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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  • Pasko - Christmas in the Philippines 2018 From 16 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

    The Filipinos take pride in celebrating the world’s longest Christmas season or Pasko, derived from the Spanish word “pascua”.

  • Higantes Festival 2018 From 18 November 2018 - 19 November 2018

    Angono’s joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal investment, is borne by male devotees during a procession accompanied by parehadoras devotees dressed in colorful local costumes, wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles and higantes, giant paper mache effigies.

  • Kadayawan Festival 2018 From 15 August 2018 - 21 August 2018

    Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August. It is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

  • Pahiyas Festival 2018 15 May 2018

    One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of certain towns in Quezon Province.

  • Bamboo Organ Festival 2018 From 16 February 2018 - 22 February 2018

    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.

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018 From 09 February 2018 - 12 February 2018

    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.

  • Panagbenga Festival 2018 From 05 February 2018 - 05 March 2018

    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.

  • Dinagyang Festival 2018 From 20 January 2018 - 22 January 2018

    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.

  • Ati-atihan 2018 From 08 January 2018 - 17 January 2018

    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.

  • Sinulog Festival 2018 From 05 January 2018 - 05 February 2018

    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.

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