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Small Business in the Philippines

By legal definition, small businesses are privately owned  entities and operated   by small number of individuals with relatively low volume of sales.  It could be a corporation, a partnership or a sole propertorship.  In the Philippines, small businesses thrive everywhere: from small sari-sari store (convenience store type), bakeries, beauty parlors, dressmakers , food stands, etc.  […]

Business consultancy in the Philippines

You  have accumulated experience and a good  network in your industry and has been long time dreaming of working at the comfort of your home and be your own boss.  Well,  then start a consultancy business and discover how rewarding this career option for you!   In fact, consultancy is one of the hottest trends in […]

Franchising 101

By definition, Franchising is the practice of using another firm’s successful business model. It is an anglo-French derivation of the franc- meaning free.  For the franchisor, the franchise is an alternative to building ‘chain stores’ to distribute goods and avoid investment and liability over a chain. The franchisor’s success is the success of the franchisees. […]

Business Ideas in the Philippines

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” -Buddha Small businesses has always been the backbone of  Philippines economy.  If you’re interested in starting your own business  or If you already run a business or you want to buy into a proven […]

Food Business in the Philippines

Despite Philippines dwindling economy  the food industry manage to keep afloat and even manifested a remarkable growth.  Blame it on Filipinos love for food. Food is the basis of their social life; they eat three meals a day and two snacks in between.  So if you are thinking of engaging in a food business in […]

Procedure Putting up a business in the Philippines

Should I start my own business?  Have you ever asked yourself this question before?  It may not be surprising that  nowadays there are growing number of Filipinos interested in starting up their own business.  More and more people are leaving their 8 to 5 hour routinary work in exchange for the adventure of starting their […]

Doing Business in the Philippines

More and more Filipinos and foreigners alike are showing great interest in engaging in their own businesses in the Philippines as manifested in the growing numbers of local and foreign companies established every year.  The Philippines with its’ strategic location in Asia, its’ good foreign relation abroad and where english is widely spoken makes this […]


Lanzones, legend says that mortals couldn’t it this fruit for it is poisonous.  A fairy then pricked each of this fruit to let humans eat it safely.  This legend explains the “unexplainable marks” inside the fruit of lanzones.  Whether its true or not, it would have been such a waste if humans couldn’t taste this […]

Camiguin, Travel guide

Camiguin is a small island province of the Philippines off the northern coast of Mindanao. It belongs to the Northern Mindanao region.  It’s capital is Mambajao and is considered the second smallest province both in population and land area.  Camiguin is famous for its pristine beaches, volcanoes and delicious lanzones. Getting there Camiguin is accessible […]

Franchising in the Philippines

Franchising business is one of the most lucrative business to date in the Philippines.  Amidst the lurky global economic crisis, the entrepreneurship spirit among Filipinos has never been alive. Being a boss in your own right, using existing and proven business formula that’s what is all about Franchising. Jollibee is one of the biggest example […]

Buko Salad Ice-candy

When summer is hot there is no better way to beat it but by eating cold stufs.  Filipinos love cold snacks like Halo-halo or Banana con hielo for they are easy to make and are definitely delicious.You can always find one at a nearby shop.  Kids on the other hand enjoy ice-candy all year round.  […]

Iloilo- Guimaras Travel Guide

Iloilo and Guimaras are probably two of the provinces you have never visited yet. Or even worse not even heard of. Well this two twin provinces are definitely one of the jewels of the Visayas region.  These two provinces are equally rich in cultural heritage to begin with and splendid beaches to enjoy with. Iloilo […]


Siopao is one of my favorite Filipino snack.  In my family we love to pair it with wonton soup and some siomai dipped in soy sauce and Kalamansi. Although we used to cook our own siopao , nowadays buying is a lot easier than cooking them as you can even find them in some Fastfood […]

Sagada Travel Guide

Are you in for adventure? Then Sagada must be the right place for you! Sagada is one of the municipalities of Mountain Province.  It is adjacent to Bontoc, another interesting place to visit in Mountain Province.  You can’t go to Sagada without dropping by at Bontoc.  Sagada is located 275 Km north of Manila and […]

Capones Island Travel Guide

Another great destination to visit in the Philippines not far from Manila is Capones Islands. If you are in for blue water, great waves and surfing adventures this is the place to head on. Capones Island is located in Zambales and is known for white sand and blue water a hidden paradise on earth. The […]

