STATUS: Independent nation
FORMERLY: Territory of the US (pre-1946)
PRONOUNCED: PHIL ih peens
WORLD LOCATION: Southwest Asia
FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: Approx. 1912
MOTOR VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED: Approx. 1,200,000
FORMER SLOGANS: "Rizal's Centenary Year" (1961), "Mabini Centennial" (1964), "Christianization's 4th Centennial" (1965).
GRAPHICS USED: The 1965 issue had a red/white/blue decal, depicting some sort of monument, with three stars.
PLATES ARE: Officially issued.
SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs
CARS DRIVE ON: Right (since 1945)
Header photo from the Les Okunowski collection (Illinois)
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