Country Information

The Philippines, located in South Eastern Asia, is made up of 7,000 islands and marked by a bustling population, diverse culture, stunning landscapes and a people rooted in hospitality and generosity.

From the booming metropolis of the capital city, Manila, to the rural fishing villages of the coast, amazing mountains, and crater lakes, the Philippines is a land full of life and beauty to be explored.  As the second largest immigrant group in the United States and millions of Filipinos working abroad, the Filipino culture has a myriad of influences that add to its complexity.  Casa Bayanihan invites you to come and see for yourself!

For more information about the historic, economic, political, and social landscape of the Philippines, check out the following sources:

the stunning rice terraces of the mountain province
lumpia and sawsawan, traditional Filipino food
Taal Volcano's crater lake
Philippine jeepney downtown
Philippine bangka boat
Mt. Pinatubo's crater lake
Nanay selling fish
preparing to fish
urban Intramuros, Manila
street basketball
bright gelatin cubes at the market
seaweed and seafood at the market
fresh lumpia, fern salad, mango, fritters, boiled bananas
fresh fish at the market