The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: tag-init or tag-araw, the hot dry season or summer from March to May; tag-ulan, the rainy season from June to November; and tag-lamig, the cool dry season from December to February.
Filipino is a prestige register of the Tagalog language and the name under which Tagalog is designated the national language and one of two official languages of the Philippines, the other being English. Tagalog is the first language of a third of the population of the Philippines. It is centered around Manila but is known almost universally throughout the country.
The Philippine Peso is the currency in Philippines (PH, PHL). The symbol for PHP can be written P, and ₱. The Philippine Peso is divided into 100 centavos.
The total population in Philippines grew to 94.6 million in 2010 from 27.1 million in 1960, a 347 percent increase in just 50 years. Philippines has 1.36 percent of the world's total population which means that one person in every 73 people on the planet is a resident of Philippines. Philippines have the highest population growth rate in the Southeast Asia.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities comprising Metro Manila.