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Basic Information On The Philippines: Part II

Land And Climate

  • MOUNTAIN SYSTEMS: Cordillera mountain range, Zambales range, Tagaytay range and Sierra Madre mountain range in Luzon; Mindoro mountain range in Mindoro; Surigao range and central-western range (including Mt. Apo) in Mindanao
  • COASTLINE: Irregular coastline of 21,500 miles
  • RIVER SYSTEMS: Rio Grande de Cagayan, Abra river system and Agno Grande in Luzon; Rio Grande de Mindanao (largest river) and Agusan River in Mindanao

Tourist Publicity Series IV - 1971
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Mount Mayon

  • VOLCANOES: Taal Volcano, Mount Mayon, Mount Pinatubo, Mount Banahaw, Mount Hibok-Hibok, Mount Apo
  • AGRICULTURAL CROPS: Rice, coconut, copra, banana, lanzones, pineapples, mangoes, abaca, sugar, resins, gum
  • CLIMATE: Tropical
  • SEASONS: Dry season (December - May)  and wet season (June - November)
  •  NATURAL CALAMATIES: Typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions 

Philippine Fruits - 1972
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Agricultural Crops

Languages And Dialects
  • NATIONAL LANGUAGE: Filipino
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Filipino and English
  • NUMBER OF LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS: (Approximation) More than one hundred languages and dialects are spoken in various parts of the Philippines.
National Anthem, Heroes And Heroines
  • NATIONAL ANTHEM: "Lupang Hinirang"
  • NATIONAL HEROES AND HEROINES: Melchora Aquino, Andres Bonifacio, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Emilio Jacinto, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Lapu-Lapu, Jose Rizal and still others

National Anthem Centennial - 1999
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"Lupang Hinirang"

Emilio Jacinto - 1963
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Philippine National Hero

Updated: December 9, 2009
                               
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Alex Angara Moises. Advance Thematic Collector. Philippines