About Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago that is comprised of about 7100 islands, and it is known for its world-class beaches and tropical climate

Its capital is Manila, which is a part of the bustling metropolitan National Capital Region that houses key cities such as Makati city (Financial district) and Valenzuela city (Industrial district).

The country boasts of a unique identity that is a mixture of different cultures and communities from western as well as its neighboring eastern countries.

Philippine culture shares a lot of similarities with Western culture as it was occupied by Spain for around 300 years and the United States for about 50 years.

Filipinos are known for their hospitality and “bayanihan” spirit or camaraderie.

The Philippines has the highest English literacy rate in Asia – 93.8%. The Philippines is the 3rd largest English speaking nation in the world.

The Philippines attracts students from more than 65 countries. These are USA, European countries such as France and Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Korea to name a few.Students from many countries have graduated with doctorate, post graduate and bachelor degrees from Philippine universities including OLFU.

The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. It has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese. Spain’s colonization brought about the construction of Intramuros in 1571, a “Walled City” comprised of European buildings and churches, replicated in different parts of the archipelago. In 1898, after 350 years and 300 rebellions, the Filipinos, with leaders like Jose Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo, succeeded in winning their independence.
In 1898, the Philippines became the first and only colony of the United States. Following the Philippine-American War, the United States brought widespread education to the islands. Filipinos fought alongside Americans during World War II, particularly at the famous battle of Bataan and Corregidor which delayed Japanese advance and saved Australia. They then waged a guerilla war against the Japanese from 1941 to 1945. The Philippines regained its independence in 1946.
Filipinos are a freedom-loving people, having waged two peaceful, bloodless revolutions against what were perceived as corrupt regimes. The Philippines is a vibrant democracy, as evidenced by 12 English national newspapers, 7 national television stations, hundreds of cable TV stations, and 2,000 radio stations.
Filipinos are a fun-loving people. Throughout the islands, there are fiestas celebrated everyday and foreign guests are always welcome to their homes.

Why study MD/MBBS in the Philippines.

Medium for Learning English

  • The world’s third largest English-speaking country
  • Highest English literacy rate in Asia
  • Mode of instruction in all levels of education
  • Widely-used language for business, education, communication and trade

Center for Higher Education

  • US system of Education.
  • Quality medical education as recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), IMED of Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG-USA), National Board of Examinations India (MCI) and similar bodies
  • Top universities renowned worldwide
  • Integrated problem-based learning approach
  • Modern teaching methods with first-rate facilities


  • Affordable overseas degrees and tuition fees
  • Economical accommodation and living expenses
  • Excellent and comfortable boarding facilities
  • Affordable medical and dental expenses
  • Inexpensive travel cost
  • Student-assisted visa application

Conducive and safe environment

  • Warmth, graciousness and hospitality of the Filipinos
  • Open and stimulating classroom environment
  • Solidarity between students and professors
  • Dedicated and friendly school staff and faculty members
  • Cultural diversity in the society
  • Close proximity to other Asian countries
  • Improved shipping facilities and services
  • Expanded business centers
  • Advanced information technology

Opportunities for Global Growth

  • Better opportunities to secure employment and permanent residency in other developed countries
  • Good opportunity to travel around the world
  • Opportunities to make significant contributions to your society and to your country after graduation
  • Education gateway to other countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many others

Other important factors

  • India and Philippines has same climate thus share similar health concerns.
    Medical school has its own hospital for teaching and internship
    Possibility of transfer to the last two clinical years in US
  • Philippines have a lot of competent doctors who were locally trained or trained in the United States or first-world countries. Medical schools have tougher curriculum, hospitals in the US and European counties are visibly staffed by Filipino nurses, and Filipinos had a competitive command of the English language.
  • 1 out of 10 physicians practicing in the USA are graduates of Philippines, second only to India.
  • Considering India’s questionable sanitary conditions, there is no comparison when it comes to Philippine clinic set up.
  • No racial discrimination.
  • Hundreds of Indians and international students are now studying in universities in the Philippines