Republic of the Philippines Flag Motto For God, People, Nature and Country Capital Manila Largest City Quezon City Official Language Tagalog, English President Benigno Aquino III Population 2010 census 92,337,852 [7 GDP 2011 estimate - Total$390.408 billion Currency ₱ (PHP) Pesos Government Unitary Constitutional Republic Legislature Upper House –Senate, Lower House -House of Representatives Time Zone UTC +8 ( Universal Time Coordinated)5
Brief History of the Philippines The Philippines (“Pilipinas”, “Philippine Islands”, “Las Islas Filipinas” ), officially known as The Republic of the Philippines Sovereign country in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean Positioned on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, along the Ring of Fire Second-largest archipelago on the planet The 7,107-island archipelago was believed to be inhabited 67,000 years ago based on recent discovery of the oldest Asia-Pacific remains called Callao Man Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands, Austronesian peoples with Malay, Hindu, Chinese and Arabic influences. Colonized by Spain in 16th century for 300 years Ceded to USA in 1898 Colonized by Japan during World War II National independence in 1946 One of Southeast Asias most free-wheeling democracies
Philippines’ Profile Area: 300,000 sq km (115, 830 sq miles), 7107 (islands slightly larger than Arizona) Coastline: 36,289 km Climate: tropical marine; dry, northeast monsoon (November to April); wet, southwest monsoon (May to October) Natural resources: abundant natural resources timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper, natural gas and oil(on-going explorations), geothermal energy, fertile agricultural land and rich marine resources, tropical rain forests along many mountainous islands and narrow coastal plains Natural hazards: Typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year and frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions(Mt Pinatubo)
People Who Made Impact to the Philippines NATIONAL HERO, MARTYR, POLYMATH, POLYGLOT, NATIONALIST, NOVELIST, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REFORMER DR. JOSE PROTACIO RIZAL MERCADO Y ALONSO REALONDA (JUNE 19, 1861 –DECEMBER 30, 1896)
Philippine Tourism Still remaining as top five tourist-generating countries are Korea, USA, Japan, China, and Taiwan. The Korean market maintained its big lead over the other producers, contributing 1,060,000 visitors for a share of 23.08% of the total tourist arrivals during 2012 This is a 16.04% increase compared to last year’s arrivals. The US market captured 15.64% of the total arrivals or 672,000 visitors, growing at 6.35% compared to last year’s figures during the same period. Meanwhile, visitors from Japan numbered at 418,000 or 9.11% of the total visitors, an increase of 3.85% from last year. The fourth and fifth biggest generating markets are China and Taiwan, which consequently got the biggest double-digit growth rates of 77.53% and 37.49% respectively, comparing to last year’s figures. China and Taiwan registered 400,000 and 240,000 visitor arrivals this year compared to last year’s figures respectively. There are 30,000 Special Resident Retiree’s Visas (SRRVs) have been issued in 2012. Filipino Hospitality : Filipinos are naturally warm, friendly and hospitable. We have a ready smile for everybody and our religious background that is predominantly Catholic makes service to others an innate trait. WORLD-CLASS MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES In terms of medical services, our facilities are comparable to the best anywhere else. Our highly trained medical personnel and caregivers are in demand all over the world not only for their competence and expertise but most especially for the care and compassion they show to their wards. Healthcare, a top priority of the senior market, is an expertise of the Filipino who is world-renowned for his excellent healthcare practitioners.
People Who Made Impact to the PhilippinesSEN. BENIGNO “NINOY” PRES. CORAZON “CORY”AQUINO “FILIPINOS ARE AQUINOWORTH DYING FOR! ASIA’S “ICON OF DEMOCRACY”