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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Philippines

October 25, 2018

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Philippines

Regarded as an archipelago of islands, nestled in the aqua blue waters and beautiful weather of the Southern Pacific, the Philippines is much more than just a vacation destination. Home to a vibrant people, historic communities, alluring culture, and a flourishing agricultural sector, there is more than meets the eye when considering the Philippines.

As our home country, we’re going to share some fun facts regarding our slice of paradise. It’s time to learn more about our home base:


  1. Historic Independence:

Following the end of WWII, the Philippines was the first country in Southeast Asia to gain independence. From that day forward, we established a country, government, and culture committed to love, dependence, and welcoming intentions for all of our local peoples, as well as our millions of tourists. Named after King Philip II of Spain, we are known as the Republic of the Philippines today.

  1. Flora & Fauna:

Thanks to our warm and hospitable climate, our country is home to a variety of animal and plant species. So much so that we have the highest rate of discovery of new animal species, with 16 new species identified, every single year. It’s part of what makes our community so special.

  1. Fruit Production:

Not surprisingly, the Philippines is the largest producer and exporter for tropical fruits, leading with coconuts and followed by papaya, mangosteen, and our delicious mangoes we harvest for our dried mangoes treat. Thanks to our rich soil, ample rainfall, and dependable sunlight, our country is the perfect environment for growing and plucking these delicious treats.

  1. Superstition:

If your favorite number is 13, be wary of sharing that when visiting the Philippines. Many Filipinos believe the number brings bad luck and omens to those that represent it. 13 is so feared that Filipinos avoid having the number 13 on table. Even more amazingly, steps to every home should not be divisible by 3.

  1. Skunks:

Did you know besides America and Indonesia, the Philippines is the only other country in the world to house the little critter? Referred to lovingly as stink badgers, the Philippines plays host to its own version of skunks, loved and hated by locals alike.


The Philippines are also home to active volcanoes, 100 million people as the local population, and the world’s longest snake: the Reticulated Python (it can grow up to 28.5 feet). Even more impressively, there are between 120 and 175 different languages spoken in the Philippines over the islands.


Our Home Commitment

We are absolutely elated with our home terrain, proud to share its culture and customs with all of our interested mango customers. Without our land, we wouldn’t be able to harvest and present you with natural, organic, nutritious, and sugar-free dried mango treats, whenever you please. As a nation founded on agricultural production for tropical fruits, we will continue to lift up our local communities through our dried mango business.



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