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Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Philippines

Maybe a lot of you already know that we Salitype Sistahs all came from one beautiful country... the Philippines. It is a small country that lies in Southeast Asia where the weather is always warm and the people... warmer.

Map Source: ePhilippine.com

Maybe a few know that we came from an archipelago comprising of 7,108 islands [7,107 on high tide]. It has 3 major groups of islands... Luzon [the biggest], Visayas [the smallest] and Mindanao [the 2nd largest]. It is surrounded by the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean in the west, the South China Sea in the east and north, Sulu Sea in the east, and the Celebes Sea in the south. And that explains why we have the most...

gorgeous sunrise...

and the most breathtaking sunset.

Maybe some of you know that we speak different dialects and communicate with each other in two languages... Filipino [or Tagalog, the National language] and English, of course. The Philippines has over 170 dialects and 12 major regional dialects such as. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, Kapampangan, Bicol, Pangasinan. Kinaray-a, Maranao, Maguindanao and Tausug. [Source: PhilippinePortal.com]

And maybe if you don't know that then, now... you know. Now, you know that we are proud Filipinos who miss the "Pearl of the Orient".

[We are proud of our beaches. They are one of the best in the world.]

And just to give you an idea where we all came from... we are proudly presenting the HOMETOWNS and OTHER INTERESTING PLACES from where we came from...



AND TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS... we are doing this ONCE A MONTH [or as the inspiration arises] post about our Dear Country... the Philippines.

We are PROUD to HOST... OUR PHILIPPINES and invite every Filipino all over the world... most specifically the "cyber world" to JOIN US.

And just FOR FUN... we are calling all PINOY BLOGGERS out there who are PROUD of their heritage to join us by subscribing to our Mr. Linky and WRITE a "post" in your own blog something about your HOMETOWN... PLACES you visited and enjoyed... PROVINCES that you like... and ANY PLACE that you want the world to know about OUR COUNTRY.

The RULE is simple:
1. Subscribe by signing up in our Mr. Linky.
2. Copy the Logo above "Our Philippines" and put it in your post.
3. And Link to our website... www.salitypesociety.com

Let's be proud of our country. Let us show the world how beautiful our country is and help boost tourism to help the economy.



  1. proud to be Pinoy! thank you Ruthi for this wonderful post about our HOME.

  2. hey, Ruthi, thanks thanks and many thanks for initiating this post! I hope many others will follow, and thank you also for introducing us to Mr. Linky. When I get a chance to make a post in my blog, I will mention about this and link as well, great idea. love the pictures, wow, your brother is doing great in photography as well, like brother like sister?

  3. Ruthi sistah! thank you too for initiating this post..like Betchai i hope many others will follow...love love all the photos, love love the Philippines and our friendship, mwah!

  4. sis ruthi, after reading your information-packed and photo-rich post on our beloved Motherland, i am so tempted to pack my duds in a hurry and catch the next available flight home:) your lush words and fabulous photography cause a mixture of emotions to flood through my soul.

    all at once, i feel HAPPY ... to see pictures of the world-renowned Philippine sunset. i feel NOSTALGIC ... when i recall many a Saturday afternoon spent strolling leisurely by the sea at CCP Complex (Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City), hand in hand with boyfriends of yesteryears, admiring the breathtaking spectacle of the golden orb dipping beyond the hills in the horizon:) but i feel SAD, too ... yes, i do ... when i think of all the gorgeous beaches back in our native land ... and here i am, up in the mountains of west virginia, hours and hours away from the nearest beach (which couldn't hold a candle to the beaches of Boracay if it tried):(

    but, above all, just like you, sis, i feel PROUD ... proud to say that i am a Filipino who hails from the gorgeous Pearl of the Orient. it is posts like this that stir up patriotic emotions in my heart ... that make me want to shout to the world, I AM a Filipino. And yes, it is BEAUTIFUL over there! Come on over and I'll show you what all the fuss is about."

    Thank you for an outstanding post, sis ruthi!

  5. Ruthi I thank you so much for posting this blog about our beautiful country. I am so proud to be a Pinay! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

  6. unintentionally, we had a double post, so copied and pasted the comments from the other post and paste it here and saved the other one in draft to avoud duplication of posts. sorry Zen, al and Rainfield, anyway, re-posting your comments here.

    kulasa said...
    oh wow, i would love to visit your town soon sis...tell your brother i am a fan...God Bless..

    May 18, 2010 1:58 AM
    AL said...
    Yes I have been and visited the church many times! Yes you are very right, Liliw is an enchanted place for me that's why we do our Visita Iglesia in Laguna, to visit those quaint churches.

    May 18, 2010 2:55 AM
    rainfield61 said...
    Here I am, to visit your hometown right now.

    May 18, 2010 4:12 PM

  7. thank you ruthi for this wonderful idea, yes, we are all proud to be Filipino! :)




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