This is historically where the Spanish allowed converted sangleys indigenous Filipino wives and mixed-race descendants to live.
The Sierra Madre, extending along the Pacific coast from northern to central Luzon, is the longest mountain range in the country. Fish are raised in ponds in some provinces of Luzon, the Visayasand Mindanao. The large islands fall into three groups: Ilokano is the lingua franca of Northern Luzon excluding Pangasinan.
Since sludge treatment and disposal facilities are rare, most effluents are discharged without treatment. Based on an analysis of land use pattern maps and a road map an estimated 9. Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country. The indigenous peoples of the Philippines form a minority of the population.
Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated. Potable water - water that is drinkable, safe to be consumed. The dry season generally begins in December and ends in May, the first three months being cool and the second three hot; the rest of the year constitutes the wet season.
Animism and Paganism are also followed. The country was wracked by political turmoil in the last quarter of the 20th century.
These exacerbate risks to agriculture, energy, water, infrastructure, human health, and coastal ecosystems. Since it takes 30—35 years for a second-growth forest to mature, loggers had no incentive to replant. Asbestos - a naturally occurring soft fibrous mineral commonly used in fireproofing materials and considered to be highly carcinogenic in particulate form.
Peter Mouginis-Mark, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii Soils The alluvial plains and terraces of Luzon and Mindoro have dark black cracking clays, as well as younger soils that are especially suitable for rice cultivation.
Ultraviolet UV radiation - a portion of the electromagnetic energy emitted by the sun and naturally filtered in the upper atmosphere by the ozone layer; UV radiation can be harmful to living organisms and has been linked to increasing rates of skin cancer in humans.
Since it takes 30—35 years for a second-growth forest to mature, loggers had no incentive to replant. Manila also has large populations of Americans, Spaniards and Koreans. The Pasig River in Manila, one of the world's most polluted rivers. Byit is predicted that most of the world's megacities will be in Asiaand Metro Manila will have a population of 20 million.
Mindanao is generally free from such storms. DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane - a colorless, odorless insecticide that has toxic effects on most animals; the use of DDT was banned in the US in Defoliants - chemicals which cause plants to lose their leaves artificially; often used in agricultural practices for weed control, and may have detrimental impacts on human and ecosystem health.
Especially toward the end of the 20th century, rapid industrial expansion was spurred by a high degree of domestic and foreign investment. The ocean has acted as a carbon sink for earth for millennia and is currently slowing the rate of global warming through the sequestration of carbon.
The archipelago stretches about 1, miles 1, km from north to south, and its widest east-west extent, at its southern base, is some miles 1, km.
Poaching - the illegal killing of animals or fish, a great concern with respect to endangered or threatened species.
Potable water - water that is drinkable, safe to be consumed. Defoliants - chemicals which cause plants to lose their leaves artificially; often used in agricultural practices for weed control, and may have detrimental impacts on human and ecosystem health.
Effluents - waste materials, such as smoke, sewage, or industrial waste which are released into the environment, subsequently polluting it. Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or alkaline conditions see acid rain.
Other groups that have moved to Manila include the Bicolanos, Visayans, Ilocanos, Kapampangan, Pangasinan and Moro groups, as well as tribal groups like the Bajau and the Igorot. Typhoon Haiyan At Page 1 of The Population of the Philippines - chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from to Pollution - the contamination of a healthy environment by man-made waste.
For forecasted years, the U. These exacerbate risks to agriculture, energy, water, infrastructure, human health, and coastal ecosystems. Ozone shield - a layer of the atmosphere composed of ozone gas O3 that resides approximately 25 miles above the Earth's surface and absorbs solar ultraviolet radiation that can be harmful to living organisms.
Soil degradation - damage to the land's productive capacity because of poor agricultural practices such as the excessive use of pesticides or fertilizers, soil compaction from heavy equipment, or erosion of topsoil, eventually resulting in reduced ability to produce agricultural products.
Philippines Global Economic Prospects examines trends for the world economy and how they affect developing countries. The report includes country-specific three-year forecasts for major macroeconomic indicators, including commodity and financial markets.
Top 5 Environmental Problems in the Philippines October 17, by Sheryl Ann Datukon 1 Having lived in the province for half of my life, I’ve enjoyed the beauty of what Mother Nature has to offer.
The Philippines is ranked 13th among 43 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages. Two of the most pressing environmental issues impacting the Philippines is climate change.
As an island country located in the Southeast Asia Pacific region, the Philippines is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Demographics of Philippines As of 1 Januarythe population of Philippines was estimated to be , people.
This is an increase of % (1, people) compared to population of , the year before.
In the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1, Manila is the capital and second-largest city of the Philippines and one of 16 cities that comprise Metro Manila, which has an overall population of million per the Census. The city of Manila has a population of million inaccording to census data.Current demographic environment in the philippines