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Sunday, January 26, 2014

DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2014 Official Results

Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School

Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental 


        The defending champion, Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School retained its title as it was announced as the over-all winner of the world famous Dinagyang Festival 2014. It first won the title in 2005 under the name Tribu Silak.
       Aside from the top prize, Tribu Panayanon also collected several special awards from opening salvo to the main competition awards. 1st runner-up went to Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School, 2nd runner-up went to Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School, 3rd runner-up went to Tribu Paghidaet of La Paz National High School and 4th runner-up went to Tribu Baybayanon of Melchor Nava National High School in Calaparan, Arevalo. Aside from cash prizes and trophy, the Champion and 1st runner-up will go on a world tour and this time, they will go to Singapore, US and Canada. 

       On the other hand, Kasadyahan Regional Showcase featuring the best street dance festivals in Western Visayas region was decided that only one competing tribe will win as the best performing group this year. Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. sympathizes with some of the towns, cities and provinces in the region which was affected by the typhoon Yolanda in November, 2013 and make the sub-Dinagyang attraction a regional showcase to show the world that amidst the difficulties, hardships and tragedies and against all odds, we can stand up once again and life must go on.
       Dinagyang Festival competition which was started in 1970 is the only Philippine festival that has an official mascot named Dagoy and goes on a world tour in promoting not just the festival but also the Philippines as a tourist destination. In 2011, the winning tribe, Tribu Pan-ay went on to perform in New York City and other neighboring U.S. cities like Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles for the Philippine Independence Day event sponsored by the Filipino community there. Last year, the winning tribe went to New York and California to perform in the Philippine Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Filipino community in the United States highlighted by their performance in the famed New York Times Square. This year, the winning tribe will go to Canada  to perform in some Canadian cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary. There is a plan by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. that they might not send an entry and skip Aliwan Fiesta this year so that the fund intended for the tribe's participating in that competition will be used instead in their tour abroad.

The List of Winners Including Those From Other Events is as follows: 

Luces in the Sky Dinagyang Pyromusical Competition 2014:

Champion      - DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City

1st runner up - Scorpio Fireworks of Iloilo

Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika Drum and Lyre Corps Competition:

Elementary Level

Champion - Dingle Central Elementary School Drum and Lyre Corps
- Dingle, Iloilo
2nd Place - Alimodian Central Elementary School Drum and Lyre Corps - Alimodian, Iloilo
3rd Place - Cubay Central Elementary School School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Cubay, Jaro, Iloilo City

Secondary Level

Champion - Dingle National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Dingle, Iloilo
 2nd Place - Iloilo City National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps
 3rd Place - Ramon Avanceña National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Arevalo, Iloilo City

Kasadyahan Regional Showcase

Best Performing Group - Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

Dinagyang Festival Ati Tribe Competition

Opening Salvo  

Special Awards
Best In Costume           - Tribu Ilonganon

Best In Discipline        - Tribu Panayanon
Best In Performance   - Tribu Panayanon

Main Competition

Special Awards

Best Costume Designer - Tribu Panayanon
Best In Head Dress - Tribu Ilonganon
Best Musical Director - Tribu Panayanon
Best Choreographer - Rommel Flogen and Ramil Huyatid, Tribu Panayanon
Best In Discipline - Tribu Ilonganon

Minor Awards

Best In Street Dance - Tribu Baybayanon
Best In Costume -
Tribu Panayanon
Best In Music -
Tribu Panayanon
Best In Choreography -
Tribu Panayanon
Best In Performance -
Tribu Ilonganon

Major Awards
Champion – Tribu Panayanon (Iloilo City National High School) - they will go to perform in Singapore and in cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary in Canada
1st Runner Up – Tribu Ilonganon (Jalandoni Memorial National High School) - they will go to United States to perform in Chicago, Illinois and New York
2nd Runner Up – Tribu Salognon (Jaro National High School)
3rd Runner Up – Tribu Paghidaet (La Paz National High School)
4th Runner Up – Tribu Baybayanon (Melchor L. Nava National High School, Calaparan, Arevalo, Iloilo City)

