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An Introduction to Philippine Folklore
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a site with so many links to different categories

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Bayanihan

is a Filipino word derived from the word bayan meaning town, nation, or community in general. "Bayanihan" literally means, "being a bayan," and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also the Video Bayanihan 2015

Video

'Tiis Ganda' - Suffer for Beauty - Pageant
with subtitles in English
Jan 26, 2017 - Aired: August 2, 2015
Nakilala ng 'I-Witness' ang ilang mga kababaihan ng Kagandahan Flores, kung saan ay dito sila nagsasanay para maging isang ganap na beauty queen. Ano-ano kayang klase ng mga pag-eensayo ang kanilang ginagawa? Sabay-sabay nating alamin ang kanilang mga pinagdadaanang pagsubok patungo sa pagsungkit ng korona sa dokumentaryong ito ni Sandra Aguinaldo.

Look also the article:

How to win the pageant
by Maria Isabel Garcia January 27, 2017
What it means to be a 'superager'

Costumes - Dresses - Etc.

traditional - general & Ethnic - Indigenous

Introduction

Ethnic - Indigenous dresses - Etc.

Designers, Modern Design & Fashion

 SONA Fashion & Fashion - etc.

Academic dress

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Umbrella - Payong

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Remark these are albums in the album "National & Traditional Costumes"

THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL COSTUME

This is the traditional clothing of the filipino, its one of the unique feminine and simply beautiful national costume in Asia.
Actually this is originally called as barot saya and because it is a philippine costume it was coined filipiniana. This dress is no where to be found because it can only be seen in the Philippines.
This filipiniana has different kinds - from the baro at saya, then evolved to María Clara, where the panuelo on the neck was added, then this María Clara evolved to traje de mestiza, where the half filipino half Spanish, simply called mestiza are the one whose commonly wearing it. This traje de mestiza has a featured of butterfly sleeves but remained its panuelo on the neck (look at the V-shape), then it evolved as terno the modern filipino dress where the panuelo was removed but maintained its butterfly sleeves. Now it can be seen with different kind of designs!

Look also the articles:

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?
January 27, 2017
While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno, it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses.
“No one person invented it. It was a collective effort. The removal of the pañuelo (pañuelo: a square cloth folded triangularly and worn in the Philippines like a great ruffle or collar), which is usually attributed to Valera, happened way, way before [he removed it]. Women have been trying to remove it way before," Gonzales said in a 2015 interview.

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The traditional attire of the Philippines

by Fyrune

I notice that there are clips of other countries national attire and I've seen none from Philippines so why not make one. I made this so that others can appreciate the beauty of these dresses.

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PHILIPPINES NATIONAL COSTUME! FILIPINIANA VARIATION!

THIS IS HOW THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL COSTUME FILIPINIANA (BAROT SAYA) VARIED!
some people says that we are not asians because of how we dress. We are asian but we are westernized people because the Philippines was colonized by Spain for 300 years, that is why we inherited their culture and traditions even our religion and also our facial features.

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PHILIPPINE CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL "Parade of Philippine Costumes"

The FAACT presents the old and modern Philippine costumes during the Philippine Cultural Heritage Festival on October 3, 2009

Barong Tagalog

The barong Tagalog (or simply barong, from the word baro) is an embroidered formal garment of the Philippines.

look also HERE, HERE and

History of Barong Tagalog

and much more about Barong Tagalog production etc.

History of the Barong Tagalog

with many good link about clothes etc.

Baro't Saya

Baro't saya is the unofficial national dress of the Philippines and is worn by women.

Look also HERE

Videos

Baro't  Saya

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Barong Tagalog

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'Barong Tagalog' in modern times

Declared as a national dress of the Philippines, Barong Tagalog have evolved to modern times by redesigning its concept. Oct 5, 2013

Remark these are albums in the album "Barong Tagalog - Baro't Saya"

Videos

Terno Fashion Show

Filipino Terno Fashion Show, a fundraiser presented by Philippine Charities of America, Inc. at the Sheraton La Guardia Hotel in Flushing, New York Aug. 26, 2011.

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Terno and The Ins and Outs of the Terno

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A presentation of different elegant Filipina Dresses modeled by charming parishioners of St. John Neumann Parish Center, Las Vegas, NV - Sept 2008

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Philippines Traditional Dress

 

 

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Raquel's piece on The Philippines and Piña Cloth

The past and present of Piña cloth in regards to Philippine culture.

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Remark these are albums in the sub-album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

Pretty Women In Traditional Philippine Clothing from the different regions/provinces/states of the country.
Jofarina House of Filipino Attire

is a Hawai'i based fashion design company specializing in traditional Filipino costumes.

Creating award-winning Filipino costumes.
Giving lectures and training on Filipino costumes and its evolution.

The Philippine Traditional Costumes

also of so many Traditional Costumes of the Indigenous peoples and Tribes

By: Yahnessa Holth

So many wonderfull photos and descriptions

aboutphilippines.ph thinks: one of the best site about costumes, we have seen

Philippine Costumes
Camisa de Chino

Look also the mainpage with more links about the different Philippine Costumes HERE

Look also Camisa de Chino descriptions and history

Maria Clara gown

The Maria Clara gown is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines. This Filipino dress takes its name from María Clara, the mestiza protagonist of the national epic Noli Me Tangere, penned in 1890 by Filipino national hero José Rizal.

The Maria Clara dress originated from the conventional baro't saya of early Filipino women.

Kimona

a transluscent often embroidered blouse with extended sleeves worn over an inner garment

Look many more examples HERE and HERE

Click on the photos on the websites to enlarge

Patadyong

is a Pre-Spanish clothing item or loose skirt worn by Filipino women particularly in the lowland regions of the Visayas.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Evolution of Philippine Fashion

Look the article as pdf HERE

Gender, nation and the politics of dress in 20th century Philippines
Photos of Mascota competition 2008

Zamboangueña women claim ownership of the Mascota

a formal gown with a fitting bodice, her shoulders draped demurely by a luxuriously embroidered, though stiff, panuelo and fastened at the breast by a brooch or a medal. The skirt tapers down from the waist but continues on to an extended trail called the "cola". The "cola may be held on one hand as the lady walks around, or it may likewise by pinned on the waist or slipped up a cord (belt) that holds the dainty "abanico" or purse.

Look more about Zamboangueño men and Zamboangueña women HERE

The different Filipino traditional dresses which reflects the diversity of cultures and heritage in the Philippines

Ethnic - Indigenous dresses - Etc.

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Video

Green Fashion Revolution 2014

The students from the University of the Philippines Cebu showcased on Saturday weaved tribal costumes made of tarpaulins during the Green Fashion Revolution 2014, an intercollegiate environmental fashion show held at SM City Cebu on Saturday. (Armie Garde/Jai Sandoval/Sunnex)

Oct 18, 2014

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

The Indigenous Costumes The Indigenous Costumes

Look also HERE

Philippine Tribal Costumes
Videos

 

Cordillera Tribal Costumes in Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga & Mt. Province

Live mannequins wore various costumes of the different Cordillera Provinces: Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga - Mt. Province. This was a part of the program of the celebration of Baguio Day

 

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A parade of ethnic costumes in Mindanao

Clips from 10 production numbers during the cultural night culminating the 1st Mindanao-wide CARP Sportsfest, June 15, 2007 at the Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
Weaving, Weddings and Wears

The Yakan people

a indigenous muslim tribe native to the tropical island of Basilan, located in the Sulu Archipelago in the most southern region of the Philippines. Recognised primarily for their remarkable technicolor geometric weaves and distinctive face decorations used in their traditional ceremonies

Look also HERE

Video

Tiboli native dance costume

Remark this is an album in the sub-album " T'boli - The People of Lake Sebu"

The malong

is a traditional "tube skirt" made of handwoven or machine-made multi-colored cotton cloth, bearing a variety of geometric or okir designs. The malong is traditionally used as a garment by numerous tribes in the Southern Philippines and the Sulu Archipelago.

