Sarangani Bay

Sarangani Bay is located on the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines.

General Santos City, one of the country’s most important ports, and also the hometown of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, is located at the head of the bay.

The province of Sarangani, created in 1992, is named after the bay. A festival known to the locals as Sarbay Fest is held in the area every year in the third week of May. It is possibly the most popular beach event in the southern region of the Philippines.

Sarangani Bay

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ILOILO

Iloilo is a province in the region of Western Visayas in the Philippines. It occupies a major southeast portion of the island of Panay and is bordered by the province of Antique to the west, Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and the Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the southwest. Continue reading “ILOILO”

BOHOL

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.

 Chocolate Hills
Bohol’s Chocolate Hills

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Location, Size & Boundaries

Location: The Philippines comprises an archipelago of some 7,107 islands located off Southeast Asia, between the South  China Sea on the west and the Philippine Sea on the east. The major islands are Luzon in the north, the Visayan Islands  in the middle, and Mindanao in the south. Continue reading “Location, Size & Boundaries”

Nicknames of Filipino Cities

Here are a few popular nicknames of cities in the Philippines:

Bacolod, Negros Occidental
“City of Smiles”

San Pablo, Laguna
“City of Buko Pie”
“City of Seven Lakes”

Cebu
“The Queen City of the South”

Zamboanga
“City of Flowers”
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PANGASINAN

According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2008, Pangasinan was the most searched-for travel destination by Filipinos in the Philippines.

Hundred Islands, Philippines
Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan

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SAMPERNANDU

This is NOT a Tagalog word.

It is the Kapampangan rendering of “San Fernando,” which is the name of the provincial capital of Pampanga.
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Philippine Geography (Song)

Philippine Geography is a delightful song by the hilarious Filipino singer Yoyoy Villame. It serves as a useful mnemonic for the many important cities, provinces and regions of the Philippines!

 SONG  LYRICS

Philippines has a great history, according to our geography
Manila is the capital city, docking point from the other country
Metro Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasay, Makati, Marikina, Pasig,
Zapote, Malabon, Las Piñas, Parañaque

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