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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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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Guling-Guling Festival

Guling-Guling Festival

by Jhaypee Guia on May 30, 2012

Guling-Guling Festival is a traditional occasion that happens yearly in the month of February in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. It is held before the Ash Wednesday or the start of the season of Lent or also known as “Semana Santa”, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. It is celebrated as a the last day of merry-making and enjoyment for the townspeople before the Lenten season.


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Footprints of Angalo: The Legend of Abra

Footprints of Angalo: The Legend of Abra

by Jane Dacumos on May 31, 2012
Did you know that the province of Abra has its own Adam and an inspiring mythology about their “first man”? Tugot ni Angalo or the Footprints of Angalo is the legend behind Angalo – the giant considered the Adam or first man of Abra. Pools around Pinsan Falls found in Kabayuran, San Quinto are said to be his footprints left behind as he knelt for a drink of water.


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Bauang Beach in La Union

Bauang Beach in La Union

by Rosevie Decio on August 17, 2012
Set in the rugged lands of northern Luzon, Bauang Beach is a piece of paradise in the town of Taberna in the beautiful province of La Union. The province of La Union is steadily gaining reputation as one of the premier swimming destinations in the Philippines for local and foreign tourists, as well as being the surfing capital north of the Philippines.
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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church (Miag-ao Church)

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church (Miag-ao Church)

by Jane Dacumos on August 8, 2012
Miag-ao Church, also known as the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in the town of Miagao, Iloilo, is an Augustinian-built baroque church and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built between 1787 and 1797, its fortress-like design suggests its dual purpose as a place of worship and as a fort used in defending the town against moro raiders.
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Kannawidan Ylocos Festival: Pride of the Ilocano Culture

Kannawidan Ylocos Festival: Pride of the Ilocano Culture

by Jane Dacumos on May 25, 2012
Ilocos Sur is a beautiful province located in the northern part of Luzon. It is a province rich in culture that represents the ancient Spanish and Filipino heritage. To show and share their treasures to the whole world, the locals conceived a festival that highlights these cultural traditions and they called it the “Kannadiwan Festival”.
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Treasures of Ilocandia: An Introduction to the Festivals of Abra

Treasures of Ilocandia: An Introduction to the Festivals of Abra

by Jane Dacumos on May 30, 2012
The fiesta is a big part of Filipino culture. To the province of Abra, fiestas must go on through good and bad times. It is a regular celebration to give thanks to their patron saint, or recognize their rich culture and tradition, as well as their favorite products.
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