104.91 million (2017) 

Official language

Filipino and English 


Philippine peso (₱) 

Important Ministries

Department of Education 

Official Statistics Office

Philippine Statistics Authority 

Annual Book Fairs

Manila International Book Fair is held over 5 days in September. 

Translation Programmes

VAT on Books

12% on books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System




Useful Articles/Resources

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph
Tel: +63 2 555 3000

Department for International Trade
Email: dit.manila@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +63 (2) 858 2200



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