Tinikling, a national dance from the Philippines is known for its fast beat while hoping at two sets of bamboo. The dance involves two people against each other, beating sliding and topping bamboo poles on the ground in coordination with one or two sets of dancers who step over and in between the poles. Considered…

Once upon a time, before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, in the northwest part of Laguna, which is now the town of Victoria, you will see the original location of the town of Pila. It was known then as “Pagalangan”. 57 years after Magellan discovered the Philippines, Reverend P. Juan de Florencia was appointed…

The Bakunawa, also spelled Bakonawa, Baconaua, or Bakonaua, is a dragon in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. It is believed to be the cause of eclipses. It appears as a giant sea serpent with a mouth the size of a lake, a red tongue, whiskers, gills, small wires at…