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New Year’s Eve in the Philippines

Bisperas ng Bagong Taon. is a festive time in the Philippines. There are a lot of traditions that Filipinos follow in the belief of ushering in a prosperous new year. Many of these customs you may recognize as showing a Chinese influence.
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Filipino Foods in New Year’s Eve. Special food is prepared, but not like the Noche Buena feast on Christmas Eve, although some families might be wealthy enough to prepare another lechon (roasted pig) after serving one on Christmas. For sure,pancit (noodles) are cooked to signify long life, as are eggs signifying new life. Traditional delicacies made from malagkit (glutinous or sticky rice) like biko are prepared — that’s so good fortune will stick around throughout the year. Fish and chicken are not served because these animals scrounge for food, and we don’t want to have to scrounge for food in the coming year.

Part of the fun in getting ready for New Year’s Eve is to come up with twelve (12) round fruits, each to signify a month of the year. Ideally, there should be twelve different fruits — grapes, oranges, clementines, cantaloupe, pomelo, watermelon… It’s a tough challenge, so half the fruits likely end up being non-circular like mangoes and apples. The fruit that Filipinos most associate with the celebration of the new year and will rarely be without is imported ubas, purple grapes that are very round.
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The Noisiest Time of the Year in the Philippines.
The same way Americans enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, Filipinos go all out with the noise on New Year’s eve. Filipino paputok (firecrackers) come in so many shapes and go by very interesting names — judas belt (a string of firecrackers), super lolo (“grandfather”), kwitis (from the Spanish word cohetes meaning rocket), bawang (“garlic”), airwolf…
Children love scratching the dancing firecracker watusi against concrete sidewalks and cemented surfaces, although the government has been warning against it because of chemical poisoning.
Pots and pans are clanged to scare away evil spirits. A few men shoot guns in the air if they think they can get away with it. Cars and trucks are vroomed and horns are tooted to cause as much noise as possible. Empty cans are dragged all around, whistles are blown.
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OTHER FILIPINO TRADITIONS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE. 
Before the clock strikes midnight to herald in the new year, all doors must be left wide open to allow good luck to enter. This includes cupboards, drawers, cabinets… windows!
Filipinos try to dress in polka-dots because the roundness signifies prosperity. Pockets are filled with round coins, which are jangled to attract wealth. Coins are also left on top of tables and in drawers.
At the exact moment of midnight, Filipino children jump as high as they can because they believe this will make them taller.
Whatever condition your wallet is in when the New Year arrives, so it will be the rest of the year. Make sure to put in the money your received on Christmas. The same goes for the neatness of your home.

Filipinos spend the last days of the year vigorously cleaning everything, especially of dust. However, on thefirst day of the new year, you are not supposed to do any cleaning. No cleaning on New Year’s Day itself!
And don’t start the year off by spending money. Frugality on the first day sets the tone for wise money management in the coming year.

