10. WOW Philippines (Chocolate Hills)
The Chocolate Hills in Bohol is perhaps one of the most beautiful tourist attraction in the Philippines. People who first see these natural wonders can’t even believe that they are not man-made attraction. They are uniform in shape and size (approx 30-50 meters in height). They are covered in grass, and when those grass dries they turn into dark brown, making them look like chocolates.
9. WOW Philippines (Asia TV Spot)
This “more than the usual” commercial was first aired on CNN and BBC. They’ve attracted so much attention that the Department of Tourism decided to put up short teasers featuring things and places that can only be found in the Philippines. One famous commercial was with the natives of Ifugao conversing in English.
8. WOW Philippines (Islands)
In Dubai and Japan, they build islands for recidencial and commercial space. In the Philippines, we have so many islands that some common people have their own island. Now, how cool is that.
7. SMART/DOT (Action)
This commercial was created by the department of tourism with SMART telecommunication to attract locals to travel around the Philippines. This TV Spot features extreme sports that’s becoming more and more popular in the Philippines like 4W-tours, Rowing, Kayaking, Mountain climbing, BMX, and Diving.
6. SMART/DOT (Iba't-Ibang Pasko)
The Philippines has earned the distinction of celebrating the world’s longest Christmas season. The celebration begins in mid-October lasting up to December 31st when Filipino families gather for the celebration of New Year. Filipinos loves to celebrate that it’s the only country in Asia that celebrates the death and birthdays of each of the catholic saints. It’s an all year round celebration; you just have to know where to go.
5. SMART/DOT (People and Culture)
The Filipinos are famous for their hospitality. Their attitude towards other people is exceptional.
It is common for Filipinos to reserve a part of their house for their guest. Notice when you first enter a Filipino home, you are greeted with furnitures wrapped in plastic (so as not to damage the furniture for everyday use). These plastics are then removed when a visitor arrives.
When you arrive in a Filipino home during meal time, you will not be asked to wait, instead you will be asked to sit down and share whatever they have on the table.
4. WOW Philippines (Shopping)
Shopping in the Philippines can be fun. There are a lot of options to choose from. Different designer stores are located all over the metro.
But the most exciting part when shopping in the Philippines is bargaining. If you have never experienced bargaining with Filipino vendors before, you should try it. It’s the most fun thing in the world. If you don’t understand what they are saying, just ask some random stranger walking around to translate for you, they will be happy to accommodate you.
3. WOW Philippines (The Philippines)
From shopping to adventure, our Island has it all!
2. SMART/DOT (Fiestas)
The Philippines is well known for its colourful festivals. Featured in this video are the Masskara Festival, Sinulog Festival, Ati-Atihan, Santacruzan, and the Moriones Festival.
1. WOW Philippines (English)
When the American teachers called the Thomasites arrived in the Philippines and establish the public schools system all over the nation, the first thing they thought the Filipinos is the English language. From then on, Universities and secondary schools in the Philippines use the English language as a medium of instruction.