If you will visit Panglao, you will notice that there some houses have chimney. You may wonder what is the purpose of the chimney since Philippines has no winter season and it does not snow here so even a Â wall fireplaceÂ is not necessary. Let me answer your curiosity. The chimneys are for kitchen exhaust. Most household used wood for cooking so those houses whose kitchens are not separated from the main house have the chimney.