where the wild things are ;-)

Years of Idependence

Spain- June 12, 1898

United States- July 4, 1946

Before the Europeans arrived

The Philippines began with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or primitive boats more than 67,000 years ago.

What happening in the Philippines today

The Philippines have joined the globe to help protect The Arctic. They have also banned guns from everyone even the president.

European and American colonization

Spain colonized Philippines in 1521 and gave them independence in 1898. In the same year The United States colonized them and gave them their independence in 1946.

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

Born: February 8, 1960 in Manila, Philippines

Presidential term: June 30, 2010 –

Famous People of the Philippines

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao aka Pac- Man (Professional Boxer)

Born: December 17, 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

He is a professional boxer and politician. Manny has won 10 world titles and the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Was named fighter of the decade in the 2000's. Other than boxing Pacquiao has acted, record music and involved in politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.

Tim Tebow (Professional Football Player)

Born: August 14, 1987 in Makati, Philippines

Tim Tebow is a professional football player who currently plays for the New York Jets. Tebow attended high school and college in the state of Florida. He was NFL round 1, 25th pick. Tim debuted with the Denver Broncos in 2010. Tebow has won many awards like Quarterback of the year in (2007) and Heisman trophy in (2007) and much more.

Things and places to vist

Go to the beach

Philippines has many beaches most with fine powdery white sand and clean, clear and cool blue waters. It is also perfect for surfing ad skydiving.

Hundred Islands National Park

They are believed to be about two million years old. There are several different islands, but only three of them have been developed and are enjoyable from a tourist’s.

Ethnic Groups

Filipinos of Malay make up about 95.5% of the total population. The Chinese minority totaled about 1.5% of the population. These other groups accounted for the remaining 3% of the population.

Interesting places and facts

About the flag

The Philippine flag is the only flag in the whole world that is displayed differently in times of peace and war. In peace time, the blue side is put on top; in war time, the red.

The land

The Philippines is divided into three island groups, 17 regions, 80 provinces, 138 cities, and 1,496 municipalities.


Manila, the Philippine capital, is the world’s most densely populated city in the world. With a population of 1,660,714 and an area of 38.55 km², it has a population density of 43,079/km².

Languages spoken

More than 60% of Filipinos can speak English. The Philippines is the 5th largest English speaking country in the world with 49.8 million Filipinos out of 92 million speakers.