The Republic Of The Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas in Filipino), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain.

Philippines is an archipelagic country in nested in the Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it is the home of about 7,641 islands  that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is devided in 15 regions and 81 provinces.

15 Regions and 81 Provinces.

NCR: National Capital Region

CAR: Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province

Region 1: Ilocos Region

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan

Region 2: Cagayan Valley

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino

Region 3: Central Luzon

  • Aurora
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales


  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Quezon
  • Rizal

Region 4B: MIMAROPA / Southwestern Tagalog

  • Marinduque
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Romblon

Region 5: Bicol Region

  • Albay
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Masbate
  • Sorsogon

Region 6: Western Visayas

  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Capiz
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Occidental

Region 7: Central Visayas

  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor

Region 8: Eastern Visayas

  • Biliran
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Southern Leyte

Region 9: Zamboanga Peninsula

  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

Region 10: Northern Mindanao

  • Bukidnon
  • Camiguin
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental

Region 11: Davao Region

  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao Oriental


  • Cotabato
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
  • Sultan Kudarat

Region 13: Caraga Region

  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur

BARMM: Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

  • Basilan
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi

Ring Of Fire

The Philippines' is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. 

The Ring of Fire (also known as the Rim of Fire or the Circum-Pacific belt) is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. In a large 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and plate movements. It has 452 volcanoes (more than 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes).

The Weather and Climate

Philippines have two seasons, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall.
The dry season runs from December through around June. You will experience two temperatures during this season.
You will love the cool temperature during December up to February. You can expect dry and warmer temperature from March to June. The best time to travel is during December to May since the weather isn't too hot nor wet and perfect for going outdoors.
The Philippines attract typhoons from western pacific in a north-westerly direction during the south west monsoon.
Typhoon season occurs between June and November. Typhoons can result in significant damage in these areas or heavy rain across the rest of the country which make it not advisable for travelling.
Depending on location in the country some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
The Philippines has five types of climates: tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic (both are in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall.
Weather in the Philippines is monitored and managed by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Why Travel to Philippines

The Philippines and known for its beautiful sceneries, beaches, mountains and the people. As you visit the Philippines you will find how divers the people and its cultures are. Visit the Philippines since that's the only way to discover its hidden beauty that you will never find nor experience online.

Her are few videos from different travelers and bloggers who have been mesmerized by this beautiful country.

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