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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
3.633 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
39.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
42.869 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
462.5 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: good international radiotelephone and submarine cable services; domestic and interisland service adequate
domestic: domestic satellite system with 11 earth stations; cellular communications now dominate the industry; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density exceeds 50 telephones per 100 persons with more than 10 mobile cellular subscribers for every fixed-line subscriber
international: country code - 63; a series of submarine cables together provide connectivity to Asia, US, the Middle East, and Europe; multiple international gateways (2006)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 381, FM 628, shortwave 4 (each shortwave station operates on multiple frequencies in the language of the target audience) (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
250 (plus 1,501 CATV networks) (2007)
Internet country code
Definition
.ph
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
271,609 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.9 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.615 million (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
49.8 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
255 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 84
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 26
914 to 1,523 m: 36
under 914 m: 10 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 171
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 68
under 914 m: 99 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 565 km; oil 135 km; refined products 105 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 897 km
narrow gauge: 897 km 1.067-m gauge (492 km are in operation) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 200,037 km
paved: 19,804 km
unpaved: 180,233 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
3,219 km (limited to vessels with draft less than 1.5 m) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 388 ships (1000 GRT or over) 4,518,558 GRT/6,108,869 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 73, cargo 122, carrier 16, chemical tanker 17, container 5, liquefied gas 5, passenger 6, passenger/cargo 68, petroleum tanker 38, refrigerated cargo 14, roll on/roll off 13, vehicle carrier 11
foreign-owned: 158 (Bermuda 39, China 3, Greece 3, Hong Kong 1, Japan 83, Malaysia 1, Netherlands 23, Norway 2, Singapore 1, Taiwan 1, UAE 1)
registered in other countries: 28 (Bahamas 1, Belize 1, Comoros 1, Cyprus 1, Hong Kong 9, Indonesia 1, Panama 10, Singapore 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Liman, Manila, Nasipit Harbor


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