Category: Culture

Hello Halo-Halo!

As a tropical country, the Philippines usually enjoys a sunny climate most days of the year. Thanks to Mr. Sun, Filipinos have thought of many ways to beat the scorching heat. Head to the beach, dive into the pool or dip your spoon into a flavorful mound of halo-halo. What is halo-halo? It’s the ultimate...
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CAPIZtahan Festival Fun!

Roxas City in Capiz province is not only famous for being the seafood capital of the Philippines but also because of its namesake. The city was named after the late Manuel A. Roxas, the first Filipino president of the third Republic who was born in the same city. In honor of him, the locals from...
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Savory Sardines: Dipolog Specialties

Dipolog City, ICM’s Dipolog Base headquarters, is a small, laid back but an economically thriving city. It is the Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines. “Tuloy” (sardines) are abundant in the seas of Dipolog and are available the whole year round. It is a small, oily fish rich in vitamins and minerals and an excellent...
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Easter in the Heart of the Philippines

The province of Iloilo is famously known as the Heart of the Philippines since it is located in the middle of the archipelago. Its capital, Iloilo City, is also known as the City of Love, and Ilonggos are famous for being soft-spoken and sweet. Unknown to many, Iloilo is not only rich in beautiful beaches...
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Law-oy Soup Joy!

Once you set foot in Negros Island, you often hear about the people’s staple food, Law-oy. If you ask a tricycle driver or a peddler in the streets about what most people from Negros eat, no doubt they would all shout “Law-oy!” in unison. Law-oy is a simple but sumptuous soup served in most homes...
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Nutrition Month Tips

Happy Nutrition Month! During the month of March, dieticians and health workers all over the world are gearing up to focus on the importance of proper nutrition in living a healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating is an important aspect of ICM’s Health curriculum, which emphasizes good nutrition. Irene, a participant in Palawan shared, “Now I cook...
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A Filipino Valentine’s Day

People all over the world consider February the love month. Filipinos are not immune from the Valentine’s Day fever! Apart from Christmas, Valentine’s Day is considered one of the most commercialized holidays in the Philippines. In a lot of ways, Valentine’s Day celebrations in the Philippines are very similar to those in Western countries.  Though...
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