Look also HERE and HERE

Royal Malong

A malong in royal colours as worn by Maranaw men and women of royal status.

Indigenous peoples of the Philippines and their costumes
Manobo Tribal Dress
Janggay also called Dyanggay

are metal fingernails extensions that are used as costume accessories among ethnic women of Southern Philippines e.g.  Badjao and Tausug.

Look also about the Janggay dances and how to use the fingernails HERE

Video

Agta courtship attire

An Agta teen-ager shows his attire when he goes courting a girl from a neighboring clan. Mothers help their sons put-on the quite elaborate trimmings. Feb 23, 2013

Bahag

refers to the loin cloth or G-string worn by male members of various ethnic groups in Northern Luzon, Philippines, particularly in the Mountain Province. It is a long cloth hand-loomed by the women of the tribe in designs distinct with each tribe. It is wrapped around the torso and then passed between the thighs, with hanging parts in front and back. Aside from the Igorots of the Mountain Province, the Mangyans of Mindoro also wear a similar attire.

How to wrap Bahag around the torso, the easy way

Look also HERE

Video

Bahag loin cloth

How to wear a Bahag

e.g. Behind the scenes from Banaue, Pamana, Alagaan and Rock Ed's Bookbigayan Project, Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao Province. Tribal women teaching how to wear a bahag.

Look also  about how the "Bahag" is used in the video about the Idaw dance HERE

Headdress, Ifugao Tribe
Philippine Hats

On northern Luzon a man´s suklang told his age, marital status, and village - and sometimes, whether he was a successful head-hunter

Designers, Modern design & fashion - Etc.

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the sub-album

Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows - sub-album

Use the above link to the "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows - sub-album" and look
these below albums in the sub-album.

Scroll down the page and look more about "Designers, Modern design & fashion"
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PHILIPPINE FASHION RACKS - FASHION RUNWAY
Final casting held Feb 25, 2012 at Festival SuperMall for Philippine Fashion Racks - Fashion Runway. 161 Finalists auditioned out of 1,500 participants for the Mossimo Fashion Shows on 3rd & 4th March 2012.
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ECOWALK - Chamber Night featuring - SUSTAINABILITY IN STYLE
Mandaue Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK - September 7, 2011 OAKRIDGE PAVILLION - MCCI in partnership with Anthill and the University of San Carlos College of Fine Arts & Architecture will showcase the creativity and ingenuity of Cebu's young and rising designers with a runway walk of clothes, bags and accessories made of eco-friendly, and indigenous materials.
Look MUCH more about "Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK" as pdf HERE
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The 1Cebu FASHION SHOW
at the (CICC) Cebu Int'l Convention center in Cebu, Philippines
See the creations of Cebu's top, talented dress designers, enthusiastically displayed on the catwalk by leading fashion models.
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Aeropostale Fashion Show 2014
Ayala Cebu
Aéropostale is located at Glorietta 2, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Robinsons Manila Midtown Wing, SM Lanang, Davao & Ayala Cebu
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Miss Cebu 2015 candidates showcase creations of young Cebu designers.
The candidates wearing the creations of Rei Escario, Charmaine Chua, JP Cabigon, Mique Yapching, Bree Esplanada, Roni Yu, Joyce Maw and Mary Ty. Jan 13, 2015
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DEBUTANTE & BRIDAL FAIR, FASHION SHOW
It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.
Look more about "Debutante" HERE
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Bridal Fashion Show
Sun.Star Pilipinas July 2, 2014
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Elegant Gowns by Malou Castillejos
a gown designer based in Manila, specialized in elegant embroidery and delicate hand beadworks.
some of her design sketches
Look also about Malou Castillejos HERE
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Adorata Weddings
PT Square Bldg., 85 P. Tuazon St., Brgy. San Martin De Pores QC.
A look inside Kim Chiu's bridal boutique
Kapamilya star Kim Chiu has ventured into the clothing business via the bridal boutique Adorata Weddings - Jan 14, 2014
Adorata Weddings fashion show launch. Hollywood-inspired, affordable, and with a variety of choices for bride-to-be's and debutantes - Dec 15, 2013
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Famous wedding gowns on exhibit

In the event's "Filipino Bridal Heritage Exhibit" sponsored by Champion Infinity, today's brides and fashion watchers saw not only how rich the country's bridal design heritage was, through several wedding gowns worn by prominent personalities. Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo.
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Unica Hija - FUN FEARLESS FASHION

Manila marveled in the latest fashion trends at the recent debut of Unica Hija in Philippine Fashion Week. The show featured the brand's Back-to-school and Holiday 2012 Collections that are ideal for the modern Filipina.

Look the full desription of the video HERE
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Designer Lizanne Cua - profile and Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013

Look also HERE Lizanne Cua: "I'm always inspired usually by the future."
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Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - "The Fashion Czar of Asia"

Throughout a career spanning 60 years, Jose "Pitoy" Moreno has continued to make the Filipino proud in terms of Philippine Fashion.

Look more about "The Fashion Czar of Asia" HERE and HERE
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Dita Sandico Ong

Bringing out the Modern Filipina under wraps

Like iridescent butterfly wings, Dita Sandico Ong wraps the world with wonder!

Look also HERE and HERE
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Jose Basil Malicsi
grew up in the small town of Los Baños in the Philippines where he was exposed to nature and the arts at an early age. Growing up in with a large extended family, Basil began successfully entering school-related art competitions. Influences of Filipino Culture in Fashion, LIVEWAY Runway, Colorful & Vibrant Collection, Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Look more HERE
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Jun Escario
To mark his 20th year of being a significant name in the fashion industry, Jun Escario hosted yet another awe-inspiring gala featuring his latest collection. Cebu's fashion elites congregated at the Oakridge Pavilion on the evening of October 18, 2012, for the event entitled "Jun Escario: An Act of Fashion."
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Pina and Abaca-made dresses
Designs from close to 80 Filipino designers.
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Oliver Tolentino
El Paseo Fashion Show Palm Springs "The Philippines has been turning pineapple leaves and abaca plant leaves into fabric for hundreds of years"
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Francis Libiran
studied Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas before pursuing a course in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines.
Wedding gowns and suits, ramp Models and celebrities etc.
Look more HERE
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Zara
in Philippine Fashion Week Summer - Spring Collection Kids Fashion 2013.
Zara @ SM Conventional Center

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SONA Fashion & Fashion - etc.

Look more about SONA

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IN PHOTOS: SONA 2015 fashion
Lawmakers and personalities in attendance came dressed in their best, with many taking the opportunity to show off designs by prominent Filipino designers.
Stars were also at the SONA this year, along with politicians and other attendees. View the photos here.

