• (230) 4278861, 4260399

Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Philippines

Republic of the Philippines

Republika ng Pilipinas  (Filipino)
Motto: 
"Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa"[1]
"For God, People, Nature and Country"
Anthem: Lupang Hinirang
(English: "Chosen Land")
Great Seal
Great Seal of the Philippines
Dakilang Sagisag ng Pilipinas  (Filipino)
Great Seal of the Philippines
PHL orthographic.svg
Location Philippines ASEAN.svg
CapitalManila[a] (de jure)
14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967
Metro Manila[a] (de facto)
Largest cityQuezon City
14°38′N 121°02′E / 14.633°N 121.033°E / 14.633; 121.033
Official languages
Recognized regional languages
Ethnic groups
(2015)
Religion
(2015)
Demonym(s)Filipino
(neutral)
Filipina
(feminine)

Pinoy
(colloquial neutral)
Pinay
(colloquial feminine)

Philippine
(used for certain common nouns)
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Rodrigo Duterte
Leni Robredo
Tito Sotto
Lord Allan Velasco
Alexander Gesmundo
LegislatureCongress
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence 
from the United States
June 12, 1898
December 10, 1898
July 4, 1946
Area
• Total
300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) (72nd)
• Water (%)
0.61[4] (inland waters)
• Land
298,170
Population
• 2020 estimate
Neutral increase 106,651,394[5][6] (12th)
• 2015 census
Neutral increase 100,981,437[7][8]
• Density
336/km2 (870.2/sq mi) (47th)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
Increase $1 trillion[9] (29th)
• Per capita
Increase $9,061[9] (115th)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
Increase $402.638 billion[9] (32nd)
• Per capita
Increase $3,646[9] (118th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 42.3[10]
medium · 44th
HDI (2019)Increase 0.718[11]
high · 107th
CurrencyPhilippine peso (₱) (PHP)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Date formatmm/dd/yyyy
Mains electricity220 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright[b]
Calling code+63
ISO 3166 codePH
Internet TLD.ph
  1. ^ While Manila is designated as the nation's capital, the seat of government is the National Capital Region, commonly known as "Metro Manila", of which the city of Manila is a part.[12][13] Many national government institutions aside from Malacañang Palace and some agencies/institutions are located within the NCR.
  2. ^ Since March 10, 1945[14][15]

Philippines

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the southwest, and shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east and southeast, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. The Philippines covers an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) and, as of 2020, had a population of around 109 million people, making it the world's twelfth-most populous country. The Philippines is a multinational state, with diverse ethnicities and cultures throughout its islands. Manila is the nation's capital, while the largest city is Quezon City, both lying within the urban area of Metro Manila.