Philippines Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Conversation is casual during meals. The best way for a guest to compliment a meal is to eat heartily. A... More
  • Family: The average Filipino family is large, often with four or more children. Professionally and otherwise, Filipino women generally enjoy equality... More
  • Fashion: As elsewhere in the world, clothing trends in the Philippines have somewhat conformed to Western standards, with a few exceptions.... More
  • Visiting: Hospitality is important to Filipinos. Guests are made to feel at ease and should in turn, are tactful and sincere.... More

Philippines Facts

Philippines stats

Capital Manila
Government Type republic
Currency PHP
Population 105,720,644
Total Area 115,830 Square Miles
300,000 Square Kilometers
Location Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Language two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense

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