Meet…Sari from The Philippines

Sari Aguilar Labrador Child Profile Philippines

Name: Sari Aguilar Labrador

Age: 11 years old

Hometown: Quezon City (former capital)

Languages spoken: English, Filipino, some Spanish and a little Japanese

Family: Dad Albert, mom Pia and Older sister Gita

Parents’ Work: Dad is a photographer and mom is a full-time mom.

Hobbies: Writing, reading, making duct tape crafts, crocheting, knitting and making friendship bracelets and jewelry

Favorite Filipino food: Tapa (dried or cured beef)

What would you like to be when you grow up? A musician

What would you like kids in the United States to know about life in the Philippines? It’s a really festive, happy country.


Location: Group of islands in Southeast Asia

Number of Islands: 7,000

President: Benigno Aquino III

Population: 100 million

Overseas Workers: 9 percent of the population

Religion: Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 11% and Muslim 5%

Languages: There are 171 native languages spoken in the Philippines. Tagalog and English are the official languages.

History: The Philippines was colonized by Spain (1521-1898) and then the United States (1898-1946). Filipinos resisted being colonized by the United States, but lost in the Philippine-American War (1889-1902). On July 4, 1946, the Philippines gained independence. Filipinos celebrate their Independence Day on June 12.


Good Morning: Magandang Umaga

Goodbye: Paalam

Thank you: Salamat

Cold: Malamig

Country profile sources: The World Factbook, Philippine Portal and Wikipedia

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