Christmas in the Philippines – A Filipino Culture

Christmas (Pasko): A National Fiesta
The Philippine is known as the “Land of Fiestas” and at Christmas time, this is especially true.
Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas Celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world. It begins formally on December 16 with the attendance at the
first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues
on nonstop until the first Sunday of January.
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Filipinos enjoys decorating their homes not only with star lanterns
but also with all sorts of Christmas decors.
Christmas in the Philippines is a mixture of Western and Native Filipino traditions.
Santa Clause, the Christmas tree, sending cards, sweets and candies,
family reunions, singing carols, Christmas party, foods, giving gifts, and espacially
the LOVE.
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Noche Buena
The Noche Buena is very like in open celebrations. Family, friends, relatives or even unfamiliar people wishes “Maligayang Pasko” or Merry Christmas in each of everyone.
Food is in abundance, often served in buffet style. Among typical foods prepared in the Philippines during Christmas are: Lechon, barbecue, rice, adobo, pancit, leche flan, mango float, fruit salad, spaghetti, cakes, wines, fruits and the Ham.
Every family eats together every 12:00 in the midnight with fun. With that, the spirit of love and sharing raise. Philippine food are all gathered and prepared and will surely be the number one spot in the Christmas.
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Christmas parties – its more fun in the Philippines.
many offices and all Shcools organize Christmas parties. These are usually held during the second week of December, or right before schools and universities go on holiday. Common activities include Monito/Monita(Kris Kringle), musical or theatrical performances and parlor games. Food is provided either through potluck, or via a pool of contributions to buy food. Some have fireworks displays.
Most of the Filipinos are excited for celebrating Christmas party in different venues and motifs.
That is why Every December, Filipinos were all prepared for it. Christmas Parties is one of the
Filipino culture in celebrating for the Birth of Christ.
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Traditional Filipino way of Celebrating the Advent Season – Simbang Gabi (Misa de Gallo)
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n some parishes, the Simbang Gabi begins as early as three o’clock in the morning while anticipated Masses begin a day before at eight in the evening. Attendance at the nine Masses is meant to show the believer’s devotion to God as well as to heighten anticipation for the Nativity of Jesus. A popular belief is that upon the devotee’s completion of the nine Masses, God will grant any special wish he makes.
Traditionally, Christmas Day is ushered in by a novena of dawn Masses known as the Misa de Gallo (“Rooster’s Mass”) in Spanish and in Filipino as Simbang Gabi (literally, “Night Mass”). This series of Masses lasts from December 16 to 24, and is a very important tradition. The Simbang Gabi is practised mainly by Catholic and Aglipayan faithful, though some Evangelical Christians and other independent Protestant Churches have adapted this practise by holding similar early morning services.
After hearing Mass, Catholic families eat traditional Filipino holiday fare sold outside the church, either within the church precincts or during breakfast at home. Vendors offer many native delicacies, including bibingka (rice flour and egg-based cake, cooked using coal burners above and under); putò bumbóng (a purple, sticky rice delicacy steamed in bamboo tubes, buttered then sprinkled with brown sugar and shredded dried coconut meat). Drinks include coffee,salabát (a ginger tisane) and tsokoláte (thick Spanish-style hot chocolate).
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PANUNULUYAN
Christmas Day in The Philippines is primarily a family affair. The Misa de Aguinaldo is celebrated on December 25 and is usually attended by the whole family. It is the main means of celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth for Catholics and Aglipayans.
The Misa de Aguinaldo is often celebrated between 10 pm and midnight, a schedule preferred by many Filipinos who stay up late on Christmas Eve for the night-long celebration of the Noche Buena.
Preferably in the morning, Filipinos typically visit members of the extended family, especially to pay respects to their elders. This custom of giving respect has been an age-old tradition in the Philippines called “Pagmamáno“, which is done by bringing the elder’s hand to one’s forehead, while saying the phrase Máno Pô (lit. “Hand, please”). The elder then blesses the person who has given their respect, and in return gives “Aguinaldo“, or money in the form of crisp, fresh-from-the-bank bills is given after the Pagmamano, mostly to younger children. Godparents are especially socially obligated to give presents or Aguinaldo to their godchildren.
A Christmas Lunch usually follows after the “Pagmamano“. The menu is heavily dependent upon the finances of the family, with richer families preparing grand feasts, while poorer families choose to cook simple yet special dishes. Some families choose to open presents on this day after the lunch.
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New Year’s Eve in the Philippines
On December 31, New Year’s Eve (“Bisperas ng Bagong Taon”), Filipino families gather for the Media Noche or midnight meal – a feast that is also supposed to symbolize their hopes for a prosperous New Year. In spite of the yearly ban on firecrackers, many Filipinos in the Philippines still see these as the traditional means to greet the New Year. The loud noises and sounds of merrymaking are not only meant to celebrate the coming of the New Year but are also cast out malevolent spirits. Safer methods of merrymaking include banging on pots and pans and blowing on car horns. Folk beliefs also include encouraging children to jump at the stroke of midnight so that they would grow up tall, displaying circular fruit and wearing clothes with dots and other circular designs to symbolize money, eating twelve fruits at 12 midnight for good luck in the twelve months of the year, and opening windows and doors during the first day of the New Year to let in the good luck.
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Christmas Lanterns (Parol) – A Filipino Christmas Culture
Every Christmas season, Filipino homes and buildings are adorned with beautiful star-shaped lanterns, called paról (Sp. farol, meaning lantern or lamp-Merriam Webster – English English- Spanish Dictionary). These lanterns represent the Star of Bethlehem that guided the Magi, also known as the Three Kings (Tatlóng Harì in Tagalog). Parols are as beloved and iconic to Filipinos as Christmas trees are to Westerners.
The earliest parols were made from simple materials like bamboo, Japanese rice paper (known as “papél de Hapón“) or crêpe paper, and was lit by a candle or coconut oil-lamp for illumination. The present-day parol has endless possible shapes and forms and is made of a variety of materials.
The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual festival held in December (Saturday before Christmas Eve) in the City of San Fernando in the Philippines. The festival features a competition of giant lanterns. Because of the popularity of the festival, the city has been nicknamed the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”.
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Fun in the Philippines – Christmas Caroling
In the Philippines, children in small groups go from house to house singing Christmas carols, which they called pangangaroling. Makeshift instruments include tambourines made with tansans (aluminum bottle caps) strung on a piece of wire. With the traditional chant of “Namamasko po!“, these carolers wait expectantly for the homeowners to reward them with coins. Afterward, the carolers thank the generous homeowners by singing “Thank you, thank you, ang babait ninyo (you are so kind), thank you!”
More recently, caroling has become a fund-raising activity. Church choirs or youth groups spend weeks rehearsing Christmas carols then draw up a schedule of visits to wealthy patrons in their homes or even corporate offices (often coinciding with the office Christmas party). These are, in effect, mini Christmas concerts, with excellent performances amply rewarded with an envelope of cash or checks. The choirs then use the funds for goodwill projects. Unlike the traditional children’s caroling, the singers do not partake of the earnings, but rather donate their share to the group’s projects.

