- Posted May 11, 2012 by
San Juan City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Eye on the Philippines
Kapitana, Tinyenta, Aaaa BIle BIle!
photo 1 - The town of Angono in Rizal, Philippines takes pride in the annual recitation of the traditional story 'Salubong' (welcoming or meeting) between Mary and her resurrected son, Jesus. The colorful and dramatic performances by the 'Kapitana' and the 'Tinyenta' are usually held at five in the morning and viewed by hundreds.
photo 2 - The 'kapitana' recites a gripping and lengthy poem
photo 3 - The 'tinyenta' performs the "bale" (bend) dance. It is done by bending from side to side. It a difficult dance to do with the heavy gown and all the pivoting.
photo 4 - A Filipino Muslim princess takes part in the inauguration of our president
photo 5 - Expect that where there's an event and a crowd, there will be vendors of a variety of street food. You'll hear them shout 'Aaaaaa blle blle' which is actually 'bile bile' or buy now, buy now. This photo shows a big aluminum container of 'balut' or duck egg with quail eggs and boiled peanuts on top.
photo 6 - In Metro Manila, commonly seen are vendors of fruits and vegatables. They roam the streets of the city with their merchandise on a low long wooden cart which is better know here as the 'kariton'. Vendors carry with them their own weighing scale and plastic bags.
photo 7 - 'Taho' or soy pudding/milk is famous among the Filipino children. Vendors of 'taho' are usually seen and heard in the morning calling out and announcing their arrival.
photo 8 - A display of dried fish on stick. When grilled, it emits an aroma that makes one salivate and stomachs rumble.
photo 9 - During important holidays like the Independence Day, Rizal Day or National Heroes Day, vendors of small Philippine flags on bamboo sticks roam among cars stuck in traffic jam in the streets.