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Eckon is 5 years old and lives in Philippines.
Eckon lives with his mother and father. Eckon's mother is Not Employed. Eckon's father is Sometimes Employed. His occupation is Day Labor / Different Jobs. Eckon has 2 siblings living in the household. Eckon helps with the following duties at home: No Household Duties - Too Young. Eckon's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games. Activities that Eckon enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. Eckon does not attend school. Eckon's family lives in the area of Barangay Salvacion in Philippines.
The country of the Philippines is famously made up of over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Only about 2,000 of those islands are inhabited. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila, which is located on Luzon, the largest island in the northern region of the country. The climate is usually hot, humid, and rainy. The Philippines is known for its warm beaches, majestic volcanoes, and its traditions of strong family loyalty and warm hospitality.
The Philippines is an ethnically diverse country, and the islands have been the crossroads of many cultures from across Asia and a wide diversity of local Indigenous tribes. Though Filipino (Tagalog) and English are the country’s two official languages, over 120 languages are spoken in the Philippines.
The country was colonized by Spain for over 300 years before being ceded to the United States in 1898. During the Second World War, the Philippines was occupied by Japan before gaining its independence in 1946. Since the toppling of an authoritarian dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s, the country has experienced relative political stability and economic growth. Yet, much inequality remains, with extreme wealth and extreme poverty existing simultaneously in the country.
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