Archive for March, 2009
Monday, March 30th, 2009
Philippine Cuisine, Food and Dishes
Filipino cooking is a mirror of its culture. Variety is present in what is cooked and how it is cooked. rice is the staple product, although many foreign influences have become regular fare on dining tables. For example, the coconut milk or “gata” is often used as an ingredient as taken from our Malay ancestors. Other dishes like the lumpia (spring roll) and pancit (noodles) are derived from the Chinese culture. Surprisingly, the lechon or roasted pig which is the country’s favorite dish has its origins in Spain and Puerto Rico.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
The 16th Pana-ad sa Negros Festival will once again bring together the 13 cities and 19 towns of the Province of Negros Occidental in one exciting event of the year. The Pana-ad sa Negros Festival 2009, the biggest festival in Negros Ocidental and dubbed as the “Festival of Festivals” will be celebrated on April 18 to 25, 2009 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
In Western Visayas, The province of Aklan is preparing to embrace sports tourism. This is in addition to boast tourism in the province. Since the white beaches of the Boracay Island has already been the host to several international and national water and beach sports for several years that are organized by private stakeholders in the resort island. The sports events that aklan will be hosting are the beach volleyball, the international kiteboarding and windsurfing competitions and many more.
Friday, March 20th, 2009
Bohol is considered as one of the few provinces in the country that has possibly one of the most biologically diverse mangrove ecosystems. Mangroves surround most of the province of Bohol are most common around river systems, estuaries and off shore islands.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Based on survey hat is conducted by the Department of Tourism (DOT), the province of Pangasinan Philippines is the no. 1 tourist destination in Region I, the Ilocos Region. The former No. 1 tourist destination, the province of Ilocos Norte was overtaken by the province of Pangasinan in terms of tourist arrivals. In the survey under the leadership of Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr., the province of Pangasinan has a record of 41.47 percent tourist arrivals as compared to Ilocos Norte’s 35.64 percent.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte Philippines is holding an International Game Fishing Tournament on May 7-9, 2009 in the town of Pilar. The beautiful and scenic tropical island of Siargao is now preparing for this three day big event. There are many participants about 100 foreign and local anglers that has aleady committed in the said tournament.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
The present cathedral of Tagbilaran traces to a church built by Fr. Valero de San Pascual, OAR, while the bell tower to Fr. Jose Sanchez, OAR. The church’s interior and exterior have undergone renovations. However, despite the renovations, some historic pieces still remain. The two side altars are in the 18th century Baroque style, while the central altar, decorated with symbols from the Old Testament is in the 19th century neoclassical style. The statue of St. Joseph, the patron of the church, is an 18th century vintage. The church has a good collection of ancient documents, including a fragment of an 18th century Visayan dictionary.
Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental and is known as the “City of Smiles” in the Philippines. Negros Ocidental is part of Western Visayas Region which can be found in the Visayas. Bacolod City is the highly urbanized city of the Province of Negros Occidental which was once awarded as the cleanest and greenest andthe most livelihood city pf the Philippines.