About the Philippines

The Philippines, an archipelago of approximately 7,107 islands, plays host to an exchange of cultures and ideas handed down through the generations. The mixed Asian heritage blended with a Spanish and American colonial past lends the Filipino culture a varied and rich history. From remote indigenous tribes to the modern urban intellectuals, Filipinos reflect the warmth and vitality of the islands in their smiles and hospitality.

Fort Bonifacio Global City, where ISM is located, is the new hub of business and leisure in Metro Manila. It is a young, vibrant city—with centers for dining, shopping, and entertainment set amidst soaring residential and business establishments, landscaped parks and open spaces.   “The Fort” is centrally located, within easy access of nearby cities like Makati and Ortigas via train, taxi, bus or private vehicle.

Philippines Links:

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Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the gateway to Manila and the Philippines and is served by more than 30 airlines. Taxi service is available to all points of Metro Manila from the NAIA, and pre-booked transportation can be arranged through most hotels.  From the airport, major points of the city are within 20 minutes to an hour away.

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