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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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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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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Limasawa Island: A Place of the First Mass in the Philippines

Limasawa Island: A Place of the First Mass in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on May 7, 2015
Limawasa, an island municipality in Southern Leyte, is a small yet flourishing town being the site of the First Christian Mass in the country and in Asia. The First Cross and the First Mass Shrine are some of the frequently visited spots that give tourists a rare experience of retracing the historic footsteps of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 who paved the way for the beginning of Christianity in the country.
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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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Burnay of Vigan

Burnay of Vigan

by Jane Dacumos on October 16, 2012
If there is one place in the Philippines that one should not miss to visit, it is the charming heritage city of Vigan. Known for being the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the country and declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, Vigan is not only famous because of the ancestral houses. It is also well known for its Burnay.
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Rizal Park: The Site of the Most Significant Moments in the History of the Philippines

Rizal Park: The Site of the Most Significant Moments in the History of the Philippines

by Kheem Caparas on September 16, 2013
Rizal Park is located at the northern end of Roxas Boulevard in Manila. It is spread out over 60 hectares of open lawns, ornamental gardens, paved walks, and wooded areas. It was officially named Rizal Park, after the name of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, as an honor and tribute to him.
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Itik-Itik Festival

Itik-Itik Festival

by Jhaypee Guia on May 24, 2012
This festival is a week-long party celebrated every last week of February in Brgy. Kalawaan, Pasig City. The festival features the “Itik” or native duck. The occasion is highlighted with colorful props, exciting activities, and extravagant food with Itik as the main ingredient.
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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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