Philippines


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.

 Capital:   Manila
 President:  Rodrigo Duterte
 Currency:  Philippine peso
 Population:  103.3 million (2016) World Bank
 Official languages:  English, Filipino