Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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Madonna of Japan

Madonna of Japan

by Arjay Reyes on April 15, 2013
During World War II, the Philippines suffered a great devastation brought by the Japanese forces. Many Filipinos lost their lives to help liberate the Philippines from the occupation of Japanese soldiers. Those years brought fear and dread to the Filipinos including the people of Leyte. During those times, the Japanese are considered enemies and anybody who saw a Japanese would yell out in disdain.
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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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 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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Mount Tapulao: The Tallest Peak of Zambales

Mount Tapulao: The Tallest Peak of Zambales

by Jhaypee Guia on January 8, 2014
Mount Tapulao, known as “High Peak”, can be found in the beautiful province of Zambales. It is the tallest peak in the Zambales Mountain Range.
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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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Rizal Monument: Honoring the National Hero of the Philippines

Rizal Monument: Honoring the National Hero of the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on July 18, 2012
The Rizal Monument is a memorial monument in Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines built to commemorate the Filipino nationalist, José Rizal. The mausoleum consists of a standing bronze sculpture of the martyr, with an obelisk as his backdrop, set on a pedestal upon which his remains are interred.
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Moriones Festival of Marinduque

Moriones Festival of Marinduque

by Jhaypee Guia on May 22, 2012
The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folk. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history are turned into street festivals.
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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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Witness the Importance of Family and Tradition in Ka-Angkan Festival

Witness the Importance of Family and Tradition in Ka-Angkan Festival

by Kheem Caparas on May 23, 2012
Ka-angkan Festival is a week-long celebration of kinship and solidarity among Marikeños. The theme of the festival is always “Ka-angkan Ko, Mabuting Tao” (My clan member is a good person), which promotes the values and good qualities of the Marikeños. It started in the year 1999.
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The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

by Jhaypee Guia on June 7, 2012
The House of Dakay is the oldest house that has been living on for so many years. It is situated in the small town of San Jose de Ivana in Batan Island, Batanes.
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