Philippines

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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, 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, 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 Philippines are National Flag, National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”, and National Flower “Sampaguita”.

The stars on the Flag represent the three island groups that make up the Philippines: Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Philippine.

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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