Geography of the Philippines
The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago, which lies in Southeast Asia, comprising 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 km² about 1000 of its islands are inhabited, and less than one-half of these islands are larger than 2.
The economy of the Philippines is the 4th largest economy in South East Asia and the 36th largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity according to the International Monetary Fund in 2009.
Common Philippine drinks
In addition to the bright San Miguel beer, there are a number of other local spirits.
Philippine Income Classification of Cities
With the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991, municipalities and cities now share the same powers and responsibilities.
The Filipino and Filipina, commonly known as Pinoy and Pinay in local language, are made up of several ethnic groups that speak Austronesian languages.
Zamboanga Sibugay is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao.
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao del Norte is one of the five provinces located in the CARAGA region which is situated in the northeastern tip of Mindanao Island.
Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon.
Located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero.