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The word Kapit-bisig is a Filipino term which means to hold together as one for the main purpose of achieving a common goal.

The logo symbolizes kapit-bisig and bayanihan, a unique Philippine tradition. It resembles the common custom in Philippine barrios during the olden times (when materials for building houses called nipa hut were made of light items like bamboo and sawali), and the community members volunteer to help a family move their nipa hut. This is done by literally carrying the house to its new location.

English version of Epics “Mga Epiko”

Even before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, the Filipinos already had their own cultural traditions, folklore, mythologies and epics. There were substantial writings by early natives.  Stories of epics, done in poetry displayed tremendous vitality, color and imagination. These are tales of love and adventures about native heroes, endowed with powers from the gods to protect the earliest communities of the islands during their time.

Holidays and Festivals in the Philippines

On public holidays in the Philippines, all offices and banks are closed. Most restaurants, shopping malls and department stores remain open except during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (of the Holy Week).

The Filipino Heroes

No law, executive order or proclamation has been enacted or issued officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure as a national hero. However, because of their significant roles in the process of nation building and contributions to history, there were laws enacted and proclamations issued honoring these heroes.

Foreign Embassies in the Philippines

This section contains a complete and official listing of the foreign embassies in the Philippines compiled by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.  It shows alphabetically all countries with accredited representatives, and it gives the address, telephone and/or fax numbers, and official website of each post.