Republic of the Philippinesis a multi-ethnic archipelago country in southeast Asia and mainly divided into three island groups: Luzon, Misayan and Mindanao. The national language of Philippines is English and Tagalog/Filipino. The currency is Philippine peso(PHP).
There are more than 7000 islands, and numerous race and culture, a blend of many of the east and the west customs, like Malay culture, India culture, Chinese culture and Islamic culture.The staple food of filipinos is rice and corn.There are four major holidays:Independence Day-June 12; Bataan Day-April 9; Heroes' Day-December 30; other Major Christian festivals, like Christmas.
Tourism is one of the most important industries in the Philippines. There are a lot of natural scenery in the country and a lot of buildings built under colonial rule. Some world-famous sights like Tubbataha Reef, San Agustin Church, Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, The Ancient City of Wigan, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Mayon Volcano, Boracay, City of Baguio,etc.
The Philippines is a monsoon tropical rainforest climate, with high temperature and high humidity, rain and typhoon are usual, and the annual average temperature 27oc. Transportation in the Philippines is mainly by road and sea. Railways are underdeveloped. Air transport is mainly operated by shipping companies such as Philippine Airlines, and there are flights between the main islands in the country. The main airports are Manila Ninoy-Aquino International Airport(NAIA), which is located in the southern suburbs of Manila, about 12km from the city center.