Look also

Photos & Videos in the album "Sona Fashion Statement"

and the articles

SONA guests told: It's not a party, dress simply
by Mara Cepeda July 08, 2016
It's a red carpet affair, but expect more modest outfits at President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address

10 best dressed women of SONA 2015

IN PHOTOS: SONA Fashion 2014

IN PHOTOS: SONA 2016 fashion
July 25, 2016

Heart Evangelista, Alfred Vargas, Dina Bonnevie, Philip Salvador, and more came. Check out what they wore!

Look also SONA fashion: Before Duterte vs now

and the Videos in the album "Sona Fashion Statement"

Ben Farrales

or Mang Ben as he is commonly called, is considered a living legend in the Philippine fashion industry.

Born in Cotabato City on 01 July 1932, he is the youngest child of Salvador Farrales and Paulina Samio. He finished his early education at the San Beda College and acquired his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas, under the tutelage of such legends as Manansala and Agoncillo.

Look also HERE

Video

Dexter Alazas
Fashion designer, Cebu

Look also Handcrafted style
August 04, 2016 By Monica R. Lopez
IT'S fashion mixed with a touch of advocacy as seen in fashion designer Dexter Alazas’ resort inspired line called Amano using the fabric hablon, also known as hinablon, a hand-woven fabric from the municipality of Argao.

and the video

How to shoot fashion models
Jan 10, 2013
Photo shoot in progress here in Cebu. DEXTER ALAZAS, well known for his talents as a dress designer, shows a selection of his elegant gowns for a monthly photo spread.

Remark this is an album in the album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

Youthful hues
April 20, 2017 By Monica R. Lopez
FASHION Institute of the Philippines gives a whimsical take on children’s wear. Mixing fashion, comfort and playful doses of fun, these designers present creations bearing the theme Dancing dreams. Designer Orlie Mar presents Cherub, a billowing creation fusing satin and cocoon fabric, added with a floral 3-D rose embellishment, creating an overall heavenly design.
Videos

FDAP, Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines

This is the definitive history of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines or FDAP. Commissioned by 3-time FDAP President Edgar San Diego one of the original members on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary in 2006 and about coffee table book "Sagala".

Remark this is an album in the album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

STYLEBIBLE | FASHION - Philippine fashion articles on StyleBible.ph
Video

Pineapple Fashion in the Philippines

Remark this is an album in the album "Textiles - all types - & weaving"

Video

Finding the right swimsuit for your body type
Apr 29, 2016

If you already planned out your summer outing but is still stressed out on what perfect summer piece to wear, this might be a big help for you.

Look also HERE

Videos

200-peso Fashion

Jan 5, 2015

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D-I-Y Summer Fashion!

Apr 6, 2015

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Waterproof Fashion

Jun 22, 2015

Skinny jeans could make you a fashion victim – doctors

by/Agence France-Presse Updated June 23, 2015

Academic dress - Etc.

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Academic dress or academical dress in the Philippines e.g. the Sablay

a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree (or similar) or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities).

Look also HERE

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Traditional Headgear - Etc.

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Sakalot

A salakot is a traditional wide-brimmed hat found in the Philippines. It is usually made of either rattan or reeds, and is one of the traditional hats worn by Filipinos besides the iconic conical Asian hat

Look also HERE

Video

Sarok weaving - 1Cebu Expo 2011 - Consolacion Sarok Demo

Sarok

is the famous hat made of dried bamboo and banana leaves. Cebu is famous for this skill of weaving the Sarok.

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Look also the article Consolacion women weave Sarok

Look also about "Sarok Festival" HERE

Footwear - Etc.

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Stepping in Pinoy Style

Shoe of the nation address

by/George P. Moya Oct 04, 2014

There are now only over 100 listed companies in Marikina’s shoe industry. It had dramatically decreased by tenfold from its glory days in the 1970s, where there were over 1,000 listed companies in Marikina’s shoe industry.
Floods of change came wave after wave in Marikina and its shoe industry nearly drowned.
“This industry is dying. We really have to help them get back in business,” says Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman

Marikina Shoe Museum

It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum.

Look also "The shoe industry of Marikina City" HERE and the Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Museums, Treasure of Ancestors, Art galleries - Etc."

“Bakya” is the Filipino version of the wooden clogs often used or worn by Filipino women in bygone days. Today it is rarely used although it is a common footwear used during cultural presentations.

Look the article HERE

Look THE HISTORY OF THE 'BAKYA and Ruben Tagalog's Bakya mo Neneng' HERE

Look also HERE

Photos:

MODERN BAKYA, FASHION BAKYA, WOODEN SHOES FROM PAETE

Step in Style

FLATS COLLECTION - SANDALS COLLECTION - HEELS COLLECTION -  WEDGES COLLECTION

Figlia - THE HEELS ARE ALIVE.

For your fashionable sis or gal pal, Figlia, a premier ladies' shoe brand, presents smartly designed shoes that can take them from office to parties. from pumps to high-heeled sandals, stepping in style is a breeze with Figlia's great selection of footwear

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

Django Leather art and craft

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Mantones de Manila - Etc.

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The truth about the Manton de Manila - I would start calling the shawls,

Mantones de China via Manila!

by/Bea Zobel Jr."

Look also

Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila

by/The Yuchengco Museum

Videos

Mantones de Manila

Spanish Language

Remark this is an album in the album "National & Traditional Costumes" Look the history about the Mantones de Manila HERE

Fan - Paypay, Pamaypay, Abaniko (Abanico)

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Fans are called "paypay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.
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Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

Ref. for article and photo: HERE and HERE

Video

Pamaypay - Paypay

Fans are called paypay, paipay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico). Pamaypay - paypay is used to fan oneself when someone feels hot, but during the Spanish colonial, pamaypay or fan is used by filipinas to cover their face when they feel shy or when they have something to whisper to the person next to her.

Look MORE about how to use it as a "language" above

The ‘abaniko’ transformed
June 5, 2012 By KAREN GALARPE, GMA News
They are no longer Maria Clara’s abaniko.

Look the article as pdf HERE and the Slideshow:

Rachy Cuna's abanikos - Photos courtesy

Remark this is an album in the album "Fans - paypay, pamaypay, abaniko (abanico)"

Umbrella - Payong

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Video

 

UMBRELLAS... RAIN OR SHINE...A COMMON SIGHT
Dec 26, 2016
Umbrellas... Rain or shine... A common sight in the Philippines, even if there's no rain... It's protection from the harsh rays of the hot sun.... Also prepared for a quick downpour. Umbrella sales are brisk here.... Filipinas seem to prefer fair skin.
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Sayaw Sa Payong - Umbrella Dance

This is a traditional dance from Philippines where the beautiful women carries umbrella of same color or different color and steps rhythmically with the folk music.

Carriers (Bags)

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Women’s group making money from water hyacinths in the Liguasan Marsh
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Modern Bags - Philippine Handicraft

is the art of creating products using raw and indigenous materials. It develops the skills and creative interests of the workforce towards a particular craft or trade. The continuing process prepares the labor force to become competent craftsmen and artists who can contribute to the establishment of cottage industries, thus contributing to the economic growth of the country. Several cottage industries exist in its locality such as furniture, bolo, baskets, hand bags, trays, buri/anahaw hats & fan making; which are highly functional products. These extraordinary and environment-friendly products, makes them significant in the global market

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts" Look the full description of the video HERE

Look also the Facebook HERE

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Livelihood program - RECYCLE BAGS - Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Inc.

