The Republic of
the Philippines is a country in
the south Pacific. It's
capital city is Manila. The
Philippine Islands are a group of
over 7,100 islands, also called
Philippine Archipelago, but only 700
Philippines are predominantly
The country's name
originated with Ruy López de
Villalobos naming the islands of
Samar and Leyte.
The country is
largely influenced by the American &
Spanish cultures. A map of the
Philippines is below..
The Philippine is
famous for its computer & call
center outsourcing and for its wild
automobiles called Jeepneys.