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Philippines

Philippines
  • Capital

    Capital

    Manila

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:38

  • Population

    Population

    105.9 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +63

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₱ PHP (peso)

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Philippines

Philippines
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Manila

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:38

  • Population

    Population

    105.9 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +63

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₱ PHP (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 330

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.05 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 348mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    343 448 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    11%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    27%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    41%

  • Railways

    Railways

    479km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    40.05 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Tagalog - 28 %
    Cebuano - 13 %
    Ilocano - 9 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 81 %
    Evangelical - 3 %
    Iglesia ni Kristo - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    96.4%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Filipino (dialects) and English
    Cebuano
    Ilocano

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    165 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    43%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.9%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    322 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangoes, pork

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    45%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    28%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    105 654kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    113 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    25

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What not to do when visiting Philippines

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Don't make too strong handshakes in the Philippines. Be gentle, strong handshakes can be seen as unfriendly or even aggressive.

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Don't stand with hands on hips as it denotes anger (if not meant).

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Don't forget to wear closed-toe shoes off the beach - many shops and businesses won't allow you to enter with sandals or only a men's undershirt (called "Sando" here).

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The yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting in the Philippines.

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Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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Don’t wear expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid the unwanted attention of pickpockets.

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Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Don’t necessarily arrive on time or earlier when invited to a Filipino’s house - it’s better to come 15 to 30 minutes later for a large party.

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Don’t refer to your host’s wife as the hostess - this has a different meaning in the Philippines.

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10/21
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Don’t start eating until the host invites you to do so.

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Don't forget to have some cash in hand when entering the Philippines via airport - the fees can usually be paid only in cash.

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12/21
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Don't accept seconds (food) at first time it's offered. Leave food on your plate if you don't want more.

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13/21
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Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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14/21
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Don't forget to do some haggling at ukay-ukays, tiangges and bazaars.

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15/21
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Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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18/21
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Don't be surprised Filipinos are super friendly - they were even voted as the friendliest Asian country.

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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between November and April in the northeast and between May and October in the southwest.

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20/21
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Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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