EagleEagle The Philippine(Pithecophaga jefferyi), alsoknown as the Monkey-eatingEagle, is an eagle of thefamily Accipitridae that isendemic to forests in thePhilippines. It has brown andwhite-coloured plumage, anda shaggy crest, and generallymeasures 86 to 102centimetres (2.82 to 3.35 ft)in length and weighs 4.7 to 8kilograms (10 to 18 lb).Among the rarest, largest,and most powerful birds inthe world, it has beendeclared the Philippinenational bir
Carabao• The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay: kerbau) or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling both a plow and the cart used to haul produce to the market.
SampaguitaJasminum sambac is a species of jasminenative to South and Southeast Asia. It is asmall shrub or vine growing up to 0.5 to 3 m(1.6 to 9.8 ft) in height. It is widely cultivatedfor its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers
ManggaThe mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging tothe genus Mangifera, consisting of numeroustropical fruiting trees in the flowering plantfamily Anacardiaceae. The mango is native tothe Indian subcontinent from where it spreadall over the world. It is one of the mostcultivated fruits of the tropical world.
BangusMilkfish have a generally symmetrical and streamlined appearance, with a sizable forked caudal fin. They can grow to 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) but are most often about 1 metre (39 in) in length. They have no teeth and generally feed on algae and invertebrates.
Narranarra, also called Asana, any of several timbertrees of the genus Pterocarpus of the peafamily (Fabaceae or Leguminosae). The namerefers especially to P. indicus, or India padauk,or the hard wood, noted for its ability to take ahigh polish, that is derived from the trees.Narra wood is used for cabinetwork; it isusually red or rose colour, often variegatedwith yellow, and is hard and heavy.
AnahawSaribus rotundifolius is a round-leaf fountainpalm found in Southeast Asia. It is a memberof the genus Saribus. It is also called Footstoolpalm (English) and Anáhaw (Filipino). It is theunofficial national leaf of the Philippines.It is a common landscaping plant in the region.It can grow in sub-tropical climates and humid,tropical areas.The leaves are used for thatching and foodwrapping. Overharvesting of leaves of wildplants have reduced leaf size. The leaves dogrow faster after harvest but tend to besmaller.
SipaSipa (lit. kick or to kick) is the Philippinestraditional native sport which predates Spanishrule. The game is related to Sepak Takraw.Similar games include Footbag net, Footvolley,Bossaball and Jianzi.The game is both played by two teams, indoorsor outdoors, on a court that is about the size ofa tennis court. The teams consist of one, twoor four players in each side. The aim of thegame is to kick a soft ball made out of rattanfragments, back and forth over a net in themiddle of the court. The sport requires speed,agility and ball control.
WatawatPambansang Watawat ng Pilipinas) is a horizontalflag bicolor with equal bands of royal blue anThenational flag of the Philippines (Tagalog: Pd scarletred, and with a white equilateral triangle at thehoist; in the center of the triangle is a golden yellowsun with eight primary rays, which represent thecountrys first group of provinces that started the1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain; and at eachvertex of the triangle is a five-pointed golden yellowstar, each of which, represent the countrys 3 mainislands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This flag canindicate a state of war if it is displayed with the redside on top.
Wika - Filipino• Filipino is a prestige register of the Tagalog language and is the name under which Tagalog is designated as the national language of the Philippines and as an official language (the other being English). Tagalog is a first language of about one-third of the Philippine population; it is centred around Manila but is spoken in varying degrees nationwide.
CariñosaCariñosa (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾiˈɲosa], meaning the loving or affectionate one) is aPhilippine dance of Hispanic origin from the Maria Clara suite of Philippine folkdances, where the fan or handkerchief plays an instrumental role as it places thecouple in romance scenario.
Barong Tagalog is an untucked or loose shirt of delicate fabric showing Chinese, airy tropical appearance Indo- Malayan and elongated effect of Hindu influences and the decorative captivity of European mens clothing. The barong appears to have preserved its fundamental look since it was first worn. Almost unnoticeably, through the years, the barongs round neck, straight long sleeves and mid-thigh hemline were resourcefully customized with collar, cuffs and side slits.Barot Saya is a collarless blouse and skirt which means baroat saya (blouse and skirt). From the original, half-nakedstyle, the bare upper torso was slowly covered with a short-sleeved, collarless blouse called "baro". The whole look hasdeveloped into a many-layered collection of the kimona orinner shirt, the baro outershirt with its typically delicatematerials, fine embroidery and wide sleeves.
Bahay - KuboThe nipa hut also known as bahay kubo, is anindigenous house used in the Philippines. The nativehouse has traditionally been constructed withbamboo tied together and covered with a thatchedroof using nipa/anahaw leaves.Nipa huts were the native houses of the indigenouspeople of the Philippines before the Spaniardsarrived. They are still used today, especially in ruralareas. Different architectural designs are presentamong the different ethnolinguistic groups in thecountry, although all of them conform to being stilthouses, similar to those found in neighboringcountries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and othercountries of Southeast Asia.
Pagkain- Lechon - The lechon is a very popular and famous food among Filipinos. Lechon (litson in tagalong) is roasted whole pig cooked over burning charcoals. It is a dish that is almost a fixed part and menu centerpiece of any Filipino celebration which is usually prepared for fiestas, family celebrations (like parties and marriages) and also a favorite dish during Christmas. Lechon is the Spanish name for pig, in the Philippines it means a spit-roasted pig. Lechon is prepared by filling the inside of the animal pig with herbs and vegetables. The pigs are slowly hand roasted on top of charcoal for hours till their skin turns into reddish brown and the inside flesh becomes tender. Philippine Lechon is often served with a thick liver sauce cooked with vinegar, sugar and herbs.