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Internet Usage Statistics:
54,000,000 Internet users as of June/2016, 52.6% of the population, according to ITU.

Latest Population Estimate:
102,624,209 population for 2016, according to the US Census Bureau.

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Map and data for Philippines.

Internet Growth in Philippines:




% Pop.

Usage Source




2.6 %





9.3 %





14.6 %





24.5 %





32.4 %





52.6 %


Philippines Internet News and Reports:

Philippines Profile by the BBC

Newspapers in Philippines

Philippines Search Engines and Local Directories:



Filipino Directory for websites of the Philippines, links to virtual library. (Davao, Mindanao).


English and Filipino

Google search engine for Philippines, in English and also in Filipino.



Open Directory Project (dmoz) for Philippines in English and also available in several languages.



Philippine Web Directory. Site in English.



Philippines Local Business Directory.



The Philippines' most comprehensive and largest human-edited web directory. Online since 1994.



Yahoo! Asia's Philippines Edition search service.

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Internet and Telecommunications in Philippines:

In 1992 the Philippines had one of the lowest levels of telephone penetration in Asia: slightly more than 1 per 100 inhabitants. By 1995 there were about 60 telephone companies, but most were operating only in urban areas and the long-distance traffic was controlled by a single company, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. In 1995 a new telecommunications policy act was passed which, although still favoring the dominant carrier, acted to both deregulate telecommunications and increase coverage in more rural areas. One result was an increase in the number of phone lines to almost 4 per 100 inhabitants by the end of 1999. However, the cost of a phone call to the United States is more than 120 times the cost of a flat rate local call. In June 1999 the Philippine League for Democratic Telecommunications called for a boycott of both local and long distance telephone services to protest the high rates being charged and the threat of incipient call metering.

In the Philippines the Internet is growing. Although there are almost 100 Internet Service Providers in the Philippines, most of them have connections through backbones located in the United States. Internet dial-up connection charges are approximately 2 dollars hourly (or 33 dollars for up to 60 hours monthly). This fee is approximately 80% higher than similar charges in the United States. Since GNP per capita in the Philippines is only 12% of that in the United States, it is clear that access to the e-world is currently limited to the wealthier citizens and companies. In 2000 Internet users were approximately 2,000,000. In 2003 this number had increased to 3,500,000 Internet surfers.

According to the research group BSBC Hook UAI, there were 1,925,649 Internet users in 2004 in Metro Manila belonging to the A, B and C classes, ages ranging from 13 to 30 years old, as compared to 1,885,465 in 2002, indicating a 21.3-percent increase.

The Internet café has been the growth driver of online gaming with a 38-percent share from January to June 2004, with Metro Manila registering the highest share with 41 percent, followed by Central Luzon with 17 percent. Since the Philippines has a low personal computer (PC) penetration rate estimated at less than 10 percent of the total population, the Internet café has provided access to online gaming and the Web to many Filipinos.

Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media Report This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in the Philippines telecommunications market. The report analyses the Telecoms Infrastructure, mobile, fixed broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy sectors. See report summary.

Philippines - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations, Statistics and Analysis This report provides a statistical overview of the Philippines telecom market including local, domestic and international infrastructure together with overviews of the major fixed network operators along with specific IT developments including cloud computing and data centres. See report summary.

Philippines - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media, Statistics and Analysis Whilst the overall rate of growth in broadband services in the Philippines remains strong, big questions hang over the market. Despite declining prices in both fixed and mobile broadband, this type of service is still not affordable for the majority of the population. See report summary.

Click on this link to see more Asia Telecommunications Reports. New statistics, figures, overviews and updates become available all the time.

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