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This festival in the Philippines, held in Paoay, Ilocos Norte was introduced by friars since the days of the Spanish era in the 16th century. It is a celebration of the last day of merry festivity held every Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The town people enjoy all forms of jovial activities before they observe the austerity of the Lenten season. “Guling,” an Ilocano word means to smear or mark the sign of the cross in a person’s forehead. They use wet and white rice flour which means...
Published by Ron Siojo 87 months ago in Philippines | +29 votes | 22 comments
The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is one of the most important protected areas of the Philippines. It features outstanding limestone or karst landscape with one of the most complex cave systems. It houses an 8.2 km long underground river that flow directly to the sea. The lower half of the river is slightly salty, affected by the oceanÂ’s tide. The combination of the underground river going to the sea and association of tidal influence makes it a substantial natural phenomenon.
Published by Ron Siojo 87 months ago in Philippines | +24 votes | 21 comments
The San Sebastian church is a Roman Catholic Minor Basilica in Manila is notable for its architectural features. As early as of this time of the year, they are asking donation for maintenance and repainting of the structure as it was all-steel.
Published by Ron Siojo 88 months ago in Philippines | +25 votes | 20 comments
Sorbetes is the Philippine version of ice cream commonly peddled from carts in the streets of the both urban and rural districts. It is usually serve with small sugar cones or wafer, and recently with buns. It is usually made from coconut milk or caraboÂ’s (water buffalo) milk, unlike others that are made from cowÂ’s milk. Usually, the ice cream peddler (sorbetero) rings his bell to make notice that the ice cream seller just arrive. Whenever the children heard the bell rings, the kids runs...
Published by Ron Siojo 86 months ago in Philippines | +20 votes | 19 comments
Cebu City is considered as the oldest city in the country, as this was the site of the earliest European settlement established by Spanish conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565. The Baclayon Church in Bohol is considered as the oldest stone church in the Philippines. But some historians disagree, claiming that San Agustin Church in Manila deserves the title
Published by Ron Siojo 105 months ago in Philippines | +15 votes | 19 comments
The Philippines is a fast growing destination for medical tourism. Medical tourism is a term that was initially make-up by travel agencies and the media to describe the phenomenon of traveling in order to receive health care services and leisure need. The most common practices are cosmetic and plastic surgery, dermatology, weight loss surgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry.
Published by Ron Siojo 87 months ago in Philippines | +21 votes | 18 comments
Many households in the flood-ravaged cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan city, Philippines are sad and grieving. There will be no fireworks or Christmas lights but instead, candles will be lit in houses where power has yet to be restored, and in funeral wakes.
Published by Ron Siojo 89 months ago in Philippines | +17 votes | 17 comments
Philippines with its wonders and beauty distributed to 7,107 islands. The Story How it Became the Philippines
Published by Tyron John Clidoro 108 months ago in Philippines | +19 votes | 17 comments
Piña fabric is the ingenious fabric derived from the leaves of the Spanish Red Pineapple. It is said that its one of the finest of all hand-woven fabrics in the Philippines. Piña fabric is hand-weaved from pineapple leaf fiber. But because Piña weavers in the country are diminishing, its scarceness makes the delicate Piña cloth expensive.
Published by Ron Siojo 90 months ago in Philippines | +18 votes | 16 comments
A short list of Filipino superstitious beliefs related to luck.
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 88 months ago in Philippines | +23 votes | 15 comments
One of UNESCOÂ’s World Heritage Site and the PhilippinesÂ’ official nominee to the new 7 wonders of nature is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It was popularly known for its lush old growth tropical forest, interesting wildlife, pristine white sand beaches and unspoiled natural beauty.
Published by Alma Galvez 112 months ago in Philippines | +19 votes | 15 comments
A short list of Filipino superstitious beliefs related to deathÂ…
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 88 months ago in Philippines | +17 votes | 14 comments
A short list of unique modes of transportation in the Philippines...
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 88 months ago in Philippines | +21 votes | 14 comments
Halo-Halo is a traditional Filipino treat consisting of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. Halo literally means mix - "Mix-Mix."
Published by Ron Siojo 98 months ago in Philippines | +15 votes | 14 comments
The San Sebastian Church in Manila, Philippines was the first all-iron church in the world; the first all-iron structure in Asia, and second in the world after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The metal structure of the church, with Palacios was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the French Engineer behind the Eiffel Tower and the steel structure within the statue of liberty. It was the only neo-Gothic steel church in the Philippines and in Asia, and one of UNESCOÂ’s World Heritage Sites.
Published by Alma Galvez 111 months ago in Philippines | +12 votes | 13 comments
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