Philippines

The Philippines is located in Southeastern Asia, an archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.

Population (2014 est) – 107,668,231
Area – 186,400 mi
Capital – Manila

Ethnic Background 

  • Tagalog - 28.1%
  • Cebuano - 13.1%
  • Ilocano - 9%
  • Bisaya/Binisaya - 7.6% 
  • Hiligaynon Ilonggo - 7.5%
  • Bikol - 6%
  • Waray - 3.4%
  • Other - 25.3%

Exports - semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Imports - electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 69 years, F 75 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 17.64 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 4.6%

Advocacy

Seeking Peace with Justice in the Philippines

People in Mission