Photo Sources: 

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog Official Facebook Page 
Iloilo Metropolitan Times

Monday, January 20, 2014


For those inquiring about Dinagyang Festival 2014 Live Stream links, here are the links which you can watch the Dinagyang Festival 2014 online anywhere you are in the world.  Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition will be on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8 am (PHILIPPINE TIME)

Make the hashtags #Dinagyang2014 and #IAmIloilo a WORLDWIDE TREND on Twitter this coming January 26, Thanks!
Click the links below:

DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2014 LIVE STREAM by Choose Philippines 

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 LIVE Streaming by Stream Pinoy 

GMA Network DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2014 LIVE Streaming Coverage 

GMA Network DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2014 LIVE Streaming Coverage Below:

DINAGYANG FESTIVAL Official Theme Song Lyrics With English Translation and Video

Hala Bira, Iloilo! - Dinagyang Theme Song
Composed by: Rommel Salvador N. Chiu
Lyrics and Vocals: by Dante Beriong

Sadtong nahauna nga istorya kag panahon
Nakilala ka sa ngalan nga Irong-irong
Puno sang manggad kag sang katahum
Sa idalum ni Datu Paiburong.

Ipabugal ko ang imo ngalan
Ipabugal ko ang mga binuhatan
Sang imong ginikanan kag imong kabataan
Gabuligay pakadto sa kauswagan.


Hala Bira ILOILO! Sulong sa pagbag-o!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Matahum nga banwa ko!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Ipabugal ang ngalan mo!
Sa tanan nga panahon ikaw ang palanggaon!

Sa paglakat sang malawig nga tinion
Nakilala ka sa madamong bulohaton
Ang imo nga DINAGYANG kag imo nga KASADYAHAN
Padayon nga ginapasidungga n!

Himuon ko ang tanan nga masarangan
Isinggit ko sa bilog nga kalibutan
Kita mga ILONGGO tunay nga PILIPINO
Mapisan kag dungganon nga mga tawo!


Hala Bira ILOILO! Negosyo kag probinsya!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Napun-an ka sang kasadya!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Itib-ong ang kalinungan!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Padayon sa kauswagan!




Hala Bira Iloilo! - DINAGYANG FESTIVAL Official Theme Song

by Dante Beriong

During the old days,
You were known by the name Irong-irong
Lots of treasure and beauty
Under the rule of Datu Paiburong

I will show pride in your name
I will show pride in what you have done
Of your forefathers, generations and your offsprings
United helping hands towards progress.


Hala Bira ILOILO! Move forward to a change!
Hala Bira ILOILO! My beautiful homeland!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Take pride in your name!
Be loved at all times!

Through time
Your were known by many of your great works
Continuously given honor!

I will do my best
I will shout to the world
We Ilonggos, the real Filipinos
Hard working and dignified people!


Hala Bira ILOILO! Business and province!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Full of fun and laughter!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Spread peace!
Hala Bira ILOILO! Continue to progress!



Friday, January 17, 2014

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 Schedule of Events

ILOILO Dinagyang Festival 2014 Official Poster 

Dinagyang Festival‘s highlights are celebrated every fourth weekend of January, every year. The highlights are composed of the Ati-Ati Competition, the Kasadyahan Festival, the foot and fluvial procession, and the religious sadsad or religious street dance.

