Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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Scenic Forests in the Philippines

Scenic Forests in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on August 27, 2013
The Philippines has been blessed with some of the most biologically diverse as well as the most beautiful forests anywhere on the planet. These forests, either natural or man-made, have served many functions for people, and it is only now that most have become aware of the inherent importance of the forests and why our existence may ultimately be dependent on the survival of these wonders of nature.
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Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

by Kheem Caparas on June 1, 2012
Waling-waling or Vanda Sanderiana is dubbed as the “Queen of Philippine Orchids”. It is also worshipped as Diwata (fairy) by the native Bagobos and discovered in the year 1882. It is the rarest, most beautiful, and most expensive orchid among thousands of species that can be found in the country.
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Albay Park and Wildlife: Must-Visit Attraction

Albay Park and Wildlife: Must-Visit Attraction

by Jhaypee Guia on March 18, 2014
A picnic grove and a park rolled into one, this place is the best way to commune with nature right at the heart of Legazpi City. Have a satisfying get-together with your family and friends while roaming the park which houses 347 animals belonging to 75 species.
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Philippine Hanging Parrot or Kulasisi

Philippine Hanging Parrot or Kulasisi

by Xtian Mack on November 16, 2012
The Philippine Hanging Parrot (Loriculus philippensis) is also widely known as the Colasisi, taken from its local Tagalog name, "Kulasisi". It is a small parrot species of the Psittaculidae family. It includes about eleven subspecies, which are all native to only the Philippines; however, the exact taxonomy is unclear, and at least one of the subspecies might become split off and become a separate species if further research provides clarification. They are mainly green with areas of red, orange, yellow, and blue varying between subspecies. Only the males have a red area on their fronts, except for the population living on Camiguin, where neither male nor female have this red area. They make nests in tree holes and, unusually for a parrot, the female takes nesting material back to the nest.
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The Caballero or Peacock Flower

The Caballero or Peacock Flower

by Jane Dacumos on January 16, 2013
Filipinos have long known the Caballero, or Bulaklak ng Paraiso for its medical purposes and for being one of the most graceful and colorful flowers. Being a widely cultivated ornamental plant, it thrives well in sunny Philippines and brings a variety of bright and vibrant colors even to the most urban of landscapes. Its brightly colored flowers usually bloom during summer and is coomonly found in gardens as well as vacant lots.
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Alamid or Musang

Alamid or Musang

by Xtian Mack on November 14, 2012
The Alamid or Musang, or Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also called toddy cat, is a small member of the Viverridae family native to South and Southeast Asia. In 2008, the IUCN classified the species as Least Concern as it is tolerant of a broad range of habitats, is widely distributed with large populations that are unlikely to be declining.
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The Maya

The Maya

by Xtian Mack on November 10, 2012
Maya is the Filipino common name for the Eurasian tree sparrow, Passer montanus. This widely distributed Passeriformes species is just introduced to the country, but has adapted very well to its conditions. It is now arguably the most familiar bird in urban areas in the Philippines. As a result it is confused by most locals with maya pula, or the Black-headed Munia (Lonchura atricapilla), as the former national bird of the Philippines.
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Palawan Bearcat

Palawan Bearcat

by Xtian Mack on November 14, 2012
The Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as the Asian bearcat, the Palawan bearcat, or simply the bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is the only member of its genus. The binturong is neither a bear or a cat, and the real meaning of the original name has been lost, as the local language that gave it that name is now extinct.
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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center: The Perfect Place for Nature Lovers

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center: The Perfect Place for Nature Lovers

by Jhaypee Guia on July 21, 2012
The Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife Center is a 64.58-hectare (159.6-acre) zoological and botanical garden located in Diliman, Quezon City, the Philippines. It was named after Benigno S. "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. This area is an ideal place for everyone who loves nature. The 80-hectare complex of wooden areas is conducive for picnicking or promenading.
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Philippine Deer

Philippine Deer

by Xtian Mack on November 9, 2012
The Philippine deer (Rusa marianna), also known as the Philippine sambar or the Philippine Brown Deer, is a species of deer native to the forests and grasslands on most larger islands of the Philippines. This species can be found in a variety of habitats in the Philippines. They may be distributed anywhere from wooded lowlands to forested mountain slopes and up to 2,900 m (9,500 ft) metres above sea level.
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