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There are 176 Volunteers in the Philippines working with their communities on projects in education, the environment, and youth development. During their service in the Philippines, Volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Bicol-Albay, Bicol-Naga, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Sorsoganon, Tagalog, and Waray-Waray. More than 8,975 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in the Philippines since the program was established in 1961.

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Vital Statistics

Population Average
100.1 million
Program Dates
1961-1990; 1992-present
Number of Volunteers
Total Volunteers to Date
Program Sectors

Education, Youth in Development, Environment

Languages Spoken
Tagalog, Bicol-Albay, Bicol-Naga, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Sorsoganon and Waray-Waray


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