COUNTRY QUICK FACTS Full name: Philippines Population: 94.8 million (2011) Capital: Manila Largest city: Quezon City (where I taught) Area: 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq mi) Major language: Filipino, English (both are official) Dialects/ Local Language: More than 40 different languages Major religion: Catholic Christianity, Islam Life expectancy: 66 yrs (men), 73 yrs(women) Monetary unit: Philippines peso Main exports: Electric machinery, clothing, food, live animals, timber, chemicals GNI per capita: US $2,210 (World Bank 2011)
LANDFORMS OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS LANDFORMS OR HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENTS Banaue Rice Terraces Makati Business District Manila Bay Palawan Island Pangasinan Hundred Islands Mayon Volcano
LANGUAGE: HELLO (Kamusta) GOOD BYE (Paalam) YES (Oo) NO (Hindi) THANK YOU (Salamat) YOUR WELCOME (Walang Anuman) PLEASE (Pakiusap) I LOVE YOU (Mahal Kita) HOW ARE YOU? (Kamusta ka ka? EXCUSE ME (Makikiraan) I AM SORRY (Hindi ko Sinasadya)
PHILIPPINES LEADER: President: Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino : son of former Lady-President GOVERNMENT: Republic, Presidential system, Constitutional republic,Unitary state VOTING AGE: 18
CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUESCURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES Divorce Law Reproductive Health Bill Claim of Sabah Territory (part of Sultanate of Sulu) Claim of Scarborough Shawl against China
ECONOMICS What products or services is your country known for? Rice and corn. Tourism is also a growing industry because of the natural/ historical landmarks. What kinds of products are imported to your country? Chocolates and What kinds of products are exported from your country? Raw materials like coconut meat, coffee beans and sugar cane. What is the economy like today in your country? Slowly growing.
EVERYDAY-ECONOMICS Currency- Banking- Cultural Financial Literacy- loans, credit cards, cash… Jobs – what age do young people start working - kinds of jobs ? At least high school graduate/ 16 yrs. old. Students and money- Impact for this age group?- do kids get an allowance? Work? Parents provide everything basically.
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
EVERYDAY LIVINGEVERYDAY LIVING Typical Day- schedule : 8 am- 4 pm A School Day/Week- 11-12yrs old Study-Homework Extracurricular Family Life- traditional housing- extended family- Pets / Wildlife- Attractions to visit-amusement parks- zoos-parks etc.
SIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCES Wrap up with what they notice- similar their country to us- different- Future- Where do they see themselves- 5-10 years from now Why is the international exchange important to them Conversation- what has the class learned from their presentation- most surprising-
LINKS Learn more- social media in their country- websites with more info- music- city- travel News Media
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