Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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Filipino Customs and Traditions

Filipino Customs and Traditions

by Cecil Abundo on January 13, 2015
Our culture is a big reflection of our great and complex history. It is influenced by most of the people we have interacted with. A blend of the Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic culture with the influence from Chinese, Indians Arabs, and other Asian cultures really contribute to the customs and traditions of the Filipinos.
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Indigenous Arts and Crafts

Indigenous Arts and Crafts

by Kheem Caparas on January 6, 2014
Take a look at the native and indigenous forms of arts and crafts in the Philippines.
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Top 10 Historical Places in the Philippines

Top 10 Historical Places in the Philippines

by Jane Dacumos on July 25, 2013
The Philippines is a world-famous tourist destination. Aside from its beautiful places and scenic tourist spots, it is also rich in history and culture. Filipinos built different landmarks and places to remember the outstanding sacrifices of national heroes and to beautifully exhibit the country’s heritage. These popular works of architecture can capture not only the eyes but also the hearts of the viewers.
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The Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines

The Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines

by Red de Vera on September 22, 2014
An archipelago composed of 7, 107 islands, the Philippines offers unique tourist destinations which includes the rice terraces of Ifugao, white sand beaches of Boracay, diving sites of Palawan and the lush forests of Bohol. Philippines is truly a country blessed with natural wonders and attractions.
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Experience the Philippines' Traditional Games

Experience the Philippines' Traditional Games

by Jhaypee Guia on November 8, 2012
Piko, patintero, taguan, tumbang preso, siato, sipa and luksong tinik are some of the famous and favorite traditional games in the Philippines. Kids gather in the streets or the neighborhood playground to play these Pinoy games. They are popular and well-liked pastimes for many Filipinos, especially those of previous generations. Traditional Filipino Sports are games that are being played by Filipino kids with the use of native materials and instruments. In spite of having a limited resource of toys, Filipinos don’t lose the joy of childhood because of the games being developed by their Filipino ancestors.
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 Ibon-Ebon Festival - The Fabulous Fiesta

Ibon-Ebon Festival - The Fabulous Fiesta

by Jhaypee Guia on May 31, 2012

Ibon-Ebon festival, also called “Birds and Eggs Festival,” is a celebration held during the first and second days of February in Candaba, Pampanga. It was first celebrated on February 1 and 2 in 1998 and has been running successfully up to now. This festival is also a celebration for another year of bountiful harvest. The main features of the festival are the migratory birds.


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Tinagba Festival: Celebrating the Abundant Harvest

Tinagba Festival: Celebrating the Abundant Harvest

by Jhaypee Guia on May 25, 2012
Tinagba Festival is a yearly celebration in Iriga City, Camrines Sur during the month of February. It is a harvest-offering occasion that also celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The festival originally started from the rituals of the earliest Bicolanos who offered their harvest to their gods as a way of thanksgiving and requesting for a more abundant harvest.
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Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

by Jane Dacumos on August 3, 2013
There are 100 or so different sea-based or highland-based tribal groups in the Philippines. Among Filipinos, they are ones least influenced by western or Islamic cultures. Some of the people in this category include the Cordillerano (Igorot), who live in the highlands of Luzon; the Mangyan of Mindoro; the scattered Negritos including the Aeta in Luzon and the Ati of Panay; the tribes of Palawan ; the Lumad of Mindanao (including the Manobo, Tasaday, Mamanwa, Mandaya, and Kalagan); and the Bajau of the Sulu Archipelago. While some tribal groups living in Luzon have been Americanized and Westernized--an example of which is the predominance of Protestantism in Cordillera Administrative Region—the tribal groups living in Mindoro and Palawanare still generally animistic, while many of those in Mindanao practice folk Islam.
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I am a Filipino! The Story Behind Bonifacio Monument

I am a Filipino! The Story Behind Bonifacio Monument

by Jane Dacumos on July 17, 2012
For his unbeatable sacrifices and contributions to the Philippine history, and for his fearless role in inciting the Revolutionary War against the Spanish colonizers – Gat. Andres Bonifacio – is indeed a Filipino hero.
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Pasinaya Festival 2012

Pasinaya Festival 2012

by Jane Dacumos on October 24, 2012
Have you been to the largest multi-arts festival in the country? It is known the Pasinaya Festival, celebrated annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and is the largest arts gathering in the country. Every year, thousands of visitors coming from all over the country join CCP as they celebrate the Pasinaya, which aims to promote the importance of arts and culture in the country.
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