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Co-workers fighting over a piece of paper
Co-workers fighting over a piece of paper



Flag:Sometimes if you put red up the top it means WAR!!!

Location:
Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippines Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
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An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas
, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila.
the Philippines is the world's 12th most populous country. An additional 11 million Filipinos live overseas.

Religion:
The Philippines can claim its uniqueness as the only Christian country in Asia.It is also a free religion country.

Currency:
The money in the phillipines are called Peso!
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Population:
over 90% of the population are Christians. From the figure of over 90%, 83% of these are Roman Catholics, 9% are Protestants, 5% are Muslims while the remaining 3% are Buddhists or belong to other religion groups.
With an estimated population of about 94 million people, the Philippines is the world's 12th most populous country.
Attractions:

The Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills Philippines
Chocolate Hills Philippines
The Chocolate Hills are simply a mystery. Legend says that the hills were made when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight. When they were finally through fighting, they became friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. Others believe that the hills are exposed coral formations weathered from thousands of years. Whatever the history, the 1,200 hills in Bohol are magnificent to see—completely uniform in size and shape. They stand about 30-50 meters high, covered in grass, but at the end of the dry season, turn chocolate color. You can climb 214 steps to an observation hill near the complex to view the immensity in the number of hills!

Casa Manila

As you will probably be shopping in the barrio of San Luis, make sure to stop at the Casa Manila for a fantastic make-believe flashback. This house is a re-creation of a 19th-century Spanish patrician’s three-story domicile. It stops short of nothing to make you feel as if you were living t here during this period of time. Enjoy the beautiful carriage entrance, the landscaped inner courtyard
and the spacious, grand stairway seen only in movies. As you make your way upstairs, you will view the incredible spread of well-kept furniture and accessories from the 1800s. Experience this complete treasure in the city of Manila, a city of industry and fast-pace. One of the main tourist attractions in Manila, the tourists love it because of its Asian inspired look and old-time feel.
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Coconut Palace

The Coconut Palace, also known as Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino Home), is the official residence and principal workplace of the Vice President of the Phillipines. Located at the CCP Complex, in Pasay, south of the centre of Manila, it was commissioned by former First Lady Imeldan Marcos for Pope John Paul 2nd's visit in 1981. However, the pope declined the offer, saying that it was too ostentatious a place to stay while in the poverty-stricken Philippines. The Palace's architect Francisco Manosa, later claimed that the Coconut Palace - a showpiece on the versatility of the coconut and its viability as an export - was planned
long before the Pope even decided to visit the country
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The Culture of Philippines:
There is a fine blend of native compositions and modern tunes. The music styles seen here have European and American influences. From hip-hop to pop music, it’s all popular out here. The Spanish people have left a distinct mark even in terms of music. With their influence, came the use of guitars and the zarzuela. Filipino rock and Filipino reggae also have a major fan following. The dance of the Filipinos is seen in various forms and styles. The Filipinos also have certain distinct forms of folk dance. Here, bamboo sticks are used in accompaniment with the steps being performed. Such dance forms are known as the tinkling and the skilling. All such folk dances of Philippines are only done in groups.
Apart from music and dance, traditional forms of paintings are also very much predominant in the culture of Philippines. The painting style that began in the 17th century is continued even today. Other forms of art and craft such as weaving and pottery are also common amongst certain groups of people. A peek into the homes of many Filipinos would reveal the popularity of wooden art that is used for display. History also reveals the association of creative poetry with the people of Philippines. Tanagas are short poems that are typically without any title. Originally, Tanagas were always written in Tagalog, but today, many aspiring poets are using the basics of this form to write creative verses
are many interesting legends associated with these dance forms as well. These dances are mainly visible being performed for religious occasions and weddings.

President:

The president of Phillipines today is
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
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But these are the other presidents from the past years (click the link):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_Philippines
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Family of four doing a hula dance
Family of four doing a hula dance


Phillipino Language(Learn How To Speak Phillipino):
Goodbye=Paalam
Thank You=Salamat
Ice Cream=Sorbetes
Dinner=Hupunan
Those are some Phillipino words.Now lets see what kind of languages they speak:
Tagalog and Visaya!
Count to 10:
isa=1
dalawa=2
tatlo=3
apat=4
lima=5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq22u4YJVbs
anim=6
pito=7
walo=8
siyam=9
sumpo=10

How is Phillipines globally connected to Australia?:
Sports:Mani Paquioa represents Phillipines. Imports:Dresses,tops etc. Travel:Phillipines Airlines.Family Connections;Some families settle in Australia but still have part of their family living in the Phillipines,like cousins or grandparents.

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Couple moving boxes
Couple moving boxes
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Animation image of a plane flying through clouds