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Intramuros is a historic and oldest district center of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is also called the Walled City. This bastioned Intramuros was the seat of the government during the Spanish Colonial Period. The Latin word intramuros means ‘within the wall’ and beyond the walls of Manila were referred to as extramuros meaning “outside the wall.”
Published by Ron Siojo 62 months ago in Philippines | +33 votes | 9 comments
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 67 months ago in Philippines | +29 votes | 22 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 68 months ago in Philippines | +25 votes | 20 comments
In the various regions of the Philippines are found a variety of bamboo instruments. These produce different sounds depending on the manner the instrument is played, that is, whether, blown, struck, or plucked.
Published by Athena Goodlight 91 months ago in Philippines | +25 votes | 8 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 68 months ago in Philippines | +24 votes | 21 comments
A short list of Filipino superstitious beliefs related to luckÂ…
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 69 months ago in Philippines | +23 votes | 15 comments
One of the beautiful natural wonder in the Philippines is the chocolate hills. Chocolate Hills is located in Bohol, Philippines, is a cone-shaped hills which are symmetrical. However, from all over the hill, there is the highest hill with a height of almost 400 meters. Chocolate Hills consist of 1,268 hills, covered by grasses, with the type of grass that is hard. It is a very interesting tour for all seasons but best in summertime, because one can see its color for its name.
Published by Ron Siojo 78 months ago in Philippines | +23 votes | 11 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 68 months ago in Philippines | +21 votes | 18 comments
A short list of unique modes of transportation in the Philippines...
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 69 months ago in Philippines | +21 votes | 14 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 67 months ago in Philippines | +20 votes | 19 comments
The True Beauty Of Camiguin Island In the Philippines
Published by LaV 84 months ago in Philippines | +19 votes | 10 comments
Philippines with its wonders and beauty distributed to 7,107 islands. The Story How it Became the Philippines
Published by Tyron John Clidoro 89 months ago in Philippines | +19 votes | 17 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 93 months ago in Philippines | +19 votes | 15 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 71 months ago in Philippines | +18 votes | 16 comments
The February 1, 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano was recorded as the fifth strongest, based on accounts of previous eruptions since 1616. The eruption covered the countryside with ash and lahar. An estimated 15,000 people died, including 1,200 who sought shelter inside Cagsawa Church where they prayed for safety
Published by Ron Siojo 86 months ago in Philippines | +18 votes | 9 comments
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