French Fries of the Philippines

Did you know that most products in the Philippines made of potato came from the municipality of Buguias, Benguet. If a potato or “patatas” came from Buguias shredded into pieces then fried, Would you call it Fries Fries?

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Why is it that most Filipinos are saying french fries when they eat at Jollibee or at a local food store(except McDonalds) catering fried potato as their product, instead of calling it “Filipino Fries”, “Potato Fries”, or better yet “Buguias Fries”?

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