In the Philippines, a large number of popular images or icons crop up when the word "Filipino" is mentioned. Consider
Banaue rice terraces; sampaguita; tinikling; Philippine eagle; vinta; mango (green and ripe); torogan; Dr. Jose Rizal; adobo;
salakot; Mt. Mayon; Barong Tagalog; sungka; Boracay; lechon; carabao; nipa hut; balut; sinigang; Christmas lantern or parol;
Dolphy; Nora Aunor; San Miguel beer; Baguio; patis or fish sauce; bagoong or fish paste; Lea Salonga; Taal Lake; Manila Bay
sunset; halo-halo and many more. In her latest Filipiniana book by Visitacion "Chit" dela Torre, CULTURAL ICONS
OF THE PHILIPPINES, these cultural icons are seen in a new light even as they distill the best in the Filipino.
For purposes of practical classification, the book is divided into several categories: a) material objects from nature
b) food and beverage/drinks c) tourist destinations d) cultural practices or traditions, and e) personalities from heroes
to cultural divas to sports and pop icons.
The book sells at three thousand five hundred pesos (US $ 85.00)