Here are some of the important events of the upcoming celebrations in Iloilo

December 13, 2013, Friday

  • 3:00pm – PAMUKAW (Bonifacio Drive)
January 5, 2014

  • 4:00pm – Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Fashion Show of Summer Collection (SM City Iloilo)
January 7, 2014

  • 9:00am-10:30am – Dinagyang Food Aid Program for School Children (A. Mirasol Elementary School, Mandurriao)
January 9, 2014

  • 9:00am-10:30am – Dinagyang Food Aid Program for School Children (Hibao-an Elementary School, Mandurriao)
January 10, 2014

  • 4:00pm – Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Fashion Show of Summer Collection (Robinsons Iloilo)
January 11, 2014

  • 8:00am-1:00pm – Dinagyang Medical Mission (Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo)
  • 3:00pm – Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Jet Ski Exhibition & Pre-pageant Swimwear Competition (Iloilo River Esplanade)
January 13-26, 2014

  • 10:00am-8:00pm – Dinagyang Information and Assistance Center (Robinsons Place Iloilo Fountain Area)
  • 10:00am-9:00pm – Dinagyang Information and Assistance Center (SM City)
January 14, 2014

  • 9:00am-10:30am – Dinagyang Food Aid Program for School Children (Sto. Niño Sur Elementary School, Arevalo)
January 15, 2014

  • 5:00am – Walk with Mary (Diana from San Jose Church to the 5 Barangays of the Parish) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 5:30am – Turning over of Outgoing Hermanos to the Incoming Hermanos of 2014 (San Jose Parish Church)
January 15-25, 2014

  • 6:00am - Sto. Niño Mass in Ilonggo (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 7:00am - Sto. Niño Mass in English (Pilgrims: Parishes of Vacariate of St. Paul) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 8:30am - Sto. Niño Mass in English (Pilgrims: City Schools) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 5:00pm - Chaplet to Sto. Niño (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 5:30pm - Sto. Niño Mass in English (Pilgrims: Private Entities & Government Agencies) (San Jose Parish Church)
January 16, 2014

  • 9:00am-10:30am – Dinagyang Food Aid Program for School Children (Rizal Elementary School, City Proper)
January 16-17, 2014

  • 6:00am – Dinagyang Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament (Iloilo Golf & Country Club, Inc.)
January 17, 2014

  • 5:00am – Walk with Jesus (Diana from San Jose Church to the 5 Barangays of the Parish) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 2:00pm – Opening Salvo Mass with the different Tribe Dancers (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 3:00pm – OPENING SALVO (City Parade Route - Circuit Eight)
January 18, 2014

  • 8:00am-1:00pm – Dinagyang Medical Mission (Brgy. Lanit, Jaro)
  • 8:30am – Sto. Niño Mass for the barangay children (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 9:30am – 30-minute catechism for the barangay children (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 10:00am-11:30am – Parlor Games and snacks for the children (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm – Seminar to Mothers on breastfeeding, child care and responsible parenthood (San Jose Parish Church)
January 18-19, 2014

  • 6:00am – Dinagyang Bamboo Tee Golf Tournament (Iloilo Golf & Country Club, Inc.)
January 19, 2014

  • 4:00am – Dinagyang Half Marathon (SM City Iloilo)
  • 8:00am-12:00am – Medical and Dental Mission (San Jose Parish Church)
January 20, 2014

  • 10:00am – Healing Mass and Lunch Date for the Aged , Sick, and Abandoned (San Jose Parish Church)
January 20-26, 2014

  • 10:00am – Iloilo Travel Mart (Amigo Event Center)
January 21, 2014

  • 7:00am – Arrival of the Pilgrim Image of Señor Santo Niño from Cebu City (Procession from Iloilo Port to San Jose Church)
  • 9:00am – Santo Niño Mass in English (San Jose Church)
  • 10:00am – Re-enactment of the Finding of the Image of Señor Santo Niño (San Jose Church)
  • 10:30am – Motorcade to St. Therese MTC-Colleges, LaPaz (Mass & Public Veneration follow) (From San Jose Church)
  • 4:00pm – Iloilo Arts Festival: Folk Dance/Binalaybay/Latin Dance Sports (SM City Carpark)
  • 7:00pm – Tribute Concert (San Jose Restoration) (San Jose Parish Church)
January 22, 2014

