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Philippines

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All About Philippines

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Philippines

  1. 1. Mabuhay! Welcome to the Philippines!
  2. 2. An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines has 3 main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. Population: 94 million Capital City: Manila Pilipinas
  3. 3. The  Philippines ,   Republika ng Pilipinas ( Republic of the Philippines )   is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. Pilipinas
  4. 4. Pilipinas Malay Chinese Spanish
  5. 5. Pilipinas <ul><li>Official language: Filipino and English </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic Church-83% </li></ul><ul><li>Philippine Independent Church (Aglipayan)-6% </li></ul><ul><li>Various Christian churches-3% </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim people called the Moros-8% </li></ul><ul><li>General Attitudes: </li></ul><ul><li>Filipinos have been influenced by the Chinese, Malay, Spanish and US cultures. Individualism is less important than the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence is more important than independence; a family member will often sacrifice personal goals or desires to help the family or another family member. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pilipinas <ul><li>Customs and courtesies: </li></ul><ul><li>Initial greetings are friendly and informal. “Kamusta?” </li></ul><ul><li>People are taught to show respect to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper titles are used (Professor, Doctor) or honorific terms (uncle= tito , aunt= tita ) </li></ul><ul><li>In general Filipinos have a more relaxed view of time and may not always begin meetings or appointments promptly </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude and saving face is paramount to Filipinos. Success may also be attributed to fate rather than ability or effort. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pilipinas Public transportation: Jeepney and Tricycle
  8. 8. Pilipinas Sceneries
  9. 9. Pilipinas
  10. 15. TRADITIONAL FILIPINO GAMES
  11. 20. PIKO OR HOPSCOTCH
  12. 23. LUKSONG TINIK OR HOP OVER THORNS
  13. 25. CHINESE GARTER
  14. 27. BASKETBALL
  15. 28. FAMOUS FILIPINOS
  16. 29. IMELDA MARCOS
  17. 53. Pancit  or  pansit  is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine.  Noodles were introduced into the country by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term  pancit  (Hokkien pian i sit   = &quot;something conveniently cooked fast. Pilipinas Cuisine
  18. 54. Cassava Cake  is a classic Filipino dessert made from grated cassava or manioc, a woody shrub where the starch that is used to make tapioca are derived. Cassava Cake was first made in Brazil where Cassava originated in the Amazon Basin of tropical Brazil. Starting with the Amazon, in Manaus , Festa Junina is celebrated with cassava cake, sweet tapioca with coconut.
  19. 55. Filipinos in Australia <ul><li>The number of Filipinos migrating to Australia increased rapidly in the 1980s and was initially dominated by Filipino women arriving as spouses under the then Family Reunion Program. Since 2004 however, the majority of Filipino migrants have come to Australia via the Skill Stream. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of June 2009 there were an estimated 168 500 Philippine born people living in Australia, 39.8 per cent more than was reported in the August 2006 Census of Population and Housing. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the seventh largest migrant community in Australia. </li></ul>
  20. 56. Filipinos in Australia <ul><li>Temporary Entry Visas Granted </li></ul><ul><li>At June 2010, there were 4240 Filipino Student visa holders in Australia, representing 1.1 per cent of all international students in Australia and making Filipinos the 22nd largest group of international students. </li></ul><ul><li>The Philippines is currently the fifth largest source of Australia ’s subclass 457 migrants with 12 710 Philippine born migrants were on this visa in Australia at June 2010. </li></ul>
  21. 57. Filipinos in Australia <ul><li>In 2009-2010, 4780 Filipino workers were granted a Business Long Stay (subclass 457) visa, with Registered Nurses, Skilled Meat Workers and Motor Mechanics as the main sponsored occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>Western Australia attracts the most Filipinos entering Australia with a subclass 457 visa followed by Queensland, with 39 per cent and 23 per cent respectively. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009-2010, 34 375 Visitor visas were granted, representing an 11 percent increase on the previous year. </li></ul>

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