The Filipino cuisine combines Spanish-Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and even American influences that have affected the regional cuisines of different ethnic groups in the Philippines.
Although the Spaniards controlled the Philippines for 333 years, the Spanish language could never prevail in the country.
The Filipino and Filipina, commonly known as Pinoy and Pinay in local language, are made up of several ethnic groups that speak Austronesian languages.
Ati-atihan is one of the festivities in the Philippines held annually every third Sunday of January in Kalibo, Aklan, in honor of the town patron, the infant Santo Niņo.
Tourism in the Philippines
Tourism plays an important role in Philippine economy.
Aurora is a province of the Philippines and is located in the Central Luzon region.
Zambales is one of the provinces of the Philippines and is located in Central Luzon region.
Tarlac is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in Luzon Island.
Zamboanga Sibugay is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao.
Quirino is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon.