63 Country Code – Philippines – 0063

There are a few things you need to know before making a phone call to the Philippines.

You will need the country code for the Philippines, which is 63.

You also need to know the international access code. This is 00 (or + from a mobile phone).

With this knowledge, it is easy to make a phone call to the Philippines.

How to Call the Philippines from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in the Philippines from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), this is 00 (or ‘+’ from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country calling code for the Philippines – 63.
  • Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Landlines – City/Area Codes in the Philippines

Area codes in the Philippines are 2 digits (excluding Metro Manila).

The area phone code for Metro Manila and surrounding areas (Antipolo, Bacoor etc.) is a single digit; 2.

Metro Manila (officially the National Capital Region) is a metropolitan area comprising one municipality and 16 cities (including Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Taguig, Pasig, Paranaque, Valenzuela, Las Pinas, Makati, and Muntinlupa).

Area codes for a selection of cities in the Philippines are listed below:

  • Angeles – 45
  • Antipolo – 2
  • Bacolod – 34
  • Bacoor – 46
  • Cagayan de Oro – 88
  • Calamba – 49
  • Caloocan – 2
  • Cebu City – 32
  • Dasmarinas – 46
  • Davao City – 82
  • General Santos – 83
  • Iloilo City – 33
  • Imus – 46
  • Lapu-Lapu – 32
  • Las Pinas – 2
  • Makati – 2
  • Malabon – 2
  • Mandaluyong – 2
  • Mandaue – 32
  • Manila – 2
  • Marikina – 2
  • Muntinlupa – 2
  • Paranaque – 2
  • Pasay – 2
  • Pasig – 2
  • Quezon City – 2
  • San Jose del Monte – 44
  • Santa Rosa – 49
  • Taguig – 2
  • Valenzuela – 2
  • Zamboanga City – 62

A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within the Philippines or a Filipino mobile.

Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.

Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.

For example, to call a number in Metro Manila XXXXXXX :

  • From a landline in Metro Manila dial XXXXXXX.
  • From a landline in the Philippines outside Metro Manila, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
  • From a mobile phone in the Philippines, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
  • From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for the Philippines (63), the area code without the 0, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-63-2-XXXXXXX or +63-2-XXXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in the Philippines

Mobile phone numbers in the Philippines begin with 9 (or sometimes 8) and are 10 digits long.

To call a mobile phone number in the Philippines from another country, dial the international dialling code (00/+), the 63 Philippines country code, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-63-9XXXXXXXXX or +63-9XXXXXXXXX.

To make a call to a mobile phone number in the Philippines from within the Philippines, dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0-9XXXXXXXXX.

0063 +63 Philippines Country Code
0063 +63 Philippines Country Code

Landline Usage

According to the World Bank, there were 4.23 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for the Philippines are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Philippines
20224.23
20214.10
20204.22
20193.86
20183.81
20173.90
20163.61
20153.13
20143.05
20133.16
20123.56
20113.69
20103.52
20094.41
20084.47
20074.40
20064.13
20053.90
20044.06
20034.03

Mobile Phone Usage

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 144.04 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in the Philippines.

This is a big increase from 2003 when there were 27.14 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Philippines
2022144.04
2021143.44
2020133.33
2019151.59
2018123.98
2017112.40
2016114.51
2015114.37
2014109.87
2013103.13
2012104.03
201197.77
201087.86
200981.32
200874.65
200764.03
200648.77
200540.32
200438.93
200327.14

There are several reasons for the increase in mobile phone use in the Philippines. One reason is that the price of mobile phones has decreased significantly over the years. In the early 2000s, a mobile phone was a luxury item that only the wealthy could afford. Today, even people on a tight budget can afford a basic mobile phone.

Another reason is that the Philippines has a large young population. Young people are more likely to use mobile phones than older people. This is because they are more comfortable with technology and they use mobile phones for entertainment and social networking.

Internet Usage

According to the World Bank, 52.68 per cent of the population of the Philippines were active internet users in 2021.

This is a significant increase from 2002 when only 4.33 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in the Philippines has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in the Philippines (% of Population)
202152.68
202047.11
201943.03
201844.10
201741.60
201639.20
201536.90
201434.70
201332.70
201230.80
201129.00
201025.00
20099.00
20086.22
20075.97
20065.74
20055.40
20045.24
20034.86
20024.33

Time Difference

When calling the Philippines from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), please note there is a time difference between the Philippines and the UAE.

The current time in the Philippines is . The date is .

The time in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .

The time difference between the Philippines and UAE is 4 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in the Philippines is the Philippine peso (PHP).

Current exchange rates between the Philippine peso and the UAE dirham (PHP to AED, AED to PHP) are:

  • 1 Philippine peso (PHP) = 0.066 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 15.23 PHP

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

The Philippines is an island country in South-Eastern Asia. It is comprised of more than 7000 islands.

The capital is Manila but Quezon City (part of Metro Manila) is the most populous city.

Most Filipinos are Christians (Roman Catholics).

Official languages are Filipino and English.

Useful information about the Philippines:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): PH
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): PHL
  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-region: South-Eastern Asia
  • Capital: Manila
  • Area: 342,353 square km
  • Language(s): English

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of the Philippines was 115,559,009.

In 2003, the population was 82,942,837. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 32,616,172 (39.3%).

The total population by year for the Philippines is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of the Philippines
2022115,559,009
2021113,880,328
2020112,190,977
2019110,380,804
2018108,568,836
2017106,738,501
2016104,875,266
2015103,031,365
2014101,325,201
201399,700,107
201298,032,317
201196,337,913
201094,636,700
200992,946,951
200891,252,326
200789,561,377
200687,901,835
200586,261,250
200484,607,501
200382,942,837

Philippines Map

The location of the Philippines can be seen on the map below.

Map showing location of the Philippines
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