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|Visa||:||Canadians traveling on regular passports do not require a visa to enter The Philippines. (Traveller is advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.)|
|Weather||:||June to August is the typhoon season. Although the temperature is moderate and hotel rates are lower, it is not the best time to travel specially if you intend to see the countryside or cross the islands by sea.
March to May is summer time and is a good time to see the islands with clear skies and calm waters. You are also assured that no flights or ferry boat trips will be cancelled due to typhoons. Although expect the temperatures to occasionally reach 38 degrees centigrade.
|Clothing||:||Lightweight cottons and linens are worn throughout most of the year, with warmer clothes useful on cooler evenings. Rainwear or umbrellas are advisable for the rainy season.|
|Language||:||Filipino, based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is widely spoken, Spanish less so. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education in the Philippines. There are also 76 major local languages and more than 500 different minor dialects throughout the archipelago.|
|Time Zone||:||UTC/GMT +8 hours|
|Currency||:||Philippine Peso (PHP; symbol Php or P)|
|Drinking Water||:||Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised.|
|Electricity||:||220 volts (110 volts in Baguio) AC, 60Hz. 110 volts is available in most hotels. Flat and round two- and three-pin plugs are in use.|
|The above information for reference only, for details please contact the tourist board.|
Source: World Travel Guide