Posts tagged: History

What is a Filipino Marriage Proposal

The traditional marriage proposal takes the form of the pamanhikan or pamamanhikan or the “parental marriage proposal”, a formal way of asking the parents of the woman for her hand. The would-be groom and his parents go to the would-be bride’s home, and ask the parents for their consent. Once the woman’s parents accept the […]

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Traditional and Modern Filipino Wedding Customs

Filipino wedding customs combine both colonial influence and traditional beliefs. The more common Filipino wedding customs include choosing where to hold the wedding church and who the officiating minister will be. Couples who belong to prominent families usually prefer holding the wedding in an ancient Spanish-time church and enlist a well-known personality for an officiating […]

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Eastern Visayas

Eastern Visayas is one of the two regions of the Philippines having no land border with another region, MIMAROPA being the other, and is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provincesand one city, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte and the City of Tacloban. These provinces and city occupy […]

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Eastern Visayas Region of Leyte and Samar

The twin islands of Samar and Leyte form the core group of the East Visayas region. Both offer excellent natural harbours for ancient seafarers coming in from the Pacific Ocean. Not much is known of the islands’ pre-Hispanic origins due to lack of archaeological diggings in the area. Its remoteness contributed to its isolation from […]

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The Beauty of Leyte Philippines

Leyte is an island province located in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It is about 180 kms long and 65 kms at its widest point. It is very near Samar Island which is the third largest island in the country (the biggest island is Luzon followed by Mindanao). The local dialect is Waray […]

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