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The Sandugo Festival is also known as the Blood Compact Commemoration and is often tagged as the mother of all festivals. It is a month long celebration every July in the city of Bohol, to commemorate the Sandugo or the signing of a treaty of friendship between Datu Si Katuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.




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"Summer has officially ended and it’s supposed to be rainy, right? Why are we experiencing this hot weather in June and July? -Belle"


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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the tropical Pacific could lead to possible development of an El Niño. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific (CEEP).

PAGASA noted significant increase in the sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTA) from 0.2 to 0.4°C from April 21 to 28, 2014. It said that climate models predict that this condition may persist for the next months. It foresees the onset of El Niño in June and may peak during the last quarter of 2014 and may last up to the first quarter of 2015.

El Niño could affect the normal rainfall pattern in the country. It may generally result in reduced rainfall. Varying rainfall impacts may be experienced in different parts of the country. We may still experience normal number of tropical cyclones this year but El Niño may cause the behavior of tropical cyclones to become erratic and affect their tracks and intensities. A tropical cyclone's track may be expected to shift northward and its intensity could become stronger.

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Langit-lupa is chasing game, a variation of habulan where players can be immune from being tagged as long they stand on an elevated surface. Langit is the Filipino word for “heaven” and lupa is “earth”. The game's name describes how the chaser cannot reach players how are elevated from the “earth”. The it chases the other players in an attempt to tag them. Whoever gets tagged will become the it, just like in habulan. However, players can climb or step onto an elevated space such as a flight of stairs, on top of a table, or simply dangle from a jungle gym. Players who manage this are immune from being tagged. Different rules are applied to govern this limitation.

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  • Bubble shark - also known as inflatable shark is a newly discovered deep-sea swell shark found in the waters of Batangas and Mindoro island of the Philippines.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - a novel written by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
  • Margarita Roxas de Ayala - ay isang pilantropo at isa sa pinakamahusay at pinakamatagumpay na negosyante sa Pilipinas
  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorial - a grassroots mobilization campaign for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983 by people living with HIV to give a face to the epidemic, the event takes place every third Sunday in May.

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  • July 11, 1865 - Pio del Pilar, a national hero of the Philippines, was born in Culi-Culi, Makati.
  • July 11, 1869 - Pio Valenzuela, a doctor who gave free service to his fellowmen, was born. He became a member of the Katipunan that lead the revolt against the Spanish regime. A city in Manila was named in his honor (Valenzuela City).
  • 11 July 1928 - Andrea Ofilada Veneracion, a Filipino pianist, choral conductor, and National Artist for Music was born. She founded the Philippine Madrigal Singers in 1963.


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Pio Valenzuela (b. July 11, 1869 - d. April 6, 1956) was a doctor who gave free service to is fellowmen. He became a member of the Katipunan that lead the revolt against the Spanish regime. A city in Manila was named in his honor (Valenzuela City).


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