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About the Philippines in detail
Where are the Philippines?
The Philippines, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 14 36 N 120 58 E otherwise in the southeast Asia, in southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
What is the capital city of the Philippines?
The capital city of the Philippines is Manila.
What is the time in Manila?
It is 13 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Manila’s timezone is UTC+8.
What is the Internet code for the Philippines?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for the Philippines is: .ph
What is the size of the Philippines?
The territory of Philippines is total: 300,000 sq km; land: 298,170 sq km, water: 1,830 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the Philippines’ territory is slightly less than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona.
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What is the water coverage of the Philippines?
We have already mentioned what percentage of the Philippines is covered by water (see below), and this includes 36,289 km coastline.
What is the climate like in the Philippines?
The Philippines’ climate is tropical marine: northeast monsoon (November to April): southwest monsoon (May to October).
Geographical data of Philippines
Philippines’ elevation; mean elevation: 442 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: the Philippine Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m.
The specific geographical details of the Philippines include mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Philippines is the Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located to many of Southeast Asia’s central water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait.
Resources and land use of the Philippines
The country’s main mined products are timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 41%; arable land 18.2%; permanent crops 17.8%; permanent pasture 5%; forest: 25.9%; other: 33.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Philippines
The number of inhabitants of the Philippines is 102,624,209 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 44.4% of the total population (2015).
Most of the Philippines’ population is concentrated in MANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in the Philippines
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census).
Spoken languages in the Philippines
The Philippines’ spoken languages are the following: Filipino (official language; based on Tagalog) and English (official language); eight major dialects – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan.
What are the most important religions in the Philippines?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census).
Further population data of the Philippines
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 33.71% (male 17,652,419 / female 16,943,261) 15-24 years: 19.17% (male 10,042,520 / female 9,629,762) 25-54 years: 36.86% (male 19,204,977 / female 18,618,333) 55-64 years: 5.89% (male 2,758,867 / female 3,282,416) 65 years and over: 4.38% (male 1,863,339 / female 2,628,315) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Philippines is 1.59% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth and the death rate. In Philippines the birth rate is 24 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In the Philippines, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of the Philippines, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in the Philippines are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of the Philippines
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy has been relatively resilient to global economic shocks due to less exposure to troubled international securities, lower dependence on exports, relatively resilient domestic consumption, large remittances from about 10 million overseas FilipinEfforts to improve tax administration and expenditures management have helped ease the Philippines’ debt burden and tight fiscal situation. The Philippines received investment-grade credit ratings on its sovereign debt under the former AQUINO administration. Economic growth has accelerated, averaging 6.0% per year from 2011 to 2016, compared with 4.5% under the MACAPAGAL-ARROYO government; and competitiveness rankings have improved. Although the economy grew faster under the AQUINO government, challenges to achieving more inclusive growth remain. The unemployment rate has declined somewhat in recent years but remains high, hovering at around 6.5%; underemployment is also hi2016 saw the election of President Rodrigo DUTERTE, who has pledged to make poverty reduction his top policy priority. Duterte believes that illegal drug use, crime, and corruption are critical economic development barriers among the lower class.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in the Philippines is $311.7 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in the Philippines is 6.4% (2016 estimate), 5.9% (2015 estimate) 6.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Philippines this is $7,700 (2016 estimate) $7,400 (2015 estimate) $7,100 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products the Philippines produces?
The Philippines’ main agricultural products are sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), pineapples, mangoes, pork, eggs, beef, fish.
The critical segments are electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, and fishing. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing.
Drinking water source in the Philippines
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.7% of the population, rural: 90.3% of the population, total: 91.8% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 6.3% of the population, rural: 9.7% of the people, total: 8.2% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in the Philippines
In the Philippines, the average delivery number is 3.06 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in the Philippines
The population’s average age is 23.4 years; male: 22.9 years, female: 23.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in the Philippines; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Philippines is -2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Philippines. Dual citizenship recognized: no—residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is the Philippines a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in the Philippines
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In the Philippines, the hospital beds’ density is one bed / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in the Philippines, the degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria. Water contact disease: leptospirosis, (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In the Philippines, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in the Philippines is 4.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in the Philippines? Is there any?
The Philippines’ most known natural risk is astride the typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms each year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis. Volcanism: significant volcanic activity; Taal (elevation 311 m), which has shown recent unrest and may erupt shortly, has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to its tumultuous history and proximity to human populations; Mayon (elevation 2,462 m), the country’s most active volcano, erupted in 2009 forcing over 33,000 to be evacuated; other historically active volcanoes include Biliran, Babuyan Claro, Bulusan, Camiguin, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Iraya, Jolo, Kanlaon, Makaturing, Musuan, Parker, Pinatubo, and Ragang.
