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Philippines

The Philippines (also known as Pilippinas and Filipino :), is legitimately the democracy of the Philippines (Republikang Pilippinas; RP). The country is an archipelagic place that is located towards Southeast Asia having Manila as its capital. The archipelago Philippine comprises of more than 7,107 islands located towards the western Pacific Ocean that borders some major countries including Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Palau. Philippines is said to be the only Southeast Asian country which shares no land borders at all with its neighbours.

Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Ayurveda (traditional Medicine) Homeopathy Paramedical sciences, Management and Technology education are some of the fields which are extremely popular in Philippines. The motive behind setting up Study MBBS Philippines was to render assistance to the students who wish to study in Philippines. We help the students in getting better and high quality education in the best Philippine University. Study MBBS Philippines guides students to get their admission confirmed in an advanced country – Philippines and in many other nations. We aim at helping the students in transforming them from abled learners to specialists. Our dedicated team is expected to serve all students with great respect, enthusiasm and generosity.

To study in a huge country like Philippine is dream for many students are we are here to help such students in fulfilling their dreams. Study MBBS Philippines helps students from all countries from the time the student’s dreams to take admission in Philippine Universities till the time; he completes his education in the country. Nowadays, education has become a very crucial part of every student’s life. With the growing competition, it is getting difficult to get admission in the top Universities especially in countries like Philippines. Hence, it is extremely important that the students must choose a reliable source that can help them in all procedures. We help our students in not only getting their admission confirmed in any of the major Philippine University but also in services like visa procedures, affordable accommodation, airport pick up, consultancy, tips to get involved in the new environment and culture easily, finance, scholarship and banking services and a lot more.

Geography of Philippines

The archipelago named Philippine lies towards Southeast Asia in a location that has turned it to become a cultural crossroads. Philippine is a place where Americans, Chinese, Malays, Spaniards and some others have interrelated to form the unique cultural and racial blend that the world knows as Filipino. The Philippines numbers some 7,100 islets and is regarded as an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 200 nautical miles from its shores. The Philippines has an area of 1,850 kilometres having a total land area of almost 300,000 square kilometres. Out of 7,100 islands, only 1000 of them are known to be populated.  Some of the islands that are populated have a square area of more than 2.5 square kilometres.

It is surprising to see that eleven islands put together can form 94% of the total landmass of Philippine. Mindanao and Luzon islands measuring 95,000 and 105,000 square kilometres respectively are known to be the biggest islets of Philippine. They, collectively with the group of Visayan Islands that split them, epitomize the three chief regions of the Philippine that are recognized by the three stars over the flag of Philippine. Geographically, the country of Philippines is broken up by the ocean, which provides it with one of the most elongated coastlines of any nation in the entire world. Most of the Filipinos reside near or on the coast, where they can conveniently manage their livelihood from approx 2,000 species of fishes.

Far away from the coastline of eastern Mindanao is the Philippine channel, which slides down to a deepness of 10,430 meters. The country of Philippines is a division of western Pacific arc system that is distinguished by vigorous volcanoes. Among the most noteworthy mountaintops are Taal Volcano located towards south of Manila, Mount Mayon located near Legaspi, and Mount Apo situated on Mindanao. All the islets of Philippines are prone to upheaval. The Cordillera Central or northern Luzon highlands, rises up to 2,500 and 2,750 meters. The rain forests of the country act as a prime locale for more than 500 varieties of birds that includes the eagle of Philippine as well. Some 8500 kinds of flowering plants and 800 species of orchids can also be spotted one.

The most extensive river system of the country includes the Agusan, that flows north into the Mindanao Sea; the Pampanga, which flows south from east Central Luzon into Manila Bay, Rio Grande that flows into the Mindanao River and the Cagayan in northern Luzon. Laguna de Bay, which is located at the southeast of Manila Bay, is known to be the largest freshwater lake of Philippines. Several rivers are harnessed for hydroelectric power generation.

