Capital: Manila

Population: 104,280,890 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Official Languages: Filipino, English

Unofficial Languages: Tagalog, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Cebuano, Bicol, Pangasinan, Waray, Pampango

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Cebuano, Tagalog, Ilocano, Bisaya, Hiligaynon Ilonggo, Waray, Bikol

Largest Cities: Quezon, Manila, Caloocan, Davao, Cebu

Main Sport: Football, Boxing, Basketball, Volleyball, Billiards

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1-2)

Chinese New Year (February 8)

30th EDSA Revolution Anniversary (February 25)

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Black Saturday (March 26)

Day of Valor (April 9)

Labour Day (May 1)

Independence Day (June 12)

Eid’l Fitr (July 6)

Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21)

National Heroes Day (August 29)

Eid’l Adha (September 11)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Bonifacio Day (November 30)

Christmas (December 25)

Rizal Day (December 30)

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