Cebu City

The City of Cebu (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Sugbo, Filipino: Lungsod ng Cebu, Spanish: Ciudad de Cebú) is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the “second city” of the Philippines, being the center of Metro Cebu, the second most populous Metropolitan area in the Philippines after Metro Manila. With a population of…

Davao City

Davao City (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw) is a city in Mindanao, Philippines which is the center of Metro Davao, the third most populous (as of 2010 Census with a population of 2.26 million, after Metro Manila’s 11.86 million and Metro Cebu’s 2.55 million). With a total land area of 2,444 square…

Caloocan

The City of Caloocan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Caloocan) is one of the cities that comprise Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. Located north to northeast of the City of Manila, Caloocan is the country’s third most populous city with a population of 1,489,040 as of the 2010 census. Caloocan City is divided…

Manila

Manila (Philippine English: /məˈnɪlə/; Tagalog: Maynila, [majˈnilaʔ]) is the capital and second largest city of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities which, along with the municipality of Pateros, make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region, whose overall population is around 12 million. The city of Manila is located on the eastern…

Quezon City

Quezon City (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon, popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines, located on the island of Luzon. It is the most populous city in the country, and the largest city by area in Metro Manila. Quezon City was…

Philippines Geographies

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi). Its 36,289 kilometers (22,549 mi) of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world. It is located between 116° 40′, and 126° 34′ E.…

History of Philippines

The metatarsal of Callao Man is reported to have been reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago thereby replacing the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 24,000 years ago, as the oldest human remains found in the archipelago. Negritos were among the archipelago’s earliest inhabitants, but their appearance in the Philippines has…

Philippines

The Philippines ( fi-lə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Repúblika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan; west across the South China Sea sits Vietnam; southwest is the island of…