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.
Christmas in the Philippines
Being one of the two Catholic countries in Asia, the Philippines celebrates Christmas like no other country in the region.
Ati-atihan is one of the festivities in the Philippines held annually every third Sunday of January in Kalibo, Aklan, in honor of the town patron, the infant Santo Niņo.
The Filipino and Filipina, commonly known as Pinoy and Pinay in local language, are made up of several ethnic groups that speak Austronesian languages.
Although the Spaniards controlled the Philippines for 333 years, the Spanish language could never prevail in the country.
La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon.
Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines, consisting of 107 islands and islets, located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region.
Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas Region.
Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.