The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.

  • President: Rodrigo DuterteMargvelashvili
  • Capital: Manila
  • Dialing code: +63
  • Currency: English, Filipino
  • Official languages: Philippine peso


  • The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rain-forest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity, and plenty of rainfall.
  • There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year (see Climate Types).
  • The seven warmest months of the year are from March to October. The winter monsoon brings cooler air from November to February. May is the warmest month, and January, the coolest.
  • There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall. They are described as follows:
    • Type I: Two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
    • Type II: No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
    • Type III: Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
    • Type IV: Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.

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