History of Philippine Cuisine
Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
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.
The economy of the Philippines is the 4th largest economy in South East Asia and the 36th largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity according to the International Monetary Fund in 2009.
Negros Occidental is one of the provinces of the Philippines and is located in the Western Visayas Region.
Pangasinan is a province of the Republic of the Philippines and is located in the Ilocos Region.
Dinagat Islands is the 81st and the newest created province of the Philippines.
Cebu is one of the provinces of the Central Visayas Region in the Philippines.
Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Luzon.