Tanjay Festival 01 December 2014

    This is a month-long Christmas festivity featuring cultural presentations and contests. Venue..

  • Subayan Keg Subanon 01 December 2014

    This involves a trade fair, a street theater performance, and songs and dances depicting the ri..

  • Santa Ipon Festival 25 November 2014

    This is a thanksgiving celebration highlighted by the catching of the ipon, a small but mysteri..

  • Feast of San Clemente/Gigantes 22 November 2014

    This celebration is marked by giant papier mache effigies, natives in wooden shoes and costumes..

  • Pintaflores 03 November 2014

    This festival is marked by a streetdancing involving the pintados or dancers with tattoos or fl..

  • Sagingan Festival 16 October 2014

    The feast is in honor of San Isidro Labrador with street dancers dressed up in various banana-l..

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