  • 9:30am – Motorcade of the Pilgrim Image to the Universiy of San Agustin (Mass/Public Veneration) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 10:00am – Visitation of the Pilgrimage Image (Towns and Entities who requested) (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 5:30pm – Re-enactment of the Coronation of Queen Juana and Niño Dinagyang 2014 (San Jose Parish Church)
  • 7:00pm – MISS ILOILO DINAGYANG 2014 CORONATION NIGHT (San Agustin Gym)
January 23, 2014

  • 6:00pm – Pilgrim Image visits Cofradia del Sto. Niño de Cebu-Oton Chapter, Trapiche, Oton (San Jose Parish Church)
January 23-24, 2014

  • 6:00pm – Sineng Pambansa (SM City Cinema)
  • 7:00pm – 4th Dinagyang Pyrolympics 2014 Luces in the Sky (SM City Parking Lot)
January 23-26, 2014

  • 5:00pm-onward – DINAGYANG IHRRA FOOD FESTIVAL (Delgado Street)
January 24, 2014

  • 7:30am – SALVO OF A THOUSAND DRUMS (Arroyo Fountain Area)
  • 8:00am – TAMBOR TRUMPA MARTSA MUSIKA (From Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand)
  • 9:00am-12:00nn, 5:00pm – On-the-Spot Painting Contest and Awarding (Museo Iloilo)
  • 3:00pm – FLUVIAL PROCESSION (Fort San Pedro to disembark in Iloilo Customs House; Solemn Procession follows from Iloilo Customs House to San Jose Parish Church)
January 24-25, 2014

  • 6:00pm-onward – Iloilo Dinagyang Street Party (Delgado, Valeria, Ledesma, & Iznart Streets and Bonifacio Drive)
  • 8:00am-5:00pm – 7th Iloilo Dinagyang National Age-Group Swimfest (Iloilo Sports Complex)
January 24-26, 2014

  • 7:00am – Dinagyang Taekwondo (Ateneo de Iloilo Gym)
  • 8:00am-5:00pm – Dinagyang Bastonero (Arnis) (Iloilo Sports Complex)
January 25, 2014

  • 7:00am – Mass for Kasadyahan Contestants (San Jose Church)
  • 8:00am – KASADYAHAN REGIONAL CULTURAL SHOWCASE (The Best of Western Visayas Festivals) (City Parade Route - Circuit Eight)
  • 2:00pm – SPONSORS MARDI GRAS (Parade from Freedom Grandstand)
  • 4:00pm – Kapamilya Karavan (ABS-CBN)
  • 7:00pm – RELIGIOUS SADSAD (San Jose Church) *8:00am – 4th Mayor JPM Bowling Cup (SEBBA)
January 26, 2014

  • 6:00am – Concelebrated High Mass (San Jose Church)
  • 8:00am – 2014 ILOILO DINAGYANG ATI CONTEST (City Parade Route - Circuit Eight)
  • 8:30am – Regular Sunday Masses (San Jose Church)
  • 7:00pm – AWARDING CEREMONIES (Freedom Grandstand)
  • 7:30pm – Fireworks Display (Freedom Grandstand)
January 27, 2014

  • 5:30pm – THANKSGIVING MASS (San Jose Church)

To know more details about the events and information about Dinagyang Festival 2014, visit the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Official website at www.dinagyangsailoilo.com



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Savor The Rich And Mouth Watering Filipino Cuisine

The famed Halo halo a cold dessert treat for summer 

The popular La Paz Batchoy of Iloilo where it originates from Lapaz District of Iloilo City 

Lambanog, a popular Tagalog wine 


A typical Filipino Fiesta setting featuring the native Filipino dishes. Clockwise from the lowermost left: Kaldereta, Pinakbet, Kare-kare with Bagoong (Shrimp Paste sauce), Crispy Pata

Pinasugbo, a popular sweet treat from Iloilo 


Pyanggang - a Tausug dish of barbecued chicken marinaded in spices

Sapin-sapin, layered sticky, glutinous rice cake

Tapuy - a favorite wine or sometimes alcoholic drink of the people of Mountain Province, Benguet, Kalinga, Apayao and Ifugao 

