There are other national symbols taught in preschool and elementary schools, as a means to promote nationalism and foster appreciation for indigenous elements that typify the Filipino as an individual. Below is a list that briefly rounds-up the unofficial national symbols of the Philippines:
National Dance: These are the “Carinosa" for grace and refinement of movements and the "Tinikling" for poise and dexterity as dancers try to avoid getting caught between two bamboo poles.
National Animal: Carabao (water buffalo) which symbolizes the Filipino’s willingness to perform hard work with diligence and forbearance.
National Fish: The bangus (milkfish) symbolizes the Filipino’s versatility, since there are many ways by which the milkfish is prepared and cooked.
National Fruit: Philippine mango is acclaimed as the sweetest variety of its kind on a global scale. The dried mango is one of the most in demand products being exported to other countries.
National Dress – Male: The barong tagalong is another widely acclaimed Philippine product because its intricate embroidery and crisp elegance make it suitable as well as comfortable for formal gatherings, in lieu of the tuxedo ensemble.
National Dress – Female: The "baro't saya" is the traditional white loose-fitting blouse with bell-shaped sleeves used to overlap an equally loose-fitting long skirt that often comes in plaid or checkered prints of red, yellow and orange.
National Plant: Anahaw (Livistona rotundifolia) is another indigenous material, which symbolizes the resourcefulness and craftsmanship of the Filipino people.
These are the national symbols that were established, both officially and unofficially, for the purpose of reminding the Philippine citizens of their historical moments, of their culture, their duties, and their privileges, all of which are legacies handed down by generations of ancestors.