About the Philippines

Beach in the PhilippinesThe Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in South East Asia composed of 7,107 islands with Manila as its capital. As of July 2014, the population is estimated to have reached 100 million Filipinos. The country is blessed with rich natural resources and miles of beautiful beaches with a coastline of more than 36,000 kilometers, that if combined and stretched, is longer than the combined total coastline of the United States. For almost 400 years, the Philippines was a colony of Spain, thus becoming the largest Catholic country in Asia in terms of population. After the Spanish-American War in 1898, the archipelago was ceded to the U.S. by Spain. During World  War II, it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese. It was liberated by the Allied forces led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur 1945. And in July 4, 1946, the Philippines, after centuries of colonization, was given independence by the United States and the Republic was born. This gives Philippines a very unique culture, and it attracts traveler from all over the world. More Philippine facts and trivia here...

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ImagePhilippine Herbal Medicine
Info on various medicinal herbs including the 10 Herbs endorsed by the DOH.

ImageFilipino Recipes
Free traditional Filipino recipes - each dish has easy-to-follow cooking instruction.

ImagePhilippine Travel Destinations
A travel guide on popular tourist attractions in the country like Baguio, Cebu, Boracay...

ImageBF Homes Real Estate
Offers Properties: houses, lots, condos for sale in Paranaque and Metro Manila.

ImageReal Estate Buying Guide
Philippine property buying guide for Filipinos, Balikbayans and Foreigners.

ImageSynopsis of Philippine History
Philippine History, Flags, Presidents & Vice-Presidents list, Historical events.

ImageFree Legal Forms-Philippines
Standard legal forms and contracts and agreements that are free to copy & use.

ImageInterior Design Tips
Practical home interior decoration, design and Feng Shui tips with picture gallery.

ImageFilipino Pen Pal Site
Contact Filipinos & Filipinas for friendship, pen-pal, marriage at this free site.

ImageJapanese Language School in Manila
Learn to speak & write Japanese at Chuoiryou Training Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.

ImagePhilippine Postal ZIP Codes
Complete list of ZIP codes & phone area codes in the Philippines.