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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. Filipino Sayings and Proverbs
Sayings and proverbs describe the experience, customs, habits and truth in Filipino life. They serve as reminders on good manners and proper decorum in social interactions. These sayings and proverbs express the moral values prevalent in Philippine society.

2. Five Attractions of Oriental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro, an island province southwest of Manila is where you find the best beaches, diving sites and marine life. Top destination while in Oriental Mindoro is Puerto Galera, famous for its white sands and night life.

3. Filipino Food Trivia
One of the strong links that bond Filipinos together is the characteristic adventure-some spirit in the approach to food. Here are a few trivia on some Filipino food as well as a few tips on how to deal with them if offered to you – especially the ones you may consider as exotic delicacies.

4. 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. Pangasinan’s premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.

5. Haggling – Pinoy Style
Haggling is commonly practiced by many in the Philippines especially bargain-hunters at flea markets or "tiangge". It is like a ritualistic dance performed by seller and buyer. Have a glimpse of how Filipinos do it and you may learn a thing or two.

6. 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.

7. Divisoria – The Frugal Shopper’s Paradise
When in Manila, experience Divisoria, the bargain hunters' mecca. Be surprised how much you can stretch the buying power of your money. Feel the beat, survive the heat, don't get lost in the labyrinth of stores. Find out if you have mastered the art of haggling.

8. Bulacan and Pampanga
The nearest provinces in the north of Manila City that are worth for a quick visit are Bulacan and Pampanga. These provinces are very accessible through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

9. A Culinary Life – A Book Review
A Culinary Life is an autobiographical cookbook, borne out of the author's love for the craft of cooking. It shares family recipes and traditions. This book has taught many Filipinos the fine art of Filipino cookery and gives a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

10. Philippines National Symbols
Significance of the National symbols of the Philippines. Which are official; which are traditionally recognized. What was added; what was changed. Who is this man considered a national hero yet was not officially proclaimed as one?

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