Aliwan 2013 Festival of Champions

The Beat, the intense dance, the vibrancy,the enthusiastic fun, and the people .  This is why i love every tiny bit of every Filipino culture. If you love wandering around the country why not try visiting cities and towns during fiestas. I bet, it will be a great and fun experience. Learn about some of…

Camotes Island Unlocked

When most people think of living on an island, they think of tropical weather, beautiful scenery, and relaxation.  However, Beyond just the scenery, it is the people who make an island a beautiful place as the friendly locals would say, “welcome”. For those of you backpackers who seek an exotic paradise, there can be nowhere on Earth that…

Philippine stamps

In the time where high technology communication is not yet available, people around the world used letters to exchange communication. A stamp, a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment usually at the top right corner of the mail. Typically, stamps are made from special paper with…

A walk at Roxas Boulevard, Manila

Random photos at the streets of  “roxas” Cultural Center of the Philippines (Left) or more commonly known by its original name of Folk Arts Theater. CCP is the center for the performing arts of the whole country and this is the premier venue for ballet presentations, concerts, stage plays, different performances, exhibits and trade fairs. (Star City,…

Aliwan Fiesta 2012 Winners

This year’s competition was “tough, very tough,” with different festival tribes becoming more innovative, creative and serious about winning.  This competition was particularly challenging. Participants had to address a multitude difficulties, from the preparation of their tableau , costumes, music, up to the very detail of their presentation. Each and every Festival rose to the challenge. Festival tribes delivered excellent and convincing presentations. And this year…

Aliwan Fiesta 2012 Contingents

      This years’s participants from Cordillera administrative region the flower city of ther north, baguio City’s immensly popular Panagbenga Flower Festival which showcases the many floral floats and native dance of the region.  In Central Luzon, Bulacan’s offerings from its regional Singkaban, Halamanan Festival of Guiguinto wich pays tributeto nature.  Par with other festivals in the archipelago Ala Eh Lambayok Festival…

Philippine Festivals

Philippines is celebrating different festivals all year round, each festival has its own creative style and culture, each has its own beat and vision. One of the most popular festival in the country is Sinulog festival it showcases dances and artistry from street dancing, float competition and Festival Queen pageant represented by each contingent that will participate…

Madonna of Japan Memorial Park

A symbol of peace and friendship. As a symbol of peace between the Filipinos and Japanese people 33 years after the second world war, this monument of the Madonna of Japan ( Maria Kannon ) is erected in memory of the brave soldiers who fought and died in this battle field. It is also referred to…