Remark these are albums  in the album "Modern Bags" in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

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Django Leather art and craft

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

Remark this is an album in the album "Philippine Handicrafts"

Carriers of Tradition

This photograph collage displays a priceless collection of backpacks from Northern Cordilleras region of the Philippines. Running through early 2004 at the Hohenthal Gallery, Treganza Anthropology Museum at San Francisco State University, these bags, some estimated to be hundreds of years old, were exhibited by Charisse Aquino, the curator of the event.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Ancient Costumes (heritage)

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Filipino Traditional Costumes, Asia's Costumes, Philippine Costumes

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Philippines from Ancient times to the early colonial period.

Remark this is an album in the album "Ancient & Traditional - heritage - Costumes - Etc."

BibliOdyssey

Filipino Costumes

Many images from a watercolour album from about 1841

Look the article with all the images as pdf HERE

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Ancient Filipinos, Pre-colonial Philippines

Traditional Dress, Architecture and A Writing Systems

Remark this is an album in the album "Ancient & Traditional - heritage - Costumes - Etc."

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BARONG TAGALOG (Balitaw) - Ruben Tagalog

A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963. Details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in this video.

Remark this is an album in the album "Barong Tagalog - Baro't Saya"

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Spanish Colonial Era:

Mestiza Hispana Filipina

Filipinas de la era española

El vestido tradicional de la Filipina

La Mujer Filipina
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up beautiful women who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing and Western customs.

They were called The Spanish Ladies-Señoritas

El Hombre Filipino - Spanish Colonial Era
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up Filipino gentlemen, who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing, customs and his intellectual character Western.

They were called The Spanish Gentlemen-Señores

Remark these are albums in the album "Spanish Colonial Era"

Manila Carnivals 1908-1939

Perhaps, no other event has piqued the interest and stirred a nation’s imagination more than the fabled Manila Carnivals. Held from 1908-1939, the 2-week fair was organized as a goodwill event to celebrate harmonious U.S.-Philippine relations and to showcase our commercial, industrial and agricultural progress. Spectacular parades, lavish shows, firework displays and the crowning of the Manila Carnival Queen highlighted the "greatest annual event in the Orient".

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El Carnaval de Manila- Spanish Colonial Era

Manila Carnival was an event that aroused the jealousy of all Asia not only for your show, if not for the parade of your exotic queens. Beautiful young women of Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao arrived in Manila for be proclaimed the most pretty woman of the Philippines Islands.

The video shows also many kind of dresses of that time!

Remark this is an album in the album "Intramuros & Manila During Spanish Time"

Videos

Remark these are albums in the album "Ancient & Traditional - heritage - Costumes - Etc."

1905 Luzon Lingerie

THE PHILIPPINES' FIRST MOVIE

Produced in 1905, "Luzon Lingerie" goes on record as the first ever movie made in the Philippines. It's a documentary on the needlework skills of our beautiful great-great-grandparents.

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Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber - Piña - 1918 - 1920 Luzon Lingerie - Silent film

Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber (Piña) are still made in the same old "handmade" way. The embroidery skill is passed on through generations of women. This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives. Production Co: Burton Holmes Travel Pictures

Look the full description of the video HERE

Ancient Armor

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Moro armor

Pamalo: Baston, Garote & Olisi
Arabic On Moro Armor
Armors in Malay Peninsula
Moro Armor is Ottoman's
Moro Armor: Is it Moro?
The Re-Sanskritized Kalis
Uno-Dos-Tres Triangle Attack

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also HERE

Costumes - Dresses Etc.

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Scam Alerts

Beware of bogus recruiters.

Want to be a model or a movie star? Beware of fake online recruiters because you might be putting yourself in danger. Watch Bistado to know how they operate the modus operandi.

Jul 14, 2014

Look also HERE and HERE

Festivals - Fiestas - Events - Etc.

IMPORTANT look also about Catholic events HERE e.g. St. John's - San Juan's Eve and Feast day  and look also Sinulog etc.

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Festivals in the Philippines

Links to the different festivals

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never again voices of martial law play festival
Sep 20, 2016

Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO

Remark this is an album in the album "Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. - President, Dictator, Martial Law, Burial, Etc."

Look also HERE and the article:

Just in time, a festival of plays about martial law

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Classic fiesta dishes
May 27, 2016

Remark this is an album in the album "Filipino Food, Bread, Cakes, Desserts, Drinks - Status, Cuisine, Recipes, Etc."

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Malay Festival Culture in the Philippines

Exquisite festivals throughout the Philippines. From Ilocos in the north, to Sulu in the south, to Palawan and the Spratleys in the West to Leyte and Samar in the East! MAGANDA ATING BANGSABAYAN!!

Filipino Heritage Festival
A month-long celebration of tangible & intangible Filipino Heritage presented through Cultural events deliberately utilizing heritage sites throughout the country as venues. May is Heritage Month, so it's the perfect time to take stock on how well we are taking care of the Filipino heritage.

Look also HERE and the Videos

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DAYAW 2015
Angeles City, Pampanga October 15-17.
2 videos Oct 16 and 28, 2015
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Dayaw 2016
Dec 12, 2016
Quezon City Memorial Circle last November 22 to 24 2016
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Ifugao's Punnuk Festival now in UNESCO heritage list

A traditional post-harvest festival held in Ifugao is now internationally recognized in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list. This report tells us more about the festival and what it means for Ifugaos.

Philippine Festivals
Visayas - Visayan Festivals

Links to the different festivals

Bohol Island Events and Festivals guide
"The Pagoda Tragedy of Bocaue, Bulacan"

Look also the below video "Bocaue's pagoda sails again"

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Pagoda Festival Bocaue

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Bocaue's pagoda sails again

More that two decades have passed since a tragic accident that killed 266 people took place in Bocaue, Bulacan. This year, the town decided to continue the tradition by setting sail a new pagoda, hoping to make up for the lives lost in 1993.

Every First Sunday of July, the town of Bocaue in the Province of Bulacan celebrates the fluvial Bocaue Pagoda Festival, the Pagoda sa Wawa, which commemorates the discovery of the miraculous cross floating on the Bocaue river 200 years ago.

Jul 1, 2014

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After 21 years, Bocaue's pagoda sails again

After a hiatus of 21 years, following the tragedy on the fluvial parade that claimed 266 lives, the town decided to continue the tradition by setting sail a new pagoda, hoping to make up for the lives lost in 1993. Jul 2, 2014

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Pagoda Festival Bocaue 2015

The Coconut in Filipino Festival Culture
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Hinulawan - Toledo City, Cebu

The First Hinulawan festival in Toledo City - Hinulawan Grand Champion CCTC

This is from Consolatrix Academy the declared winner of the mardigra.

Hinulawan Awihao

a practice at Toledo city arcade. afyer tribu bato. taken by Vicente Maravilla

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Hinulawan CA rehearsal

2 days to go before the competition taken by : Vicente Maravilla

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Compostela Fiesta 2016
Aug 1, 2016 by Peter White

Part of the Compostela Fiesta parade. This year the parade was too big to have on one day so it was split into 2 parts over 2 days.

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La Milagrosa Grand Procession 2015

In celebration of the La Milagrosa Provincial Fiesta, a grand procession led by Governor Imee R. Marcos and participated in by the 23 candidates of Miss Ilocos Norte 2015 was held on May 2 in Laoag City. May 5, 2015

Look more about "La Virgen Milagrosa" HERE

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"Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival

Remark 3 video-parts in this video. Aug 14, 2015.

