WCO PICARD Conference

The Philippines and Manila

The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago situated between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, consisting of 7,641 islands. Neighbouring countries include Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. There are two official languages, Filipino (Tagalog) and English. To discover more about the Philippines please consult the official tourism website: http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/


Manila, known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, is the capital city of the Philippines, and the second most populous after Quezon City. 12 million people call Manila home and contribute to a dynamic and lively city with iconic views, a colonial-style historic centre with world-renowned churches such as the San Agustin Church, historical sites such as the citadel Fort Santiago, and world-class museums.