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Getting There. : Aklan Province Islands Philippines

Aklan is said to be the oldest province in the Philippines, organized in 1213 by settlers from Borneo as the Minuro it Akean to include what is now the province of Capiz. It was inaugurated as an independent province on November 8, 1956.

Aklan encompasses the northwestern portion of Panay Island and nearby Boracay Island, both situated within the Visayas island group. Cadastrally located between 12 degrees N, 11 degrees and 19 minutes S and between 121 degrees and 50 minutes W, 122 degrees and 35 minutes E, the province is bordered by the Sulu Sea on the northwest, the Sibuyan Sea on the northeast and the east, by the Province of Antique on the west, and by the province of Capiz on the south.

How to Get There...

Kalibo is 45 minutes from Manila and 30 minutes from Cebu by air. Philippine Airlines has 3 daily flights from Manila on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Saturdays with special flights from Cebu to accommodate the overflow of guests, while Air Philippines YS-11 service aircraft fly twice daily from Manila. Alternative flights by Aerolift or Pacific Air through Caticlan in the town of Malay are also available. Kalibo is about 15 hours from Manila and about 18 hours from Cebu by sea.

 

Philippines Cuisine History and Influences

During the pre-Hispanic era in the Philippines, the preferred Austronesian methods for food preparation were boiling, steaming and roasting. The ingredients for common dishes were obtained from locally raised livestock. These ranged from kalabaw (water buffaloes), baka (cows), manok (chickens) and baboy (pigs) to various kinds of fish and seafood. More details at Philippines Cuisine History and Influences



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