Additional Information

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Additional Info 1- National Symbols

 

National Animal: Carabao (Water Buffalo)

National Anthem: Lupang Hinirang

National Bird: Philippine Eagle

National Dance: Carinosa

National Dress for Men: Barong Tagalog

National Dress for Women: Baro't Saya

National Fish: Bangus (Milkfish)

National Flower: Sampaguita

National Food: Lechon or Litson (Roasted Pig)

National Fruit: Mango

National Hero: Jose Rizal

National House: Nipa Hut

National Sports or Game: Arnis

National Tree: Narra

 

Additional Info 2 - **Geographic Divisions and Number of Registered Voters Year 2010

 

Luzon Group of Islands - 28,368,890

Visayas Group of Islands - 10,290,090

Mindanao Group of Islands - 12,064,753

(Philippines - 50,723,733)

 

Additional Info 3 - Geographic Divisions and Contribution to the 2008 Gross Domestic Product

 

Luzon Group of Islands (excluding the National Region) - 32.7 percent

Visayas Group of Islands - 16.5 percent

Mindanao Group of Islands - 17.7 percent

 

 

National Anthem Info

 

     The original Philippine national anthem was composed by Julian Felipe in 1898. The first draft of the anthem underwent a few changes. When the final composition was finished, it was entitled, "Marcha National Filipino." In 1899, a young poet-soldier named Jose Palma wrote a poem entitled, "Filipinas." The words of the poem became the lyrics of anthem. In 1956, the official Filipino version of the anthem ("Lupang Hinirang"), which was a translation of Ildefonso Santos and Julian Cruz Balmaceda, was proclaimed.

 

Lupang Hinirang - Philippine National Anthem

 

Bayang magiliw

Perlas ng silanganan,

Alab ng puso,

Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.

 

Lupang hinirang

Duyan ka ng magiting

Sa manlulupig

'Di ka pasisiil.

 

Sa dagat at bundok

Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw

May dilag ang tula

At awit sa paglayang minamahal.

 

Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y

Tagumpay na nagniningning,

Ang bituin at araw niya

Kailan pa ma'y 'di magdidilim.

 

Lupa ng araw ng luwalhati't pagsinta

Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;

Aming ligaya ng 'pag may mang-aapi

Ang mamatay ng dahil sa 'yo.

 

Links to National Symbols Images

Links to More Images of the Philippines Part I

 

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Source

**Source: National Statistical Coordination Board of the Philippines Website (1997-2010), 2010

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Photo Credit

Jose Rizal - Photos Courtesy of the National Library of the Philippines

Philippine Eagle - Photo Courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation

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