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Philippines

There are 147 volunteers in the Philippines working with their communities on projects in education, youth development and the environment. During their service in the Philippines, volunteers learn to speak local languages, including: Tagalog, Bicol-Albay, Bicol-Naga, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Sorsoganon and Waray-Waray. More than 8,860 Peace Corps volunteers have served in the Philippines since the program was established in 1961.

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Vital Statistics

Population Average
82 million
Program Dates
1961-1990; 1992-present
Number of Volunteers
147
Total Volunteers to Date
8,860
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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