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Events

Christmas Lantern Events

In December 2002, the largest Christmas lantern in the world was illuminated in San Fernando, Pampanga. Its diameter is 26.8 meters and costs PHP 5,00…

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Geography

The World's Second Beach

By the 1990’s, Boracay’s beaches were acclaimed as the best in the world. In 2012, the Philippine Department of Tourism reported that Boracay has be…

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Fashion

Barong Tagalog

The barong tagalog or baro, a traditional Filipino male garment which is worn on formal occasions, is woven from piña (pineapple plant fibers), jusi …

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Philippine Biodiversity

The Biggest Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

.The biggest game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in the Philippines is located on Calauit Island in Palawan.…

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People

Bagobo Tribe

The Bagobo tribe in Mindanao file and blacken their teeth for ‘aesthetic’ purposes.…

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Filipino Products

Sweetest Mangoes

The Philippines produces the sweetest mangoes in the world.…

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Food

Balut

Balut- a boiled, fertilized duck egg with a half-formed chick inside. This is one of the most interesting and traditional Filipino delicacies. It is s…

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History

The rice terraces in Cordillera

The rice terraces in Cordillera are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces were built about 2,000 years ago and because of the rough terrains, the…

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Food

Adobo

Adobo is one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines. It might just be the Filipino national dish. It is a dark stew of chicken or pork cooked i…

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Food

Chicharon

Chicharon is a crackling popular among Filipinos. Whether it is pork, fish or chicken, Filipinos love it! Best eaten with vinegar.…

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