Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia with more than 7,000 islands. Rich with natural resources like beaches, mountains, waterfalls and small islands that would invite more tourists and adventure-seeker individuals. This is a tropical country at the very eastern edge of Asia.

Since the early life of Filipinos, the Philippines were already influenced by mixtures of ethnic groups and foreigners. It enhances the people and environment in regards with its habitat and culture. The Philippine archipelago is divided into three groups of big islands, namely: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.


panglao beaches bohol

Panglao Beaches, Bohol



The Philippines were first conquered and ruled by Spaniards. It was the explorer Ferdinand Magellan who set foot in the island of Homonhon in 1521. Magellan was a Portuguese. He then led and claimed that Philippines is under Spanish colony. He died when a Filipino-native Lapu-Lapu fought a battle with him where Lapu-Lapu had won and killed him. The Philippines were colonized by Spaniards in 300 years until 1898 when the Philippines got its independence from Spanish colony.

The Filipinos declared its independence on June 12, 1898 when they got their support from the United States of America and defeated the Spanish occupiers.


Chocolate Hills, Bohol


Today, the Philippines is enjoying its independence and more tourists would love to visit here because of its tropical climate and rich with natural resources. Overall, there are 171 languages and dialects exist from different regions in the Country. Its native language is the Tagalog and English as secondary. For me, Cebuano is my main dialect since I am from Visayas and Mindanao but I am also fluent with Tagalog language as well as English language.

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, Zambales

Philippine Regular Holiday (there are different holidays per region as well or festival in each region):

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Maundy Thursday – Varies
  • Good Friday – Varies
  • Easter Sunday – Varies
  • Araw Ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) – April 9
  • Labor Day – May 1
  • Independence Day – June 12
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21
  • National Heroes Day – Last Monday of August
  • All Saints Day – November 1
  • All Souls Day – November 2
  • Eid Ul Fitr (Hari Raya Puasa) – Varies according to lunar calendar
  • Eid Ul Adha – Varies according to lunar calendar
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • Rizal Day – December 30
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31




Famous Tourist Spot (as of 2018):

Boracay Island, Aklan
Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Siargao, Surigao
Malapascua, Cebu
Mt. Mayon, Bicol
Taal Volcano, Batangas
Rizal Park, Manila
Mactan Island, Cebu
Subic Bay, Olongapo
Mt. Pinatubo, Zambales
Hundred Island, Pangasinan
Panglao Island, Bohol
Coron Island, Palawan
Mt. Apo, Davao
Burnham Park, Baguio
Tinago Falls, Iligan
Magellan’s Cross, Cebu
The Mansion, Baguio
Basco Lighthouse, Batanes
Maria Cristina Falls, Iligan
Cagsawa Ruins, Albay

and many more…

Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, Tagaytay


It’s more fun in the Philippines!