Sarangani Bay

Sarangani Bay is located on the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines.

General Santos City, one of the country’s most important ports, and also the hometown of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, is located at the head of the bay.

The province of Sarangani, created in 1992, is named after the bay. A festival known to the locals as Sarbay Fest is held in the area every year in the third week of May. It is possibly the most popular beach event in the southern region of the Philippines.

Sarangani Bay

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BOHOL

According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2008, Bohol was the sixth most searched for travel destination by Filipinos in the Philippines.

WHAT TO SEE IN BOHOL

The island province of Bohol is located in the middle of the Philippines in the Visayas region. It is a popular tourist destination not only because of the Chocolate Hills, but also for its beaches and diving attractions.

 Chocolate Hills
Bohol’s Chocolate Hills

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Philippine Geography (Song)

Philippine Geography is a delightful song by the hilarious Filipino singer Yoyoy Villame. It serves as a useful mnemonic for the many important cities, provinces and regions of the Philippines!

 SONG  LYRICS

Philippines has a great history, according to our geography
Manila is the capital city, docking point from the other country
Metro Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasay, Makati, Marikina, Pasig,
Zapote, Malabon, Las Piñas, Parañaque

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Location, Size & Boundaries

Location: The Philippines comprises an archipelago of some 7,107 islands located off Southeast Asia, between the South  China Sea on the west and the Philippine Sea on the east. The major islands are Luzon in the north, the Visayan Islands  in the middle, and Mindanao in the south. Continue reading “Location, Size & Boundaries”

SAMPERNANDU

This is NOT a Tagalog word.

It is the Kapampangan rendering of “San Fernando,” which is the name of the provincial capital of Pampanga.
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PAMPANGA

The Philippine province of Pampanga in located in Central Luzon. It has a small land area of 2,203.28 square kilometers, which forms part of the central plain extending from Manila Bay north to the Gulf of Lingayen. Continue reading “PAMPANGA”

Basic Country Facts

The Philippines is an archipelago nation of more than 7,100 islands, with a coastline that stretches 10,850 miles — twice the length of the coastline of California. The islands are mountainous and in total have a land area of 115,831 square miles.

The country lies off the southeast coast of the Asian mainland between Borneo and Taiwan. It is surrounded in the west by the South China Sea, in the east by the Pacific Ocean, in the south by the Sulu and Celebes seas, and in the north by the Bashi Channel.

The islands are divided into three major regions: Luzon, the largest island in the north; the Visayas, an island group in the center; and Mindanao, the largest island in the south. Many Filipina girls are named Luzviminda (LUZ-on, VI-sayas, MIN-danao) by their parents. It’s a uniquely Filipino name.

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ILOILO

Iloilo is a province in the region of Western Visayas in the Philippines. It occupies a major southeast portion of the island of Panay and is bordered by the province of Antique to the west, Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and the Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the southwest. Continue reading “ILOILO”