Spanish Influence on Filipino Food

Thanks to http://filipinokastila.tripod.com/Food.html Spanish Influence on Filipino Food Filipino Food Philippine cuisine has numerous indigenous and foreign influences. Throughout the centuries, the islands have incorporated the cuisine of the early Malay settlers, Arab and Chinese traders, and Spanish and American colonizers, along with other Oriental and Occidental accents and flavors. The strongest culinary influence is […]

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Superstitions and Beliefs Related to Death

Superstitions and Beliefs Related to Death 1. If a black butterfly lingers around a person, it means that one of his relatives has just died. 2. No one should go out before the utensils used in eating have been washed and put away, otherwise a member of the family will die. 3. One must not […]

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Unlucky and Lucky Days and Dates

Some Filipinos believe in lucky and unlucky dates and numbers. 1. The lucky dates of the twelve months of the year are the following: January 1, 3, 4, 5, 28, 29 February 2, 4, 5, 17, 26, 27, 28 March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 April 2, 6, 25, 26, 27 May 1, 2, 3, […]

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Philippine Folk Tales 1

The Children of the Limokon The Sun and the Moon The Virtue of the Coconut Under The Mango Tree Why Dogs Wag Their Tails The Poor Fisherman and His Wife The Monkey and the Turtle The Creation Story The Creation Story When the world first began there was no land, but only the sea and […]

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The Philippines – Then and Now

The Philippines is located in the southeastern portion of Asia. Her neighbor on the north is the Republic of China (Taiwan or Formosa), while on the west is Communist Vietnam. Further west is Thailand. Immediately to the south of the Philippines is Indonesia and to the southwest are Malaysia and Singapore. The Philippines is separated […]

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Philippines Human Rights Report 2007

Philippines Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 The Philippines, with a population of 89 million, is a multiparty republic with an elected president and bicameral legislature. On May 14, approximately 73 percent of registered citizens voted in mid-term elections for both houses […]

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Philippine Fiestas and Holidays

Philippine Fiestas and Holidays The fiesta is part and parcel of Filipino culture. Through good times and bad times, the fiesta must go on. Each city and barrio has at least one local festival of its own, usually on the feast of its patron saint, so that there is always a fiesta going on somewhere […]

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Philippine Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Philippine Wedding Culture and Superstitions From: http://www.weddingsatwork.com Filipinos still adhere to numerous widely-held folk beliefs that have no scientific or logical basis but maybe backed-up by some past experiences (yet can be dismissed as mere coincidence). Below are just a few that concerns weddings. Some are still practiced to this day primarily because of ‘there’s nothing […]

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French Influence on Filipino Cuisine

Filipino cuisine as we know it today is a multi-layered expression of culture and history. It has a very Malay matrix in the “native” or indigenous foods like sinigang, pinangat and pinais. It has very strong Chinese influences, as we see from everyday food like lumpia,pancit and mami. The very visible Spanish layer one sees in fiesta food like lechon, relleño and morcon; Arab and Indian […]

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Philippine Cuisine

Philippine Cuisine Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic cultural influences, due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. It has also received varying degrees of influence from Chinese, American, and other Asian cuisine. […]

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