Tuba, a favorite wine of the people of Panay and the rest of the Visayas    


          Philippines is rich in natural resources. It is gifted with lots of bounty from beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna and beautiful people. One thing that people in the world never noticed and appreciated about the Philippines is the bounty of food of gastronomic proportions all throughout the country.
       When people wants Asian cuisine, they always think about Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Indian food but not Filipino food. One reason is that Filipino food is a diverse mixture of Oriental and Western influences but they never thought it has some unique flavor distinct from other foreign food.
       People from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao has a good and discriminating taste that will not only serve your table but also make you salivate and makes Filipino food your epic and legendary palate. Although some Filipino food is fusion or at least influenced and inspired by Asian, Spanish, Latino and American cuisine, it has its own distinct, unique variation. Some of the most popular food you can try at home and ultimately, even start your own Filipino food restaurant:

Valenciana - Filipino version of the popular Spanish dish paella. It includes various diced meats, such as frankfurters/hot dogs, vienna sausage, chorizo de bilbao, carrots, celery, raisins, garlic, and onions mixed with glutinous rice. Named by the Spaniards who brought the dish to the Philippines after the town in Spain (Valencia) where paella originated.

Lechon - whole roasted pig

Longganisa -  A pork sausage similar to a chorizo.

Atchara - Primarily pickled unripe papaya.

Burong Mangga - A food made by mixing sugar, salt, and water to unripened mangoes that have previously been salted.

Binalot - Literally "wrapped". Food wrapped in banana leaves. Usually a meal consisting of a smoked or fried viand and rice sometimes accompanied by a salted egg, tomatoes, or atchara.

Chicharon - Pork Rinds Crackers or Chips. A dish made of fried pork rinds. It is sometimes made from chicken, mutton, or beef.

Tinapa / Tuyo - Fish preserved through the process of smoking (tinapa) or drying (tuyo).

Tocino - A cured meat product native to the Philippines. It is usually made out of pork and is similar to ham and bacon although beef is also used.

Batchoy - noodle soup made with pork organs (liver, spleen, kidneys and heart), pork rinds cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles. It is the famous dish of Iloilo, Philippines


Kaldereta - meat in tomato sauce stew

Afritada - chicken and/or pork simmered in a peanut sauce with vegetables

Kare-kare - oxtail or pork shank and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce

Pinakbet - Ilocano dish made up of kabocha squash, eggplant, beans, okra, and tomato stew flavored with shrimp paste (bagoong)

Mechado - larded beef in soy and tomato sauce. Name derived from mitsa meaning "wick" which is what the pork fat inserted into a slab of beef looks like before the larded beef is cooked, sliced, and served in the seasoned tomato sauce it is cooked in.

Puchero - beef or pork stew in bananas and sometimes with langka (raw jackfruit) and tomato sauce

Sinigang - beef or pork meat or seafood in sour broth

Pinasugbo - fried, crispy bananas with sesame seeds. Popular dessert dish in Iloilo.

Champorado - sweet cocoa rice porridge

Bicho-bicho - Filipino sugar or honey glazed donut

Dinuguan - stew made up of pig's blood and innards

Butter scotch - popular pastry in Iloilo

Puto - sweet, steamed rice cake

Sinanglaw - Ilocano dish. A hotpot made from beef innards.

Pancit Lomi -      A Chinese-Filipino dish made with a variety of thick fresh egg noodles of about a quarter of an inch in diameter.

Polvoron - A pastry made from compressed toasted flour, milk, and sugar. Sometimes made with ground peanuts, cashews, and/or pinipig. May be coated with milk and/or milk chocolate.

Hojaldres, calchetas - pastries

Rosquillos - Philippine cookies made from flour, eggs, shortening, sugar, and baking powder. Originally created by Margarita “Titay” T. Frasco in 1907 in Liloan, Cebu. Its name comes from the Spanish word rosca (ringlet).

