Country Listing

Philippines Table of Contents



Maritime: Extensive interisland transportation; 314 private and 622 public seaports, including major ports at Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, and Davao.

Railroads: In 1990 one main line from Manila 266 kilometers north to San Fernando and La Union, 474 kilometers south to Legaspi City; 15 kilometers of Light Rail Transit system in Metro Manila.

Roads: In 1988 some 157,000 kilometers of various type roads; 26,000 kilometers designated national (arterial) roads. Somewhat less than 50 percent of national roads all-weather surfaces.

Airports: Total of 301 airports, 237 usable; international facilities at Manila (Ninoy Aquino) and near Cebu City (Mactan). Philippine Airlines serves domestic and international routes.

Telecommunications: In 1989, 380 radio stations and 42 television stations. In 1990, 872,900 telephones, mainly concentrated in Metro Manila; 4 million radio receivers, 6 million television receivers.

Data as of June 1991