Country Project: Philippines

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Who lives there: Filipinos

Average income: 235 thousand pesos

Climate: Tropical rainforest, tropical savanna, tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical

Tourism: Its beaches, mountains, rainforests, islands, and diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations. The country's rich historical and cultural heritage also is a big tourist attraction.

Most popular tourist attraction: Boracay (small island located in Philippines)

Cultural Information

Pop culture: Alp De Ap: Filipino musi producer and rapper

Sarah Geronimo: Filipino recording artist and actress

Current music: Some styles are Asian, European, Latin American, American, and indigenous influences

Random facts: Philippines is named after King Philip II of Spain

Human trafficking is a problem in the Philippines

Political Information

Type of govt: Republic

Short history: The Philippines is named after King Philip II of Spain and it was a Spanish colony for over 300 years

Famous historical event: March 31, 1521: The first mass on Philippine soil is celebrated

Famous People

Tim Tebow (football player), Daniel Padilla (tv actor), Anne Curtis (movie actress)

Culinary Contribution

The style of cooking and food evolved from Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine of Malay, Indian, Spanish, Chinese, and American

Common Foods: Roasted pig, cured beef, chicken, and pork