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Here are the top ten articles for the Philippines Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Caldereta Recipe
Caldereta is one of the meat dishes Filipinos like to serve at festivities like town fiestas and Christmas parties. Here is a basic recipe that is easy to do which you can vary according to your personal preference.
2. Health Benefits from Root Crops
If you have been ignoring root crops like sweet potato, may be it is time to consider including it in your diet and benefit from its essential nutrients. These can be prepared in so many ways from simply boiling to gourmet dishes. Here are two recipes that are easy and quick to prepare.
3. Bangus Festival
The Bangus Festival is held every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of milkfish. It aims to promote not only the bangus industry but also the province of Pangasinan in the north. Pangasinanís premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.
4. Filipino Fruit Drinks Recipes
Fruit drinks (including shakes and smoothies) are very popular in the Philippines and are available year-round. The main ingredients and the preparation are almost always the same regardless which fruit is added. It all depends on the availability or on which fruits are in season.
5. Embutido Recipe
Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. While its western counterpart is normally baked, embutido is either boiled or steamed.
6. The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas
Distinguished to be the oldest university in Asia having existed since 1611, the University of Santo Tomas is the only Philippine school conferred with titles such as Pontifical by Pope Leo XIII; Royal by King Charles III; and The Catholic University of the Philippines by Pope Pius XII.
7. JE Camp Hotel and Resort
What makes JE Camp Hotel and Resort different from other similar establishments? It was a private enclave of one of the most powerful Filipinos. Guess who answers to the initials JE.
8. Tamaraw, Philippines' Dwarf Buffalo
The Tamaraw or Timaraw is similar to water buffalo. Tamaraw is endemic in the island Province of Mindoro hence its scientific name, bubalus Mindorensis.
9. Filipino Masters in Painting
Filipinos have inherent talent in the arts and crafts. Painting is one field where Filipinos have excelled and continue to excel.
10. Filipino Saints
After more than 500 years of Catholicism, the Philippines is blessed with not one, but two saints. These are Saint Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila and Saint Pedro Calungsod of Cebu.
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