The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7,100 islands, making it the second-largest archipelago in the world.
The national symbol of the Philippines is the Philippine eagle, which is one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world.
The Philippines is the only predominantly Christian nation in Asia, with over 86% of the population identifying as Roman Catholic.
The world's smallest volcano, Taal Volcano, is located in the Philippines.
The Philippines is one of the world's top producers of coconuts, with over 15 billion coconuts produced every year.
The traditional Filipino martial art of Arnis is the national sport of the Philippines.
The world's largest pearl, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, was discovered in the Philippines.
The Philippines is home to the world's smallest primate, the tarsier, which can be found on the island of Bohol.
The national language of the Philippines is Filipino, which is based on Tagalog, one of the country's main languages.
The Philippines is the largest exporter of nurses in the world, with around 25% of all overseas nurses coming from the country.