Common description



The climate of the islands is tropical, monsoon, in the south becomes subequatorial. Temperatures on the coast are 24-28 ° C, in mountainous areas it is cooler. The rainy season lasts from May to November, when the southwest monsoon blows. The dry season (November to April) is pronounced in the west of Luzon, Palawan and the Visayas. Typhoons often hit the northern regions of the country. The amount of precipitation per year ranges from 1000 to 4000 mm.


The Philippine Peso is the national currency of the Philippines. It consists of 100 centavos (sentimo).

Philippines on map