Independent republic in the Far East
Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga
Two official languages — Filipino and English. Eight major dialects — Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango and Pangasinense.
Roman Catholic, Muslim, Evangelical, Iglesia ni Kristo, Aglipayan, other Christian
Metric and US systems
8 hours ahead of GMT.
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