Utap - Variant spelling: otap. Oval-shaped puff pastry usually made with flour, shortening, coconut, and sugar.

Bulalo - A beef shank stew including the bone and marrow.

Dinengdeng -  A bagoong soup based dish similar to pinakbet. It contains fewer vegetables and contains more bagoong soup base.

Paksiw - generally means to cook and simmer in vinegar. Common dishes bearing the term, however, can vary substantially depending on what is being cooked. Paksiw na isda is fish poached in a vinegar and water broth usually seasoned with fish sauce and spiced with siling mahaba and possibly containing vegetables. Paksiw na baboy is pork, usually hock or shank, cooked in ingredients similar to those in adobo but with the addition of sugar and banana blossoms to make it sweeter and water to keep the meat moist and to yield a rich sauce. Paksiw na lechon is roasted pork lechon meat cooked in lechon sauce or its component ingredients of vinegar, garlic, onions, black pepper and ground liver or liver spread and some water. The cooking reduces the sauce so that by the end the meat is almost being fried.

Sinanglay - popular dish of Bicol region. A dish wherein fish, preferably Tilapia, is wrapped in pechay or mustard leaves and is simmered in rich coconut milk.

Misua - noodles soup

Different kinds of Pancit (noodles) dish using miki noodles:

1. Pancit Palabok - Rice noodles cooked in anato seeds, usually served with hard-boiled egg, chicharon, spring onions, and kalamansi

2. Pancit Canton - Chinese-Filipino version of Cantonese lo mein using flour-based noodles.

3. Pancit Luglug - Same as pancit palabok except with larger noodles.

4. Pancit Tuguegarao or Batil-patong - originating from the province of Cagayan

5. Pancit Bihon Guisado

6. Pancit Habhab

7. Pancit Malabon

Sotanghon - A clear chicken soup with vermicelli noodles

Bibingka - sweet rice cake made with rice flour, coconut, coconut milk. The hot rice cake optionally topped with a pat of butter and/or slices of kesong puti (Mozzarella cheese). It is very popular in cold December and January.

Sisig -  is a Kapampangan term which means "to snack on something sour".  Sizzling sisig, a Filipino dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver, usually seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers.

Cripy Pata - deep fried portions of pork legs including knuckles often served with a chili and calamansi flavored dipping soy sauce or chili flavored vinegar for dipping.

Bicol Express - a spicy Bicol region dish. It is a stew made from long chili peppers, coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion, pork, and garlic. 

Curacha - boiled or steamed sea crab. It is a popular dish in Zamboanga

Giniling (Picadillo) - Ground pork or beef cooked with garlic, onion, soy sauce, tomatoes, and potatoes and frequently with carrots, raisins, and bell peppers.

Biko - A sticky sweet delicacy made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. It is similar to Kalamay, but uses whole grains. It is also known as Sinukmani or Sinukmaneng.

Bandi - coconut and peanut brittle with sesami seeds

Bukayo - A sweet popular with children, it is made by simmering strips of young, gelatinous coconut (buko) in water and then mixing these with sugar.

Buko Pandan - coconut juice with coconut shavings, sweetened condensed milk and green gelatin.

Buko Pie - A traditional pastry, young coconut filled pie.

Camote cue - Deep fried kamote (sweet potato) skewers with caramelised brown sugar.

Cascaron - A dessert made of rice flour, coconut and sugar.

Leche flan - A rich custard made of egg yolks with a layer of soft caramel on top (as opposed to crème brûlée, which has a hard caramel top). Sometimes sliced and added to other desserts such as halo-halo.

Espasol - A cylindrical cake made of rice flour cooked in coconut milk and sweetened coconut strips, which is then dusted with toasted rice flour.

Hopia - A popular bean filled pastry originally introduced by Fujianese immigrants from China in urban centres of the Philippines.

Maja blanca - coconut milk made into gelatin with optional sweet corn kernels and coconut shavings. A version of blancmange.

