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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. 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.

2. Roasted Suckling Pig – Two Recipes
Serving roasted whole pig makes any celebration party or fiesta special. Lechon can be had as a dish or can be served as appetizer.

3. 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.

4. All Souls’ Day
November 1 and 2 are special non-working days in the Philippines. For the Catholics, November 1 is the day of commemorating the saints. For all Filipinos, November 2 is the day for the departed loved ones. What do Filipinos do on these days?

5. 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.

6. Summer in the Philippines
The most pronounced dry and hot period is referred to as summer by the Filipinos which normally begins in mid-March and almost always lasts until May. Summer time is vacation, fun and relaxation time for many.

7. Summer Coolers
Concoctions that quench thirst and offer relief from the heat are many, are varied and can be had any time of the year in the Philippines. There is a myriad of choices, from the comfort food halo-halo to ice cream to fruit and veggie smoothies.

8. Pinoy Super Heroes
Darna. Captain Barbell. Lastikman. Ang Panday. These are the most popular fiction superheroes of Filipinos of all ages.

9. Road Trip to Tagaytay City
Tagaytay City is a popular choice when you want a short road trip to unwind alone or with friends. For young families, it is a good place to introduce the children to the countryside and nature, and let them experience something new and real like horseback riding.

10. Philippine Bananas Up Close
Do you know Philippine bananas have "names" too? Have you experienced wanting to buy a certain type of banana and just depend on its "looks"? Read on and get acquainted with the more popular banana varieties available in most markets.

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