Paraw Regatta

Stunningly beautiful, colorful sails at the Paraw Regatta

The crowd has already gathered at the beach in Villa Arevalo in Iloilo that morning as colorful sails of the paraws, native outrigger boats lined the shores. It was low tide and the sea was about a hundred meters away. It was festive with many photographers, onlookers and locals congregating at the shore, only to […]

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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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