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.
History of Philippine Cuisine
Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
Tourism in the Philippines
Tourism plays an important role in Philippine economy.
The Filipino cuisine combines Spanish-Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and even American influences that have affected the regional cuisines of different ethnic groups in the Philippines.
Indigenous Religious Beliefs and Practices in the Philippines
Though religion in the Philippines has been influenced by western religions, they still maintain a distinct Southeast Asian flavor in their spiritual beliefs and practices.
Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
South Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the southern part of the island of Mindanao.
Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Cordillera Administrative region in Luzon.
Compostela Valley, called Comval for short, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
Occidental Mindoro, known as the “Home of the Indigenous Mangyans,” is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon.