The Philippines: History, Geography, Economy & Culture

 The Philippines: History, Geography, Economy & Culture



An archipelago of 7,600 islands, where South-East Asia meets the Pacific. The Philippine Islands are the large islands of Luzon and Mindanao, and the collection of smaller islands between, known as the Visayas, with Palawan far to the west. 🇵🇭

🕐TIMESTAMPS🕖
👉 0:00 Opening Montage
👉 1:03 Introduction and Titles
👉 2:07 History
👉 6:55 Current Affairs and Government
👉 10:17 Physical Geography
👉 14:51 Human Geography
👉 18:22 Economy
👉 20:35 Culture
👉 22:45 Summary and Outro

Being on the boundary of several tectonic plates, the Philippines is home to many active volcanoes, including the current Mount Mayon eruption and the Mount Taal eruption. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 was the second largest volcanic eruption of the twentieth century. The Philippines is also in the path of almost every Pacific Typhoon, and Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013 Leyte resulted in thousands losing their lives and millions homeless. 🇵🇭

The climate of the Philippines is tropical, with a Tropical Rainforest climate in the east, a Tropical Monsoon climate in central areas and a Tropical Savannah climate in the far west, and sheltered parts of Luzon. 🇵🇭

Manila is the national capital, and home to almost one-third of the country’s estimated 110 million population. Cebu City and Davao City are the two other large population centers. 🇵🇭

Filipinos (known locally as Pinoys) are a unique blend of Austronesian Island people with Spanish names that speak American English, as a result of the Philippines being ruled during colonial times by Spain and the USA. Because of their connections with the USA, many Filipinos or their sons and daughters have gone on to famous careers in entertainment, such as Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, apl.de.ap, Arnel Pineda, Enrique Iglesias and Monique Lhuillier. Their most famous sports champion is undoubtedly Manny Pacquiao, the only boxer in history to win a championship in eight weight categories. 🇵🇭

Most Filipinos are Catholic, a result of centuries of missionary work during the Spanish colonial period. Despite colonialism, however, all Filipinos speak one or more of the 180 native languages and dialects, with Tagalog and Cebuano making up half of all speakers. The Filipino language (along with English) is the official language, and is a standardised form of Tagalog. 🇵🇭

More than 10% of Filipinos live and work abroad in an attempt to overcome the difficult economic situation for most in the country. Most merchant ships around the world have majority Filipino crews, while the women find work as domestic maids, nannies and nurses. Many Filipinas look abroad to marry and succeed as many Western men admire them for their famous beauty. 🇵🇭

The economy of the Philippines is about one-third agriculture, with rice being the main subsistence crop. Electronics and high tech have recently made in-roads and are now the largest exports. Government corruption, and poor infrastructure, however, hold back the country from fulfilling its potential, where neighbours like Malaysia and Taiwan have succeeded. This corruption reached its height during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos, and his wife Imelda Marcos, who had a collection of thousands of shoes from the embezzlement of the public purse, while millions lived in poverty. 🇵🇭

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26 Comments

  • Are you from the Philippines or living there? If so, please say HI and tell us where you're from! Mabuhay! 🤩

  • Thank you for a very comprehensive video of the Philippines ❤

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Spaniards did not conquer the Philippines because the Philippines didn't belong to them they invaded it and colonized and killed a lot of people they introduced Christianity by force. those who didn't follow were killed the same as what happened to the American Indians.

  • The language of Tagolog is pronounced with an emphasis on the second syllable instead of first…

  • What I took from learning about the Philippines is that they are a cultural fusion. They stick to their own culture and traditions but adding a touch of Spanish and American culture. Whether you like that or not, it still makes them unique in a way.

  • We love to be here.

  • QUE ENVIDIA, VERDAD, INGLESES??
    500 AÑOS DE ESPAÑA EN LAS ISLAS !!

  • How you manage to cull the most telling bits of history and culture to fit into just 25 minutes continues to astonish me! Plus your impecible manners and good taste led you to only touch on the most disturbing aspects. As captive Ukranian women filled the harems of the Ottomans, legions of men from the West and Middle East seek Philipinas. The soul-crushing part is that Philippine culture features a near pre-industrial devotion to family. That they feel they must send cherished family members to all parts of the world, some of them quite hostile, has long given me pause.

  • I'm from Luzon 😊

  • Good video. Yes, yes I live here and live near San Fernando/Angeles City in Pampanga. Retired now, but used to have BPOs in Makati. The Philippines, to me, is the most beautiful nation I have ever visited (over 80 countries visited in my lifetime) and also has friendliest and most hospitable people in the world. I wake up thanking my lucky stars that I live here. Mahal ko ang Pilipinas! ❤ 🇵🇭

  • The most friendly people 💘

  • Its more fun in phillippines

  • THANKS FOR SHOWING PH TO THE WORLD. I ENJOYED LISTENING YOUR NARRATIVES OUR PEOPLE, PLACES, HISTORY AND ESPECIALLY WHY PH IS STILL A POOR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS. THIS IS REALLY TRUE. CORRUPTED MONEY BY POLITICIANS IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF THEIR LONG STAY IN POWER BY BUYING VOTE OF POOR VOTERS. THIS IS REALLY A VERY BIG SHAME TO THE WORLD THAT PH IS RULED POLITICIANS. A PH NATIVE FROM VEGAS IN SHAME ABOUT THE PH PRESENT SITUATION.

  • On point! I wish we have more information about the jade kingdoms and sultanates which made the first cities in the archipelago

  • Well presented with the right info. Sums it up well. Salamat.

  • As a Filipino, all I can say is the Philippines is truly one of the countries of world.

  • Only christian filipinos are friendly to foriegners. be careful in some parts in mindanao , not to make wrong turns into muslim communities..

  • This summary isn't accurate. It is what cnn fake news drilled for the 1986 people power revolution

  • I ENJOYED WATCHING AND LISTENING YOUR NARRATIVES ABOUT OUR COUNTRY THE PHILIPPINES, ITS HISTORY, PEOPLE, TOURIST SPOTS AND THE INFLUENCES OF SPAIN AND THE U.U.S., AND MANY MORE. THANKS AND GOOD LUCK. FROM LAS VEGAS WITH LOVE.

  • As a Filipino and Philippine history enthusiast, I can say that you nailed every bit of information in this video. This is one of the most educational contents about the Philippines I have seen so far! Kudos! 👏💯🎯🇵🇭🔥💗

  • Philippines is a beautiful country ,if only the government and politician is not corrupt its a nice place to live .Anyways thanks for uploading this video 😊

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  • hey, please research all the filed cases against Imelda marcos about corruption have been dismissed
    so what are you talking about corruption, this is black propaganda, misinformation, and FAKE NEWS

  • Aquino’s taking over Marcos did the Philippines in. That to me was the greatest blunder Filipinos ever committed – being fooled by the leftists’ propaganda. The Aquinos were a communist. The older Marcos declared martial law in 1972 because of this. We could have been next to North Korea otherwise. They wreaked havoc over the entire nation during their reign all of whom eventually met their karma through sad painful deaths. One daughter, Kris Aquino, who lorded over the masses like a spoiled evil princess is ecking out her life now suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease albeit still luxuriously. Heck, no amount of the softest beds and money in the world can compensate for a physically painful existence. Karma indeed is a bitch! Now that a Marcos is the president again, the country is headed towards a brighter future.

  • American duh

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