Maruya or Kumbo - Fritters usually made from Saba bananas. It is called Kumbo in Iloilo.

Palitaw - They are made from malagkít (sticky rice) washed, soaked, and then ground. Scoops of the batter are dropped into boiling water where they float to the surface as flat discs which are then dipped in grated coconut and presented with a separate dip of sugar and toasted sesame seeds. Palitaws are used in Muasi, a popular native dessert in Iloilo.

Muasi - sweet chocolate soup using brown (muscovado) sugar and palitaw

Ube halaya -  Ube jam, made from boiled and mashed purple yam. Ube halaya (Or halayang ube; variant spellings halea, haleya; from the Spanish jalea, "jam") is also used in pastries and other desserts such as halo-halo and ice cream.

Kalamay hati - A sticky sweet delicacy made of ground glutinous rice, grated coconut, brown sugar, margarine, peanut butter, and vanilla (optional).

Bagoong alamang - Shrimp paste made from minute shrimp or krill.

Bagoong monamon - A common condiment used in the Philippines and particularly in Northern Ilocano cuisine. It is made by fermenting salted anchovies.

Piaya - a popular pastry from Negros Occidental. A flat pastry filled with a jam made of muscovado sugar and sometimes sprinkled with sesame seeds, grilled on a pan. Different flavours include ube (purple yam), mango and chocolate.

Latík  - in the northern Philippines refers to coconut milk curds used as toppings. In the Visayan regions, it is called suman and refers to a thick, sweet syrup made from coconut milk and sugar.

Dodol - A toffee-like food delicacy made with coconut milk, jaggery, and rice flour. Sticky, thick and sweet, it is served mostly during festivals such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

Pinangat - Pinangat or pangat also refers to a dish or method of cooking involving poaching fish in salted water and tomatoes. In Bicol refers to a dish of taro leaves, chili, meat, and coconut milk tied securely with coconut leaf.

Kaldereta - A dish made with cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it.

Rendang - spicy beef curry

Puto Cuchinta - moist jelly-like rice cakes made with brown sugar and lye. It is usually served with grated coconut.

Halo-halo - which can be described as a dessert made with shaved ice, milk, and sugar with additional ingredients like coconut, halaya (mashed purple yam), caramel custard, plantains, jackfruit, red beans, tapioca and pinipig being typical.

Leche con yelo - popular version of halo-halo made of shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and food color.

Pyanggang - is a Tausug dish made from barbecued chicken marinaded in spices, and served with coconut milk infused with toasted coconut meat.

Sapin-sapin - are three-layered, tri-colored sweets made with rice flour, purple yam, and coconut milk with its gelatinous appearance. Takes its name from the word sapin, "to spread" or "to cover".

Palitaw - are rice patties covered with sesame seeds, sugar, and coconut

Siomai - Ground pork, beef, and shrimp, among others, combined with extenders like green peas, carrots and the like which is then wrapped in wonton wrappers.

Siopao -  Steamed filled bun. Common versions are asado, shredded meat in a sweet sauce similar to a Chinese barbecued pork filling, and bola-bola, a packed ground pork filling.

Linupak -  a dessert made from mashed cassava, sweet potatoes, or saba bananas with butter or margarine. The term came from the root word, "lupak" which means the process of mashing the cassava or banana to make it a mashed cassava or mashed banana using a big mortar and pestle called lusong.
   * lusong - a mortar conventionally made of carved wood and is used for pounding rice and other root crops so as to remove the hull from the grains or to mash root crops.

Pitsi-pitsi -  cassava patties coated with cheese or coconut

Turon - a kind of fried lumpia consisting of an eggroll or phyllo wrapper filled with plantain and jackfruit and sprinkled with sugar can also be found sold in streets.

Banana cue - Deep fried Saba bananas coated in caramelised brown sugar with optional sesame seeds coating.

