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Population: 67,114,060

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.


Put on a Play

Kids love to dress-up in costumes or other articles of clothing that aren’t their own. Instead of putting away the Halloween costumes each year, leave them out in a play chest to be used year round. Whether you have lots of Halloween costumes or old clothes that you don’t wear anymore instead of getting rid of them let your kids have them. You will be amazed and pleasantly surprised at the imaginative play that will result from playing dress-up. Encourage them to get dressed-up and to put on a play in their costumes. Invite the neighborhood kids over to participate or just watch the show. Put on a Play

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes:

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anais Nin

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. Francis Bacon

Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines


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