Philippines 2011

Philippines

Philippines

 

Republika ng Pilipinas
In southeastern Asia, mostly mountains with narrow extensive coastlands. 300,000 km2 (slightly > AZ), 19% arable.

Capital Manila (pop est. 11.2M)

Population 98M (326.7/km2)

Life expectancy 71 years

HIV/AIDS 0.1%

Literacy 93%

Lang(s) Filipino (official), English (official), eight major dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, Pangasinan

Religions Roman Catholic 81%, Muslim 5%, other Christian 5%, Evangelical 3%, Iglesia mi Kristo 2%, Aglipayan 2%, other 2%

Ethnic Groups Tagalog 28%, Cebuano 13%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 8%, Hiligaynon Ilanggo 8%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3%, other 25%

Gov’t Republic

GDP/cap $3,300

PCVs 1961-1990; 1992 – present; education, environment, youth & business development (Volunteers in country: 148; total to date: 8,369)

Nat’l holiday Independence Day, 12 June (1898)

Adult Books

Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines
by Jessica Hagedorn

Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: 152 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0847821648

Book Description
These unflinching photographs uncover the importance of religion in the Philippines, as well as the social inequality, dire poverty, overpopulation, and ingrained class system that are all part of daily life.

Kids' Books

Tuko and the birds: a tale from the Philippines
by Shirley Climo; illustrated by Francisco X. Mora

Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
ISBN: 978-0805065596
Age Range: 5–10 years
Publisher: New York: Henry Holt, 2008

Films

Film: Baler
Director: Mark Meily (2008)

Music

Rico Blanco (Album: Your Universe): Music from Philippines

Focus Word

Focus Word for 2011 - "Celebration"

Filipino: Pagdiriwang (pag-deary-wang)

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