More interesting facts about the Philippines
A few words about the past, as every country and society is connected to its history; The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and the US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946, the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986 when a “people power” movement in Manila (“EDSA 1”) forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased strength and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA’s stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down, and another “people power” movement (“EDSA 2”) demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Several corruption allegations marred her presidency, but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding her administration year. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010 and was succeeded by Rodrigo DUTERTE in May 2016. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People’s Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of the Philippines: 4 July 1946 (from the US).
The flag and other symbols of the Philippines
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red; a white equilateral triangle is based on the hoist side; the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight primary rays; each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star; blue stands for peace and justice, red symbolizes courage, the white equal-sided triangle represents equality; the rays recall the first eight provinces that sought independence from Spain, while the stars represent the three major geographical divisions of the country: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; the design of the flag dates to 1897note: in wartime the flag is flown upside down with the red band at the top.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Philippines: three stars and sun, Philippine eagle; national colors: red, white, blue, yellow.
Constitution of the Philippines
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of the Philippines?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The Philippines’ legal system is a mixed legal system of civil, common, Islamic, and customary law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of the Philippines, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Congress or Kongreso consists of the Senate or Senado (24 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote; members serve 6-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every three years) and the House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (292 seats; 234 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 58 representing minorities directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 3-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in the Philippines
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In the Philippines, the labor force is 42.8 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Philippines is total: 21.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 24.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 18.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in the Philippines is 6.6% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In the Philippines, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.9% highest 10%: 30.5% (2012 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In the Philippines, the GINI index is .46 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In the Philippines, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 2.9% highest 10%: 30.5% (2012 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of the Philippines
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The Philippines’ budget is; revenues: $45.54 billion, expenditures: $48.76 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 14.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in the Philippines is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in the Philippines
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate), 1.3% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of the Philippines
The Philippines, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The Philippines’ export value is $38.2 billion (2016 estimate), $43.28 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits.
The most important imported products are electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery, and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 16.2%, US 10.8%, Japan 9.6%, Singapore 7%, South Korea 6.5%, Thailand 6.4%, Malaysia 4.8%, Indonesia 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in the Philippines
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. In the Philippines, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source is 20.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 11.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Philippines, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the Philippines; good international radiotelephone and submarine cable services; domestic and interisland service. Domestic: telecommunications infrastructure includes the following platforms: fixed-line, mobile cellular, cable TV, over-the-air TV, radio and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), fiber-optic cable, and satellite for redundant international connectivity. International: country code – 63; a series of submarine cables provide connectivity to the US and countries like Hong Kong, Guam, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Brunei, and Malaysia, including multiple international gateways (2015).
Transport infrastructure in the Philippines
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in the Philippines: 247 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the Philippines’ roadways: total: 216,387 km, paved: 61,093 km, unpaved: 155,294 km (2014).
The waterways’ total length in the Philippines is 3,219 km (limited to vessels with a draft less than 1.5 m) (2011).
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Facts & data about the Philippines
Name of the country: conventional long way: Republic of the Philippines, traditional short form: the Philippines, local long form: Republika ng Pilipinas, local short state: Pilipinas, etymology: named in honor of King Phillip II of Spain by Spanish explorer Ruy LOPEZ de VILLALOBOS, who visited some of the islands in 1543.
|Abbreviation: Philippines||Geographic coordinates:|
13 00 N, 122 00 E
|Country Location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Philippines: Manila||GPS of the Capital:|
14 36 N 120 58 E
|Position: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam|
|Land area: total: 300,000 sq km; land: 298,170 sq km, water: 1,830 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands||Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona|
|Population: 102,624,209 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.59% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.84 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.72 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $38.2 billion (2016 estimate), $43.28 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $60.95 billion (2016 estimate), $64.97 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 16.2%, US 10.8%, Japan 9.6%, Singapore 7%, South Korea 6.5%, Thailand 6.4%, Malaysia 4.8%, Indonesia 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 44.4% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 23.4 years; male: 22.9 years, female: 23.8 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 41.106 million. Percent of the population: 40.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 3.039 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 120.255 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.6% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Filipino(s) adjective: Philippine||National holidays: Independence Day, 12 June (1898)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.2 years. Male: 65.7 years, female: 72.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.06 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 24 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.3%; male: 95.8%, female: 96.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, Islamic, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing||Industrial production growth rate: 6.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 6.4% (2016 estimate) 5.9% (2015 estimate) 6.2% (2014 estimate)|
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