Tag: Philippines

Learn A Language: Filipino or Tagalog

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE FILIPINO LANGUAGE

  • Tagalog (or Filipino) belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The name of the language is derived from taga-ilog, from taga (native) + ilog (river).
  • Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is named after a mangrove tree that has white flowers called nilad.

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Travel Guide: Sagada in Mountain Province

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Warning: Picture-heavy post!

Sagada is known for its “hanging coffins” – the traditional way of burying people which according to their traditions only the married and who have grandchildren may be buried this way. Also,  its sunrise viewing which was featured in the movie “That Thing Called Tadhana.

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Travel Guide: White Beach in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

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Puerto Galera is well-known for its beaches, the White beach and the Sabang beach. The island is family-friendly during the day, with water sports and jet ski rentals. At night, the bars and restaurants fill up with party-goers with fire dancers and sometimes steel drummers. I’ve been here thrice already, this was my second time.

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