National Symbols of Philippines

Last updated on August 17th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

The Republic of the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, on the Philippine Islands bordered by the Pacific Ocean. The nearest neighbors of the Philippines are Indonesia, Brunei, and Taiwan. The capital city is Manila. The total population is over 70 million people. 90% of the population are Malays and the rest are Chinese, Ilocana, Viliani, Spanish, Moro, and Magaly. The majority of the islanders are Catholic (83%). The remaining Filipinos profess Protestantism (9%) and Islam (5%).

The official languages are English and Filipino. In addition, more than 600 local dialects are actively used.

The national currency of the country is the Philippine peso. 1 peso is 100 centavos. The domain is .ph and the country code is +63.

The national symbols of the Philippines are National Flag, the National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”, and the National Flower “Sampaguita”.

The stars on the Flag represent the three island groups that make up the Philippines: Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. The white triangle is a symbol of peace and purity, blue and red — patriotism and courage.
The Philippine national flower is called “sampaguita” which is generally known as the Arabian Jasmine. Its white color symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility, and strength. Sampaguita is one of the national symbols of the Philippines.

The Philippine national bird is called the “Philippine Eagle”, scientifically known as Pithecophaga jefferyi. It was officially approved in 1978 by former President Ferdinand Marcos in Proclamation No. 1732.
Independence Day is a national holiday of the Philippines, celebrated annually on June 12 in honor of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of the Philippines from Spain on June 12, 1898. It has been a national holiday of the Philippines since 1962.

Adobo is a national Filipino dish that includes meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf, and black pepper, which is fried in oil and stewed in a marinade.

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Country information

Former name(s) Las Felipinas
Official name(s) Republic of the Philippines
Alternative name(s) Republic of the Philippines (official, English), Repúblika ng Pilipinas (official, Filipino), Pilipinas (common, many local languages; corruption of the Spanish, Filipinas), Filipinas (common Spanish and other local languages, contraction of following), Las Islas Filipinas
Regional location Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Country name etymology "Lands of Prince Philip of Asturias", from the Spanish Felipinas, honoring the future King Philip II of Spain
Climate Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands
Population 109,581,078
National Day 12 Jun 1898
Language(s) Filipino and English
Religion Christianity Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and other Christianity faiths
Country code +63
Literacy rate 96.4%
Currency Philippine peso
Capital city Manila
Domain(TLD) .ph
Ethnicity Visayan, Tagalog, Ilocano, and Bicolano
Head of government President
Nationality Filipino
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 300,000 km² (120,000 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+8 (PST)
Average elevation 442 m (1,450 ft)
Coastline 36,289 km
Mains electricity 115 V, 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Philippines

Flag map of Philippines

Motto of Philippines

Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa - "For God, for the people, for nature and for the country"

National animal of Philippines

The National animal of Philippines is Kalabaw

National Animal of Philippines - Kalabaw

National flower of Philippines

The National flower of Philippines is Sampaguita. Botanical name is Jasminum Sambac.

National flower of Philippines - Sampaguita

National bird of Philippines

The National bird of Philippines is Philippine eagle

National bird of Philippines - Philippine eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Philippines

Filipino Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

In every forest , there is a snake.

While the blanket is short, learn how to bend.

A sleeping lobster is carried away by the current.

Marriage is not a joke. It is not like food that you can spit out when it is too hot to chew.

He who does not love his mother tongue is worse than a rotten fish.

A child that is given everything will rarely succeed in life.

The pain of the little finger is felt by the whole body.

He who eats chili gets burned and he who touches the pot gets charcoal on his hands.

Life is like a wheel: Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you’re down.

The bitter melon is not yet cooked and the squash jumped in.

There’s no glory without sacrifice.

Poverty is not a hindrance to success.

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