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The Happiest Celebration of Christmas in the Philippines

The Happiest Celebration of Christmas in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on December 15, 2015
Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations in the Philippines. It is the happiest season in the country. This is the most awaited celebration, a season of love and sharing. It is also a day where people celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. Christmas in the Philippines, one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the archipelago. The country has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's longest Christmas season with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting until Epiphany, the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 or the Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú on the third Sunday of January. The official observance is from 16 December with the beginning of the Simbang Gabi to Epiphany.
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Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines

by Xtian Mack on December 9, 2015
It is most likely that the single most-awaited event in the Filipino calendar is Christmas. This takes a lot of preoccupation on the part of Filipinos as the Christmas season in the Philippines unofficially starts as early as September. Filipinos gradually get ready, anticipate, and are excited as the last few months of the year wind down as Christmas Day approaches.
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The Traditional Christmas Tree

The Traditional Christmas Tree

by Jane Dacumos on December 4, 2015
As early as September, we begin to feel the Christmas spirit when we start to see houses decorated with Christmas lights and lanterns, buildings wonderfully adorned and streets illuminated by colorful decor and lights. Giant Christmas trees are one of the attractions that add to the enjoyment of the holiday season for Filipinos of all ages.
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Manila's Thrift Shopping Destinations

Manila's Thrift Shopping Destinations

by Xtian Mack on December 3, 2015
For most Filipinos, a good bargain is something worth the effort of having. This is particularly true as Christmas once again comes caroling around the corner. This now leads us to looking for those elusive places where the average Filipino can get the most bang for their buck. Fortunately there are a number of destinations in the metro where one can still find amazing deals. These places offer a wide assortment of products aside from gift items.
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Mt. Carmel Chapel: The Church of Fullfilled Dreams

Mt. Carmel Chapel: The Church of Fullfilled Dreams

by Rjay Reyes on November 4, 2015
Batanes, also called as the home of the winds, is a place where one can truly feel God’s whisper. It is a place where beauty and tranquility meets. The province of Batanes houses several churches that one can religiously fall in love. One of the churches that you should not miss upon going to Batanes is the Mt. Carmel Church which is popularly known as Tukon Chapel.
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DREAMWEAVERS OF BASEY

DREAMWEAVERS OF BASEY

by Michael Ocampo on July 14, 2015
Inside a cave in Barangay Basiao of Basey, Province of Samar the local women continue an age old tradition of weaving ticog matts with intricate designs.
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THE SHRINE OF ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD

THE SHRINE OF ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD

by Michael Ocampo on June 6, 2015
Not known to many, the shrine of St. Pedro Calungsod is located at the Archbishop's Compound in Jakosalem St., Cebu City.
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Sorbetes: A Filipino Favorite

Sorbetes: A Filipino Favorite

by Xtian Mack on March 16, 2015
Summer in the Philippines can get a little too warm as being in the tropics might suggest, which is why thoughts instead turn to a cool treat to beat the heat. Although available all year round, the sorbetes is most especially welcome in the summer. The sorbeteros who peddle them become welcome sights and their bells become music to the ears to those who just need a delightful treat on a particularly warm day.
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Chinese New Year in the Philippines

Chinese New Year in the Philippines

by Art Ely Olivares on February 18, 2015
Filipino's are highly influenced by Chinese community. Most of the filipino people do believe in luck and follow chinese rules and superstition beliefs.
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Valentine's 2015

Valentine's 2015

by Xtian Mack on February 10, 2015
February is said to be the month of love, and for those still hung up on the past holidays and still not in the mood for anything serious, Valentines offers a welcome distraction. Well, at least before any other holiday comes along. Though not an official holiday, Valentine's day is celebrated one way or another in most parts of the world. Many see it as a day to indulge loved ones with sweets, praises and gifts. However they celebrate it, most people look forward to Valentine's as a special day.
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