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The national costume of the Philippines, the baro’t saya, is an elegant hybrid of Filipino and Spanish clothing styles. The term itself comes from the Tagalong words "barot at saya" or "blouse and skirt," still the basic components of the ensemble
Maria Venus Raj wears her national costume for the Miss Universe 2010 National Costume Presentation Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 16.
Bahay Kubo is an indigenous house used in the Philippines. The native house has traditionally been constructed with bamboo tied together and covered with a thatched roof using nipa/anahaw leaves. A Bahay Kubo is an icon of Philippine culture as it represents the Filipino value of bayanihan, which refers to a spirit of communal unity.
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Philippines tourism is booming. Foreign tourists are coming like they have missed the country for so long. It’s a good sign for the people. It’s a very positive sign for the economy.
Panagbenga Street Dance Parade
Panagbenga Street Dance Parade is one of the famous festivity here in the Philippines. For the whole month of February, Bagui...
These rare color photos of the Philippines were shot in the 1950s, and they're amazing
Rare, candid color photos of the 1950s Philippines you've probably never seen before.
Festivals and Fiestas of Philippines
Most festivals in Philippines are religious in origin, but nowadays the religious component is usually secondary to the general spirit of celebration. Philippines has dozens of festivals and most towns have their own in addition to the national ones. Filipino hospitality is legendary and at no time is it more in evidence than at festival time.
30 Amazing Festival Photos of the Philippines
Having more than 7,000 islands gives the Philippines the same number of reasons to hold festivals every year. These are the times when Filipinos wear
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15 Most Intense Archaeological Discoveries in Philippine History
Prehistoric Philippines isn't just all about crude tools and stones; ancient Filipinos have also left behind treasures and artifacts for us to marvel at.