Read also "Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol, Philippines"
by/Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

Masskara Festival in the City of Smiles, Bacolod
a festival held each year in Bacolod
Bacolod is made more popular by this unique celebration that allows local and foreign visitors a chance to drink and be merry for 20 days. The Masskara Festival is an international-crowd drawer festival that brings out the rich and colorful heritage of the people of Bacolod.
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2016 MassKara set October 1-23
August 02, 2016 By Merlinda A. Pedrosa
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced Monday that the 2016 MassKara Festival will be
held from October 1 to 23, the longest festival celebration so far.

and HERE and HERE

Guling-Guling Festival

Guling-Guling was introduced by the Spanish friars in the 16th century as a means for the religious sector to interact with its parishioners.
The annual Guling-Guling Festival in Paoay, Ilocos Norte is traditionally held the day before Ash Wednesday. While Catholics officially mark the fasting and penitence as start of the Lenten Season, it is the day of merry-making and street dancing for Paoay folks. The residents dressed in their Ilocano costume adorned with antique jewelries, dance and sing around the town while being given the sign of the cross where pounded rice is used instead of gray ash. Also, it is the town mayor who imprints the sign of the cross among the Paoay villagers instead of a priest.

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Pahiyas Festival

Lucban in the time of Pahiyas
by/ Archiebald Capila May 15, 2016

May 15 is the annual Pahiyas Festival of Lucban, Quezon - celebrated in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador.

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Pahiyas Festival 2017
by Arjay Estefa May 19, 2017 - with video and many photos
See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017!
The annual festival is a showcase of the creativity and talent of the people of Lucban, Quezon.

and HERE and the Videos

Take a look at Tuguegarao's vibrant 'fire' festival
by Raymon Dullana August 13, 2016

People get together in Tuguegarao City to celebrate the week-long Pavvurulun 'Afi' or 'fire' Festival. Take a look at those beautiful fire-themed costumes!

Look also the Video

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Basi Festival (Piddig)
Tan-ok ni Ilocano Festival of Festivals 2014
Nov 30, 2014

The Basi Revolt erupted as a result of the monopoly of the production, sale and use of basi, the famous wine of the Ilocanos.

Look the full description of the video HERE

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Dayaw sa Tacloban

Originally planned as a cultural celebration of indigenous people in November last year, the annual Dayaw has shifted its focus to crafting programs for healing and recovery of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors.

Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Leyte-Samar Heritage Society Inc (LSHSI), an arts-as-healing event was held April 20-21 2014 in Eastern Visayas. “It was a program for Yolanda survivors by Yolanda survivors.”

The Dayaw program in Tacloban had two parts: Dayaw ha Pagbanhaw and Dayaw para sa Kalibotan.

Look also the article Dayaw indigenous fest held for ‘Yolanda’ survivors by/John Ernest José Philippine Daily Inquirer June 2nd, 2014

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 18, 2016

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week-long celebration unique

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IN PHOTOS: Street dancing at Kadayawan 2016
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 20, 2016
Check out the full list of winners for the street dancing event, too, and see the intricate costumes worn by the dancers!

IN PHOTOS: Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2016 - Flora Floats
by Henrylito D. Tacio August 22, 2016
Stunning floats of various eye-catching designs show off local artistry and culture

August 2016 musings: Kadayawan & everything Mindanao
September 03, 2016 By Jinggoy I. Salvador
THE colors of the Kadayawan seemed to be more vibrant this year and the mood was more high-spirited

and HERE and the Videos from 2015 and 2016 and all the Photos from 2016 e.g. as slideshow

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Ullalim Festival - Kalinga
Apr 18, 2015

The center focus of activities is the repeat of the spectacular “Awong Chi Gangsa” or the Sound of a Thousand Gongs, this time doubling the participants to two thousand or more with special participation of schools, the different municipalities and this city.

Palu-palo Festival of Basco Batanes

Palu-palo (Palo-palo) means sticks or arnis that were used by the native Ivatans to fight the forces of the colonizers such as Spaniards and the Dutch. The natives wear the traditional suit made of indigenous materials from the bark of trees which were flattened.

The video from the site can also be looked HERE

Look also the videos "Palo-Palo Dance of Batanes" HERE

Aswang Festival in Roxas City, Capiz

The town people celebrate their Annual Festival or called it the Aswang Festival is celebrated every 29th and 30th day on the month of October. This includes the parade of participants donning the foremost dreadful costumes like “kapre”, “wak-wak”, and “tikbalang”.

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Ati-Atihan Festival 2012

The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honour of the Santo Niño, celebrated in the third week of January. During the last three days of this week-long festival (fiesta), a parade is characteristic. A colourful happening with celebrants who paint their faces in many different ways and who are dressed in the most exceptional costumes. The dancing on the rhythms of the drums makes this festival comparable with carnival in Rio in Brazil! The fiesta is celebrated in Kalibo on the island of Panay (Visayas).

Look also HERE and HERE

The Santacruzan

is a popular religious festival held in many towns and cities throughout the Philippines as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May. It is usually celebrated with a parade of decorated floats and elaborately dressed characters, representing various aspects of the Virgin Mary and other figures. The festival was introduced to the country during the Spanish period and continues to be celebrated by Filipinos all over the world.

Look MUCH more in the article "Flores de Mayo & Santacruzan festival"- look this article as pdf HERE

and look also the Video

Santacruzan 2014, May 27, 2014

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Flores de Mayo, Quezon 2012

(English: "Flowers of May") is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. Lasting for a month, it is held in honor of the Virgin Mary. During the festival in May flowers are offered to the virgin Mary at the altar in the church. Young children, girls, dressed in white, will visit the church with cut flowers and baskets of petals in their hands. While walking to the altar, they sprinkle the petals in honour of Mama Mary. At the altar they leave the bouquet of flowers

But the procession is a pageant held in many cities and even in small villages.

Look more HERE

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Sarok Festival Consolacion - Cebu - Feb 2012

Every year since 1920 on Valentines Day (Feb. 14th), Consolacion (Cebu) celebrates that it became a Municipality. On this day they have a festival called "Sarok". Sarok is the famous hat made of dried bamboo and banana leaves. Cebu is famous for this skill of weaving the Sarok. In this video you can see Students and teachers from the local Elementary-, High-School and College performing traditional + modern dancing, mostly related to the Sarok hat. Enjoy their beautiful colourful costumes, the joyful expressions of their faces and their inspiring dance moves.

Binirayan Festival

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Katigbawan festival in Catigbian - Bohol

The carabao beauty pageant is the highlight of the Katigbawan festival in Catigbian

Iloilo Paraw Regatta

Look also HERE

Look more about the Paraw HERE

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Iloilo - City of Festivals Promotional Videos

Promotional Video about the Festivals in the City of Iloilo including: Dinagyang Festival, Paraw Regatta, Chinese New Year, Jaro Fiesta, Arevalo Fiesta etc. Requested from the City Government of Iloilo with permission from Mr. Benjamin Jimena, City Tourism Office.

