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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Taong Putik Festival: A Religious Ritual

Taong Putik Festival: A Religious Ritual

by Jhaypee Guia on June 28, 2013
Taong Putik Festival is not just a merrymaking celebration. It is a religious ritual called “pag-sa-San Juan” held every 24th day of June in the town of Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. It is celebrated to honor their patron, Saint John the Baptist.
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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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