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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Embutido Recipe
Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. While its western counterpart is normally baked, embutido is either boiled or steamed.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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?
7. 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).
8. 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.
9. Traits and Practices Filipinos Can Do Without
Many Filipinos are unaware that they have traits and ways that are offensive, rude and unpleasant. Unchecked, this could lead to conflict. Know some of these traits and practices to understand the other side of the gentle, smiling Filipino.
10. Sinulog – Feast of the Santo Niño
Every third Sunday of January, Cebu City and Maasin City, Southern Leyte celebrate the Feast of the Santo Niño popularly known as Sinulog. How did this yearly festival began and what was its inspiration?
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