 For the People out there who are planning to Celebrate their Christmas
here in the Philippines, dont forget to try the historical Cultures and Tradition
that will make everyone enjoy. Remember? We, Filipinos welcomes everyone for us to enjoy and celebrate the Birth of Christ. The essence of Christmas here in the Philippines is not just the foods and the fun but the most important is the Spirit of Love, Sharing and Forgiving.
Have a Fun! WEEEEEEE. Celebrate Christmas, Celebrate!

 

Only at Digos, Davao del Sur – Adventure

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is an affluent suburban city in the province of Davao del Sur, Philippines. The city strategically lies on the eastern shores of Davao Gulf and southern foothills of Mt. Apo in the island of Mindanao and it is the center city between the two major cities in Mindanao, Davao City and General Santos City. It serves as the seat of the Provincial Government. It shares common boundaries with the municipalities of Hagonoy on the South, Bansalan on the North and Northwest by Siranagan and Miral Creek and with Sta. Cruz on the Northeast. It is bounded on the East by the Davao Gulf.

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Passig Islet ( Digos, Davao del Sur)
During the early part of 2000, the formerly Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing – Task Force (PANIF-TF) established their headquarters at Passig Islet, Barangay Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. It’s a hidden, small islet which is slightly submerged during highest tide. Since the headquarters was to be manned in 24 hours basis, the personnel slowly reclaimed the area so that their personal belongings would not float during highest tide. After reclamation, they planted mango, coconut trees, mangrove related species and others to hold the sand substrate together.
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These islets still exhibit the great mysteries and beauty of nature. Such is the case of the used-to-be secluded Passig Islet in Digos. The first inhabitants of the little island were the staff of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing – Task Force. Since the island gets almost submerged with water during high tide season, the staff slowly reclaimed some parts of the area. After which, different trees were planted including the more important mangroves.
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RATES
          Entrance Fee:
Adult – PHP 15.00
Child – PHP 10.00
          Cottages:
Small – PHP 100.00
Medium – PHP 150.00
Large – PHP 250.00
Cottage with Room – PHP 500.00