Pinoy Fruit Salad

“The creamier the better.” Sometimes I wonder what makes filipinos crazy about Fruit Salad! For no special occassion is complete without this dessert to finish off all those mouth-watering dishes that we ate. Pinoy Fruit Salad is different because we love it sweet, creamy and gooey! The longer they stay in the fridge the better […]

Mi Ultimo Adios of Dr Jose Rizal

Here’s a copy of the famous farewell poem written by Dr. Jose Rizal at the eve before his execution at Bagumbayan, December 30, 1898 MI ULTIMO ADIOS (My Last Farewell) ¡Adiós, Patria adorada, región del sol querida, Perla del mar de oriente, nuestro perdido Edén! A darte voy alegre la triste mustia vida, Y fuera […]

Travel Guide El Nido Palawan

El Nido is definitely one of the best places to visit in Palawan region in the Philippines. “El Nido”, a spanish term for nest explains the islands famous marble and limestone cliffs housing a great number of the nestling ground for balinsasayaw or swiflets. The swiflets nests are actually very much used in cooking specially […]

Travel guide Donsol (Whaleshark Watching)

Whale shark watching is definitely a must when you are visiting Philippines. You can do it yourself or if you are travelling with your friends and family even better. Just be sure of one thing, that you visit them during the season they are in Sorsogon. To help you even better in preparing your match […]

Other things to do in Pagudpud

Although to many going to Pagudpud means only enjoying and frolicking the beach, well you are mistaken. For there are a lot of exciting things we can do when visiting Pagudpud. 1. Start with the Pagudpud Viaduct 2. Stop by at Paraiso ni Anton (Anton’s Paradise) Beside the grotto there is a clean stream nearby […]

Visiting Vigan

There are so many exciting things to do and visit in Ilocos Sur. You can start with Vigan followed by the Crisologo Museum, Vigan Park how about a little bit of strolling in the City to enjoy the famous empanada, okoy and other delectable Ilocos goodies. 1. Vigan City Found in the province is the […]

Travel guide Ilocos

Ilocos Sur The province of Ilocos Sur is often dubbed as a living museum of a spirited past because of the strong presencen of Spanish legacy where myriad of cultures and histories converge. In here you will find a national shrine, a national landmark, a national museum, heritage museums, ancestral houses, period houses, cobble-stoned streets […]

Bitso Bitso (Pinoy Donut)

Long before Dunkin Donuts or Mister Donuts mushroomed in the surface of Manila, Filipinos already loved this sweet puff creature. On afternoon snacks, our grandfathers have enjoyed a great deal of this filipino style donut. Bitso Bitso (Pinoy Donut) Ingredients: 150 g of flour 1 tablespoon of orange water 50 g of sugar 2 tablespoons […]

Philippine Celebrity Recipes

We all have our favorite celebrities. But we know very little about their private lives. If they excel in sports, do they love reading books or strolling around? It is intriguing enough to know if they are food lovers and good cooks.  Well to satisfy the fanatics in you and your hungry stomacs here are […]

Butanding of Sorsogon (Whale sharks)

Donsol, is a small fishing town, 600Km away from Manila located on the southwest coast of Luzon. For a long time this area in Philippines is frequented by Whale Sharks, called “Butanding” in local Filipino dialect. Local fishermen were aware of them but it was like a best kept secret. Some fishermen used to eat […]

Beef Salpicao

The word Salpicao is probably portuguese in origin, the original translation is  a “pork sausage”. Then there is  also the variation calling it Salpicado. And more recently, Solomillo or Beef or Steak a la Pobre, a filet mignon served with garlic potatoes. Essentially, the version we know and like in the Philippines is a soft  […]

Adobong Ilonggo

Adobo is a Spanish term for marinade or seasoning but in Philippines it is considered the most popular dish among Filipinos.  Every region has their own version of this dish inspired by the Spaniards their colonizer for three centuries garnished with Filipino’s ingeniuty.  Here’s a recipe of a famous filipina actress who is also a […]

Chicken Kinasal

Are you familiar with tabon tabon fruit? Probably not.  A fruit native only to northern Mindanao and Camiguin Island. This is an intriguing fruit that physically looks like an elongated chico, with a hard shell, but the pulp inside looks unusual and somewhat like a split brain. Tabon tabon was said to be the key […]

