Whether you're traveling to the Philippines or doing research for a paper, here is everything you need to know from the culture and history to mythological creatures.

Whether you're traveling to the Philippines or doing research for a paper, here is everything you need to know from the culture and history to mythological creatures.

"Po and Opo" These two words are often heard from children addressing their parents, or when addressing an elderly and when talking to someone much older than you. Saying these two words are act of respect and one of the greatest values Filipino culture can be proud of. If you try to translate "po"and "opo" into other languages, there is no word that can compare to act of respect that these two words bring.

"Po and Opo" These two words are often heard from children addressing their parents, or when addressing an elderly and when talking to someone much older than you. Saying these two words are act of respect and one of the greatest values Filipino culture can be proud of. If you try to translate "po"and "opo" into other languages, there is no word that can compare to act of respect that these two words bring.

A young girl dances in the annual Aliwan Fiesta in Manila.  The event, known as "The Mother of All Fiestas," showcases Filipino cultures and heritage.

A young girl dances in the annual Aliwan Fiesta in Manila. The event, known as "The Mother of All Fiestas," showcases Filipino cultures and heritage.

No matter how many people are at the party, there�ll always be enough food to feed the whole neighborhood. | 21 Things That Happen At Every Filipino Party

No matter how many people are at the party, there�ll always be enough food to feed the whole neighborhood. | 21 Things That Happen At Every Filipino Party

Not through my blood, but through my heart!...You know you're Filipino If....Too funny!

Not through my blood, but through my heart!...You know you're Filipino If....Too funny!

Jeepneys are king of the roads and are unique in the Philippines. Multi-coloured and perhaps is the most exciting to ride in among the various Southeast Asian local public means of transport.  If you happen to visit the Philippines and all taxis, buses, trains are not available, just take the Jeepney.

Jeepneys are king of the roads and are unique in the Philippines. Multi-coloured and perhaps is the most exciting to ride in among the various Southeast Asian local public means of transport. If you happen to visit the Philippines and all taxis, buses, trains are not available, just take the Jeepney.

Philippine Street Food. I've had most of these items, and some of them I enjoyed. Tried the balut; tolerable, but something I would not want to eat again. The rest I would never want to try.

Philippine Street Food. I've had most of these items, and some of them I enjoyed. Tried the balut; tolerable, but something I would not want to eat again. The rest I would never want to try.

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