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What’s in a name? Named after Crown Prince Philip (Felipe) II of Spain; hence, Felipenas or Filipinas PHILIPPINES Adjective: Philippine or Filipino/Filipina for example: Philippine culture, handsome Filipino math graduate student, Philippine eagle
Where is the Philippines? Time Zone: GMT+8 Capital: Manila Google Link
High tide: 7107 Low tide: 7108 Indiana: 35,867 sq mi California: 155,959 sq mi United States: 19,924 km Archipelago: a group of many islands in a large body of water Land Area: 115,739 sq mi or 299,764 sq. km Coastline: 36,289 km
Terrain: Volcanoes – active and dormant Rainforests Mountains Valleys Swamp regions Hot springs
Climate: Dry Season: March – May (warm) 33-34 C Wet Season: June – October (monsoonal) November – February (coolest) 29-31 C
Current flag dates back to 1897, when it was sewn in 1897 in Hong Kong. In wartime, the flag should be raised with the red band on top. Flag of the Republic of the Philippines Blue: peace and justice Red: courage White equilateral triangle: equality Sun with 8 rays: first 8 provinces that sought independence from Spain 3 stars: 3 major geographical groups of the country
Who or what is the Filipino? The Filipino is basically of Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, Spanish, and Arab blood. :Race Asian ₪ family, appearance, food American ₪ language, food, movies, tv religion, language, food Spanish ₪
2000 resident census population Indiana: 6,080,485 California: 33,871,648 Who or what is the Filipino? 76.5 million (2000 census) :Population
Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. How are you? Thank you. Filipino – national language English – business , government, and legal transactions; primary medium of instruction Other dialects (over 100 regional languages) :Language Who or what is the Filipino? Magandang umaga. Magandang hapon. Magandang gabi. Kumusta? Salamat.
Catholics – 82.9% Protestants – 5.4% Muslims – 4.6% :Religion Who or what is the Filipino?
Capsule History ₪ Indo-Malays and Chinese merchants settlers ₪ Spanish conquistadores; 333 years ₪ Asia’s first nationalist revolt in 1896; Philippine Independence in 1898 ₪ American colonization; 48 years ₪ People Power I and II