Seasons & temperatures
for its cool temperature. Baguio City, the summer and flower capital in the Philippines, is locked in the mesmerizing Benguet ranges. During summer, its temperature reaches 38°C and drops Luzon. The hottest season in the Philippines falls in April and May, which is the best time to go to the beach or trek highlands. Locals and foreigners alike head to northern until 9°C degrees from November to February. For a trip with a cooler temperature, it is best to explore the hidden secrets in northern Luzon or trek major mountains like Mt. Apo, Mt. Kanl aon, and Mt. Pulag to name a few. In major cities like Manila and Cebu, the temperature can be very warm, making you feel it is summer all year round.
Culture and Arts
The arts of the Philippines reflect a society with diverse cultural influences and traditions. The Malayan peoples had early contact with traders who introduced Chinese and Indian influences. Islamic traditions were first introduced to the Malays of the southern Philippine Islands in the 14th century. Most modern aspects of Philippine cultural life evolved under the foreign rule of Spain and, later, the United States. In the 16th century, the Spanish imposed a foreign culture based on Catholicism. While the lowland peoples were acculturated through religious conversion, the Muslims and some upland tribal groups maintained cultural independence. Among those who were assimilated arose an educated elite who began to establish a modern Filipino literary tradition. During the first half of the 20th century, American influence made the Philippines one of the most Westernized nations in Southeast Asia. The cultural movements of Europe and the United States profoundly influenced Filipino artists, even after independence in 1946. While drawing on Western forms, however, the works of Filipino painters, writers, and musicians are imbued with distinctly Philippine themes. By expressing the cultural richness of the archipelago in all its diversity, Filipino artists have helped to shape a sense of national identity. Many Malay cultural traditions have survived despite centuries of foreign rule. Muslims and upland tribal groups maintain distinct traditions in music, dance, and sculpture. In addition, many Filipino artists incorporate indigenous folk motifs into modern forms.
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About The Philippines
Unesco World Heritage List includes
Bohol with their Chocolate Hills and numerous other amazing sites in the country, meaning it is very rich in culture as it is with natural resources and Palawan Underground River Tour in Marbuhay ( Hello in Filipino )
The capital is Manila and is the world's third largest English-speaking country which makes it the best place to travel. The Philippines offers 1000's of hot spots and Tours to feed everyone's appetite Manila - Luzon regions, the islands and so much more entertainment for you to experience for everlasting Memories. The Philippines and its friendly people hold so much promise for the entire world to discover fun and excitement in.T o any type of traveler, it reaches out in warm friendship and Filipinos are always ready to greet them with a smile
Springwater, Caving and check out many lush and beautiful waterfalls here and there ~ even enjoy a lunch in a Trek a Volcano, Yellow Submarine or Tour our Mountain ranges, Cebu's If you don't want to get wet, you can also go on Siargao. and Baler-Aurora at Billabong events sites which are to die for in crystal clear tropical waters with numerous dive sites, in shipwrecks, WWII planes, beautiful reefs, and much more to explore under the sea, even surfing Scuba Diving has been voted Best Beach in the World. Also on offer, are world class Boracay dot the entire archipelago coastlines around the Philippines, so there is a beach to suit every style of Living and once again soft sandy beaches Beautiful, white, pink and black, Waterfall Restaurant in Villa Escudero.
Official languages in the Philippines
The original official language of the Philippines was Spanish for many centuries until the early half of the 20th century. Then, under US occupation, English was introduced into schools and in 1935 English was added to the constitution alongside Spanish as a national language.
In 1937 steps were taken to develop a national language based on one of the existing native languages. Tagalog was chosen as the base language and, in 1973, the language christened Filipino, became the joint official language along with English.
Filipino is almost exclusively composed of Tagalog as spoken in the Manila region. Tagalog is spoken as a first language by nearly a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the remainder.
Filipino is the official language of education but is considered less important than English in schools. As a result of most Filipinos, especially in urban areas, can speak a decent level of English. This fact is reassuring for expats and definitely, helps foreigners settle into daily life. Filipino is the major language for cinema and broadcast media, but print media relies more on English - The Philippines Official and Government documents are also in English.
The Philippine Peso is the currency of Philippines. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Philippines Peso exchange rate is the USD to PHP rate. The currency code for Pesos is PHP, and the currency symbol is ₱. Below, you'll find Philippine Peso money - ranging from 20 to 1000 Pesos Notes and a currency converter for your convenience
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The Philippines is a tropical island. It has only two seasons: the wet and dry season. Of course, with the thousands of islands to discover, such as Cebu and Palawan, a summery feel is a requirement for the best trip to this gem in the Pacific. The dry season starts in late November and ends in May. The rainy seasons starts in June and lasts till October. September and October are often the typhoon season in the Philippines.
Although foreign visitors think that it is always summer in the Philippines, the Filipinos think and feel summer in April and May—the hottest months in the Philippines. The sky is at its bluest and the water at its clearest during this time of the year. During these months Tours on Cebu are amazing and Island Hoping Tours are spectacular. If you are visiting the Philippines in other months, private city tours and local home-cooked dinners are some great ways to explore the beauty and local lifestyle of this country.