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The Philippine national flag had a rectangular design that consist of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing equality and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor. In the center of the white triangle is an eight-ray golden sun symbolizing unity, freedom, people's democracy and sovereignty. Each ray of the sun represents each of the first eight provinces that started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain. Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who wrote the Philippine Declaration of Independence and who read it on the occasion of its proclamation on June 12, 1898, has listed the eight provinces as Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Laguna, and Batangas. Three five-pointed stars, one for each of the triangle's points, stand for the three major geographical island groups that comprise the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 


The philippines

(Septermber 2011)

Country name: Republic of the Philippines / Republic of the Philippines

Climate: tropical maritime climate, especially in the southeastern humid all year round; possible from August to October typhoons over the middle and the north of the Philippines, northeast monsoon (November to April), southwest monsoon (May to October)

Location: South East Asia, archipelago between the Philippines INSEE and the South China Sea, stretching east of Vietnam

Area: 300.000 sq km

Capital: Manila (about 12 million, Metro Manila, about 17 million inhabitants)

Population:approximately 100 million inhabitants (2010)

Average age :  

Total: 22.5 Male: 22 Female: 23 

Federal Republic in comparison: 44.2 years


Ethnic composition: 28.1% Tagalog, Cebuano 13.1%, 9%, Ilocano, Cebuano / Binisaya 7.6%, 7.5% Hiligaynon Ilonggo, Bikol 6%, other 25.3% (2000 census)

Main exports: 2% (estimate 2010)

National language (s): Pilipino (Tagalog) and English (general lingua franca), some Spanish

Religions / churches: about 81% Catholic, 2.8% Protestants, 5% Muslim

National Day: 12 June (Independence Day)

Independence: 12 June 1898 (Independence Day)

Government:Presidential system, based on the Constitution of 1987

Head of state and government: Benigno Simeon Aquino (since 30 June 2010)

Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario (appointment on 28/02 2011.)

Parties:Lakas-Kampi-CMD (Lakas-Kabalikat ng Mala Yang Pilipino - Christian-Muslim Democrats), LP (Liberal Party, split into two wings), NP (Nacionalista Party), NPC (Nationalist People's Coalition) and many others from various personalities dominated parties

Parliament: Bicameral system: House of Representatives and Senate, whose 286 and 24 members are elected at the state level

Membership in international organizations: United Nations and specialized agencies, ADB, APEC, APT, ARF, ASEAN, BIS, CP, EAS, FAO, G 24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCT (signatory), ICRM IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, MINUSTAH, NAM, OAS (observer), OPCW, PIF ( partner), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNMIL, UNMIS, UNMIT, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

Administrative divisions: 80 provinces and 138 cities with limited treasury management

Unions: about 1800 company unions; important associations: Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Federation of Free Workers (FFW)

Business organizations: Federation of Philippines Industry, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Philippine Exporters Confederation (Phil Export)

Important media:

approximately 650 radio stations and seven television stations (leader: ABS-CBN and GMA and NBN)
Daily newspapers: Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, Manila Bulletin;

Gross domestic product (GDP) is around 2 billion U.S. dollars (2010)
GDP / capita: about $ 2,100 U.S.
Federal Republic of comparison:
GDP / capita: U.S. $ 36 081



This text provides a base of information Countries will be updated regularly. A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the information can not be assumed.