Philippines

Zack Anderson

Background Information

Population- 100,998,376

Capital- Manila

Languages- Filipino, English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

Leader- President Benigno Aquino

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Sports

The Philippines are very good at sports. They play a variety of sports ranging from Basketball to Wushu. Which is a Chinese martial arts. Also, some play golf, tennis and boxing. They also compete in the Winter and Summer Olympics.


Spite all those sports. Basketball is the most popular. Everyone from little kids to adults know the game, and they all love it. They made the PBA (Philippines Basketball Association). It is very popular. They draw very large crowds to these games.


One of the most known athletes in the world is from the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao was born on born on December 17, 1979 in Kibawe Bukidnon, Philippines. He is known for his Eight-Division World Boxing Chammpionship

Culture

The culture in the Philippines is very different from here in the U.S.A. They celebrate man

y different holidays and follow many traditions. Also, they eat many different foods.


One tradition followed is the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance. Its known for its iconic dance movements. Also, they have Barrio Fiestas to commemorate the feast days. At these celebrations there is food, music, and dancing.


They also eat very different food as of here. A lot of meals in the Philippines have fish in them. For example, Adobo is a food that is cooked for Fiestas. They don't use chopsticks while they use Western Culetry

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