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Happenings in and around town - November 2019

Facts about the Philippines - November 2019

Bonifacio Day - November 30th

Boinifacio day is a national holiday in the Philippines, commemorating “Gat Andres Bonifacio’s” bravery as one of the Philippine national heroes. He was the founder and the supremo or the father of KKK or Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangan, Katipunan ng mga anak ng Bayan. It means the ("Supreme and Venerable Association of the Children of the Nation", Spanish: Suprema y Venerable Asociación de los Hijos del Pueblo).

To commemorate the celebration of Bonifacio day, the Philippine government declared that the birth of Andres Bonifacio will be celebrated as a non-working holiday every year which is in the 30th of November.

Recipe for the Month of November 2019

Pinapple Chicken

Pininyahang Manok or PineApple Chicken sources: "Pininyahang Manok"


  • 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 12 ounces pineapple chunks canned
  • 2 pieces tomato chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper cut into thick strips
  • 1 piece carrot wedged
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce patis
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  1. Marinate the chicken in pineapple juice/concentrate (derived from the can of pineapple chunks) for 20 to 30 minutes
  2. Pour the cooking oil in a cooking pot / casserole then apply heat
  3. Sauté the garlic, onion, and tomatoes
  4. Put-in the chicken and cook until color of the outer part turns light brown
  5. Add the pineapple juice/concentrate marinade and fresh milk then bring to a boil
  6. Add the pineapple chunks and simmer until the chicken is tender and half of the liquid evaporates (about 20 to 30 minutes).
  7. Put-in the carrots and simmer for 5 minutes
  8. Add the bell pepper and fish sauce then simmer for 3 minutes
  9. Remove from the cooking pot / casserole and transfer to a serving dish.
  10. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Filipiknow - Filipino Vocabulary

Banana - Saging

Mouth - Bibig

Apple - Mansanas

Love - Mahal

Rice - Bigas

Good morning - Magandang Umaga

Oil - Mantika

Good evening - Magandang Gabi

Sugar - Asukal

Good noon - Magandang Tanghali

Cooking - Nagluluto

Good - Afternoon - Magandang Hapon

Fry - Prito

Boil - Pakuluan

Dessert - Panghimagas

Husband - Asawa

Ingredients - Sangkap

Wife - Asawa

Fare - Pamasahe

Partner - Asawa

High - Mataas

Low - Mababa

Joke - Biro

Eyes - Mata