By Josie Miller


Capital City: Manila

Population: 105,720,644 as of 2014

Physical Features

  • Mountainous
  • volcanoes
  • forests
  • earthquakes
  • islands
  • streams
  • sandy beaches

Geographic boundaries

  • (North) Taiwan
  • (South) Indonesia
  • (east) ocean
  • (west) Vietnam


  • The first Filipinos lived in caves, used tools, and made pottery.
  • Filipinos gained freedom in 1946.
  • In 1992 U.S. military closes its bases in the Philippines.
  • About 1,800 people were killed due to severe storms and mudslides in 2004.

People and Places

  • The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands.
  • The two official languages of the Philippines are Tagalog and English.
  • 81% of Filipino's religion is Roman Christian.
  • The Philippines are in a typhoon belt.


  • Kids play with anything they find like marbles,rubber bands,Takyan,a game using a soft-drink cap and a candy wrapper.
  • Filipino children start school around 6 or 7 and graduate around 16 or 17.
  • Classes have 40 to 60 kids per class.
  • If you live in a small barrio(village), you have to help out a lot, but if you live in a wealthier home, you do pretty much the same things you do in the U.S.


  • The head of state is Pres. Bengino Aquino.
  • The head of government is Pres. Bengino Aquino
  • The currency in the Philippines is a Philippine peso.
  • Most Filipinos get around by riding a jeepney ( old US military jeep),walk,ride a bike, or ride an animal.

Random Facts

  • People explode firecrackers from Christmas Eve to New Year's day to banish evil spirits.
  • Children love to go caroling because at each house they are given coins.
  • In the Philippines, it's rude to speak a language someone can't understand.