6 Facts About Philippines

1. The Philippines raised tropical storm warnings and put a coastal region on high alert on Monday as Typhoon Yutu barrels toward the archipelago four days after it became one of the most powerful storms to hit US soil.

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2. The Philippines is the first tropical nation to compete at the Winter Olympic Games debuting in the 1972 edition.

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3. The Philippines once supported American policies during the Cold War and participated in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

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4. On May 15, 2013, the Philippines implemented the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, commonly known as K–12 program.

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5. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations.

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6. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila.

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