In 1946, the country became a fully independent nation. Today, the Philippine economy is largely agricultural, with about one third of the labour force in farm-related employment. However, its main income comes from the manufacturing and service industries. Money sent home by Filipino workers overseas is also an important contributor to the Philippine economy. This book explains all you need to know about the ancient and current Philippines and provides a unique insight into this amazing country and its people. age, inspire, and motivate the young reader to explore this fascinating subject in more depth.