The Philippines is a poor island country that has a hot and humid climate.
IG Factbook: "The Philippines Islands became a Spanish colony in the 16th century - they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand Marcos ended in 1986, when a 'people power movement in Manila ("EDSA 1') forced him into exile. Instability and coup attempts that hampered a return to full political stability and economic development. In January 2001 after a stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another people power' movement ('EDSA 2') occurred The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups - ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines and a decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency."
- The Philippines has a high population density, which means that people get infected very quickly. Despite this, it's not the best country to start in, as it is relatively hard to infect other countries from here. This is one of the harder countries to infect, although it isn't as tough as Greenland, Madagascar, the Caribbean, or Iceland.
- This country is harder to infect in the Neurax Worm and Necroa Virus plagues. Due to the small size of the country, it is very hard to accurately send a Trojan Plane or Zombie Horde there. It is also very easy to miss when uninfected due to its small size. It shares this trait with the Caribbean.
- Strangely, Palawan, one of the islands of the country, is not present in either game.
|Countries in Plague Inc.|
|Africa||Algeria ▪ Angola ▪ Botswana ▪ Egypt ▪ Libya ▪ Madagascar ▪ Morocco ▪ South Africa ▪ Sudan ▪ Zimbabwe ▪ Central Africa ▪ East Africa ▪ West Africa|
|Asia||Afghanistan ▪ China ▪ India ▪ Indonesia ▪ Iran ▪ Iraq ▪ Japan ▪ Kazakhstan ▪ Korea ▪ Pakistan ▪ Philippines ▪ Saudi Arabia ▪ Central Asia ▪ Middle East ▪ S.E Asia|
|Europe||Finland ▪ France ▪ Germany ▪ Iceland ▪ Italy ▪ Norway ▪ Poland ▪ Russia ▪ Spain ▪ Sweden ▪ Turkey ▪ UK ▪ Ukraine ▪ Balkan States ▪ Baltic States ▪ Central Europe|
|North America||Canada ▪ Greenland ▪ Mexico ▪ USA ▪ C. America ▪ Caribbean|
|South America||Argentina ▪ Bolivia ▪ Brazil ▪ Colombia ▪ Peru|
|Oceania||Australia ▪ New Guinea ▪ New Zealand|