State of Visayas

Chocolate Hills, over a thousand unique round hills
(photo from
Visayas, a prospective federal state in central Philippines. The word Visayas comes from the name of the native inhabitants: Bisaya.

People  The Bisaya are a wonderfully animated bunch, exhibiting a huge range of positive emotionalism. They churn out many of the Philippines' finest actors and performers, and are peculiarly receptive of others' feelings. At the same time, they display great sense of humor and love a good feast, often to the point of hedonism.
A Bisaya dancer in the annual festival of Sinulog
(photo by pawing)