Christmas in the Philippines
Being one of the two Catholic countries in Asia, the Philippines celebrates Christmas like no other country in the region.
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.
Although the Spaniards controlled the Philippines for 333 years, the Spanish language could never prevail in the country.
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.
Indigenous Religious Beliefs and Practices in the Philippines
Though religion in the Philippines has been influenced by western religions, they still maintain a distinct Southeast Asian flavor in their spiritual beliefs and practices.
Zamboanga Del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in Region IX and occupies the southern section of the Zamboanga Peninsula that forms the western part of the island of Mindanao.
Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region.
Cotabato (North Cotabato)
Cotabato is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the interior of Mindanao Island in Soccsksargen Region.
Cavite is a province of the Philippines located 30 kilometers south of Manila in the CALABARZON Region in Luzon.
Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).