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About Philippines

The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines comprises over 7500 islands in South East Asia.

The country’s economy is primarily agriculture with rice being the major crop along with coconut and fruit production. The industry is based on the production of Garments, Electronic products, copper products, transport equipment, etc.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityManila
Government TypeUnitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
Official LanguagesFilipino, English
Currency Philippine peso, PHP
Phone Code +63
Important CitiesQuezon City , Caloocan, Davao City, Cebu, Zamboanga City, Taguig, Pasig, Cagayan De Oro City, Paranaque
National DayIndependence Day (12th Jun)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking95 (Easy)
Primary Industrieselectronics assembly, aerospace, business process outsourcing, food, manufacturing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, garments, metals, petroleum refining, fishing, steel, rice[
Major Exportssemiconductors and electronic products, machinery and transport equipment, wood manufactures, chemicals, processed food and beverages, garments, coconut oil, copper concentrates, seafood, bananas/fruits.
Major Exports to IndiaHides and skins, Animal, Footwear, Fuels, Textiles and Clothing, Wood, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Vegetables, Minerals
Major Importselectronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Transportation, Raw materials, Metals, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Fuels, Animal, Plastic or Rubber, Textiles and Clothing
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Bordering NationsVietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, Brunei
Member ofAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area(BIMP-EAGA), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB)
Indian Embassy Details for PhilippinesEmbassy of India
H.E. Shambhu S. Kumaran
Honourable Ambassador
2190 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village, P.O. Box 2123, MCPO, Makati City, Metro Manila
63-2-8430101; +63-2-8430102

Embassy Details of Philippines in IndiaEmbassy of the Philippines
H.E. Mr. John Boitte C. Santos
Charge d Affaires
50 N, Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 1120, 2688 9091, 26888838, 26110152 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Ashwin Muthiah
Honorary Consul General
SPIC House, Annex Building, VIII, Floor, 88 Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032
+91-44-2235 4063 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Mumbai
H.E. Mrs. Rajashrree Birla
Honorary Consul General
61, Sakhar Bhavan, 215, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
+91-22-2202 4792 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Deepak Kumar Khemka
Honorary Consul
37 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd Floor, Kolkata - 600032
033-22808846/22802546 (O)