Filipino Pride



Many Filipino made paintings excels because of its realistic features its more on showing the Filipino culture and tradition.
Early Filipino painting can be found in red slip (clay mixed with water) designs embellished on the ritual pottery of the Philippines such as the acclaimed
Manunggul Jar.

BARONGPhilippine National Costume


The barong Tagalog (or simply barong) is an embroidered formal garment of the Philippines. It is very lightweight and worn untucked (similar to a coat/dress shirt), over an undershirt. In Filipino culture it is a common wedding and formal attire, mostly for men but also for women. The term “barong Tagalog” literally means “a Tagalog dress” in the Tagalog language; however, the word “Tagalog” in the garment’s name refers to the Tagalog region, not the region’s language of the same name.

The barong was popularised as formal wear by Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, who wore it to most official and personal affairs, including his inauguration as president.

FILIPINIANA- Phlippine National Costume


Baro’t saya is the unofficial national dress of the Philippines and is worn by women. The name is a contraction of the Tagalog words baro at saya, meaning “dress (blouse) and skirt”.

This indigenous mode of dressing of the natives of the Philippines was influenced during the Spanish Colonizationof the archipelago. The half-naked style consisting of only the saya (long wrap-around) or tapis (knee-length wrap-around) covering the lower half of the body with bare upper torso, was gradually covered with a short-sleeved, collarless blouse called “baro”, the Philippine cognate of the Malay “baju”. Early Pre-colonial clothing of groups such as the Tagalog included both baro and saya in matching colors, which was exclusively worn by the women of upper-caste families.


The dance in the Philippines has similarities with Latin American dance. Also hula dancing is popular, and taught in schools – The Philippines has many relations with the Pacific Islands, hula dancing is common in both places. Traditional dances are similar to those of Latin America and Spain.

Philippine Musical Instruments


The palendag, also called Pulalu (Manabo and Mansaka), Palandag (Bagobo), Pulala (Bukidnon) and Lumundeg (Banuwaen) is a type of Philippinebamboo flute.

The agung is a set of two wide-rimmed, vertically-suspended gongs used by the Maguindanao, Maranao and Tausug people of the Philippines as a supportive instrument in kulintang ensembles.

 Kulintang is a modern term for an ancient instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally-laid gongs that function melodically, accompanied by larger, suspended gongs and drums. 

The gandingan is a Philippine set of four large, hanging gongs used by the Maguindanao as part of their kulintang ensemble.


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