The Philippine Fiesta

The Philippine Fiesta

Fiestas in the Philippines are held to celebrate a patron saint or to mark the passage of the seasons, depending on which part of the country you’re in. The fiesta is part and parcel of Filipino culture. Each city and barangay has at least one local festival of its own, usually on the feast of its patron saint.

 

The roots of Philippine fiestas go back to before the Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 1500s. In the old animistic culture, regular ritual offerings were made to placate the gods, and these offerings evolved into the fiestas we know today. A wonderful fiesta season means good luck for the rest of the year.

 

Churches

Churches

With 73.8 million members in 2005, the Philippines is the third largest Catholic nation in the world after Roman Catholicism in Brazil and Roman Catholicism in Mexico; The Philippines is also one of the two predominantly Roman Catholicism in Asia, the other one being East Timor. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila is the Roman Catholic primate of the Philippines…..

 

The Mayon Volcano

The Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ most active volcano and is considered to be the world’s most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. It is a basaltic-andesitic volcano. The upper slopes of the volcano are steep averaging 35-40 degrees and are capped by a small summit crater. Its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic material….

 

Pagkaing Pinoy

Pagkaing Pinoy

Popular dishes include lechĂłn (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), pochero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), ..

 

Baguio Panagbenga Festival

Baguio Panagbenga Festival

The Panagbenga Festival is held yearly during the month of February. The celebrations are held for over a month and peak periods are the weekends. The Panagbenga Festival showcases the many floral floats and native dances.

 

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The Chancery
The Philippine Chancery is located at Villa 939, Road 3220, 332 Mahooz Area.  The office is located behind the Brunei Embassy and in front of the Iranian Embassy.  Mails can be forwarded to P.O. Box 26681.

Contact Details
The Embassy can be reached at the following contact details:
Telephone – 1772-1234
Fax- 1772-0827
Email- manamape@batelco.com.bh

POLO- OWWA’S contact details are as follows:
Telephone- 1774-0951; 1772-1908
Fax- 1774-0829

Working Hours
The working hours of the Embassy’s consular section are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday, from  Sundays to Thursdays. ATN Services are provided on a 24/7 basis, even on weekends and legal and religious  holidays.

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