Pasalubong: From the Philippines with Love

You cannot say that you’ve been in the Philippines without purchasing the infamous pasalubong or souvenir items from various provinces. Whether they’re fruits, treats, baubles, or handicrafts, you can never leave the country without them.
 
 
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Aug. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- You cannot say that you’ve been in the Philippines without purchasing the infamous pasalubong or souvenir items from various provinces. Whether they’re fruits, treats, baubles, or handicrafts, you can never leave the country without them. There are some that have gained repute for being unique and quirky – depicting the distinct personality of the Filipinos.

Here are some of those mementos you wouldn’t want to leave Philippines without.

1. Native treats
Whether its Davao’s durian, Cebu’s dried mangoes or Baguio’s strawberry jam, the country boasts of its sumptuous and sometimes exotic array of delicacies that will surely make your tummy rumble. It need not be hard to find these sweet delights as every province and city in the Philippines boasts of at least one delicacy.

2. Wooden figures
These effigies show the meticulous and skillful handiwork of Filipino craftsmen. Those who fancy wooden pieces will enjoy shopping in various stores offering religious images and tribal statues. Tourists can also find unconventional figures like the infamous barrel man of Baguio which is one of the must-buy souvenir items.
3. Accessories
As a land abundant in precious natural resources like pearls, shells and gold with citizens brimming with cunning handiwork, it’s no wonder that the Philippines is home to one of the most beautiful accessories and jewelries. Not just stylish, these trinkets are of high quality as made from authentic materials.

4. Musical instruments
Filipinos have been known as lovers of the arts particularly music. And as many music connoisseurs know, the instrument’s material greatly affects its performance and tone. The country preens of great acoustic and classical guitars made of kamagong and narra. Other instruments include the bamboo flute, kulingtang, native bongos and rainmaker.

5. Refrigerator magnets, key chains and other baubles
When running low on cash due to excessive spending, why not settle for these little knick-knacks? They’re not only cheap but cute as well. Pick those depicting famous landmarks of the place you have visited or dainty little jeepney paperweights. You could also opt to personalize these curios by asking the vendor to put your name on it.

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