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Tuesday, June 28, 2011



Vote for our entry, Puerto Princesa Underground River, to be included in the New7Wonders of Nature. Visit the link below.


“I urge everyone to take part in this democracy-in-action on behalf of our own environment. By voting online, or—simpler—by texting PPUR to 2861, we can help the Puerto Princesa Underground River, as well as the Philippines, garner a distinct spot on the international tourist map. I leave the mode of choice to you, but please remember to vote, and vote to the maximum,” ---- PRESIDENT NOYNOY AQUINO

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pinoy Jeepneys

JEEPNEYS are popular modes
of public transport in the Philippines.

Once dubbed as the
"King of Philippine Roads"
by the masses.

The term 'jeepney' was coined from the words jeep and jitney.
You can say it as Dyip (jeep) in Filipino language.
It is also known for its flamboyant accessories
and vibrant designs painted on its main body as the canvass.  

The history of jeepneys dates back when American troops started to leave the country after World War II. Hundreds of jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos who refurbished military jeeps to accommodate
more passengers and made it more comfortable by adding metal roofs for shade.

It is a showcase of Filipino talent, creativity and innovativeness at that time. Who would forget the ingenuity of some jeepney manufacturers like Malagueña and Sarao Motors?

Most common in jeepneys are the themes in their designs, from superheroes, 
famous athletes, advertisements to religious items. With hood ornaments like roosters, Philippine eagles, horses and carabaos.

Although, jeepneys seem to be a bit crowded, one can witness different Filipino traits while riding inside a jeepney like being respectful, polite, helpful, thoughtful, generous, and most of all, showcasing our Pinoy religiosity and humor.


The men or younger ones tend to give their own seat or space to an elderly and women. Many will provide assistance if a certain passenger has bulks and loads of stuff to bring in to the jeepney, we call it Bayanihan spirit. One can pass along his / her fare and another would gladly pass it onto the driver or conductor. Sometimes if a person would not know where to go, and the driver does not know where the place either, one can offer correct directions and faster ways to get to a place immediately.

>>>>> Jeepney variations <<<<<

Airconditioned Jeepney Tours

Cebu version

Iloilo version


Jeepney with seats facing infront, used also for tourists at Nayong Pilipino

>>>>> Jeepney souvenirs <<<<<


>>>>> Jeepney in Pop-Culture <<<<<

Jeepney scale model

Jeepney Lego

Jeepney Transformer robot

Jeepney papercraft

Oil painting by Alfredo Esquillo Jr.

The Filipino People

The Philippine archipelago lies in Southeast Asia in a position that has led to its becoming a cultural crossroads, a place where Malays, Moro, Chinese, Japanese, Spaniards, Americans, and others have interacted to forge that unique cultural and racial blend known to the world as FILIPINOS. 

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino

Manny Pacquiao


Lea Salonga

Arnel Pineda

Filipinos are very patriotic, brave and valiant. Many had fought battles against oppresion and tyranny.

Jose Rizal

Emilio Aguinaldo
Melchora "Tandang Sora"Aquino
Gabriela Silang

Andres Bonifacio

Colloquially, Filipinos may refer to themselves as Pinoy (feminine: Pinay), which is formed by taking the last four letters of Pilipino and adding the diminutive suffix -y.

Nicole Scherzinger
Apl de Ap

Bruno Mars
Rob Schneider

Filipinos are the world's 12th most populous race in the world, with a population of about 90 million in the country and 11 million more living and working overseas.

Philippine All Stars
Gary V.
Michael Cinco

Venus Raj
Bata Reyes & Django Bustamante

Freedie Aguilar

Philippine Azkals

Marian Rivera

Efren Peñaflorida
The Filipino character is actually a little bit of all the cultures put together. The bayanihan or spirit of kinship and camaraderie that Filipinos are famous for is said to be taken from Malay forefathers.

 The close family relations are said to have been inherited from the Chinese. The piousness comes from the Spaniards who introduced Christianity in the 16th century. 

A typical Filipino family

Filipinos owing to their beautiful country, are passionately romantic. They are ardent in love as they are fierce in battle. They are born poets, musicians and artists. Today, Filipinos are predominantly Roman Catholics, the remaining are Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and smaller groups are from indigenous tribes.

Procession of the Black Nazarene at Quiapo, Manila
 Filipino Muslims bow in prayer at the Rizal Park in Manila

Filipinos are the third-largest English speakers in the world. A lot of Filipinos are multi-linguals, very good speakers of different languages like Chinese (Fokien, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese), Japanese (Nihongo), Korean (Hangul), Arabic, Spanish and Indo-Malay-Polynesian, aside from speaking different local dialects like Tagalog (where Filipino language is derived from), Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, Kapampangan, Bicolano, Pangasinense, Kinaray-a, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, and Chavacano (Zamboanga Spanish).

Filipinos are a fun-loving people, touted as one of the happiest and friendliest citizens in the world. Very well known for their warm and hospitable smiles, the finest in Asia. 

Throughout the islands, there are fiestas celebrated everyday with sumptuous food and delicacies; and guests, local or foreign are always welcome to their homes.

Although, the common masses are below poverty line, and usually the country has always been struck by calamities like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, violent typhoons and floods, it does not stop Filipinos from being optimistic and are always looking forward to a brand new day. Filipinos got the strength of a Narra tree and the resiliency of a Bamboo plant.

Filipinos are a freedom-loving people, having waged two peaceful, bloodless People Power Revolutions against what were perceived as corrupt regimes. The Philippines is a vibrant democracy, as evidenced by 12 English national newspapers, 7 national television stations, hundreds of cable TV stations, and 2,000 radio stations. Men, women, elderly and children have equal rights and are free to participate in any civic, educational, scientific, sports, marginalized and LGBT groups.


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