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Rice, much more than food  Image by Ronald de Jong

Rice, much more than food.

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A Philippine proverb says that if anyone wastes rice or throws it away, his hand will become deformed and he will never know abundance or prosperity. In the Philippines rice is much more...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Photography | Ecotourism
Mindanao Traffic Throes  Image by Ronald de Jong  Copyright Reserved

Mindanao Traffic Throes

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Traffic conditions in Mindanao are often chaotic and driving does not necessarily mean arriving in time at your destination or getting there at all. The lack of respect and consideration for...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Travel | People | Photography
Pasalubong

Pasalubong

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,325]

Pasalubong, for Filipinos all over the globe a familiar word for a well-known and well-respected token, freely translated the name means "a gift to family and friends when coming home". To...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | People | Photography | Traditions
Tsinelas !

Tsinelas!

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These things are pleasant to wear, affordable, light-weight, functional, comfortable, convenient and available in almost every shopping mall, local stores and sold by many street vendors. They can be...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Traditions
Texting at every turn.

Texting at every turn.

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Load Na Dito!, a phrase that is screaming from and printed on small and big colourful banners that are posted on almost every Sari-Sari store and other outlets in town. Signs that are advertising...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | People | Photography
Midland Mall Mania

Midland Mall Mania

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South Cotabato and Sarangani are often named as great places for any shopping extravaganza; these adjacent provinces on the island of Mindanao are truly a shopaholic's paradise with vast and sprawling...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Shopping
Sabong, “The Sport of Kings”

Sabong, “The Sport of Kings”

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Its late Sunday morning, the church mass has ended, and small groups of men still flock to the New Alkor Gallera in Koronadal City. The first fight is just about to start; a cacophony of human...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Traditions
Creative Conveyance, vegetable vendor.

Creative Conveyance

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People and goods will always need to get from one location to another, so transportation touches everybody in the Philippines. In all aspects of their daily lives, for the general public wheels...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Photography
The Barrio's Bread and Butter, women in ricepaddy

The Barrio's Bread and Butter.

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A barrio can best be described as a small rural village; the word is in fact a Spanish phrase meaning district or neighbourhood. These closed communities are scattered throughout the province of South...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Photography | People
Flying with a Filipino touch. Cebu Pacific Airplane at General Santos City Airport

Flying with a Filipino touch.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,325]

The Philippines is an exotic archipelago with more than 7000 fascinating, palm fringed islands and one of the best visited tourist destinations in Asia. For the many domestic and foreign tourists...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Photography
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