Philippines is a land of 103 million people, located in the eastern boundary of South China Sea. The capital of the country is Manila and the national language is Filipino. Furthermore Philippines have been through long rough ride to get their independence. First they had to deal with the Spanish and then the Americans. It has been tough for them to develop under such circumstances. People around the world say that the country is poor and will remain poor because they don’t have the ability to exceed and they are born with this. What I believe is the opposite, the nation has the potential to succeed and also the dedication they have will take them someplace one day. The following are 5 things you need to know about Philippines.
5. Philippine’s Workforce
Philippines has a massive population of 103 million people, out of which more than 10 million works overseas. Most of these people are labor forces of different country, playing an important role in building up their economy. One of the major projects where Filipinos are involved right now is, in building up FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums in Doha, Qatar. The Filipino workforce is one of the most dedicated and hardworking workforce in the world and that is why they are preferred all over the world.
4. Weaponry Inventions
Philippines is famous for its development in the weaponry sector. They are the inventors of some of the finest weaponry in the world. These weapons include “MSSR”, which is a sniper rifle developed form the Colt M16A1 rifle. Then there is “The SOAR”, which is a product of FERFRANS and designed as an improvised version of M4 Carbine. Then lastly there is G10 PWD rifle, which is a 7.36×37 mm automatic assault rifle. All these weapons are used worldwide and are famous for their stable performance.
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3. Philippines’s Strategic Location
Philippines is a strategically important country as it is the eastern boundary of South China Sea. Countries like China, Japan and South Korea depend of Philippines as all of their resources are exported and imported through the route that comes under Philippines’s coastline. Therefore all the Super Powers have good relations with Philippines just so they won’t come under restrictions.
2. Agricultural importance
Philippines is the world largest producer of coconut, sugar and pineapple. Also they are the 8th largest rice producer of the world. Rice is probably a staple food for the country, as the whole country survives on it. In addition to this, the ABS system in major companies like, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, is manufactured in Philippines.
1. Banaue Rice Terraces
One of the largest and most unique farming terraces, known as “Banaue Rice Terraces”, is present in Philippines. Your trip to Philippines is incomplete if you don’t pay a visit to this marvelous and extraordinary farm land. The place was built approximately 2000 years ago and it is operational till this day.