In the Philippines, the Asean Education Group (AEG) partners with the American Institute for English Proficiency (AIEP), a premier English tutorial center in the Philippines, and American Institute for Empowerment and Professionalism, a TESDA accredited training center for English Language.
AIEP is a duly registered corporation under the Securities Exchange of the Philippines. AIEP aims to provide opportunities in employment and career advancement through English language programs and help bridge the gap created by the lack of English language communication skills in many young Filipino students, professionals, and foreign students. AIEP also focuses on boosting their students’ confidence and critical thinking. AIEP has programs accredited by the Technological Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), a government agency which manages and supervises education and technical skills development in the Philippines. The Anglia partnership agreement was signed in 2019. The first Anglia exams were conducted in early 2020.
10 Interesting Facts About The Philippines
- The Philippines are a collection of islands located in Southeast Asia and are named after King Philip II of Spain.
- On July 27, 2014, the birth of a baby girl made the population of the Philippines officially become 100 million. The Philippians was the twelfth country in the world to reach this number.
- Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce.
- The national flower, Sampaguita symbolises purity, simplicity, humility and strength. Declared as the national flower by the Government in 1934, the sweet-smelling white flowers of sampaguita (the plant is a woody vine or shrub) has long been celebrated in song, stories and legends.
- Tinikling is the National Dance of The Philippines. The traditional dance, which usually involves a pair of two bamboo poles, is considered to be the oldest in the country.
- The national symbol of The Philippines is the monkey-eating eagle (or Philippine eagle). This is the largest of all the eagles with a wingspan of almost seven feet wide. Because this eagle is critically endangered, killing one is punishable by 12 years in prison as well as a heavy fine. It is estimated there are only 180 to 500 of these eagles remaining.
- It is the only country in the world whose flag is flown upside down when the country is at war.
- The Philippines’ waters are an important part of the Coral Triangle. The Sulu Sea’s Tubbataha Reef is a 1993 World Heritage Site. It sustains the cultivation of seaweeds, crabs and pearls. Seven of the world’s eight giant clam species are found in the country’s waters. The most expensive and rarest seashell in the world is from the Philippines. The Conus Gloriamus sold at auction for around $5,000.
- Not only is the country home to the longest snake in the world, it is also the world’s longest reptile. The Reticulated Python can grow to be as much as almost 29 feet in total length.
- Basketball is the Filipinos’ most popular sport but cockfighting (or sabong) is also quite popular.
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