Function Hall – PHP 5,500.00
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Now lets Go to, Camp Sabros.
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Camp Sabros is an outdoor adventure camp situated 3,980 feet above sea level on the cool highlands of Sitio Barras, Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur. It has two of the Philippines’ longest zip lines with its 380 and 400 meters zip lines at180 feet above the ground.
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Camp Sabros has become a top destination for visiting locals and foreign tourists for its famous “Slide for Life” –– an adrenaline-pumping, 380 and 400 meters cable-sliding cliffhanger ride 180 feet above the ground, (roughly the height of a five-story building), making it the country’s longest zip lines. A zip line, also known as flying fox, zip wire, aerial runway, death slide, or Tyrolean crossing, consists of a long stainless steel cable suspended high above the ground, mounted on a steep incline to propel by gravity its rider from one end to the other in high speed. The rider in full-body harness is safely fastened to the cable by a freely moving pulley attached to the zip line. The rider is then positioned horizontally, face down, with arms totally free to flap like the wings of an eagle way up high above the grounds! The ride from one end of the line to the other usually takes an average of 30 seconds for a solo ride, and 50 seconds for tandems. A cable lift is equally popular in the Camp – the ride, amid the scenic view of the lush green forest trees and pine trees below, usually lasting five minutes. The zip line facilities are open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
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380 and 400 meters zip lines at 180 feet above the ground.
Amid the lush greenery of tall pine trees and mountain fog.
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View of Mount Apo from the Camp
Mount Apo is the Philippines’ highest mountain peak
with an elevation of 10,311 feet above sea level
and is considered one of Southeast Asia’s top climbing destinations 

 Amenities in the Camp include: hiking trails, billiard hall, picnic tables, cable television, a Deli/Diner that serves food and drinks at affordable prices, a Bar, souvenir shop, and fireplace-equipped log cabins that can accommodate 4 to 10 persons for overnight stay at the camp. There is also a small convenience store at the Deli that sells instant food, snacks, and other foodstuff, including coffee, ice-cold beverages and cigarettes. Personal toiletries are also available. Bringing of food and drinks is allowed in the Camp. There are no corkage fees, or entrance fees.
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How to get to Camp Sabros?

From the Ecoland Bus Terminal at Davao City, there is a two-hour bus ride to Digos City, Davao del Sur via the National Highway. At Digos City, a motorcycle will take you to the Van Terminal where several vans are available for hire that will take you to Kapatagan, and drop you off at the base of Camp Sabros. Private vehicles may park at the base camp of Mt. Apo National Park and Mountaineering/Trekkers Information Center, which is a military checkpoint in Sitio Baras, Kapatagan, Digos City. From there, a motorcycle ride is available, or a 20-minute uphill trek to get to Camp Sabros.
So what are you waiting for? Visit Digos City for an Enjoy Adventure with you family and friends. See the amazing views and trails on the place!

Trip to Laoag, Vigan!

Ilocos Norte, the northwestern tip of Luzon, is wedged between the steep Grand Cordillera Central in the east, the rugged Ilocos Mountains in the northeast, and the Ilocos Range in the South. The centuries old churches that dot every town of Ilocos are testimonies to the colonial past. They formed part of the nucleus of the plaza complex town planning instituted by the Spanish colonizers.
With a coastline that stretches to 90 statute miles, Ilocos Norte is blessed with rich marine life (shells, giant turtles, seaweeds, starfishes, tuna, and a variety of more fishes). Below Ilocos Norte is Ilocos Sur, located along the western coast of Northern Luzon, bound by Abra on the northeast, Mt. Province on the east, Benguet on the southeast, La Union on the south, and the China Sea on the west. Ilocos Sur’s topography has elevations ranging from 10 to 1,700 meters above sea level.
Though unmistakably foreign in form, the churches of Ilocos Sur reflect a distinctly Ilocano character. The hardiness and strength of the Ilocanos are reflected in the massiveness and sturdiness of the structures.
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Calle Crisologo. A sojourn to the Illocandia is incomplete without walking down the cobblestone streets and rows of ancestral houses in Vigan city aptly called “Heritage Village”. Built in varying Spanish-Mexican-Chinese architectural styles, thick brick walls, tile roofs and red clay, the mansions stand side by side to each other as if frozen in time. The street brings back the mood of the historic Spanish times; experience the grandeur of the past as you stroll alongside ancestral houses; an excellent spot to shop for antiques and souvenir items.

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Baluarte. COME and play with the animals! Be one of them roaring and whistling, indulging in the joys of the moment, you are in Baluarte, the only one of its kind in the country. Not just a zoo, Baluarte is an interactive wildlife sanctuary and facility, with the breathtaking view of its dominating scenic boulders amidst trees and greens.
It is dedicated to facilitate education, conservation and protection of endangered species and wildlife. Children and those who are young at heart will rediscover life amongst the animals in unique and entertaining ways specifically through first-hand experience.
Located at Brgy. Tamag, Vigan City.

