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Happy New Year! Filipino Celebrations and Superstitions

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Happy New Year! Filipino Celebrations and Superstitions Filipinos are generally superstitious. This is not surprising given that the country’s version of Catholicism is steeped in the rich brew of folk magic and cross-cultural traditions. The Chinese, Americans, Japanese (and to a certain extent, the French, British and the Dutch) have all landed ashore at some point or another in Philippine ... Read More »

Paskong Pinoy 202 (A Christmas Special Part 2)

Paskong Pinoy A Christmas In The Philippines Special (Part 2)   A truly Pinoy Christmas can only be characterized as a gathering of friends, family and food. Filipinos love nothing better than fresh, home-cooked meals. There’s no better time to showcase one’s best family recipes or personal cooking prowess as when kin from all over the country come home for ... Read More »

The Best Christmas Sights In The Metro | Christmas In Manila

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The Best Christmas Sights In The Metro  Christmas In Manila A Holiday Philippines Blog Christmas Special.   As the only Catholic country in Asia, the Philippines is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in the region. There are no flurries of powdery snow falling down from the sky, no below-zero temperatures to worry about, no live pine trees ... Read More »

Using Credit Cards In The Philippines: What You Need To Know

Using Credit Cards In The Philippines: What You Need To Know [A Guest Post By Mike From CreditCardForum.com]   When you travel to a country you’ve never visited before, all kinds of questions and concerns will come to mind. What should you pack? What should you do there? And of course, how should you pay for things once you get ... Read More »

The 9 Mornings Of Christmas

The 9 Mornings Of Christmas Christmas In The Philippines   No authentic Christian Filipino Christmas is complete without the traditional simbang gabi or early morning novena mass. The nine simbang gabi masses have since become more than just an empty ritual for Pinoys during this season. Read More »

Paskong Pinoy 101

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Paskong Pinoy 101 A Holiday Philippines Blog Christmas Special (Part 1) On this side of the globe, Christmas comes early, really early. The start of the –ber months signals two different things for the Philippines. It is the unofficial end of the monsoon season, when fewer and fewer storms come in from the Pacific Ocean and the weather settles into ... Read More »

Spend a Day in Davao

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A Day In Davao Southern Philippines Did you know that you can fly from the north to the south of the Philippines in just a few hours? The whole country is small enough to be travelled around in a couple of days, if you’re staying in Manila, some places you can visit on your holiday include Batangas, Tagaytay or Baguio. ... Read More »