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Metro Manila, Islands Philippines

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.

Baguio City, Islands PhilippinesBaguio is located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon five hours from Manila and is the summer capital of the country.

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Cebu City, Islands PhilippinesThe 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.

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Davao is the capital of Mindanao and is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area.

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Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc

Common dishes

As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.

Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.

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Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.

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