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Religious Museums in Vigan. Most of the sights and museums in Vigan that tourists visit are connected with the significant life and contributions of Vigan’s prominent sons and daughters. However, there are a couple of museums that are dedicated to the preservation of the memory of Vigan’s religious past, the Museo San Pablo and the Museo Nueva Segovia.The existence of the Museo San Pablo and Museo Nueva Segovia ensures both.Tourists can visit the Museo San Pablo after their tour of the magnificent Saint Paul Cathedral.

The museo is located right behind the church. It is open everyday except Thursdays. However, it is better to make arrangements before visiting the museo if one is touring in big groups so that preparations can be made and a better learning experience can be had. The museum fee is minimal.
Visitors will find in the museo an extensive collection of religious artifacts and statues brought there from other Ilocos Sur churches when it was still the seat of Nueva Segovia.
So much more! , just Visit the place and explore how Vigan was no nice. Only At.. Ilocos Norte, Have a Nice Trip 🙂
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FILIPINO film made from borrowed camera, Wins in London – PROUDLY PINOY

              A short film by a 16-year-old Filipino student has won an award at this year’s Faith Shorts international competition from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in the UK.
Charles Andrew Flamiano, from General Santos City in the Philippines, attended the awards ceremony at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London.
His 3-minute short film topped the 14-17 category, taking him to the Top 3 after beating over a hundred entries from around the world including countries like Nepal and Mexico.
Winner in the 14-17 year old category, Charles Andrew Flamiano, who is a 16 year old student from General Santos City, Philippines, made an emotional film “Letting Go, Letting God”. The winning film focuses on putting trust in God when faced with an adversity like illness.
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Congratulations to the young film maker, Charles Andrew Flamiano from the Philippines (General Santos City) for winning the  Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2012 Global film competition, Faith Shorts. 

“It feels really great to be able to come here to London to showcase my film and to be able to visit and give the voice of the Filipino youth about faith,” said Flamiano, speaking to ABS-CBN News at the event.
Entitled “Letting Go, Letting God”, his film tells a story of finding strength from faith in difficult times, seen through a chance encounter between a woman with cancer and a hospital patient.
           He wants to “inspire” others through his films and achievements, urging Filipinos of all faiths and background to come together for the sake of the Philippines. Entries from Faith Shorts 2012 are available on YouTube and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation website.

KNOWING ABOUT FILIPINO CULTURES

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The Philippines is predominantly Christian nation on account of
300 years of Spanish Rule. It is estimated that 81% of the Population is Roman Catholic.
The Culture of the Philippines reflects the country’s complex history.

DANCE
Philippine folk dances include the Tinikling and Carinosa. In the southern region of Mindanao, Singkil is a popular dance showcasing the story of a prince and princess in the forest. Bamboo poles are arranged in a Tic-tac-toe pattern in which the dancers exploit every position of these clashing poles.

PHILIPPINES SOCIETY
The locals of the Philippines are called Filipinos. Their primary ancestors are the Malays who came from the southeastern Asian country or what is now called Indonesia. Before the Europeans discovered the country, Filipinos have had connections with China that resulted to a mixed Chinese-Filipino descent. Spanish-Filipinos came out during the colonial period and Filipino-Americans added a few percentages as well during the American occupation. They are easily distinguished by their fairer color, taller stature and fairly formed nose structure. A few Arab and Indian blood added to the racial mixture of the Filinos during their trading years. Aetas- the aboriginal group of the Philippines has a small percentage remained in the composition of the country’s ethnic groups.

The Philippines is a combined society, both Singular and Plural in form. Singular as one nation, but it is plural in that it is fragmented geographically and culturally. The nation is divided between Christians, Muslims, and other religion-ethno-linguistic groups; between urban and rural people; between upland and lowland people; and between the rich and the poor. Although different in a lot ways, the Filipinos are very hospitable and give appropriate respect to anybody regardless of race, culture and belief.

Inside their mixed society, anyone who has not seen Filipinos will be surprised how everyone differs from each other. Their looks, their cultural practices and beliefs show a truly diverse blend of people and customs. Because of this inconsistent homogeneity of race, the Filipinos naturally adapt and get influenced easily. They embraced the spirituality of the Spanish during the colonial period and surpass it with the modernity of the Americans in the recent years. Inspite of these multifaceted customs and incongruous mixture of people, visitors, however, find Filipinos enriched with uniqueness and variants.

