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1 Philippines comparisons with Australia
By Izzie

2 BASIC FACTS Philippines Australia Capital: Canberra Capital: Manila
Population: 22,628,650 Area: 7,617,930 km2 Government: constitutional monarchy Currency: Australian dollar Languages: English Religion: 64% Christian, including 26% as Roman Catholic and 19% as Anglican, 19% "No religion“, Buddhism (2.1%), Islam(1.7%), Hinduism (0.8%), and Judaism (0.5%). Capital: Manila Population: 94 million Area: 300,000 km2 Government: Republic Currency: Pilipino peso Languages: Pilipino and English Religion: Christian (90%), Muslim (5%), Buddhist and other (2%) BASIC FACTS

3 EDUCATION Philippines Australia
Although primary education is free and compulsory, many children are not able to go to school because their parents cannot afford to buy school supplies and sometimes children have to work on the family farm or business. Classrooms are often crowded and hot and have few teaching resources. Many children are malnourished and find it difficult to study effectively. Despite these obstacles, 96% of the population aged 15 and over can read and write, considering the importance of education. School attendance is compulsory throughout Australia. All children receive 11 years of compulsory education from the age of 6 to 16 (Year 1 to 10), before they can undertake two more years (Years 11 and 12), contributing to an adult literacy rate that is assumed to be 99%. EDUCATION

4 CLIMATE Philippines Australia
Australia has lots of different weather from cyclones to boiling hot 42 degrees. Australia has four main seasons summer the very hot season, spring the warm season, autumn the warm and cold season, winter the very cold season. The Philippines has a tropical climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: tag-init or tag-araw, the hot dry season or summer from March to May; tag-ulan, the rainy season from June to November; and tag-lamig, the cool dry season from December to February. CLIMATE

5 ECONOMY Philippines Australia
There is great unevenness in the distribution of wealth in the Philippines. A small percentage of the population is very wealthy while the majority of the people are very poor. The Philippines has a GDP of $351.4 billion and a PPP of $3,500 living below the poverty line. In rural areas, most farmers do not own the land that they work and are required to give a percentage of their crop to the landowner as rent. Nearly 10% of GDP is from Filipinos working overseas. Australia is wealthy country with a GDP per capita of $882.4 billon and a PPP of $41,000. Australia imports and exports a wide range of products, but does particularly well in farming crops, mining, cotton, fisheries, sugar, wool, wine, horticulture, grain, forestry and food. ECONOMY

6 SPORT Philippines Australia
Various sports are popular in the Philippines including basketball, boxing, volleyball, football, badminton, taekwondo, billiards, ten-pin bowling, chess, and sipa. Motocross, cycling, and mountaineering are also becoming popular to. Basketball is played at both amateur and professional levels and is considered to be the most popular sport in the Philippines Australia has strong international teams in cricket, field hockey, netball, rugby league and rugby union, having been Olympic or world champions at least twice in each sport in the last 25 years for both men and women. Australia is also powerful in track cycling, rowing, and swimming, having consistently been in the top-five medal-winners at Olympic or World Championship level since 2000 SPORT

7 Environment Philippines Australia
The tropical rainforests and coral reefs of the Philippines are home to many wonderful plants and animals - the world's largest fish, the Whale Shark; the world's second-largest eagle, the Philippine Eagle; the world's smallest primate, the Tarsier; and the world's longest snake, the Reticulated Python. On the other hand uncontrolled deforestation and soil erosion in rural areas, air and water pollution in Manila and pollution of the fish breeding grounds in the coastal mangrove swamps are major environmental issues facing the Philippines. Australia has a wide rage of marsupials, including the kangaroo, koala, and wombat, and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra. Australia is home to many dangerous animals including some of the most venomous snakes in the world. The dingo was introduced by Austronesia people who traded with Indigenous Australians around 3000 BCE. Many plant and animal species became extinct soon after first human settlement Environment


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