Regatta de Zamboanga vinta

Stunningly colorful vintas race during Regatta de Zamboanga

The people lining the boulevard cheered as vinta number 01 raced to the finish leaving behind rivals during the Regatta de Zambaonga in Zamboanga City, winning their category. As the other racers arrived at the finish line, the announcer at the makeshift stage called on the next division to prepare. The colorful vinta, long been […]


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Bibingka, puto bumbong and simbang gabi

Speak of Simbang Gabi and one thing comes to mind: FOOD of which the bibingka (rice cake) and puto bumbong are two popular fares associated with this religious activity, or with Christmas, even if its available all year round. These are usually found just outside the church gates and after mass, people stop to buy. However, while these two are true for those living in Metro Manila and probably in the Tagalog region, it is not traditional in my home province of Cebu.

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