Philippines Overview

Country Profile

Philippines, in Southeast Asia, is also known as the Republic of the Philippines. The country covers an area of 299,700 square kilometers and has a population of 82.7 million, of which 85% are Malay. Other groups include Indonesians, Chinese and so on. Residents are Catholic. Filipino is the language, and English is also spoken. The currency is the peso. The capital is Manila (Manila).

Philippines National Flag

A white equilateral triangle is located to the side, inside of which there is a yellow sun, with yellow five-pointed stars at the corners. The right side of the flag is blue and red, usually blue over the red after the last war. As the sun represents freedom, eight represents the initial eight provinces and the rest represents other provinces. The three five-pointed stars symbolize the three regions: Lu case, Samar, and Mindanao. Blue symbolizes loyalty, honesty, and integrity, and red symbolizes courage, while the white symbolizes peace and purity.

Philippines Country Flag

History Summary

The Philippines was originally a number of indigenous tribes, separatists from the Kingdom of Malay. In 1521, Magellan led a Spanish expedition to the Philippines. Spain occupied the Philippines in 1565 and ruled the Philippines for over 300 years. On June 12, 1898, the Philippines declared independence, establishing the Republic of the Philippines. In the same year, the United States and Spain, after their war, signed a “Paris Treaty” concerning the occupation of the Philippines. In 1942, the Philippines were occupied by Japan. After “World War II,” the Philippines once again became a U.S. colony. On July 4, 1946, the United States was forced to agree to the independence of the Philippines.

Economy and Culture Overview

The economy dominated by agriculture, with 20% of the population involved in agriculture. Coconut, sugar cane, tobacco, and Ge Ma are the four agricultural specialties of the Philippines. One fifth or more of the population is directly involved in the coconut industry. Ge Ma fiber is solid and resistant to seawater corrosion, an excellent raw material for marine cables. Northern Luzon cigars are made of tobacco leaf produced in the Phillipines and are world-renowned. Industry is primarily in the manufacturing, mining, fuel, and power sectors. Philippines flowers are said to be the “Garden Island” and “Pacific fruit plate.” Lush fruit, such as coconut, mango, pineapple, durian and other fruits are delicious. Filipinos love to wear bright colors and a simple skirt-like sarong, and they also love to sing and dance, especially the opening and closing jump of the bamboo pole dance. A popular pastime is cock fighting on Sundays and holidays; it is legal in the cock-fighting pit.

Coconut Palace

The Coconut Palace is a large modern building constructed using coconut. Reclamation of the new district is located in Manila. Of hexagonal roof construction, a total of 2000 trees were used for more than 70 years of age at the completion of the palace. The roof was built using coconut wood, while a coconut column was constructed of dry wall made of coconut fiber (shell hair) and cement. Bricks and doors are inlaid with coconut shell pieces in the composition of 4000 geometric patterns. Lamps, chandeliers, floor clocks, and the dining table are made from coconut shell. The palace has a restaurant with a dining table inlaid with 47,000 pieces of different shapes of coconut shell. Using a coconut tree for the raw material for carpet, furniture, handicrafts and so on is fascinating. The palace has 150 coconut trees planted around it, and with forest green grass, flowers and trees, it is a unique delight.

Bana Wei Titian

In Northern Luzon in the Philippines, in Ifugao province, there is a mountain with rice terraces that are more than 2000 years old. Ancient working people transformed this with their hands. The mountain is steep, and the terraces were constructed through ancient hard work. The two to four meters high outer terrace is built of huge stone blocks, with a the total amount of material larger than the pyramids of Egypt. With a total height of 2,400 meters, its majesty is crazy. According to statistics, the total length of the irrigation canals on the terraced mountain are thousands of meters above 1.9, almost a half circle around the Earth’s equator.

Mayon Volcano

On the southeastern tip of Luzon is the Philippines largest active volcano, one of the most famous in the world. Rising 2416 meters above sea level, the perimeter is 138 km. The top of the conical volcano was hailed as “the world’s most perfect volcanic cone.” It stands in the middle of green rice fields and plains and is covered with coconut trees. is the mountain is majestic, tall, and straight. During the day, the volcano is continuously emitting white smoke which covers the hills. At night, smoke Chenganhongse, the volcano stands like a huge triangular candle holder in the night sky. Very spectacular.


Also known as North Dye Falls, Pagsanjan is located within the Lake province, south of Manila. Water rushes down the “giant waterfall,” which is famous. Visitors can canoe down the river; the closer they get to the bottom, the faster the water goes. Cliffs tower over the sides, palms sweep past the vistors, and there are many small waterfalls. To reach Great Falls, take a bamboo raft across the Great Falls infiltration transfer holes. Great Falls falls hundreds of feet down the mountainside into one lake. Very spectacular.

Philippines Map

Philippines Map

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