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Metro Manila, Islands Philippines

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.

Baguio City, Islands PhilippinesBaguio is located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon five hours from Manila and is the summer capital of the country.

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Cebu City, Islands PhilippinesThe 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.

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Davao is the capital of Mindanao and is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area.

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Central Philippine Cuisine

Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).

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Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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