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Philippine History

Early History -The Negritos are believed to have migrated to the Philippines some 30,000 years ago from Borneo, Sumatra, and Malaya. The Malayans followed in successive waves. These people belonged to a primitive epoch of Malayan culture, which has apparently survived to this day among certain groups such as the Igorots. The Malayan tribes that came later had more highly developed material cultures.

In the 14th cent. Arab traders from Malay and Borneo introduced Islam into the southern islands and extended their influence as far north as Luzon. The first Europeans to visit (1521) the Philippines were those in the Spanish expedition around the world led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Other Spanish expeditions followed, including one from New Spain (Mexico) under López de Villalobos, who in 1542 named the islands for the infante Philip, later Philip II.

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MGA MASASARAP NA PAGKAING PINOY … KAIN NA…

Sino na sa inyo ang nakapag try na ng mga ganitong pagkain? Alin ang pinaka masarap?

1. TAPSILOG – Tapa, Sinangag, Itlog

2. LONGSILOG – Longganisa, Sinangag, Itlog

3. HOTSILOG – Hotdog, Sinangag, Itlog

4. PORKSILOG – Pork, Sinangag, Itlog

5. CHICKSILOG – Chicken, Sinangag Itlog

6. AZUCARERA – Adobong Aso

7. LUGLOG – Lugaw, Itlog

8. *oi bawal yan* – Pandesal, Kape, Itlog

9. KALOG – Kanin, Itlog

10. PAKALOG – Pandesal, Kanin, Itlog

11. MAALOG NA *nuts* – Maalat na Itlog, Pakbet, Itlog

12. BAHAW – Bakang Inihaw (akala ninyo kaning lamig ano)

13. KALKAL – Kalderetang Kalabaw

14. HIMAS – Hipon Malasado

15. HIMAS SUSO – Hipon Malasado, Sugpo, Keso

16. HIMAS *toot* – Hipon Malasado, Kropek, Pinekpekan

17. *toot* MONG MALAKI – Kropek, Pinekpekan, Monggo,
Malasado, Laing, Kilawin

18. DILA – Dinuguan, Laing

19. DILAAN MO – Dinuguan, Laing, Dalandan, Molo

20. BOKA BOKA – Bopis, Kanin, Bokayo, Kape

21. BOKA BOKA MO PA – Bopis, Kanin, Bokayo, Kape,Molong Pancit

22. *toot* – Kanin, Tortang Talong

23. *toot* PA – Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit

24. SIGE *toot* PA – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Pancit

25. SIGE *toot* PA IBAON MO – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin,Tortang Talong,
Pancit – Take out

26. SIGE *toot* PA HA – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin,Tortang Talong, Pancit,
Halo-halo

27. SIGE *toot* PAIBAON MO PAPA! – Sinigang na Pige, Kanin, Tortang
Talong, Pancit… Take out with Ketchup

28. *toot* – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong

29. *toot* – Papaitan, Kanin, Tortang Talong

30. *toot* KA BA – Papaitan, Kanin, Tortang Talong, Kapeng Barako

31. *toot* SA YO – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong,Saging + Yosi

32. *toot* KA – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong,Kape

33. *toot* KA HABANG MATIGAS PA – Pandesal, Kanin, Tortang Talong,
Kape, Inihaw na Bangus,
Maruya,Tinola, Ginisang Aso, Pancit

34. SUBO! – Sugpo, Bopis

35. SUBO MO – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo

36. SUBO MO PA – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo, Pancit

37. SUBO MO PA MAIGE – Sugpo, Bopis, Molo, Mais, Pige

38. SUBO MO *toot* KO – Sugpo, Bopis, Tinola, Teryaki,Kochinta

39. SUBO MO *toot* KO BILIS – Sugpo, Bopis, Tinola Teryaki, Kochinta,
Bihon, Tawilis

40. SUBO MO *toot* KO BILIS, HAYOP! – …same as #39, minura mo lang yung
waiter kasi ang tagal ng order.

National Hero of the Philippines

A national hero of the Philippines is a Filipino who has been recognized as a hero for his or her role in the history of the country. Loosely, the term may refer to all Filipino historical figures recognized as heroes, but the term more strictly refers to those officially designated as such. In 1995 the Philippine National Heroes Committee officially recommended several people for the designation, but this was not acted upon. Currently, no one has ever been officially recognized as a Philippine national hero.[1]
The reformist writer Jose Rizal, today generally considered the greatest Filipino hero and often given as the Philippine national hero, has never been explicitly proclaimed as the (or even a) national hero by the Philippine government.[1] Besides Rizal, the only other Filipinos currently given implied recognition as national heroes are revolutionary Andres Bonifacio[1] and Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. While other historical figures are commemorated in public municipal or provincial holidays, Rizal, Bonifacio and Aquino are commemorated in public nationwide (national) holidays and thus are implied to be national heroes.[1]
The National Heroes Committee recommended the Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang to be recognized as national heroes on November 15, 1995:[1] Up to now, no action has been taken for these recommended National Heroes.
In August 2009, shortly after the death of former President Corazon Aquino, widow of Benigno Aquino, legislative measures have been filed calling for her official recognition as a national hero.[2][3]

