About the Philippines

7641

Republic of the Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands, of which only 2,000 are inhabited. Most of the islands have not yet been named. To clearly define these islands, they have been subdivided into three major groups, i.e., Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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The Philippines has hundreds of barangays, municipalities, towns and cities in 80 provinces and each has its own festival either in honor of a Saint, a religious festival, seasonal change, harvest, or in honor of the place itself.

2,463 m

Mount Mayon is the main landmark and highest point of the province of Albay and the whole Bicol Region in the Philippines, rising 2,462 metres (8,077 ft) from the shores of the Albay Gulf about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.

1950

In the early 1950s, jeepneys began making their rounds in Manila. The jeepney as public transport is unique to the Philippines. It is a proudly Pinoy creation. Considering its history, it has also become a reflection of the Filipino spirit — resilient, innovative, and optimistic.


24 km

Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s St. Pauls Underground River Cave is more than 24 kilometres (15 mi) long and contains an 8.2-kilometre-long (5.1 mi) underground section of the Cabayugan River.

1,776

Bohol's Chocolate Hills form a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape. The domes vary in sizes from 30 to 50 metres (98 to 164 ft) high with the largest being 120 metres (390 ft) in height.

437 km²

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. Siargao has excellent surfing conditions, particularly during the southwest “habagat” monsoon from August to November.

6.4 kg

The Pearl of Lao Tzu, also known as the Pearl of Allah, is the world’s largest pearl, measuring 9.45 inches in diameter and weighing 6.4 kilograms. It was found by a Filipino diver off the coast of Palawan in 1934 in the cockles of a giant Tridacna gigas clam.


7641

Republic of the Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands, of which only 2,000 are inhabited. Most of the islands have not yet been named. To clearly define these islands, they have been subdivided into three major groups, i.e., Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

80

The Philippines has hundreds of barangays, municipalities, towns and cities in 80 provinces and each has its own festival either in honor of a Saint, a religious festival, seasonal change, harvest, or in honor of the place itself.

2,463 m

Mount Mayon is the main landmark and highest point of the province of Albay and the whole Bicol Region in the Philippines, rising 2,462 metres (8,077 ft) from the shores of the Albay Gulf about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.

1950

In the early 1950s, jeepneys began making their rounds in Manila. The jeepney as public transport is unique to the Philippines. It is a proudly Pinoy creation. Considering its history, it has also become a reflection of the Filipino spirit — resilient, innovative, and optimistic.

24 km

Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s St. Pauls Underground River Cave is more than 24 kilometres (15 mi) long and contains an 8.2-kilometre-long (5.1 mi) underground section of the Cabayugan River.

1,776

Bohol's Chocolate Hills form a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape. The domes vary in sizes from 30 to 50 metres (98 to 164 ft) high with the largest being 120 metres (390 ft) in height.

437 km²

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. Siargao has excellent surfing conditions, particularly during the southwest “habagat” monsoon from August to November.

6.4 kg

The Pearl of Lao Tzu, also known as the Pearl of Allah, is the world’s largest pearl, measuring 9.45 inches in diameter and weighing 6.4 kilograms. It was found by a Filipino diver off the coast of Palawan in 1934 in the cockles of a giant Tridacna gigas clam.


Learn more about the Philippines
visit http://www.tourism.gov.ph

Learn more about the Philippines visit http://www.tourism.gov.ph