With over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines has bountiful waters and a seemingly endless shoreline. Three centuries under Spain and 50 years under the United States haven’t fazed the 90 million karaoke-singing, basketball-playing people of this country often skipped—undeservedly—on journeys to Southeast Asia. Come get a glimpse of the Philippines through the lenses of Travel 3Sixty readers.
Compiled by Abby Yao
If you’re up for an unconventional family holiday, the former U.S. air base Clark (now a Freeport Zone) and neighbouring Angeles City offer a unique stay north of Metro Manila, Philippines. Flavourful food and a variety of sights and experiences make both cities a great family bonding location.
Words & Photography Abby Yao
The people of Pampanga in the Philippines have long been inventing dramatic folk traditions that express their festive spirit and fun-loving nature. Today, the star-shaped parol (lantern) of Pampanga is a shining symbol of Christmas and a celebrated local icon.
Words: Beverly Rodrigues Photography: Adam Lee
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