Hip Guide to Philippines
Manila is the capital of The Philippines, an Asian nation consisting of over 7,000 islands in the westerna Pacific ocean. Ferdinand Magellan arrived in 1521 and soon the islands became a Spanish colony, remaining so until the early 1898 when the United States bought the islands for $20 million. After WWII the Philippines achieved independence and was ruled with an iron fist by Ferdinand Marcos until 1983 when he and his legendary wife Imelda were expelled and a democratic government emerged. The Philippine islands are a place of great natural beauty and make a wonderful traveling destination. Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to The Philippines offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to The Philippines is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Filipino Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in The Philippines.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!