About this book Rough Guides are designed to be good to read and easy to use. The book is divided into the following sections and you should be able to find whatever you need in one of them. The colour section is designed to give you a feel for the Philippines, suggesting when to go and what not to miss, and includes a full list of contents. Then comes basics, for pre-departure information and other practicalities. The guide chapters cover the Philippines in depth, each starting with a highlights panel, introduction and a map to help you plan your route. The contexts section fills you in on history, religions and beliefs, music and books, while individual colour inserts introduce diving and music, and language gives you an extensive menu reader and enough Tagalog to get by. The book concludes with all the small print, including details of how to send in updates and corrections, and a comprehensive index.