Philippines Guide and Reference for Filipino Culture, Society, People, Humanities, Places, Travel & Destinations
Philippines: Capitals and Major Centers
Metro Manila, in Luzon, is the capital and principal centre of government, business, commerce and education.
Metro Manila is composed of four cities and 13 municipalities which cover 630 square kilometres.
is located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon five hours
from Manila and is the summer capital of the country.
The island province of Cebú is the second gateway to the Philippines and lies in the middle of the Visayans island group.
It is composed of 167 islands and Cebú
is the province's capital.
Davao is the capital of Mindanao
and is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli
Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
Filipino cuisine is distinguished by its bold combination of sweet (tamis), sour (asim), and salty (alat) flavors. While other Asian cuisines may be known for a more subtle delivery and presentation, Filipino cuisine is often delivered all at once in a single presentation. More details at Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
Philippines: Language and Dialect
While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language. All business, governmental and legal transactions are conducted in English. Philippines: Useful Filipino Phrases