ANGHAM

This term “angham” is likely a misspelling of agham (meaning: science).

AIRAK

There is no word “airak” in the Tagalog language.

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Quiapo

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, better known as Quiapo Church, is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks in Manila, if not the entire Philippines. Not only a strong symbol of Catholicism in the country, Quiapo is also a place where typical Filipino everyday activities can be observed.

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Manggahan Festival

The annual Mango Festival of the Province of Guimaras celebrates not only the province’s world-renowned mangoes but also the colorful history and rich culture of Guimaras.

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Boracay

A trip to Boracay is not complete if you don’t visit Crystal Cove Island.

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PARAW

Sailboat (malaking bangka na may layag)

He is one of the many paraw or sailboat operators in Boracay but Varill Sausa says he is different from the others because he built his own double outrigger sailboat that is his main source of livelihood.

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Binalonan

A town in Pangasinan…

Travelers going up north to places like La Union, Ilocos, Benguet, and Pangasinan often don’t look out of the window of their vehicles during long country rides. The farming town of Binalonan is one of those “forgettable” places because of its undeniably rural characteristic, with a few buildings, single-floor residents, and large swaths of rice fields. Very little is known about Binalonan except for a few excerpts from one of its more distinguished residents, Carlos Bulosan, who described his hometown in his novel America is in the Heart.

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Walis Kaong

Walis Tingting are the common stick brooms in the Philippines made from the midribs of coconut leaves… while the much lesser-known Walis Kaong are made from the leaves of sugar-palm trees!

Vendors from Kaybagal town in Tagaytay take pride in selling a truly native product not just because of its high quality but because of the time and patience needed to create it.

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