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.
The Filipino and Filipina, commonly known as Pinoy and Pinay in local language, are made up of several ethnic groups that speak Austronesian languages.
The Philippines through the Generations
Common Philippine drinks
In addition to the bright San Miguel beer, there are a number of other local spirits.
Philippine Mythical and Supernatural Creatures
There are areas in the Philippines, particularly the remote, rural places who believe in the existence of supernatural beings not just in Filipino legends and folk stories but in real life.
Abra is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.
Masbate is an island province located in the Bicol Region and lies at the center of the Philippine archipelago.
Lanao Del Norte
Lanao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region.
Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines, consisting of 107 islands and islets, located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).