Philippines

Government, Culture, Geography, Economy

Geography

Some land forms in the Philippines include: mostly mountains, with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. The Philippines also has a bunch of natural resources, such as: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, and copper. One natural disaster that occurs there is landslides. Some others are: astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms each year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis, volcanism: significant volcanic activity; Taal (elev. 311 m), which has shown recent unrest and may erupt in the near future, has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Mayon (elev. 2,462 m), the country's most active volcano, erupted in 2009 forcing over 33,000 to be evacuated; other historically active volcanoes include Biliran, Babuyan Claro, Bulusan, Camiguin, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Iraya, Jolo, Kanlaon, Makaturing, Musuan, Parker, Pinatubo, and Ragang.

Culture

The Philippines nationality is "Filipino(s)". their ethnic group(s) include: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3%.(2000 census) There are also a bunch of languages spoken. their languages include: Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan. 82.9% of the Philippines religon is Catholic. there are many others too! Some other religons include: Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census).

Some pictures of the Filipino(s) Culture

Interesting facts about the Philippines!

Government

The Philippines type of government is "Republic". The executicve leaders include:  President Benigno AQUINO (since 30 June 2010); Vice President Jejomar BINAY (since 30 June 2010); President Benigno AQUINO. (since 30 June 2010) Their legeslative branch members include: Bicameral Congress or Kongreso consists of the Senate or Senado (24 seats - one-half elected every three years; members elected at large by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Kapulungan Ng Nga Kinatawan (287 seats - 230 members in one tier representing districts and 57 sectoral party-list members in a second tier representing special minorities elected on the basis of one seat for every 2% of the total vote but with each party limited to three seats); a party represented in one tier may not hold seats in the other tier; all House members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms. their Judical branch consists of: The Supreme Court (15 justices are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial and Bar Council and serve until 70 years of age); Court of Appeals; Sandigan-bayan (special court for hearing corruption cases of government officials). Philippines constitution was adopted on February 2, 1987, and effective February11, 1987. the citizens are legally able to vote at age 18.

Economy

The Per Capita GDP is $4,300. Some agricultural products include: sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef, and fish. the Philippines Agricultural Products include: sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef, and fish. Their industries include: electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, and fishing. The percent is 1.1%. Philippines IMPORT parteners and their percent include: Japan 10.8%, US 10.8%, China 10.1%, Singapore 8.1%, South Korea 7.3%, Thailand 5.8%, Saudi Arabia 5.4%, and Malaysia 4.4%. The Philippines EXPORT parteners and their percent include: Japan 18.5%, US 14.8%, China 12.7%, Singapore 8.9%, Hong Kong 7.7%, and South Korea 4.6%. Philippines currency name is "pesos". The labor force percent includes: agriculture: 33%, industry:15%, and services: 52% (2010 est.).

Resources

INFORMATION: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html