Important Information about Philippines


Philippines time zone: GMT+8 (-4 hours from Moscow).

Russian representative offices in the Republic of the Philippines

Consular Section

Manila, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Philippines, 1245 Acacia Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone: (8-10-632) 810-95-81

Fax: (8-10-632) 810-95-81


Rescue service and police – 166.

Reference service of telephone numbers – 114.

National Tourist Organization Help Desk – 524-1728/1660.

Department of Tourism of the Republic of the Philippines – (020) 7835-1100.

Philippine Tourism Association – 524-1703 (Manila), 442-7014 (Baguio), 254-2811 (Cebu), 288-3689 (Boracay), 321-2048 (Tacloban), 221-6955 (Davao) and 433-2983 ( Puerto Princesa).


Tips usually range from 5 to 10% of the total bill, both in restaurants and cafes, as well as in taxis and hotels. Larger tips are welcome.


The official currency of the Republic of the Philippines is the Philippine peso.

The international name of the Philippine currency is PHP.

One peso is equal to one hundred centavos. There are bills in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 pesos, coins in denominations of 5 pesos, as well as 1 peso, and denominations of 25 and 10 centavos.


The main type of land public transport used to move around the Philippines is intercity buses. Demand stop is a common occurrence in the Philippines. Bus routes connect not only different cities, but different islands, however, in the case of inter-island travel, passengers will be charged a ferry fare in addition to the ticket price.

The total length of Philippine highways is about 200,000 kilometers. Traffic in this direction is right-handed. When traveling in a rental vehicle, be aware that highways in the Philippines suffer from extreme congestion. Traffic jams on major highways are very common.

There is only one active railway line in the Republic of the Philippines, originating in Manila and leading to Legazpi and Albay. When choosing this type of transport, it must be taken into account that the speed of trains is quite low, and the service life of the trains is already close to the end. See liuxers for Philippines customs and traditions.

The Philippine Islands are interconnected by water transport: ferry service, as well as boats and boats. The general technical equipment of water transport in the Philippines is quite low.

At a distance of 12 kilometers from Manila is the Nino Aquino International Airport. You can get to the capital from the airport by taxi or regular buses.

Mactan International Airport is located on the island of Cebu, from where guests of the country are delivered to places of rest by transfer of travel companies and hotels.


Given the fact that pickpocketing and street theft are common in the country, it is not recommended to carry valuables with you. To store money, airline tickets and valuables, you can rent safes in hotels.


The voltage in the networks of the Philippines is 220 V.

Important Information about Philippines