The Philippines

Cole K Period 2


The Philippines are a great place to live. We have more than 7100 islands. Our economy is low, but it is a great place for scenic views and pretty beaches. We have tropical rain forest temperatures where ever you go.

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Geography and climate in the Philippines

All over the Philippines there is a tropical rain forest climate. They have high temperatures and high atmospheric pressure. This is for the whole year. In June through October is rains a lot. During December through May there is a trade wind from the north east that brings little rainfall. The Philippines are an archipelago. like japan the Philippines were formed by volcanoes Eighteen of those volcanoes are still active. There are 37 total volcanoes, and are over 7100 islands in the Philippines.

People and Culture In the Philippines

The Philippines have many festivals and processions. The majority of these festivals closely relate to the Catholic religion. Nearly 90% of the Filipinos are Roman Catholic. January, April, May and June have a lot of fiestas. The most known and biggest fiestas take place in these months. Every year the festivals and processions are days of great joy and happiness for the Filipinos. Any community celebration usually has music, dancing, and feasts. The most known are the procession of the Black Nazarene, the Ati-Atihan, the Sinulog, the Flores de Mayo and the Santa Cruzan.

The most of the people of the Philippines belong to the group known as Filipinos. Other groups in the Philippines are the Negritos, the Dumagats , and there is a small bit of Chinese. The Filipinos live mostly in the lowlands and are one of the largest Christian groups in Asia. Roman Catholicism is over 80% of the population; 5% are Muslims, about 2% are Aglipayans, and then there are Protestant and Evangelical groups. The official languages are Pilipino, English, and 70 native languages are also spoken but they arn't official.

There are 94,852,030 people in the philippines. The philippines have a series of native dishes. there are blends of Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, American and Malay cuisine food. Coconuts and a pungent fish sauce from South-East Asian neighbours are present as signature ingredients. Adobo or a mix of chicken, pork, squid, or vegetables. stewed in vinegar, with garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves represent the native cuisine. Adobo is enjoyed countrywide, often soupy with soy sauce and garlic. some regions use annatto or the reddish pulp of the tropical achiote tree, for colouring, and southern regions use coconut cream as a flavour variation.


The government of the Philippines is also known as the Philippine national government. It is a presidential, representative, and Democratic Republic. The president of the Philippines is Is the head of state in the head of government. Like the US the government interdependent branches the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. The Constitution of the Philippines is where the branches are shown. There are two chambers in the Congress Senate and lower the House of Representatives. Second power is done by the government under the leadership of the present. Judicial power is in the courts with the Supreme Court of the Philippines as the highest judicial body just like the US.


TO become a citizen you must do the following. Check if you qualify through right of blood laws and it refers to the right of becoming a citizen if your parents hold the same citizenship. A person born after 1935 has a right to obtain Philippine citizenship if he has either a father or a mother who is Filipino. Apply for citizenship only if have lived legally in the Philippines for at least 10 years. This only applies if you’re at least 21 years old at the time of the application. meet ownership and financial requirements. you need to own relistate in the Philistines. Determine if you qualify for a time reduction. Men married to a Filipino woman teachers who have worked there for at least two years and people who established an innovative industry or invention in the country can apply for citizenship after living in the Philippines for only five years. Enroll your children in a public school that teaches Filipino history, civics and the basis of how the government works. If your children don’t attend a school that includes these topics in the curriculum, you won’t qualify for citizenship. File a declaration with the Bureau of Justice one year before you intend to apply for citizenship. Once the declaration is submitted, you will receive an approval through email. If your application is not approved, you'll get a letter telling you why so you can reapply.Visit a local court a year after your declaration has been approved. You’ll need to present a number of papers, including a filled-out application, two photographs, proof of residency and an affidavit signed by at least two Filipino citizens who know you and can vouch for your moral character. Paperwork varies depending on your circumstances. Once you file paperwork it can take from days to several months for approval. This varies based on whether you're applying from inside the Philippines or at an embassy.


The Economy of the Philippines is the 43rd largest in the world.T he Philippines is considered as a newly industrialized country. It has been transitioning from agricultural to a service and manufacturing economy. People estimate that by the year 2050 the Philippines will be the 14th largest economy in the world. Other people say it will be the 16th largest. Important exports are semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, and fruits.

The Philippines economy is the world’s 47th largest economy as of 2008. The Philippine peso is the country’s unit of currency. The Philippines has undergone a transformation from being an agriculture based country to that of a newly industrialized country. The country has a total labor force of around 38.1 million. As of October 2009 its reserves stood at US$36.13 billion.