Types of Business Entreprises in the Philippines

For any investor whether local or foreign planning to do a business it is important to be acquainted with the different forms of businesses in the Philippines. There is no better or less than the other, know which one fits your needs and that suits you well. These are the different types of business entreprises […]

Ensaymada, Ensemada anyway you like it

Spanish influence on Filipino cuisine is still evident despite strong american influence. Ensaymada is one of those afternoon bread we love to eat that we inherited from the Spaniards. This is originally a Majorcan brioche, a giant rolled brioche that’s totally filipinized to our palate. With butter, sugar and grated cheese on the top, perfect […]

Pinoy Rap and Rock

Despite the strong influence of R&B in the Philippine music scene due to domination of western songs Pinoy Rock and Rap still continues to linger. The advocates of Pinoy Rock music gets younger and younger making it easier to approach to their market. Pinoy Rock songs could be classified into different genre: Ethnic, Alternative, Punk […]

Famous Filipino Photographs

The First place winning photograph (Camera Club 2008) of Francis Magalona, famous Filipino rapper.

Philippines Singing Sensations

Filipinos are widely known for being good singers. Hearing them belting out a popular song of Mariah Carey or Beyonce while taking their shower or even more during special occasion with the family’s Karaoke. Here is the list of famous Filipino singers both international and local. Lea Salonga , the multi-awarded singer, stage actress and […]

Best Destinations in the Philippines

If you love adventure, beaches, sun and you have never been to Asia. Philippines is definitely an excellent place to start your travel. It has everything that you could ever want to see on your holidays: an interesting city like Manila, white sand and crystal blue beaches, lovely nature, incredible mountain scenery, good food and […]

Pancit Canton

Have you ever imagine celebrating your birthday without a pansit (noodle) on the table. Well that’s a big mortal sin for the Filipinos. For no birthdays or family gathering is complete without a pancit on the table. A sign of longevity and strong family ties. Definitely we owe this to strong chinese influence but our […]


Adobo is Filipino’s all-time favorite dish. A classic one inherited from our great colonizers the Spaniards but definitely filipinized to adopt to our palate. Adobo is so versatile we can almost do it with different kinds of meat, fish or even vegetables. Try this beautiful blending of chicken and pork simmered to perfection! Take note […]

Practical Information

Here are some useful information you will be needing if you travel to Philippines. Money Matters Philippines is one of the “value for money” places to stay in Asia. Although it may not be the cheapest in Asia, traveling is still considerably affordable for Western standards. Travel expenses could go up or down depending on […]

Tourism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the great places to visit in Asia. Dubbed as the country of thousand fiestas and smiles this country has definitely a lot to offer. Wow Philippines Tourism is an important economy in the Philippines. The flagship campaign of Department of Tourism “WOW Philippines” for the first time after so many […]

Pride of the Philippines

Whenever people hear about the Philippines they often think of its beautiful beaches, islands and sunny weather. Some may even have a hard time pinpointing it in a map. But the truth is there are already so many Filipinos that have excelled in different fields and that are slowly creating another beautiful image for the […]

Starting a business

Are  you a risk taker? Do you have entrepreneurship spirit in you? Well if it is business that you are interested you have come to the right place. Starting up a business in the Philippines is easy depending on the type of the business entreprise that you would like to put up. Mostly Filipinos tend […]

Philippine History

This is what is taught in Philippine education system on how the history of Philippines started. We know very little about our beginnings. In fact all the materials before the Spaniards arrived were unfortunately destroyed purposely by the Spaniards so that Philippine history would start with them. Before Spanish Arrival Negritos are believed to be […]

Fast Facts about the Philippines

The Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands covering a land area of 115,739 sq. m. (299,764 sq. km.). Main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Capital is Manila. Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours. CLIMATE March to May is hot and dry. June to October is rainy, November to February is cool. […]

Map of the Philippines

Here are some interesting collection of different maps of the Philippines at a course of time… The current map of the Philippines Seventeenth Century map of the Philippines Old map of the Philippines Map of the Philippines used during WWII


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Are Filipinos stupid?

“Are Filipinos stupid?”. Yeah, you read me right, that’s the kind of search query I get in google analytics. Meaning some people come to this blog typing that  in google. So let me answer to those people: the stupid ones are the one searching for that kind of racist bullshit in google.