Welcome To The Philippines

By Alan, John, and Uli

Philippines Brief History

The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 300 years. They led an independence during the American Spanish war led by Emilio Aguinaldo. The Philippines became a constitutional republic.

The climate of the Philippines is a tropical maritime climate. This means the weather is generally hot and humid. The region experiences a hot dry summer from march to may and a dry season between December and February. The regional has a wet season between June and November. The weather patterns of the Philippines are created by prevailing winds of monsoons nearby. vegetation of the Philippines include rice, coconut, pineapple, mango, and sugar cane.

The Philippines have a democratic republic and there head of state is the president Benigno AQUINO. The Philippines also have a similar government to the U.S. which includes an executive branch,  Legislative branch, and Judicial branch. The Philippines celebrate the day they became independent from Spain on June 12, 1898

The Philippines GDP is $694.6 billion. There unemployment rate is 7.2%. The Philippines currency is the Philippine peso. There imports are electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steal, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, and plastic, There exports include electronic products, transport equipment, copper products, petroleum products , coconut oil, and fruits.

The Philippines is the only Asian christian community. About 86% of the population is  catholic, 4% is Muslim, 2% is protestant and another 2% are non western beliefs.

Filipinos play the sports that many Americans play today. the main sport in the Philippines is basketball, Boxing, Volleyball, Soccer, and billiard are sports that are played in the Philippines.On their spare time, men would play sports with there friends.

The people in the Philippines attend school for 11 years. Both male and female attend school for an average of 11 years. The Philippines have a literary rate of 96.3%, 95.8% for male and 95.5% for female. Also age 15 and over can read and write.

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