The Philippines is an island nation located in Southeast Asia.
On Episode 3576 of Sesame Street, the tinikling, a Philippine national dance, is performed. Another episode shows that Lexine and Celina have relatives in the Philippines. Episode 3331 features home movies of Lexine's trip to the Philippines. In Episode 4120, Global Grover visited the Philippines and brought a playground slide back with him to Sesame Street.
In 2011, the Children's Television Workshop partnered with Filipino singer, Rico Blanco, to launch an education campaign called “Sesame Street Kid Ako" (I am a Sesame Street Kid). As part of the campaign, Blanco released rock versions of the songs Ladybug's Picnic and Lowercase N. Warner Music put up a Sesame Street corner in a public schools for a whole month to encourage laughter and learning at an early age. Walkaround versions of Elmo and Cookie Monster were present to kickstart the event.