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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10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

by Xtian Mack on December 10, 2013
Filipinos love to eat, especially food that are sweet. This is probably why our ancestors have come up with a bewildering array of traditional snacks and sweets that truly cater to the tastes of the young and old alike. Being in a pleasantly tropical country, it should come as no surprise that rice, sugar and coconut make up the list of ingredients for the many snacks and sweets we have labeled as distinctly Filipino. Be it for merienda, dessert or pasalubong to loved ones, these traditional food are a delight to have, and, of course, eat.
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10 Favorite Filipino Breads

10 Favorite Filipino Breads

by Xtian Mack on December 27, 2013
Although rice makes up the main meals of most Filipinos, bread in its many forms still make up a portion of our diet as Filipinos enjoy nibbling on all things soft, sweet and sugary. Although the concept of baking bread has not been a native concept and was brought over by Europeans and our other neighbors, Filipinos have come to love eating bread. Local bakers, adjusting to the tastes of their clientele and even creating unique breads of their own, have helped create a whole line of treats that are Filipino in their own way and have been enjoyed by many generations.
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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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Flores de Mayo/Santacruzan

Flores de Mayo/Santacruzan

by Angel Bonifacio on June 23, 2012
Every province has its own kinds of festivities. But, there is one festival that is celebrated all over the country – the Flores de Mayo or Santacruzan.
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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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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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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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