An archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands, The Philippines is well-known for her white beaches and clear waters of Boracay, supermalls of Manila, and great food such as bulalo, kare-kare, halo-halo, and Jollibee!


    Country Code: +63
    Time Zone: GMT +8 hours
    Peak Travel Period: Dec – Apr
    Four Seasons: No
    Currency: Philippines Peso, PHP (₱)

    Tap water: Unsafe. Drink filtered or bottled water
    AC Socket Type: Types  A, B, C & F – 220V 60Hz
Philippines Power Plug - Types A, B, C & F - 220V 60Hz


While is it always useful to know some native phrases while visiting a foreign land, do not worry if you are unable to equip yourself with some Tagalog vocab, because most Filipinos can speak English.

  • Hello/Greetings – Kumusta or Hello / Hi
  • Thank you – Salamat
  • Good – Ayos
  • How much is this? – Magkano ho ito?
  • Goodbye – Paalam