Misa De Gallo (Rooster’s Mass) in Philippines Created on December 10, 2012, 7:29 am Posted by nup

The first crow of the rooster during the early morn of December 16 marks the beginning of the yearly observance of the Misa de Gallo, popularly known to Filipinos as the Simbang Gabi. These masses are the most important of all Filipino Christmas traditions because they signify the coming birth of the Messiah. It is a fusion of Filipino folk rites and indigenous customs with religious devotion deeply embedded by Spanish colonizers.

Coron Island Natural Biotic Area in Palawan Created on December 19, 2012, 9:00 am Posted by nup

Coron Island comprises two barangays, Banuang Daan and Cabugao, all of them belong to the Indigenous Cultural Communities. There are 373 households with a population of 2,028 individuals of Tagbanua in the Island. The primary users of the resources of the island are the residents of these two settlements.

Lagbasan Cave in Sultan Kudarat Created on January 3, 2013, 3:30 am Posted by nup

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (November 13, 2008)-Cavers marvel at the different rare formations inside Lagbasan Cave in Brgy. Kuden, Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat. The cave, which was called world-class by cave specialist Glen Malliet of the United States Speleological Society, is one of the major tourist attractions of the province. It has become popular among local caving enthusiasts due to the presence of unspoiled stalactites, stalagmites, minerals and other unnamed natural cave formations.

The Battle of Pulang Lupa in Torrijos, Marinduque Created on January 3, 2013, 3:43 am Posted by nup

The Battle of Pulang Lupa was an engagement fought on September 13, 1900, during the Philippine-American War between the forces of Colonel Maximo Abad and Devereux Shields, in which Abad's men defeated the American force.
"The severity with which the inhabitants have been dealt would not look well if a complete history of it were written out" --Governor-General of the Philippines, William Howard Taft, concerning the U.S. Army campaign on the island of Marinduque during thePhilippine-American War of 1899-1902 [1]

Santo Niño Festival in Philippines Created on January 3, 2013, 4:04 am Posted by nup

A grand procession of over two hundred well-dressed images of the Child Jesus.
The month of January in the Philippines is Santo Niño Festival Month. It is the period when many of our provinces, towns, and cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao pay homage to the Holy Child Jesus. They prepare months ahead in anticipation of the large volume of local and foreign tourists who will flock to their areas to watch and take part in the festivals.




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