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Filipino Travel Destinations

The more than 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines in Southeast Asia have many beaches to explore.  You can see volcanoes and natural wildlife.  The most common places to travel are the city of Manila, the islands and the sites of natural beauty. Manila is the capital of the Philippines.  You can…

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Filipino History Facts

The first humans came to the Philippians about 67,000 years ago. They used rafts and small makeshift boats. They were different tribes of the neighboring islands.  In 1565, a Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived and made the first settlement on the island of Cebu.  They then moved north to the bay…

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Fun Facts About Filipino Culture

The Philippines are the second largest group of islands in the world.  There are over 7,100 individual islands that make up the Philippines.  They are located in the Pacific Ocean as part of the continent of Asia. The Filipino culture is a mixture of Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic cultures with an influence of Chinese. …

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About Filipino Culture

The Philippines are the second largest group of islands in the world.  There are over 7,100 individual islands that make up the Philippines.  They are located in the Pacific Ocean as part of the continent of Asia. The Filipino culture is a mixture of Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic cultures with an influence of Chinese. …

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Places to See! Things to do!

Places to See! Things to do! Hundreds Islands National Park: Yielding several individual islands, Hundred Islands Park is home to Children’s Island. It is the perfect island for kids. It surrounded by beautiful scenery and shallow water, it is the safest island to allow your kids enjoy. Enchanted Kingdom: A theme park that…

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Filipino Music: Genres and Instruments

Music: Genres and Instruments Played with traditional instruments like; the zither with bamboo strings, tubular bamboo resonators, wooden luters, and other stringed instruments, Filipino music is rich in sound and culture. There are many different genres of music depending on the region. Gangsa is played by indigenous peoples in the Philippines, while Gang…

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Filipino Customs

Filipino Customs Mano Po: to show respect, towards elders, the younger family member takes the elders hand and places the back of it on their forehead. Remove Your Shoes: removing the shoes is a sign of cleanliness and respect Hello/Goodbye: make eye contact, raise eyebrows, acknowledge every ones presence individually, whether saying hello…

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Filipino Clothing

Filipino Clothing The younger generation of Filipinos prefers to wear the westernized style of clothing. The older generation still prefers the traditional attire the ‘baro’tsaya’ is a colorful gown, a national dress for the women of the Philippines. Today it is a Filipino blouse and skirt, covering their entire upper body as to…

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Filipino Festivals and Holidays

Filipino Festivals and Holidays Ati-Atihan: A celebration in honor of the St. Nino. Citizens wear costumes, paint themselves, and dance around the city specifically to the song “HalaBira!” This is one of the most popular celebrations held from January 16 to January 22 annually.   Fecist of Our Lady of Candles: Widely celebrated,…

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Filipino Children’s Day

Children’s Day Annually August 29th, children put on shows, city wide parades and festivals, adults dress up to entertain the children; a holiday specifically for children is held in high regard to show appreciation for the innocence of the youth in the Philippines.

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