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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. Philippine Meal Times
Meal times in the Philippines is always a happy occasion for family, relatives and friends where it is fairly common to have at least 5 meals a day.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Manners for Moving Up, A Book Review
Manners for Moving Up is about etiquette in modern times. While the author targets the “people on the way up” as the book’s audience, I find the tips and recommendations apply to people of all ages.
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