Labor Day in the Philippines is celebrated ever year on May 1st, which in 2017 falls on a Monday.
Pambansang Ibon: Agila ng Pilipinas (Pithecophaga jeffery)
National Bird: Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jeffery)
Pambansang Hayop: Kalabaw (Bubalus bubalis)
National Animal: Carabao (Bubalus bubalis)
April 2017: Moriones Festival of Marinduque
Listahan ng Mga Taunang Kapistahan sa Pilipinas
PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS IN JANUARY
Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan – January
Sinulog Festival of Cebu – third Sunday of January
Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo – January 20-22, 2017
The basis for the Philippine national language is Tagalog, which had primarily been spoken only in Manila and the surrounding provinces when the Commonwealth constitution was drawn up in the 1930s. That constitution provided for a national language, but did not specifically designate it as Tagalog because of objections raised by representatives from other parts of the country where Tagalog was not spoken. It merely stated that a national language acceptable to the entire populace (and ideally incorporating elements from the diverse languages spoken throughout the islands) would be a future goal. Tagalog, of course, by virtue of being the lingua franca of those who lived in or near the government capital, was the predominant candidate.
According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2008, Bohol was the sixth most searched for travel destination by Filipinos in the Philippines.
WHAT TO SEE IN BOHOL
The island province of Bohol is located in the middle of the Philippines in the Visayas region. It is a popular tourist destination not only because of the Chocolate Hills, but also for its beaches and diving attractions.
The hills are actually limestone formations. Continue reading “BOHOL”
Kapampangan or Capampan͠gan refers to the language and people of Pampanga province. It is also known as Pampango or Pampangueño. A woman from Pampanga is called a Pampangueña.
Are you a native of Pampanga?
Marunong ka bang magsalita ng Kapampangan?
= Marunong ka bang mangapampangan?
Do you know how to speak Capampangan?
Note that Kapampangan is not a mere dialect, but a language very distinct from Tagalog.
Click here for examples of Kapampangan words and phrases!
In the English language, the word Filipino often refers to something from or related to the Philippines.