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Dinagyang Festival 2016, Iloilo
Feb 3, 2016

Dinagyang festival 2017, Iloilo
Jan 22, 2017

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Kannawidan Ylocos Festival

Kannawidan Festival of Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur, as a province, has its rich and spectacular cultures and traditions that the Ilocanos have and must be proud of, and as an annual festivity, the Local Government of Ilocos Sur has arranged an activity that would exhibit and promote products of ours and precious cultures of Ilocanos to entice and invite tourists to come and visit Ilocos which is now called the “Kannawidan Ylocos Festival.” Kannawidan Ylocos Festival is a week-long bustle of happiness for local and foreign visitors as more entertaining events are included in the festival, also, the festivity showcases the different products of the province which is the OTOP or the “One Town, One Product.”

Look also HERE

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Catandungan Festival

in Catanduanes is an annual prime celebration of the island province. It is the anniversary celebration and tribute to its founders, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the provinces' independence from the province of Albay. The main features of the festival are: Street Dancing - Pantomina Dance, Beauty Pageant, Agro-Trade Fair, Sports Fest, Guided Tour, Surfing Cup, Art/Photo Exhibits, Etc. It happens every 24th-26 October.

Look also the Facebook HERE

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Binmaley Sigay Festival 2012 - Civic Parade & Street Dancing

is a one week celebration from January 15 to February 2 which will give tribute to the aquaculture industry of the town, which is the number one source livelihood of the community of Binmaley. Sigay is a Pangasinan dialect word which means to harvest.

One of the Highlights of Binmaley Sigay Festival was the Civic Parade and Street dancing where participants be dressed in extravagant costumes and dancing the cultural dance using various dance choreography creating its own magnificent style and tradition. Binmaley is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan - Festival Capital of the North.

Mantawi Festival
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Sandugo Festival - Bohol

Street Dancing 2011

The Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. This festival commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. This 16th Century peace treaty occurred on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact or "sandugo".

Look also

Sandugo Festival: Experience Bohol's past and future
by Joshua Berida July 31, 2016

and HERE and HERE

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Bambanti Festival "Booth Exhibit" and "Float Parade" Isabela Philippines / May 2011

Bambanti means "Scarecrow" Usually used by farmers to prevent the rice fields from the invasion of birds. See the booth of each town of the province showing their products. This festival is held in Ilagan, Isabela Philippines. Agritourism in Isabela good. Thanks to the Photos by "Isabela Aking Probinsiya" A Comunity Page in Facebook. Dedicated to all Isabelinos around the world!
Regards Pablo Bisquera.

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Bambanti Festival "Dance Showdown" in Isabela Philippines / May 2011

Dance Showdown of every town of Isabela with their costumes and local culture.

Butuan’s Abayan Festival

A celebration through the waves of the mighty Agusan River
By Erwin M. Mascariñas, Butuan City-based journalist Updated 08:36 AM PHT Wed, August 3, 2016
Every year, Butuan City is reminded of the importance of the Agusan River; its historical influence and how it has sculpted its vast landscape by way of a religious event known as the Abayan Festival.
Celebrated since the late 1880s, the Abayan is an annual festive ritual of prayer culminating in a fluvial procession along the Agusan River in honor of the river patron Santa Ana

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Menajak Festival Calamba Misamis Occidental

Menajak is a Subanen word for love and the festivities is held every year however the street dancing and ritual competition is held every other year in Calamba, Misamis Occidental to preserve the cultural tradition of the lumads and as thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and love of God.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Subanen Tribe"

Remark this is a video in the sub-album "Subanen Sacred Dances"

Baragatan Festival, a wonderful time to visit Palawan
by/Rhea Claire Madarang June 23, 2015

Every year, in the two weeks leading up to Palawan’s Foundation Day, all the municipalities of Palawan gather at the capital to showcase the best of their locations

Look also HERE and the Videos

THE KALINGA BATOK (TATTOO) FESTIVAL
by Lars Krutak 2009

October is indigenous people's month in the Philippines and in the northern province of Kalinga local organizers in the city of Tabuk, the capital of the province, hosted a Diddiga ("pride") celebration to mark the accomplishments of the Kalinga people. This year's four-day event was themed "Pride of the Past - Hope for the Future" and showcased the beauty of Kalinga culture through a music and dance competition (Sallidummay), a Chico River rafting experience (the "river of life" in Kalinga), and on the final day a Batok (tattoo) Festival that tattooed Kalinga elder and provincial officer of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Miss Naty Sugguiyao suggested "expresses through individual talent, arts, prowess, and strength... the very best of Kalinga."

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look more HERE

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Diddiga festival

apatnaalon wrote on May 24, 2009: heading towards us is MAYOR Camilo T. Lammawin of TABUK, KALINGA to everyone who is viewing this video they will notice that two nights before this festival he already got tattooed by us the traditional way that is why he got a tribal BRACELET BAND and he is wanting another to match his other wrist and is asking ELLE to do another one referring to the ancestors or the Mana on the other side and other ideas.. with ELLE on the table is LARS from the show TATTOO HUNTER (Discovery Channel's SHOW/ National Geo guy also and other photographers for his upcoming book) and tribe members of TATAK NG APAT NA ALON TRIBE like L.A. chapter o.g. member GYROE and stretcher, Zel apprentice and philippine tribe member from Ifugao KUYA FERNAN..

Remark this is an album in the album about

PHILIPPINES TATTOO

Look also the above links and more HERE

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Mam-eh Aeta Forest Foods Festival
Held April 28-29, 2011 in Barangay Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac, this was the first festival held in the Philippines that celebrated indigenous knowledge of wild foods. More than 400 Aeta from Capas attended the festival. The festival was made possible by a grant from the Foundation for the Philippine Environment.

The video tells also a lot about Aeta life and culture.

Aeta Festival Subic Bay, Philippines April 2011

Mark Vickers´ Visit to the Aeta Indigenous People Festival in Subic Bay Philippines

Remark these are albums in the sub-album "The Aetas"

Look much more about the Aetas HERE

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Mid-Autumn festival Makati Shangri-La

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Mooncakes galore at Makati Shangri-La
For most Pinoys, the month of September signals the beginning of the Christmas season. But, before Christmas actually comes around, the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival to celebrate love and family. Sep 8 & 14, 2015

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La Hermosa Festival commonly called the Fiesta Pilar

October 12 marks the Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival commonly called the Fiesta Pilar. This fiesta celebrates Zamboanga City's Patron, Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Our Lady of Pilar). This tradition is tied up with the long, eventful history of Zamboanga City and it's entwinement with Spanish history. One of the main highlights of the festival is Regatta de Zamboanga, a race of the colorful sails called vinta. The Regatta in Zamboanga City started in 1974. Historically, the colorful sailboat was designed by old tribes in the peninsula to show to the world the very rich culture and heritage of Zamboanguenos.

Look the full description HERE

Look also the video Regatta In Zamboanga City

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KAMAHARDIKAAN SIN TAWI-TAWI - Agal-Agal Festival also known as Seaweeds Festival

The industry of Agal-Agal gave birth to Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival in Tawi-Tawi. It highlights the annual celebration of the province's "Kamahardikaan." Celebrated every September 25, these festivities were unique because of the inclusion of seaweeds as materials for costumes and props. Agal-Agal seedlings were displayed while food products made with seaweeds like leche flan were a hit. Add to this a Knotting contest that used agal-agal as props highlighting the prominence of seaweeds as a major source of livelihood in the province. Seaweeds are "pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" for the locals.

