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10 Remarkable Facts About Sinulog

 
Sinulog, Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival, is celebrated every third Sunday of January. It is to honor the Catholic Church’s Santo Niño de Cebu. This festival is characterized by a very long parade with many groups of persons dressed in colorful costumes while dancing Sinulog through the streets.
            The following are 10 remarkable facts about Sinulog:
 
1. Sinulog comes from the Cebuano word “sulog,” a term which describes the back-and-forth movement of water currents. 

20 Interesting Facts About Laguna

 
The province of Laguna is located southeast of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Laguna was named after the Spanish word “laguna” which literally means lagoon or lake. The province’s previous complete name given by the Spaniards was “La Provincia de la Laguna de Bay.”
            The following are 20 Interesting facts about Laguna:
 
1. Laguna was founded in July 28, 1571. It is now more than 400 years old (435 years old) as a province.

10 Interesting Information About Melchora Aquino

 
Melchora Aquino y de Ramos (January 6, 1812 – March 2, 1919) was raised by prosperous farmer parents, Juan Aquino and Valentina de Aquino, at Banlat, Balintawak, Quezon City. She was well known as a great Filipino Revolutionist against the Spanish colonizers. She earned the name “Tandang Sora” for being an elderly mother to the Katipueros, that despite her old age, she still managed to fight for independence.
            The following are 10 interesting information about Tandang Sora.
 

1. According to history, she never attended school because of financial inability. What’s amazing though is that despite her being unschooled, she was noticeably literate and highly intelligent, which was observed even during her very young age. (pinoyforum.com)

10 Funny Things About Pinoy (Filipinos)

10 Funny Things About Pinoy (Filipinos)
 

Filipinos, the people in the Philippines, are arguably great people. They always find way to make hard things easy, and they would always laugh about problems without necessarily becoming irresponsible.
          The following are some funny things about Pinoy:

1. Filipinos use laundry detergent to wash your dishes. (symbianize.com)

2. Filipinos ask for 'Colgate' instead of toothpaste. (symbianize.com)

3. Filipinos’ common names for their pet dogs are ‘whitie’, ‘blackie,’ and ‘bantay’.

Top 10 Lesser-Known Mythical Creatures in Philippine Folklore

 
Philippine folklore refers to the traditional stories and explanations passed down the country. It includes a list of weirdmythicalcreatures that have stood the test of time. Just mention the terms kapre, aswang, engkanto, tiyanak, and tikbalang and you will get most Filipinos, especially the kids, turning into frightened brats.
The following are some unpopular mythical creatures that have made our mythology even more interesting and—of course—horrific.

1. BAL BAL is scavenger-monster with a thirsty appetite for dead human bodies. “Also known as maninilong among the natives of Catanauan, Quezon, this vampire-like creature prefers to prey on corpses. With a long, razor-sharp claws and a sense of smell that may be 10 times more sensitive than dogs’, Bal Bals easily find its next meal on cemeteries and even funerals.” (filipiknow.net)

10 Interesting Things About Pinakbet

 PINAKBET, an Ilocano dish, is stewed vegetables commonly composed of eggplant, bitter melon (ampalaya), okra, and tomatoes. It is seasoned with ‘bagoong isda’ or thick salted fish sauce.
          The following are 10 interesting things about this dish:
1. Eating nutritional dish “pinakbet” can prevent diseases like diabetes. (neonate28.blogspot.com)

2. Pinakbet or pakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish which is a specialty of the northern regions of the Philippines.

Jose Rizal's Education

Jose Rizal's Education

THE FAMILIAR STATEMENT that Doña Teodora was Rizal’s first teacher is not just a sort of ‘venerating’ his mother who sacrificed a lot for our hero. It was a technical truth. In his memoirs, Rizal wrote, “My mother taught me how to read and to say haltingly the humble prayers which I raised fervently to God.”

Education in Calamba
In Rizal’s time, seldom would one see a highly educated woman of fine culture like Doña Teodora who had the capacity to teach Spanish, reading, poetry, and values through rare story books. Under her supervision, Rizal had thus learned the alphabet and the prayers at the age of three.
 

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