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Philippines archipelago consists of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 296, 912
Squares kilometers. Among the islands, more than half are unnamed; and only 462 are a square mile or larger. The islands are loosely divided into three groups: Luzon in the north, Visayas and Mindanao in the south. Other major islands include Mindoro, Palawan, and those forming the heart of the Visayan Islands - - Masbate, Samar, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol and Leyte. The islands of the Philippines lie along a zone of violent earthquakes and volcanic activity, and many of the islands are mainly tops of huge undersea mountains formed by volcanic flows thrust up from the floor of the Pacific. Some of the small, low islands, however, are the results of coral growth. The larger islands of the country have rugged, mountainous interiors. Its large interior plains in the central plains of Luzon, Cagayan Valley, Agusan and Cotabato Valley contrast sharply with the high mountain areas of Central and Eastern Cordillera and Zambales.

The country, bounded on the west b the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Celebes Sea, lies a little above the equator and is 965 kilometers off the southeast coast of the Asian mainland. It is about 160 kilometers below Taiwan, and 24 kilometers above Borneo.

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The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. It has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese..

Two official languages - But more than 500 dialects

Filipino and English. Filipino which is based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education..


Situated between the Tropical of Cancer and the Equator, The Philippines has a tropical to subtropical climate,

Having two pronounced seasons: The dry months from November to June, and The rainy months from July to October.
During the hottest months, temperature may reach 38’C, During the rainy season, temperature would fall below 21’C.

Rainfall in the Philippines averages 100 inches a year, with some areas receiving up to 180 inches. The lowlands have less rain than the uplands because the mountains block winds that carry rain-bearing cloud from the ocean.
Just being above the Equator, the Philippines lies in the typhoon belt. An average of 20 typhoons hit across the Philippines yearly.

Learn Some Pharses

Magandang umaga po. (formal/polite) - Good morning
Magandang umaga. (informal) - Good morning

Magandang tanghali po. (formal/polite) - Good noon
Magandang tanghali. (informal) - Good noon

Magandang hapon po. (formal/polite) - Good afternoon
Magandang hapon. (informal) - Good afternoon

Magandang gabi po. (formal/polite) - Good evening
Magandang gabi. (informal) - Good evening

Kumusta po kayo? (formal/polite) - How are you?
Kumusta ka? (informal) - How are you?

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Most are friendly i can tell so
  • Cons:too! traffic and some part of my country aren't safe enough to enjoy!
  • In a nutshell:More places to visit as you've never anticipated
  • Last visit to Philippines: Oct 1983
  • Intro Updated Oct 22, 2009
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  • vinc_bilb's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    I'm wondering if "le-chon" is not coming from the French for the pig (Le cochon) ... Anyway, excellent pages, salamat po. I miss your sweet home country ...

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2008 at 3:45 AM

    very nice page with good photos. i am really looking forward to going there in december.

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    hey.. so is it really good there lol... i will be over there next week yey.. im 21 english you

  • interjambo's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    namiewa i absolutely love your pages without doubt the best ive seen. your pages are what vt is all about. i will visit your part of the world soon. the choco hills look like a good day trip and i cant wait to try your national dish lechon,i cant wait.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 3:57 AM

    Hello Namie. Very nice page here with good info and fun photos! My ratings are definitely with you. I hope to visit the Philippines sometime next year. Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • boboy1242's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Westin Philippine Plaza is now owned and operated by SOFITEL

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2007 at 7:58 AM

    Hi great page on the phillipines nice pics and good info cheers :)

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2007 at 11:43 PM

    I think kids are like that everywhere LOL

  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2007 at 10:46 PM

    Hi Namie! Are you going to the VT on March 30 sa Gerry's Grill glorietta @ 6PM?

  • shutterlust's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 10:08 PM

    wow...you really like flowers! :-) beautiful pictures!

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