The people from Philippines are known as the Filipinos and mostly speak Tagalog and English even if though they have more than ten different languages.They were colonized by the Spanish who influenced their culture, and it is 92% Christians.
I visited Manila which is the capital city, and like many countries, there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor, meaning the city is very modern but also has a hug slum .Manila is a fun and great city but the traffic is out of this world.
The weather in manila is warm and lovely but it can get extremely humid during the day, so be advised to carry light clothing’s .
I enjoyed Filipino food especially the one called Adobo, its basically meat coked in vinegar and soy sauce. I tried cooking this but I guess the best chef would have to be from Philippines to bring it out to the perfect taste, the trick comes in measuring the right amount of vinegar and soy sauce so that one doesn’t over power the other.
I spent a whole week in manila, honestly I hope to go back again, I loved the people, they were very friendly and so welcoming.
FYI , if you enjoy water sports and snorkeling, ask your hotel to book a tour for you a day in advance, it really gets busy and overbooked.