SALAKOT

Also stylistically spelled as salacot.

Filipino boy wearing native Filipino hat salacot

The boy in the picture is wearing the traditional Filipino wide-brimmed hat salakot, which is usually made of rattan or reeds.

There are a few variations on the salakot, usually involving materials or a slight difference in the slope towards the brim or towards the top center.


Angeles City is famous for this structure in the shape of a salakot.

Angeles City Salakot

Having grown up seeing it, the locals are flummoxed that the Salakot Arch is considered a tourist attraction. They probably think every other city has its own salakot-shaped arch.