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Philippines

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 Zip Facts about Philippines:

  • The Philippine flag is flown differently in time of war and peace time, blue side up for peace and red side up for war
  • The country was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain.  It is an archipelago divided into three major island groups with over 7000 islands, of which Luzon is the largest
  • More texts are sent daily in the Philippines than in the US and Europe combined
  • While karaoke means “singing without accompaniment” in Japanese, it was invented in the Philippines by Roberto del Rosario
  • Traditionally, it is considered bad manners to open a gift right when it is given

Philippines Ati-Atihan II-LPacita Abad, “Ati-Atihan II

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