Philippines

In this section you find useful articles about the Philippines.

As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.

The transportation infrastructure in the country is relatively underdeveloped.

The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over many centuries from its Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American, as well as other Asian and Latin influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.

The Philippines' rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most biologically megadiverse countries and is at or near the top in terms of biodiversity per unit area.