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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  • Sinulog and Kinabayo Festival 24 July 2014

    The event honors Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte's patron saint St. James. Venue: Dapitan, Z..

  • Pagoda Festival 04 July 2014

    In Bocaue, Bulacan, a feast is held in honor of the Holy Cross of Wawa found in the Bocaue Rive..

  • Araw ng Cotabato 12 June 2014

    The city of Cotabato in Mindanao celebrates its founding & nbsp; with special events as the..

  • Pagdayao Festival 11 June 2014

    This is a two-day affair, which serves as a thanksgiving feast in honor of the Lord. Venue: T..

  • Pahoy-Pahoy Festival 19 May 2014

    Every May, the quaint little town of Calbiga abounds with giant pahoy-pahoy (scarecrows) made o..

  • Obando Festival 17 May 2014

    This festival involves the different dance rituals held for three consecutive days honoring thr..

  • Kadaugan sa Mactan 27 April 2014

    This is mainly the re-enactment of the Battle of Mactan along the islands' beach. Venue: ..

  • Lami-Lamihan Festival 14 April 2014

    Began in 1983 by former mayor Wilfrido Furigay, the festival showcases the rich Yakan tradition..

  • Anibina Bulawanun Festival 08 March 2014

    This is an eight-day multi-themed annual festival that culminates on the province's foundat..

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