The IELTS, or formally the "International English Language Testing System" is an English proficiency test that is managed from the UK and is required for employment or study in many countries formerly administered by the UK, such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Many educational institutions and employers also accept the IELTS as an alternative to the American TOEFL.
In the Philippines, the test is primarily administered and offered to the public by the British Council, with many testing locations across the Philippines, outside of Manila. Test takers either choose the "Academic" test meant for applicants who wish to study in any IELTS-accepting institutions for their undergraduate or graduate studies, or the "General Training Test" for potential migrants and workers.
Registration is typically competitive because a lot of people want to take the test, so we strongly recommend that you register for the test as early as possible. As of publishing, the testing fee is Php 8,986, which must be paid by credit card. You must also bring a valid identity document such as a passport on your test day to verify your identity.
For more information, please see the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.ph/exam/ielts/dates-fees-locations