Lemlunay - also known as T’Boli Tribal Festival

is an annual celebration staged at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in Philippines. It is celebrated every third week of September

Through the Bukidnon Highlands

Every year the Kaamulan festival (the harvest gathering) brings the 7 ethnic Talaandig, Matigsalug, Manobo, Tigwahanon, Higaonon, Umayamnon and Bukidnon tribes from the region together.

Look also HERE

Video

KAAMULAN FESTIVAL - ceu tourism festival 2011

Centro Escolar University, School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Association of Tourism Students, Grand Tourism Festival Islands Philippines, Reviving the Cultural Festivals.

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Kaamulan festival dances

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5th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival 2014

In tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebration of National Heritage Month (TAOID) in a bid to preserve local heritage, the 5th Tam – Awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) came to life, themed, "Cordilleran Stories: Rituals and Beliefs" last May 2014.

27 Aug 2014

Videos

Jeepney Arts Festival

Look the full descriptions of the videos HERE

Videos

Festivals - Kalesa (Calesa - Karitela) - Tartanilla & Carromata (Karomata)

Kalesa festivals and preparation

Horse Festival sa Bulacan, dinayo ng UH barkada!
Aired: December 29, 2016

Look also HERE and Tartanilla Festival

The Tartanilla Festival is Cebu City's way of preserving the tartanilla (horse-driven carriage) heritage by reviving the oldest mode of transportation to ply some of the city streets.

Videos

Obando Fertility Festival - Ritual - Music and Dance of Bulacan

Every year in Obando, Bulacan, many Filipino childless couples seek the intercession of patron saints San Pascual Baylon and Santa Clara for a child to be born. This is part of their town fiesta which is held from May 17 to 19. This tradition dates back before the Spanish colonization of our country which lasted over 3 hundred years. Of course, when the Spaniards came, the folk practice intermixed with the religious practice. Filipinos these days, especially those wanting a child, usually wear the attire worn during the Spanish times and dance the pandango in the streets as part of the ritual. Look more and the full description of the video HERE

‘Sayaw ng Pag-asa,’ a documentary on Fertility Rites in Obando

Sta Clara Pinung - pino - Fertility Ritual - Music and Dance of Bulacan - NAMCYA 2012 - CCP

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE

Panagbenga Festival
English: Flower Festival is a month-long annual flower festival occurring FEB 1 to First Sunday of March
in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines

Look also PanagbengaPlus - Baguio Flower Festival who have produced many of the videos,

and HERE, HERE, HERE and the Videos - Photos

Panagbenga Festival 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Look more about the festivals 2013 HERE and

In photos: Panagbenga 2014
Feb 23, 2014, Updated Dec 24, 2014 Floats full of minions, fairies, and whole gardens, a parade of street dancers, and more. Photos by Dave Leprozo Jr and Rappler

and all the great PHOTOS by/Ivan Jim Layugan:

IN PHOTOS: The vibrant street parade of Panagbenga Festival 2015
Updated March 01, 2015
The barrel man and other scenes from Panagbenga 2015, showing Baguio in full bloom

IN PHOTOS: The floats of Panagbenga Festival 2015
March 01, 2015
A 'How to Train Your Dragon' float, a Birdman on the streets, a train of creativity and more

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga Festival 2016 street dance parade
Feb 27, 2016
Scenes from the colorful, blooming street parade at this year's Panagbenga Festival.

IN PHOTOS: Stunning floats in full bloom at Panagbenga 2016
Feb 28, 2016
See more pictures of the gorgeous floats plus the celebs who came to join in on the fun

The photos the articles 2014, 2015 and 2016 can also be looked in the videoalbums

Panagbenga Festival 2017 Official Schedule of Activities

Panagbenga Festival 2017 Official Schedule Activities poster

IN PHOTOS Nurturing nature: Panagbenga 2017 street dance parade
by Ivan Jim Layugan February 25, 2017
See all the colorful costumes at Baguio's annual flower festival!

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Panagbenga Festival 2017
February 26, 2017
Bea Alonzo, Enchong Dee, Jericho Rosales, Kylie Verzosa and more take part in the annual flower festival in Baguio

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga 2017 grand float parade
by Ivan Jim Layugan February 26, 2017
Every year, the grand float parade is among the most awaited events at the Panagbenga Festival. Check out this year's lineup of floats!

Videos & IN PHOTOS (as slideshow) - etc.: Panagbenga Festival 2017

Strawberry Festival – A Fruitful Event in Benguet
The people of La Trinidad and Baguio City do not only celebrate during the Panagbenga Festival each year. Besides this colorful annual event, they also celebrate the Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad to highlight the place as the capital harvesting region of fresh strawberries.

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La Trinidad Strawberry Festival 2017 (36th Strawberry Festival) - Street Dance, Drum & Lyre, and Float Competition Parade
by Panagbenga Plus - Baguio Flower Festival Vlogs, Published Mar 29, 2017
Theme: "Sustaining the fruits of La Trinidad's agro-eco tourism"

Colorful Festivals in Pampanga
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Ifugao: Banaue's Imbayah Festival

BANAUE IFUGAO april 15, 2008

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Ifugao Village Festival - Baguio

A spectacular festival of food, song and dance, high in the mountains of Ifugao territory, Baguio. Native dances and cooking a pig the traditional way.

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Clark Pampanga 2015 - 2017

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Sambag, Magay Compostela, Cebu Fiesta 2017
May 19, 2017 by Peter White

Our annual local fiesta which happens right across the road from our home. Every May 15th we get a night of non-stop window and door rattling music and dancing along with lots of drinking and food.

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Pet Festival Philippines. Funny Pet Fashion Show, Cebu.
Published on May 17, 2017
Pet owners put so much money and effort to get their favorite pet recognized.....
Takes place at the country's first and only PET LOVING MALL - Park Mall.

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See their creative fashions on these cute four-legged models. lots of fun....

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Grand Hammock Festival, Montalban, Rizal

Organized by Tingguian Tribe Outdoor Shop

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Overview Feast and Festival from January to December

Descriptions of the different events. Updated September 9, 2012

Philippine Fiesta Celebrations

Philippine Festivals

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Birthday, general and "The Debutante"

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Filipino Tradition - Birthday
Birthday Traditions Philippine Birthday Traditions
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Sabang San Jose Camarines Sur

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Planning a birthday party for your 1-year-old
Of Birthday Blowouts and Long Life Noodles
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Filipinos believe that eating Pancit on their birthday will enable them to live longer.

How to cook Pancit Canton the Panlasang Pinoy way

Look a Pancit Canton recipe HERE

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Filipino Happy birthday song

Music video by the Soul Siren Nina

Debut 18 songs for 18 roses

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How to Say

"Happy Birthday"

in Bolos, Province of Albay, Bicol (a Dumagat language)

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The Philippines Debut Tradition

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Explanation

Here is a very simple explanation of the Philippines Debut Tradition explained with some photos of Debutantes who has celebrated A Debutante's Ball in the past. Enjoy!

 Special Note: The song is one of the most popular debut songs - "Sing Me A Song Again Daddy" by Filipino Legend Jose Mari Chan.<
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What is a Debutante Ball?

