Binangkal: A Cebuano Native Delicacy

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Binangkal is a sesame-covered baking powder doughnut that is shaped and as small as a ping-pong ball. It is deep fried until crisp and brown on the outside. It looks like a dim sum which gives us a hint of Chinese influence. The basic or main ingredients are eggs, oil, […]

5 Haunted Places in Cebu Perfect for Ghost Hunting

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1) Villalon Mansio   The Villalon Mansion, also referred as the “House on the Hill,” is one of the known haunted houses in Cebu. It once served as the residence of a rich Cebuano clan, and the mansion used to attract plenty of visitors. Now, it is off-limits to outsiders. […]

Bulingan Falls

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Bulingan Falls is truly a natural wonder given as a gift to the island of Basilan. Hidden in the dense forest of Lamitan City, the falls feature clear waters cascading through a wall of natural rock formation. For more photos and videos, please visit our feature article Bulingan Falls of Lamitan, […]

Chapel of Cartwheels

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The Chapel of Cartwheels is surely Manapla’s pride. Built during the hacienda days of the 60’s, the Chapel of Cartwheels in Hacienda Rosalia in the town of Manapla continues to attract tourists in the province of Negros Occidental. The small church is made from farm implements such as cartwheels, plows, […]

The Best Steamed Rice Cake — Manapla Puto

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The Philippines steamed rice cake, famously known as “puto” is one of the famous native delicacies of the country. Also known as a delicacy of Manapla, a town in Negros Occidental, it is eaten as is or with butter or grated fresh coconut and it is also best partnered with […]

When in Antique: Seek Out Seco Island

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The island has a 1.5-kilometer stretch of fine white sand beach with turquoise waters. It’s the perfect getaway island for those who want to escape the city. It’s a place where you can commune with the sea, and feel like one of the mermaids in “Dyesebel” resting in an island […]

The Kiping of Pahiyas

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We all love colorful fiestas and festivals. Nothing is more vibrant than a town that celebrates thanksgiving for their patrons and ancestors, especially the way Filipinos do it. Week long celebrations and different decorations are all over the town and houses to express gratitude and happiness. One of the popular […]

Get Your Own Happy Chooseday Photo!

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4 Easy Steps: 1) Visiting our meme generator at http://meme.choosephilippines.com. 2) Upload your photo — be it a selfie or a beautiful place in the Philippines, it’s up to you what to share! 3) Pick your choice of text. 4) Voila! Download your own Choose Philippines photo, post on FB, Twitter, […]

For The Rainy Season, A Slow Cooked Bacolod Soup For The Soul

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While rainy days call for a hot mug of coffee or a steaming cup of tea, in Bacolod, locals favor the city’s famous beef soup called Cansi, an intense yet hearty beef soup flavored with Batwan, a citrus fruit endemic to Western Visayas that adds a distinctively sour punch to the dish. [related: Serving Bacolod’s Comfort […]