Baguio Socio-Cultural Features:
Baguio City, Islands Philippines
Ilocano is the predominant dialect in the city. The national language,
Filipino, is of course spoken by almost everyone. English is widely
spoken and understood. It is the medium of instruction in all public
and private schools. Most newspaper and magazines are printed in
this language and the English-speaking traveler would not encounter
any communication problems.
Religiosity is a basic socio-cultural
characteristic that makes the Filipino character distinct and unique
as manifested likewise by Baguio residents. Over the years, the
number of religious sects in the City has been increasing. The three
most dominant are Roman Catholics to which 80.4 percent of the population
belong, followed by the Episcopalian Church with 5.8 percent and
the Iglesia ni Cristo with 3.5 percent membership. The remaining
10.3 percent are distributed among the other religious sects.
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He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Popular catches include tilapia, catfish (hito), milkfish (bangus), grouper (lapu-lapu), shrimp (hipon), prawns (sugpo), mackerel (galunggong, hasa-hasa), swordfish, oysters (talaba), mussels (tahong), clams (halaan and tulya), large and small crabs (alimango and alimasag respectively), game fish, sablefish, tuna, cod, blue marlin, and squid/cuttlefish (both called pusit).
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Central Philippine Cuisine
Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).
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