Category Archives: Culture and Society

14 Bizarre And Fascinating Philippine Festivals

By | 03/25/2015

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Filipinos love to party, that’s a fact. Whether it be for a religious occasion, a charter day, etc., we will find a reason to celebrate. From the biggest cities down to the smallest barangays, there is always a scheduled… Read More »

35 Outrageous Filipino Superstitions You Didn’t Know Existed

By | 09/24/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We Filipinos are superstitious, and our culture—essentially a melting pot of local and foreign beliefs—has made us that way. We can’t deny that even in this day and age, we at times still adhere to the beliefs of our… Read More »

11 Filipino Slang Words With Surprising Origins

By | 09/12/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Just like humans, our language also has its own evolutionary process. Although there is a thing we call standard usage, there are certain group of people who create language variations to be used within their exclusive circle. Some of… Read More »

27 Things You’ll Only See in the Philippines

By | 08/11/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Some say Filipinos are the greatest imitators–I beg to differ. Although one can clearly see the Western and even Korean influences in our society today, we still have several things that are uniquely Filipino. Also Read: 22 Things We… Read More »

70 Things You Didn’t Know Had Filipino Names

By | 07/26/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Have you ever come across something you know all your life but never knew the exact name to call it? Well, you’re not alone. Most of us don’t know how to call specific things in English let alone their… Read More »

15 Weird Laws Filipinos Still Have To Live With

By | 07/24/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Just like the rest of the world, Philippines also has its very own set of laws that are strange, outdated or just sound outright wrong to modern ears. While some of these laws are pretty self-explanatory, a good chunk… Read More »

7 Amazing Pinoy Trivia Guaranteed To Make You Say ‘WOW!’

By | 05/05/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Useless facts are meant to entertain the trivia and history buff in us. But here in FilipiKnow, it is our goal to bring you not only useless facts but also information that will hep you know more about our… Read More »

7 Traditional Filipino Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By | 03/24/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Long before iPad, Xbox, and PSP bombarded us with visually stunning games, we were just simple kids playing simple toys. Back then, a group of children could easily find ways to kill time by using sheer creativity, strength and… Read More »

6 English Words You Didn’t Know Have Filipino Translations

By | 02/09/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” The Filipino language has come a long way since it was first instituted as our national language in 1937. But even before Quezon made his historic declaration, our founding fathers were already brimming with ideas on how to establish… Read More »

8 Filipinos Who Make You Proud To Be Pinoy

By | 11/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” As Filipinos, we’ve had our share of notoriety – things we’re not particularly proud of. The ILOVEYOU virus. That recent “Smiles for the World” photo plagiarism. The botched Manila hostage crisis. These are a few of the things we… Read More »

6 Sweet Facts About Favorite Pinoy Candies

By | 11/03/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Oh, how I love playing Candy Crush! There’s something about the game that is too addictive to resist. Perhaps it’s the social media integration that has transformed the game into a million-dollar app phenomenon. Or maybe it’s those delicious-looking… Read More »

30 Filipino Words With No English Equivalent (Part 2)

By | 11/01/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Pinoys are emotional. That’s why we have apt words for even the littlest emotion. If we’re feeling it, we gotta be able to name it, and if we don’t, we’re thinking up names for it. It’s small wonder that most… Read More »

15 Filipino Words You Didn’t Know Exist

By | 10/19/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We often find foreigners who struggle to learn Tagalog rather amusing. But truth be told, Filipinos–no matter how fluent we are in speaking our native language–still have so much to learn. Ever heard of haynayan (biology), karumalan (menstrual period), or… Read More »

10 Most Influential Filipinos Who Never Lived (Part 2)

By | 10/14/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Reality is stranger than fiction, they always say. But in most cases, fiction can be the only key to let readers see reality in a different light. In fact, fictional characters can  immortalize a cult classic or even launch… Read More »

10 Most Influential Filipinos Who Never Lived

By | 10/14/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Whether it’s a TV show or a literary work, the charisma of a fictional character is as important as the message it tries to impart. Just ask these 5 make-believe Filipino personalities who have left an indelible mark to… Read More »

30 Filipino Words With No English Equivalent (Part 3)

By | 10/01/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We Pinoys are not only creative, descriptive and sappy, we’re constantly adding words to the world’s lexicon. Google says our language is tough to translate, but one website says it’s among the easiest to learn. While they’re trying to… Read More »

5 Dirty Facts You Didn’t Know About Pork Barrel

By | 08/26/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Pork Barrel. It used to be a buzzword only few Filipinos care about. But thanks to Janeth Lim-Napoles and the shocking 10-billion PDAF scandal, pork barrel finally came to the public awareness. And as furious Pinoys prepare for the… Read More »

9 Shocking Hoaxes That Drove Pinoys Crazy

By | 08/11/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Hoaxes, stripped of all its negative connotations, are just pure entertainment. And there’s no better way to spice up our boring office life than feasting on out-of-this-world stories, regardless if they’re fabricated or not. From bizarre cryptids to forged… Read More »