- Country: Philippines
- D.O.B: May 30, 2007
- Age: 14
- Gender: Boy
Balung lives with his mother and father. Balung's mother is Not Employed. Balung's father is Sometimes Employed. His occupation is Construction Worker. Balung has 5 siblings living in the household. Balung helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning, Kitchen Help, and Running Errands. Balung's favourite activities and interests include: Basketball, Bicycling, Group Games, and Running. Activities that Balung enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church, Youth Group, Bible Class, and Camp. At the compassion centre Balung's favourite activities are: Doing Arts & Crafts. Balung attends school. He is in the equivalent of grade 9. Balung's favourite subject is Social Studies. His performance in school is Average. Balung's family lives in the area of Barangay 177 District 15 Caloocan City in Philippines.
North to south, 7,107 islands spread over 1,150 miles in the western Pacific Ocean to make up the country of the Philippines. About 95 percent of the population lives on the 11 largest islands. In the tropical lowlands, the climate is usually hot, humid, and rainy.
Philippine society is known for its tradition of strong family loyalty, respect for women, recognition of the mother in the family as teacher of values, and a commitment to working together in a community spirit called bayanihan.
For centuries, the Philippine Islands have been the crossroads of many cultures, including the Middle East, India, and China, which all came to trade. In 1521, Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan reached the islands, and Spain ruled them until 1898. The Philippines was granted independence from Japanese control in 1946, after Japan's defeat in World War II. Since 1986, when the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos was toppled, the Philippines has enjoyed political stability and steady economic growth.
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