Barquillos - popular treats in Iloilo and Negros Occidental. A flat, sweet flour-based pastry rolled into a hollow tube. Sometimes eaten with sorbetes or western ice cream.

Barquiron - Barquillos filled with polvoron.

Baye baye - A sticky dessert made from newly harvested rice.

Belekoy - A sweet pastry made from flour, sugar, sesame seeds, and vanilla.

Binignit or Linugaw - A dessert soup made with glutinous, sticky rice (pilit) coconut milk, tubers such as purple yam, sweet potato, and plantains as well as jackfruit, sago and tapioca pearls.

Ibus - A type of rice cake from South East Asia made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch or banana leaves then boiled.

Okoy -  also spelled as ukoy is another batter-covered, deep-fried street food in the Philippines. Along with the batter, it normally includes bean sprouts, shredded pumpkin and very small shrimps, shells and all. It is commonly dipped in a combination of vinegar and chilli.

Salabat -  sometimes called ginger tea, is brewed from ginger root and usually served during the cold months.

Tablea - chocolate cubes made from pure cacao beans which are dried, roasted, ground and then formed into tablets. It is an ideal desserts, candies or local sweet treats for everyone.

Tsokolate - Filipino version of hot chocolate drinks made using tablea.

Street foods which include:

a. balut - steamed duck embryo
b. fish balls / squid balls - skewers on bamboo sticks. A common street food most often made from the meat of cuttlefish or pollock and served with a sweet and spicy sauce or with a thick black sweet and sour sauce.
c. lumpiang shanghai  - are spring rolls usually filled with ground pork and a combination of vegetables, and served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce
d. skewers
  d.1 adidas - chicken feet named after the popular shoe brand
  d.2 betamax - roasted dried chicken blood served cut into and served as small cubes for which it received its name in resemblance to a Betamax tape
  d.3 isaw - seasoned hog or chicken intestines
  d.4 proven - the proventriculus of a chicken coated in cornstarch and deep-fried
  d.5 kwek-kwek - deep-fried Penoy, a version of balut without the duck embryo. It is a hard-boiled quail eggs dipped in orange-dyed batter and then deep fried similar to tempura.
  e.6 tokneneng - a tempura-like Filipino street food, made by deep-frying orange batter covered hard-boiled eggs. Similar to kwek-kwek but uses balut instead of Penoy

Ensaymada - A pastry or a brioche made with butter (instead of lard) and topped with grated cheese (usually queso de bola, the local name for aged Edam) and sugar.

Pan de coco - A rich sweet bread with a sweet coconut filling.
Taho - is a warm treat made up of soft beancurd which is the taho itself, dark caramel syrup called arnibal, and tapioca pearls

Camaro - which are field crickets cooked in soy sauce, salt, and vinegar as it is popular in Pampanga

Papaitan -  which is goat or beef innards stew flavored with bile that gives it a bitter (pait) taste

Soup Number 5 - also spelled as Soup No. 5 or Soup #5 which is a soup made out of bull's testes and can be found in restaurants in Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila

Pinikpikan na Manok - that involves having a chicken beaten to death to tenderize the meat and to infuse it with blood.  It is then burned in fire to remove its feathers then boiled with salt and itag (salt/smoke cured pork).

Tuba -  is a  type of hard liquor made from fresh drippings extracted from a cut young stem of coconut palm

Lambanog -  is an alcoholic beverage most commonly described as coconut wine or coconut vodka. The drink is distilled from the sap of the unopened coconut flower, and is known for its potency and high alcohol content (80 and 90 proof).

Tapuy -  is a traditional Philippine alcoholic drink from the Mountain Province, Benguet and Ifugao made from fermented glutinous rice. It is a clear wine of luxurious alcoholic taste, moderate sweetness and lingering finish. Its average alcohol content is 14% or 28 proof, and does not contain any preservatives or sugar.

Basi - Popular Ilocano alcoholic beverage. Made from sugar cane. If fermented longer, it turns into suka or vinegar

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