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This is a nice, friendly place to visit. The people speak English as it is an official language. The Philippines are known as The Smile of Asia, due to its hospitality. Stop by and you will never know a more hospitable and friendly place to vacation.The budget holiday of a lifetime

7,107 islands, 1,000 inhabited, 97 ethnic, cultural and racial groups: 101 languages.

The contrast between huge and modern metropolis like Manila or Cebu, the primitive tribal territories, and the desert islands.

The home of The clearest sea waters in the world.

The smoothest white coral sand.

The most friendly people you ever met.

The most feminine women in all Asia. Magellan dixit... and he was right!

Come to the Philippines!!! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas

The Philippine Islands are a cluster of more than 7000 islands, lying north of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. From north to south, the archipelago extends over nearly 1850 kilometers. Philippines is of volcanic origin, it has more than 20 active volcanoes, and regularly experiences earthquakes.

The total land area of the Philippines is about 300,000 square kilometers, and the largest city is the its capital, Manila. The two largest islands are Luzon to the north, and Mindanao to the south, with a host of smaller islands in between, including some unnamed and uninhabited patches of land.

A large part of the terrain is mountainous; the volcanic eruptions in the area have given the Philippines, fertile soils and spectacular landscapes and underwater areas. Unfortunately, deforestation and uninhibited harvesting of both flora and marine life have deprived the Philippines of its once rich and diverse resources.This is now being addressed

The predominant ethnic groups on the islands are of Malayan origin, with some Chinese influence. There are also the Mestizos (Filipino-Spanish and Filipino-American) who are evidence of the long Spanish and American occupation of the country.

The islands got their name from the Spanish - they named the country Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain. Due to extensive proselytization by the Church during the Spanish era, the Philippines are the only Christian nation in Asia, with over 82% of its population following the Roman Catholic faith. The Filipinos are a very outgoing and friendly people, whose ethos is ruled by 'bayanihan' - a communal spirit which binds them together, and embraces all visitors to their country as well. Because of its volatile post -independence governance, the Philippine nation has always received bad press - dictatorship, corruption, terrorist attacks and economic problems tend to overshadow its image; the forces of nature do not help either - the Philippines islands are regularly struck by natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions. However,the Philippines are a relatively safe and cheap place to visit (if one avoids the trouble prone areas in the south)Davao City is reported to be the safest city of all, with long beaches, interesting mountain treks and hikes,gardens and spectacular underwater and white water rafting to name a few

The climate is mostly hot and humid - averaging at about 80 degrees with humidity of 77%. The best season to visit is during the months of November to March - which is the dry season. The months of May to October are very hot and humid.

The fertile lowlands of the islands provide crops of rice, coconuts, corn, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples and mangoes. Pork, eggs, beef and an abundant supply of fish are also produced. Industries center around textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining and fishing.

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