I missed posting for Postcard Perfect for a long time. Here’s to keep me back on track, sent to me by Willa, our host at Postcard Perfect. This is my first Philippine map card, and a fantastic one at that!
|Do you know that my beloved country, the Philippines, is spread over 7000 islands?
The Philippines, with its 7000+ islands, is categorised broadly into three geographical divisions, namely, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
is the largest island and is located on the northernmost part of the country; the Visayas
, on the other hand, is composed of several islands surrounding the Visayan sea; and lastly, Mindanao
, is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. It is the only island in the Philippines with a significant number of Muslim population.
I was born in Roxas City, the capital of Capiz
province in the Visayas region, specifically in the Western Visayas
(designated as Region VI) region. It is composed of six provinces, namely: Aklan (the home of the world-renowned Boracay island), Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental. Region VI has the most number of cities in the Philippines. I, like most of the Western Visayans, speak the Hiligaynon
language, often referred to as Ilonggo
, that has a sweet, melodious tone and a sing-song lilt.
You can see more than just the islands in this map card. Here you can see the Philippine seal, some of our traditional costumes and lots of other interesting stuff that each of the Philippine islands offers to non-Filipinos!
Madamo guid nga salamat, Willa!