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Best Among the Best: The Five Greatest Things Found in the Philippines

by acecampillo on 10/09/08 at 8:27 am

There are many beautiful countries all over the world, but Philippines stands out. There are great things that are to be discovered in the Philippines, here is the list of some of the things that are to be found here only in this country.

The Largest Mall in Asia


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The Mall Of Asia is located in Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines. This mall is known to be the biggest mall in the Philippines and Asia, and is also recognized as the 7th largest mall in the world considering its gross floor size, and the 3rd largest mall in terms of leasable area. It opened last May 21, 2006. It is very big that you cannot just tour around it in one day. This is owned by the SM Prime holdings which is managed by the Chinese-Filipino business tycoon Henry Sy.

The Oldest Church


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The Baclayon Church is known to be the oldest Church in the Philippines, but then other historians disagree claiming that the San Agustin Church was built 25 years before the Baclayon Church was built in 1595. I have been there last summer and I can say that the Church is really beautiful. Other people argues that the latter should keep its title because it is the Church located in the place where Miguel Lopez de Legaspi first landed in the Philippines.

Numerous Festivals All Over the Country


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There are many festivals in the Philippines, but the most popular would be the Cebu’s Sinulog Festival in honor of the holy image of Senyor Santo Niño. It is celebrated every 3rd Sunady of the month of January. It is globally known because there are many tourists who just come to the Philippines to see the colorful parade of the festival.

Great Hospitality Of People


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Filipinos are naturally friendly because they are known to be hospitable. Even if you are a foreigner they will not treat differently, Filipinos would even offer you something just to satisfy your needs. They are known in the while Southeast Asian countries for that. It could be because of the Spanish settlement for more than 3 decades that Filipinos are emotional and passionate about life in a way that seems more Latin than Asian.

Endemic Animals


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Among any other countries, Philippines is one of the countries with most endemic animals in it. There are these animals that are only to b e found within the boundary of the country. With the great number of animals that are living in the country, we could really say that the Philippines has been blessed with so much natural wonders.

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Unofre Pili

Sep 10th, 2008

Nice post ace..

mae

Sep 10th, 2008

This is just ‘homey’. Nice article.

Juancav

Sep 10th, 2008

Philippines: beautiful country,beautiful buildings and beautiful women.

acecampillo

Sep 10th, 2008

Thanks for always supporting me. }
God Bless YOU!

eddie

Sep 10th, 2008

Glorietta, greenbelt, rockwell, dont forget the poverty, and prostitution, and taxi drivers that rip you off any chance they get too :D

claris

Sep 11th, 2008

nice one

acecampillo

Sep 11th, 2008

Thanks ma’am claris and sir eddie.
I will not forget those, but then I still believe in the integrity of Filipinos..haha

nobert soloria bermosa

Sep 11th, 2008

well,there’s no place like home

ThisNachoIsCalledNic

Sep 12th, 2008

Hey! Informative article! I’m actually heading to philippines next month and I can’t wait! I wish I could visit the mall and the church… Haha, maybe next time

kuriuz

Sep 17th, 2008

Aren’t there just too many malls in the philippines?

tim

Sep 19th, 2008

… “3 decades”?

acecampillo

Sep 19th, 2008

It is good that someone had asked.. Philippines was not colonized for 3 decades but for more than 300 years.. :) Thanks for that.
God Bless You!

jay

Sep 21st, 2008

Wow Philippines….. I miss the Phillipines specially my hometown Calbayog City….

taulava

Sep 26th, 2008

Philippines. The best in the world.

Writerbug

Sep 26th, 2008

Very interesting information and great pics!

Melody Arcamo Lagrimas

Sep 28th, 2008

It’s always great to read online articles about the Philippines. Nice work, Ace

RJ Evans

Oct 8th, 2008

Now to book my flight….! :-) )

acecampillo

Oct 17th, 2008

Guys there is a comment which say that the list is bad because it started with a mall but then supposedly it should be from 5 to 1 list. Just a clarification!

Germanar

Nov 12th, 2008

Do you know The mall of asia is so ugly ewww!

And my country is prettier than the Philippines my country is “Germany”

do you know there have a many beautiful places than the philippines example

“Schloss Linderhof” ,”The Reichstag, Berlin”.

Auf! Danke, sehr gut!.

Lisa Lariosa

Dec 31st, 2008

to Germanar: you are not urge to visit the place anyway,if you have nothing to say good then SHUT UP man! Lol

aikz

Jan 21st, 2009

to Germaner, why ur reading this then…just shut ur ass

Angel

Feb 23rd, 2009

OMG germaner wtf! did u visit here to say that?!?
if u dunt like mall of asia then shut up and keep it to urself..
i personally think u are abnormal coz u have diff. taste in malls
at least in the philippines there are a lot of shopping malls w/ cute stuff and cheap priced stuffs with good quality..!!!the use of big and many malls is to have a mall near ur place and to have more choices.. wat about ur country ??huh?!

gretchel & andrew

Apr 5th, 2009

Hi..guys speaking PINAS is the most beautiful in the world. u can find anything u need for a cheaper price my god u (die). where probably back on may 09′i miss specially my hometown LAKANDULA DAVAO CITY.. YEAHH…

RAFFNiX

Apr 21st, 2009

Nice one..Now I’ll be able to support my ideas about the best things in the Philippines for Call Center English class tomorrow. =]

RAFFNix

Apr 21st, 2009

Oops!..I forgot to put ‘my’. ’til next time..

Eugene L. Ang

Jan 17th, 2011

were have just celebrating SINULOG FESTIVAL here in Cebu City, every year the brighter, the grander, the better, the more people visit and i saw many GERMANS joining the street fun.. at least not like that MENTAL DISORDER GERMANER, SINULOG SA CEBU is the best festival in the entire country… SINULOG 2011 HAD JUST BREAK ITS OWN RECORD OF MOST NUMBER OF LOCAL VISITORS AND MOST NUMBER OF FOREIGN VISITORS. 3.5 MILLION PEOPLE. SO YOU GUYS VISIT US HERE NEXT YEAR…
VIVA SEñor SANTo NñO. pit senyor!!!! I

King Of England

May 4th, 2012

to zeeee german im from england and i live and work here in the philippines, and the place is truly beautiful, especially the islands, and definately the woman wow “god bless” the people are much more peaceful and friendlier than your arragont straight backed robots of a race, yes of course you have beautiful places in your country, every country has its nice places but philippines has 7107 beautiful places. haha. germany use to have alot more beautiful places, but we bomb them all in world war 1 and 2 cause you tried to invade england twice and got your ass kicked twice. if your country is so beautiful why did germany try to take overthe world. get a life and hope you never come here

King Of England

May 4th, 2012

to zeeee german im from england and i live and work here in the philippines, and the place is truly beautiful, especially the islands, and definately the woman wow \”god bless\” the people are much more peaceful and friendlier than your arragont straight backed robots of a race, yes of course you have beautiful places in your country, every country has its nice places but philippines has 7107 beautiful places. haha. germany use to have alot more beautiful places, but we bomb them all in world war 1 and 2 cause you tried to invade england twice and got your ass kicked twice. if your country is so beautiful why did germany try to take overthe world. get a life and hope you never come here

King Of England

May 4th, 2012

Putang Ina Mo haha

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