 

History of Philippines

The country of Philippines had commercial relations with Japan and china. It also had strong literary ties with India through its current neighbours; Indonesia and Malaysia for three hundred years during 9th century.The country of Philippines was ruled by the people of New Spain from 1565 to 1821. However, after Mexican independence it commenced to be administered directly from Madrid. During that point of time uncountable towns were discovered, new livestock and crops were introduced, trade flourished and infrastructures were built.

The Party line Movement included the nationalists of Philippine José Rizal after which a candidate pursuing education in Spain soon extended the Spanish mainland. The war between America and Spain commenced in Cuba during the year of 1898. It soon reached the Philippines when the Spanish squadron at Manila Bay was defeated by the Commodore George Dewey. The democracy of Philippines was declared on 12th of June 1898 after which it was known to be the head of state. As a result of its conquest, Spain was officially forced to cede the Philippines, mutually with Cuba, Guam and Puerto Rico to the U.S. during 1899 the First Philippine Republic was proclaimed in Bulacan and Malolos but was later on suspended by the US forces that lead to the battle between Philippine and American.

The battle continued the hostility of the previous years. The war was ended when Aguinaldo was imprisoned by American troops on 23rd of March 1901. However, the struggle continued until the year of 1913 which took the lives of more than one million Filipinos. Plans for enhancing democracy over the next ten years were disrupted during World War II when Japan defeated and occupied several islands. The country of Philippines was granted independence from the United States on 4th of July, 1946.

 

Climate and weather

The country of Philippines has a sultry marine climate which is dominated by a dry and rainy season. The summer torrential rain brings about heavy rains to most parts of the archipelago from the months of May to October. The winter torrential rain brings drier and cooler from the months of December to February. Various lowland areas including Manila remain dusty and from the months of March to May. The temperature remains moderate during March to May but it can rise above 37° C in a rare case. Mean annual sea-level temperatures rarely falls below 27° C. The annual rainfall measures around 5,000 millimetres in the hilly east coast subdivision of the country, but lower than 1,000 millimetres in some of the shielded valleys.

 

Population

1. The population of the Philippines is estimated at 100,096,496 as of July 1 2014. Philippines's population is equivalent to 1.38% of the total world population. The Philippines ranks number 12 in the list of countries by population. The population density in the Philippines is 334 people per Km2.

 

Living Cost

The education system of Philippines has been influenced heavily by its rich colonial history. Its colonial history includes chapters from Japanese, American and Spanish rule as well as the prevalent occupation during their period of reign. When Philippines was under the American rule, English was officially announced as the instruction language and a public school system was also established.

Living costs for international students in Philippines would differ from individual to individual as well as the chosen courses which the students are pursuing at different schools and universities here. Philippines is an affordable and an average country as far as cost of living and daily expenditure is concerned. The institutions of higher education that are run privately here have course fees that somewhere vary between P4500-P8000 (US $ 1=43.36 pesos). This is again based on the individual study program or the course.

Philippines is one of the most sought after destinations to pursues various branches of medical education.  The fee for the various medical program will also vary from academy to academy. On an average, the course fee for the program starts with 3000 US dollars.  Besides this, the cost of living in Philippines for overseas students ranges between 1200 and 1500 US dollars on an yearly basis. Low tuition fees together with considerably low living expenses are a major factor that lures many international students to this island country, including Indian students. Some other expenses can be broken up as follows-

Accommodation- The costs incurred for accommodation with respect to sharing a flat or staying in the dormitory usually starts from P2000.

Food and meals- On an average, the expenses incurred for food and meals  is around P2000.

Other expenses- Miscellaneous expenses would include laundry, transport, health expenses and supply of essential items and these would roughly amount to P1000.

The costs mentioned above are only estimated expenses while the actual costs of living in Philippines would depend on several factors like standard of living maintained and where the student is staying.

 

Students who study in Philippines can also shift directly to USA to complete the final year of their course program. Students may also directly apply to their choice of educational institutions. Students applying for bachelor education usually have to submit proof that they have completed their entire secondary education from the concerned university. For securing admission for a Masters program, the incumbent application should have completed his/her Bachelor degree. It is only after completing the bachelor degree that he/she can apply in any school offering Masters Program.

 

Food and Lodging estimated @ 10,000 pesos per month can vary depending on lifestyle.