What do you know about the Philippines? It’s a country in the western Pacific Ocean which consists of more than 7,5 thousand islands. Being a victim of frequent earthquakes and typhoons, the Philippine Islands still have unique biodiversity, rich cultural heritage and curious national traditions.
Read more and feel the spirit of this peculiar country in Southeast Asia!
Why are the Philippines so unique?
Fact 1. The Philippines are the world’s largest exporter of coconuts, bananas and pineapples. Every time you eat one of these fruits know that it may have come from the Philippines.
Fact 2. Did you know that Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is one the most overly populated city in the world? Be sure it is. According to the research conducted in 2007, the population density of Manila is 43 079 p/km2.
Fact 3. The national flag of the Philippines has an unusual feature. Bearing a picture of a white triangle with the sun and the stars next to a blue and a red stripe, these stripes can be reversed depending of the situation in the country: during the war the red stripe is on top and in times of peace the blue stripe is over the red one.
Fact 4. Abortions and divorces are prohibited on the Philippine Islands. Family is considered a significant value.
Fact 5. The Filipinos are on top in world’s SMS ranking: they send 450 million of text messages every day. What a basis for business ideas!
Fact 6. The oldest Asian university is located in the Philippines. San Carlos University was built in 1595, and it is older than the famous Harvard University. Learning is a key to success!
Fact 7. The Filipinos are very strict about the queues: don’t you dare cut ahead in line! Respecting other people makes a perfect team work.
Fact 8. One of the most popular beauty pageants “Miss Earth” is held in the Philippines. Indeed, people are good-looking and positive there.
Fact 9. Despite a popular belief, karaoke was not invented in Japan: its creator Roberto del Rosario is a Filipino. What a surprise to many karaoke-lovers!
Fact 10. The Filipinos eat rice four times a day. Maybe this is the reason why Filipinos are so slender?
Fact 11. Gold business is developing in the Philippines rapidly. Global InterGold customers from the Philippine Islands buy gold and participate in company’s conferences. An incredible Global InterGold Philippines conference took place in Kuala Lumpur on 20th and 21st February 2016. Do you want to know more details about it? Watch the video and see happy faces and smiles of the Global InterGold event attendees!
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