“The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago consisting of 7641 islands”
The Philippine’s Location, Ethnicity, And Demography
The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago consisting of 7641 islands divided into three major island groups namely Mindanao, Luzon, and Visayas. Its total population is 100 million including 10 major ethnic groups, 100 tribal groups and indigenous peoples. Manila is the capital city and is the National Capital Region. 80% of the Filipinos are Roman Catholics followed by 11% Muslims and 9% tribal. It Ranks 20th among the happiest countries in the world according to the “Happy Planet Index”.
“They are very fond of music reading literature, and playing distinct musical instruments.”
Local Culture And Language
There are more than 175 languages spoken in the Philippines classified as Malayo-Polynesian languages. Filipino is popularly spoken and they use English and Filipino as their official languages as directed by the constitution. The culture mix can be easily observed in the country. It has impressions of Spanish, American, and Asian culture which are reflected in their lifestyle, beliefs, and customs. They are very fond of music reading literature, and playing distinct musical instruments. Other cultural attractions of the region are celebrating festivals like Christmas, New year and Noche Buena (midnight meal). Sports include martial arts (Arnis), football, basketball, and boxing.
“People of the Philippines love to explore the internet and meet people”
Online World Of Filipinos
People of the Philippines love to explore the internet and meet people from the rest of the world online and share their culture and traditions with them. They use social network platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and many Video chatting applications to interact with the rest of the world. They are very frank and easily make online friends on these networks. Not only on social networks but also on freelancing portals like Freelancer, Contentmart, Fiverr, and Upworkthey are ready to offer their skills for earning income. With the help of polite language, etiquette, and hospitable behaviour they are capable of impressing people outside their country. The Filipinos are very humble to the tourists coming to their country and love to tune up with them by establishing a memorable bonding.
The Philippines has over 44.2 million internet users, the second highest in Southeast Asia and sixth in the whole of Asia. The figures tell a lot about how Filipinos have made their lives digital and over 40% of the Filipinos own at least one active social media account. One of the surveys states that the Philippines is growing faster than Indonesia and Vietnam combined. The growing use of Smartphone and latest gadgets has created a digital world in the country and the users are contributing a lot in E-Commerce, digital marketing, online jobs and Online education.
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