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National heroes of the Philipines

national hero of the Philippines is a Filipino who has been recognized as a hero for his or her role in the history of the country. Loosely, the term may refer to all Filipino historical figures recognized as heroes, but the term more strictly refers to those officially designated as such. In 1995 the Philippine National Heroes Committee officially recommended several people for the designation, but this was not acted upon. Currently, no one has ever been officially recognized as a Philippine national hero.[1]

The reformist writer Jose Rizal, today generally considered the greatest Filipino hero and often given as the Philippine national hero, has never been explicitly proclaimed as the (or even a) national hero by the Philippine government.[1] Besides Rizal, the only other Filipinos currently given implied recognition as national heroes are revolutionary Andres Bonifacio[1] and Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. While other historical figures are commemorated in public municipal or provincial holidays, Rizal, Bonifacio and Aquino are commemorated in public nationwide (national) holidays and thus are implied to be national heroes.[1]

The National Heroes Committee recommended the Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio AguinaldoApolinario MabiniMarcelo H. del PilarSultan Dipatuan KudaratJuan LunaMelchora Aquino, andGabriela Silang to be recognized as national heroes on November 15, 1995:[1] Up to now, no action has been taken for these recommended National Heroes.

In August 2009, shortly after the death of former President Corazon Aquino, widow of Benigno Aquino, legislative measures have been filed calling for her official recognition as a national hero

Christmas in the Philippines

THE CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN THE PHILIPPINES

Filipinos are very religious and family-oriented by nature. Nothing could ever measure to being with your family and love-ones on special occasions like birthdays, Christening, anniversaries, New Year, and ofcourse Christmas. Filipinos have high regards for Christmas, having known as the ones who celebrates this sacred day the longest and in the moss blissful way.

Christmas preparation starts as early as September and the Christmas season does not only focus on just the eve and the Christmas day itself. Filipinos have this “simbang gabi” (Attending mass) that starts on the 16th of December and ends on the 24th, a day before Christmas. Filipinos ritually attends the mass for nine consecutive days. Then have their festive celebration of the tradional “Noche Buena” (Christmas Eve).

For the Noche Buena, you would see variety of mouth-watering dishes, from desserts, to the main course and you’ll get full even at the sight of these Filipino Christmas cuisine.

So what will you find on a traditional Christmas dinner in the typical Philippines setting?

Traditional games in the Philippines

Traditional Filipino Games or traditional games in the Philippines [1][2] are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments. In the Philippines, due to limited resources of toys of Filipino children, they usually come up on inventing games without the need of anything but the players themselves. With the flexibility of a real human to think and act makes the game more interesting and challenging.

A few decades ago, kids used to gather in the streets or in their neighborhood playground to play their favorite Larong Pinoy games like piko, patintero, taguan, tumbang preso, siato, luksong tinik, etc. These has been their regular and popular pastimes, as well as the favorite games of their parents and grandparents until new and modern forms of entertainment has taken over the interests of young kids.

Dickie Aguado, Executive Director of Magna Kultura Foundation, confirms that the Traditional Filipino Games are very much alive in Philippines. It is not true that the Filipino Street Games are no longer played, as some would say that it has vanished in Philippine society. In many urban and rural areas, a great majority of Filipino children still play outdoor street games as most of them are still unable to own expensive high-tech gadgets. Games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Piko, Sipa, Turumpo, and many others, are very much alive and played daily in the neighborhood. The primary reason why some children stop playing the Pinoy games is because Western sports activities (i.e., basketball or volleyball) are more prominently organized in local Barangays and in schools. With lack of organized sports activities for Filipino street games, children would just move on leaving the games of their childhood in the streets.

Nonetheless, the Filipino Traditional Games are very much alive and are still played in the country. Because it is a tradition for Filipinos to play in a bigger and spacious area, most games are usually played outside the house. Some games are played or held during town fiestas in the provinces.

There are over forty (40) known Filipino games, and many of these are as challenging and competitive as Western games. To cite a few, Filipino Traditional Games include the following: