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

Population (2014 est) – 107,668,231

Area – 186,400mi

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%

People in Mission

Fehse, Matthew
Matthew Fehse, a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Redding, Calif., serves with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), where he works with the human rights desk.
Give a gift for Matthew's appointment

Fernandez, Eleazar
Eleazar Fernandez, member of Mayflower Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. He serves as Dean of Union Theological Seminary.
Give a gift for Eleazar's appointment

Support Ministries in Philippines

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select East Asia and the Pacific from the designation list and type work in Philippines into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Philippines:

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