Philippines is a composition of 7,107 islands
(7,108 at low tide) with a total coastline longer than that of the USA most
of Philippines live on just 11 islands. The country
offers warm tropical waters, coral gardens with beautiful marine life and
dramatic drop-offs on the sea bed.
is the history and culture of the Filipino people, the dramatic landscapes
and thriving cities fascinate the visitor. Manila, the capital of the
Philippines, is also its heart and soul. It sets the rhythm of life in this
archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the
Occidental, the traditional with the modern, the mundane with extraordinary.
were occupied by the Japanese between 1942 and 1945, during WWII, only
achieving independence in 1946. The country has suffered from frequent
natural disasters, and has pockets of violent rebellion. Poverty and the
country's debt burden are also very high, explaining the high number of
Filipinos residing abroad.
Infrastructure projects involving airports, expressways, inter-island
transport and even the currently almost non-existent railway system are part
of a 10-point development agenda until 2010.
The Philippine archipelago lies in Southeast Asia in a position that has led
to its becoming a cultural crossroads, a place where Malays, Chinese,
Spaniards, Americans, and others have interacted to forge that unique
cultural and racial blend known to the world as Filipino...........
Philippines has a tropical marine climate dominated by a rainy season and a
dry season. The summer monsoon brings heavy rains to most of the archipelago
from May to October, whereas the winter monsoon brings cooler and drier air
from December to February...........
Philippines is a really beautiful country with mix of diverse cultures. The
culture of Philippines has seen various influences in the past. This
beautiful country consists of around 7,107 islands with a large settlement
of mostly Malay people. The Filipinos, as the people over here are known,............
The Negritos are believed to
have migrated to the Philippines some 30,000 years ago from Borneo, Sumatra,
and Malaya with the Malayans following in successive waves. These people
belonged to a primitive epoch of Malayan culture, which has apparently
survived to this day among certain groups such as the Igorots............