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Philippines: Capitals and Major Centers
Metro Manila, in Luzon, is the capital and principal centre of government, business, commerce and education.
Metro Manila is composed of four cities and 13 municipalities which cover 630 square kilometres.
is located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon five hours
from Manila and is the summer capital of the country.
The island province of Cebú is the second gateway to the Philippines and lies in the middle of the Visayans island group.
It is composed of 167 islands and Cebú
is the province's capital.
Davao is the capital of Mindanao
and is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area.
Travel Quotes: We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
Vinegar is a common ingredient. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage.
Tinapa is a smoke-cured fish while tuyo, daing, and dangit are corned, sun-dried fish popular because they can last for weeks without spoiling, even without refrigeration.
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Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine
Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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