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Language:Tagalog (Filipino dialect) is the National Language.
The American occupation was responsible for teaching the English Language.
The Philippines is currently the third largest English speaking country in the world.
Currency: Peso (Php).
Notes are issued in denominations of P5, P10, P20, P50, P100, P500, and P1000.
Coins are issued for (centavos), 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, p1, p5.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, hotels and authorized exchanged dealers.
Outside of Manila payments are preferably made in pesos.
Major Travelers Checks is widely accepted.
Major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club) can be used to pay for most goods and services.
Bank Hours Banks are open 9am-3pm Mon-Fri (except public holidays).
Shop Hours Most shops operate 10am-7.30pm daily (except public holidays)
Time: Local time is GMT plus 8 hours.
Business English is the language used.
Sexual equality is more widespread in the Philippines than in other Asian countries.
Make sure you have business cards.
Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines
Don’t worry; this doesn’t involve catching bugs just finding them. You will need a piece
of paper for each child that is playing, crayons or pencils and stickers. Divide each piece
of paper into nine squares with three columns and three rows. The middle square is a free space.
In each of the other eight squares draw a picture or write the name of a bug that can be
found in your backyard. Send the children out with the stickers and their bingo cards to
find the bugs. As the child finds each bug they can place a sticker on the appropriate square. The only rule that should be reinforced is that the bugs are not to be touched (or
squashed, squished, etc.). Bug Bingo
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