Articles with the tag "Visayas" (25)

Biliran is an island province of Eastern Visayas on the western side of the region. It is bounded on the south by Caragara Bay, Samar Sea on the east, North by the Visayas Sea and the strait of Biliran on the West. The province boasts of many smaller islands and islets, beautiful and pristine white sand beaches and waterfalls.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Biliran, Visayas
Eastern Visayas is one of the three regions in the Visayas group of islands and it is designated as Region VIII out of the 17 regions of the entire Philippines. The region is a grouping of three major islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran and other small islands scattered throughout the eastern archipelago of the Visayas. It is composed of the six provinces of Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Biliran.
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Published on 12/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Eastern, Visayas
Siquijor is a small island in Visayas. Siquijor Island or Isla del Fuego as the Spanish named it, due to the intensity of fire flies lies some 22 km east of Southern Negros. Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea during a tremendous thunder storm sited as evidence is fossils and shells which can still be found in Mount Bandila-an, Siquijor's highest point. While the coastline is mostly white sand beaches, oceans full of tropical marine life the interiour is mountainous.
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Published on 12/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Island, Siquijor, Visayas
Cebu Island is long and narrow with a mountainous central spine and the most important island in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The main touristic areas are the islands of Mactan, Bantayan, Badian, Malapascua and Camotes where you can find large high-end resorts and hotels offering all kinds of luxury. Apart from that there are smaller resorts in fishing villages in the South and North, such as Moalboal, offering a more Filipino experience and amazing nature experiences.
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Published on 12/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Cebu, Island, Visayas
The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of brown-coloured limestone formations, are the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight air tours.
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Published on 11/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Bohol, Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, Visayas
Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu, is a 1st class and highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 922,611 people, making it the fifth-most populated city in the nation and the most populous in Visayas.
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Published on 21/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Cebu, Visayas
Was it the Nancy Drew book about the lighthouse mystery that got me imagining since I was a teenager? That tall shape of a beacon at sea enlarged my illusion when, years later, I met a couple living in one on the coast of Andalucia. The lighthouse became an ideal dream for a place of solitude, a place to live and write with the sea for a muse.
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Published on 02/05/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Travel
Tags: Capul, Lighthouse, Visayas
“The Visayan still holds to many of the old superstitions, not because he has reasoned them out for himself, but because his ancestors believed them and transmitted them to him in such stories as these. [The Creation Story is] A very old explanatory tale. In a slightly varying form it is found in other parts of the Islands.” – Mabel Cook Cole, 1916
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Published on 09/01/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Visayas
The Campanario De Dumaguete is a famous landmark of the city. Built in 1811, the watchtower was constructed to warn residents of the impending danger by Moro pirate attacks in search of slaves.The Dumaguete belfry was built among one of the four watchtowers of the town just right next to the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria along Perdices street fronting Rizal Park.
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Published on 21/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Documentary
Tags: Dumaguete, Visayas
Capiz has long been overlooked as a tourist destination, no thanks to the widespread belief that the aswang — a shape-shifting, blood-sucking nocturnal creature in Filipino folklore — inhabits its shores. But don’t let this myth keep you from visiting the province, which has plenty to offer the curious traveler.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Travel
Tags: Capiz, coastal, culture, heritage, Visayas
The Ilonggos are concentrated in the Western Visayas Region, particularly in Panay Island (Iloilo, Capiz, etc.) and Negros Occidental. They are also found in some areas of Mindanao. The word “Ilonggo” normally refers to a person, whose language is Hiligaynon. The term Hiligaynon originated from Yligueynes, which means “people of the coast.”
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Negros, Panay, Visayas
Capiznon is derived from kapis, the name of the seashells that are primarily used as square panes for windows; the suffix “-non”, on the other hand, means “people”. They are also known as Capizeños or Capiceños. Moreover, they're concentrated in Capiz, a province in the northeastern portion of Panay Island (Western Visayas region).
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Panay, Visayas
The Bantoanon or “people from Banton (Island)” actually reside mostly in Odiongan, Corcuera, Calatrava, and Concepcion in Romblon, an archipelagic province in the MIMAROPA region. They speak Asi, a Visayan language that is lexically similar to the language of Romblomanon.
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Visayas