The Filipino Culture Awareness
Bayanihan
: the creation of association with neighbors and the helping attitude whenever one is in disastrous need. Oftentimes, the Bayanihan spirit in action can be seen when a bus gets a flat tire. The by standing or surrounding Filipinos would help the bus driver in whatever actions to get the bus back on going.
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Close Family Ties: Filipinos are well-known for the close family ties. The primary social welfare system for the Filipino is the family. Many filipinos live near their family for most of their lives, even as independent adults.
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Pakikisama: Pakikisama, or harmony, in English, involves getting along with others to preserve a harmonious relationship.
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Hiya: Hiya is shame and is a motivating factor behind behavior. It is a sense of social decency and compliant to public norms of behavior. Filipinos believe they must live up to the accepted standards of behavior and if they fail to do so they bring shame not only upon themselves, but also upon their family. An example might be a willingness to spend more than they can afford on a party rather than be shamed by their economic situation. If someone is publicly embarrassed, criticized, or does not live up to expectations, they feel shame and lose self-esteem.
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Utang na Loob: Utang na Loob, or Debt of Gratitude, is owed by one to a person who has helped him through the trials he had undergone. There is a local saying: ‘Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makararating sa paroroonan’, meaning, ‘One who does not look back to where he started, will not get to where he is going’.
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Amor Propio: Concern for self image.
o Delicadeza: Sense of honor
o Palabra de Honor: “word of honor”

FOLK TRADITION AND BELIEFS
Before the coming of the Spaniards and the introducing of Roman Catholicism, the indigenous inhabitants were believer of animism, or the worship of nature. As in Roman Catholicism, their pre-Hispanic beliefs consisted of a hierarchy of gods, goddesses, and spirits which bear similarity to that of Roman Catholicism, which is why the latter has been accepted easily by the inhabitants. Bathala was the supreme God of the Tagalogs, symbolized by the araw, or sun. The supreme God of the Bikolanos was Gugurang. Other Tagalog Gods and Goddesses include the buwan or moon, tala or stars, and even objects, such as trees, shrubs, mountains, or rocks. The spirits consist of aswang (ghoul), tikbalang (a man having the head of a horse), kapre (a giant that is smoking tobacco), tiyanak ( vampire feeding on children’s blood), santelmo (fireball), dwende (dwarves and elves), ik-ik (witches), and a lot of engkanto (minor spirits) and diwata (fairies/nymphs). Aside from that, voodoo practices were practiced by the pre-colonial inhabitants, such as pangkukulam, or witchcraft. Beliefs such as usog (a child greeted by a stranger will get sick) and lihi (unusual craving for something during pregnancy) are also present. These beliefs were carried on up to the present generation of Filipinos, which has directed some foreign authors to describe them as ‘Pagan-Christians’.

A Taste of Pinoy Foods.. YUMMMMY!

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 Filipino Food Adventure!
               
Part of being a Filipino is eating on the streets. Not dining out on a restaurant with chairs and tables. Eating on the street is standing on the ”Kalsada” while everyone is watching you.
The background music is the sound of jeepneys and cars on the road with matching people walking and eating, too.
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              It is easy to spot street food vendors; where there are churches, schools, recreational parks, or jeepney terminals, you will also see kiosks, makeshift stalls, or food carts.
Street food is a way of life for many people in this part of the globe. It is a source of income for many Filipino families—some vendors testified that their street food businesses enable them to send their children to school. For students and working adults looking for inexpensive meal, street food satisfy them for just half-the price of a meal in any popular fast-food restaurant.
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Balot, taho, kwek kwek, banana cue, isaw, turok turok, fish ball, siomai, lumpia, kikiam, ice scramble, buko juice, shake.
Yum yum yum! , Instead of dining in a restaurant for an authentic Filipino dish, why not go out in the street and have a quick bite. There is nothing more authentic than those food in the streets—untouched with the modern culinary flair. 
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 You will not only get to enjoy the food, but you get to join the locals who are eating with much gusto. Experience how awesome the pinoy street foods are.. BURRRPPPPP! :>