Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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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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Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

by Kheem Caparas on July 31, 2013

The Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippine was where the battle between the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and Mactan Island chieftain Lapu-Lapu happened.

Tourist visits the place to see the famous site of the "Battle of Mactan".


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Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on November 5, 2015

Tropical fruits are fruits growing in tropical countries – warm areas with temperate climate. Since Philippine is a tropical country, a variety of delicious tropical fruits are cultivated here. Here are some of the most common tropical fruits in the Philippines.


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Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

by Kheem Caparas on August 1, 2013
Intramuros is located along Manila Bay and south of the Pasig River. It is the oldest district and the historic core of Manila. Intramuros is a Latin word which means “within the walls” and the district beyond the walls are called extramuros, meaning “outside the wall”. Intramuros is also called the “Walled City”.
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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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A Gateway to Taal Lake and Volcano

A Gateway to Taal Lake and Volcano

by Jane Dacumos on February 27, 2015

Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the whole world. Found in Batangas, Southern Luzon, this wonder of nature holds a very breathtaking view of the crater lake and surrounding villages. Here are some of the activities that you can do at Taal Lake and Volcano.


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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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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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The Historical Cagsawa Ruins of Daraga, Albay

The Historical Cagsawa Ruins of Daraga, Albay

by Rjay Reyes on July 7, 2014
Situated in Albay, Cagsawa Ruins is a historical landmark that serves as the centerpiece of the Cagsawa Ruins Park where tourists can enjoy the scenic view of Mayon Volcano. The ruins also stood as an image of Bicol region’s magnificent landscape for almost two centuries. It symbolizes Bicol’s rich history together with the strength and flexibility of the people towards calamities and ravages of Mother Nature.
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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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