The Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area

The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid.

With a population of more than 113 million people, the Philippines is the seventh-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world.

Filipinos generally belong to several Asian ethnic groups classified linguistically as part of the Austronesian or Malayo-Polynesian speaking people.

The Philippines is a secular nation having a constitution separating the state and church

The Philippines has a democratic government.

The national economy of the Philippines is the 41st largest in the world, 

Transportation in the Philippines is relatively underdeveloped

Filipino and English are the official languages.