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Philippines is composed of 7,100 islands and population of 100.98 million people including the ethnic groups. Philippines have 77 province divided into 16 regions the main main groups are 'Luzon,Visayas,and Mindanao' Philippines is located in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific . Then capital city of Philippines is 'Manila' , Philippines is a tropical country and we have three of the biggest mall in Asia .Also one of the island in the Philippines was part of 7 wonders of the world in 2013 .


Social Classes

The complete centrality of family life and the importance of family loyalty, obligation, and interdependence are previously described. These values are supported by a family structure and kinship ties that reflect the multicultural Filipino heritage. Having withstood Hispanic Catholic influence, the ancient Malay tradition of equality between men and women translates into a bilateral extended kinship system. Both the mother's and father's lineages are of equal importance. Thus, for example, names may be inherited through the male line or both the father's and mother's family name; it is not unusual for the mother's maiden name to be given as a child's middle name. Inheritance patterns further call for equal division between daughters and sons.

Customs and Tradition.

Most Filipino construct our garments with respect to what is the pattern in the western culture, however we have a conventional apparel we called it "Barong Tagalog " ( for men ) and Baro't Saya ( for ladies ).

Barong Tagalog
Baro't Saya

We have a considerable measure of dishes in the Philippines the most prominent is our Adobo and Lechon (Roasted Pig ).

Roasted Pig (Lechon)

There is two brilliant decide that genuine conceived Filipino have acquired from our precursors and that is to regard the seniors by bowing towards the offered hand and squeezing our for head on the offered hand we called it "Mano". The Norm of Reciprocity " Kung ano ang 'di mo zeal huwag gawin sa iba .Kung ano ang iyong inutang ang siyang kabayaran."(What you don't care for , don't do it to other's on the grounds that each awful deed has outcomes.) Replying back to the senior citizens or your folks is completely wrong . Continuously obey what senior citizens and guardians instruct you to do.


Religions in the Philippines composed of mostly Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Church of Christ 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1%


Philippines have a large variety of dialect but we only have one national language and it's called "Tagalog" and as far as you go anywhere in the Philippines they will always understand Tagalog and often times English. Tagalog, like its sister Philippine languages, is an Austronesian language distantly related to the languages of most of Indonesia, Madagascar, aboriginal Taiwan, most Pacific isles, and parts of New Guinea.We also have a type of writing like any culture have but it was vanished in 1920's and it's called 'Alibata' like the hieroglyphic symbols in Egypt ours is more like the Alphabets than just symbols . We have 17 auxiliary dialect and one this are my dialect "Ibanag" people that speak this dialect live in Northeast part of the Philippines another one is "Cebuano" people that speak this live in the Southern part of the Philippines

Arts and Literature


As varied are the people of the Philippines, so too are the dances. There are many dances performed in the Philippine Islands such as the popular "Tinikling", to the exoticized "Pangalay", to the skill-based interpretation of the "Banga" and Spanish-tinged "Jota".Dances are performed anytime and anywhere. This starts in the morning in schools, where dance is an integrated part of education. It lasts till late in the night especially when there is a fiesta.Dancing is deep inside Filipinos. "Dancing keeps us away from negative things, when you move, everything is positive, there’s no right or wrong, you release all your emotions and it will end up with a beautiful smile."he Philippines have many popular folk dances which have evolved and changed as they have been passed down from generation to generation. Although a particular dance might be performed slightly differently from one region to the next, its remains true to its roots.Dancing plays an important role in Filipino culture, telling their history and preserving traditions through folk dances and music. These dances are entertaining to observe, and even more fun to learn and perform yourself.Dancing plays an important role in Filipino culture, telling their history and preserving traditions through folk dances and music. These dances are entertaining to observe, and even more fun to learn and perform yourself.

Traditional Filipino Dance (Tinikling)


Philippine music is rich beyond compare. Most Filipinos, however, do not know this wealth, victims as they are of a broadcast media that propagate Western, particularly American entertainment music, day in and day out. If ever music written by Filipinos is given a chance to be heard, it is ninety percent of the cheap pop variety copied or adapted from foreign hits.Our young people hear almost nothing of the creative music of the people of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The vast output of our serious composers, who ironically are mostly Manila-based, is also unknown to them.There is a pressing need to bring Philippine music closer to our people: strong identification of our own music is one vital factor in bringing our people together or unifying the nation.There is a pressing need to bring Philippine music closer to our people: strong identification of our own music is one vital factor in bringing our people together or unifying the nation.Exposing Filipinos to their own musical traditions is properly the task of the government, our music educators, musicologists, community leaders, concerned media practitioners, performing groups, pro-Filipino radio and television stations and recording companies, heritage centers and libraries, and cultural organizations all over the country.A survey of the whole range of authentic Filipino musical expression reveals at least eight major types according to cultural sources and influences:


Philippines is country with diverse race back in the 18th century , Philippines was colonize by the Spanish for 340 years and after we were freed by the American's which also colonize us for 40 years then World War 2 occur which the Japanese Empire also decided to colonize Philippines for couple of years .Philippines was finally become an independent country after the World War 2.


The Philippine government takes place in an organized framework of a presidential, representative, and democratic republic whereby the president is both the head of state and the head of government. This system revolves around three separate and sovereign yet interdependent branches: the legislative branch (the law-making body), the executive branch (the law-enforcing body), and the judicial branch (the law-interpreting body). Executive power is exercised by the government under the leadership of the president. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two-chamber congress—the Senate (the upper chamber) and the House of Representatives (the lower chamber). Judicial power is vested in the courts with the Supreme Court of the Philippines as the highest judicial body.

Economic System

  • Philippines is shifting from an agricultural based to economy which more manufacturing and services dominant.Philippines is one of the leading exporters of crops such as abaca, bananas, carrageenan, copra (and other coconut products) and pineapples. In 2010, Philippines is also the world's largest exporter of rice.
  • High employment is an ongoing problem in Philippines, and averaged 11.2 percent during the economic progress from 2001 to 2009, under then President Gloria Arroyo's administration when the country is undergoing rapid economic development. Low wages and rising standards of living have also forced thousands of Filipinos leaving the country everyday to seek better job prospects in neighboring countries.
  • Currently, there are more the 5 million Filipinos living outside the Philippines.The large number of overseas workers also generate huge amount of remittance that were sent back to their homeland every year. In 2010, total remittance amounts to US$18.7 billion, which accounts for 10 percent of the country's total GDP.


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Created with images by James Sarmiento - "Philippine flag at 'Isang Milyong Martsa' sa Luneta" • ~MVI~ (warped) - "Nagacadan Rice Terraces (Kiangan, Ifugao)" • Sir Mildred Pierce - "101_1763" • Sir Mildred Pierce - "101_1699" • valentinapowers - "rico blanco in barong tagalog" • A.Davey - "Vintage Photo of a Filipina" • Happy Tummy - "Lechon" • shankar s. - "Magellan's Cross" • jojo nicdao - "Cultural Center of the Philippines Fountain" • SheriseVos - "manila filipino grafitti" • Kamoteus (A New Beginning) - "Tinikling... katutubong sayaw!" • ~MVI~ (warped) - "Gong-sters (Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya)" • Sir Mildred Pierce - "100_3377" • Flipped Out - "Aborigine"

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