This video is a description of what a typical Debutante Ball is.
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The Prayer by Pauline Empeynado

Prayer during my debut. :)
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Kix Manas Debut

Kix Manas' 18th birthday celebration coverage at the Coconut Palace Manila
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Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010

Grand Entrance

Look the "Father-Daughter Dance" below HERE

18 Roses Dance

Cotillion Dance
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Cesssa - Modern 18 Roses

Cesssa wrote on Oct 6, 2010: I'm not a traditional person, so my debut really had to reflect that. Here's what I did for my 18 Roses.
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Tamsyn Debut Prep

Filipino Debut Blessing

by Fr. Wayne Negrete

Need a sample invocation prayer for a debut?

Debut, as in debutante?

Here's a sample of a prayer for the debutante
Debut a la Filipina

Look the article HERE

On their 18th birthday, Philippine women throw a large party "The Philippine Debut"

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Videos

Debut dance tradition

Father-Daughter Dance

 Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010 - Look also the other videos from Cherrie's Debut above HERE

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Amazing Father & Daughter Dance Exhibition

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Cotillion - a Debut Filipino tradition

4 Video-examples of different "Cotillion":

Arielle's Debut - The Cotillion Dance

Karen's Debut - Cotillion with the Cotillion de Honor

Kathleen's Debut Cotillion

Kat's Cotillion

How to Plan a Filipino Cotillion

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DEBUTANTE & BRIDAL FAIR, FASHION SHOW

It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Fashion Designers, their works & organizations and Fashion Shows"

Debut Ideas of all kind!

Leap Year February 29.

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Why does February have an extra day every four years?
When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year
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Look also HERE and the Video: What is a Leap Year?

How to Propose to a Man in Leap Year

Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage.

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines
Thanksgiving celebration

in the Philippines has no specific date or month unlike here in America. People here is prepared of what they do during thanksgiving day but for Filipinos, any day of the year can be a thanks giving day to those who have special happening in their lives they want to be thankful for.

Halloween

Because of the similarities between Halloween and Undas these have come to be linked, and even viewed by some as one celebration. Look also about "Undas"

Look also about Beliefs - Superstitions

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Halloween

is not a festival native to the Philippines but is a recent adaptation from American culture, and is usually celebrated in urban areas during the last week of October by throwing Halloween costume parties and letting the children go trick-or-treating. Filipinos in rural areas, however, prefer to observe the more traditional All Saints Day or Undas on the first two days of November.

Because of the similarities between the two festivals, Halloween and Undas have come to be linked, and even viewed by some as one celebration.

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November is Halloween Season - All Hallow's Eve or Halloween - is one of the most important and looked-after holidays in the whole world including Asian countries like the Philippines. Different countries though celebrate Halloween quite differently and we can see this in the different cultures' varying customs and traditions being observed during Halloween (or Halowin or Undas or the Day of the Dead.)

SUROY SUROY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Nov 1, 2012

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Halloween in the Philippines

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Philippine Costumes Halloween Contest Winners Star City - Manananggal - Fairy

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Pumpkin carvings for Halloween 2014
Other than ghosts and zombies, pumpkins also take center stage during Halloween. Unang Hirit's Betong Sumaya shows us amazing pumpkin carvings before Halloween 2014. Oct 12, 2014

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Remark this is an album in the album "Undas "All Souls Day" & Halloween Celebration"

Celebrating Halloween, the Filipino-style

Mother´s & Father´s days

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Mother’s Day in the Philippines

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is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world. It complements Father's Day, a celebration honoring fathers.

When is Mother's Day?

While Filipinos mark Mother's Day in May, the official celebration should be on the first Monday of December. This is because of Proclamation No. 58, issued in 1998 by then President Joseph Estrada, which declared the first Monday of December as Mother's and Father's Day.

Look also How Mother's Day came about and HERE

What do moms really want for Mother’s Day?
by Krista Garcia May 11, 2017

Your mom would never admit that she wants these things

Flowers And Mother's Day In The Philippines
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Mama - A Mother's Day Tribute

A special tribute to all the Wonderful Mothers in the world

Smokey Mountain was a Filipino singing group formed by musical director, composer, and conductor Ryan Cayabyab.
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Mother - original song / Featuring Charice and Mom Racquel

Father's Day

Father's Day is not an official holiday, but it is widely observed on the 3rd Sunday of June. Most Filipinos born in the 1960s and 1970s did not celebrate Father's day, but Filipinos now follow this tradition and other American holidays, most likely due to the influence of the United States through television and the internet.

In the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, though in certain countries Father's Day has become a secular celebration. It is also common for Catholics to honor their "spiritual father," their parish priest, on Father's Day.

How to Celebrate Father's Day in the Philippines

Father's Day is celebrated in the Philippines on the third Sunday in June

Filipino Traditional Games - Etc

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Games and Amusements Board
is the one encharged in implementing rules and regulations governing the conduct of all professional sports and games locally and the activities of professional athletes, game officials and officiating sports personnel.

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Traditional Filipino Games or traditional games in the Philippines are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments.

Many good descriptions of the different games

Filipino Games

Here, you can find more games that are played “Only in the Philippines”.

These are agawang sulok, araw-lilim, bulong pari, iring-iring, kapitang bakod, lawin at sisiw, luksong-tinik, patintero, palo-sebo, piko, presohan, pusa at aso, taguan, takip-silim, tawanan and viola.

5 Classic Filipino games to teach your kids
by/Krista Garcia October 09, 2015

Do you still know how to play these traditional Filipino street games?

Traditional Filipino Games Traditional Filipino Games

a symbol of our national identity and pride.

Upon the desire of the Bureau of Physical Education and School Sports (BPESS) to foster patriotism, nationalism and appreciation of traditional games among the youth, it embarked on a difficult but fruitful task to search and record the traditional games from the different regions of the country.

So many good descriptions with rules

Look also HERE

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Overview

Traditional Filipino Games

Many different examples of different traditional games

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Sungka - A traditional filipino game

Sungka is a Philippine mancala game which is today also played wherever Philippine migrants are living; e.g. in Taiwan, Germany, and the USA. Like the closely related congkak it is traditionally a women's game. Sungka was first described outside of Asia in 1894 by the American ethnologist Stewart Culin. Although the sungka rules are not much different from those of congkak, sungka is perceived as a genuinely Philippine game by native players.

Look the full description of the video HERE

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Bato Lata

e.g. grybldrs:D wrote: Nowadays, there are still children playing "Bato-lata". Like in this video, I let my son experienced the old game though he's fond of the so-called, "technology" like using tablet, mobile phones and operating the computer - watching youtube the whole day. Playing the old games are really so much fun like our childhood days.. :) Jan 21, 2015

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Games Filipinos play

Tatak Noypi discusses what are the Filipino games Pinoy does in their free time.

Jun 27, 2014

12 traditional filipino games
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Games - Traditional - Palayok - Hampas-Palayok - also known as Pukpok Palayok

The Tagalog words hampas and pukpok mean 'to hit.'

Look how it's played in the album. The player who successfully smashes the palayok is given a prize.

Filipino Kid's Play, Plaything and Playground

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."

Look the article as pdf  HERE

Filipino Traditional Games That I Used to Play

by/PASOK SA BANGA NI Xander
Traditional Games in the Philippines

So many good examples of traditional games!

Look the great article as pdf HERE

Videos

Filipino Wedding Shower Game

The object of the Wedding Shower game is to have Player 1 insert the stick into the toilet role between Player 2's legs. Player 1 is blind folded and has to be instructed by Player 2. Fun Times! The wise married couples showed newlyweds and the upcoming bride and groom how "it's" done.

Etc.

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