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A Southeast Asian Musical Tradition is practiced by those who resisted Spanish and later American Colonial Rule, comprising roughly 10% of the Philippine population. These musical traditions relate to the social, political and economic life of the people, and are connected to their spiritual beliefs and their relationship to the natural environment.
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Published on 19/09/2020 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Asian, music, Tradition
The magnificent Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi is understandably one of the most desirable birds for visitors to the Philippines. Standing more than 3 feet tall, this is the tallest eagle in the world, and it’s shaggy brown crest give it a rather regal appearance, deserving of the Philippines National Bird.
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Published on 18/09/2020 by Papagei
Categories: Fauna and flora
Tags: Cockatoo, Eagle, Peacock
With the onset of the rainy season, especially the almost 2- week long continuous rain or “siyam-siyam”, most true orchid enthusiasts are very excited. Who wouldn’t be? It is the climatic requirement for the flowering of one of the grandest and important Philippine orchid species, the Waling-Waling or the Vanda sanderiana.
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Published on 18/09/2020 by Papagei
Categories: Fauna and flora
Tags: orchid, Vandaceous, Waling-Waling
Zamboanga City is a city known as "Ciudad de Flores" or City of Flowers in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The Chavacano language (popularly known as Zamboangueño Chavacano, based on 80% Spanish and 20% Italian, Portuguese, Quechua, Taino, Mexican-Indian, Nauhtl, Tagalog, Ilonggo, Bisaya and other Philippine languages) made Zamboanga "Asia's Latin Region." This is also due to the same traditions with Spain, particularly Our Lady of the Pilar (which is also Spain's Patroness).
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Published on 12/09/2020 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Peninsula, Zamboanga
General Santos City or "GenSan" is in the province of South Cotabato in the Philippines. It is a highly urbanized city located at the southern portion of South Cotabato, but perhaps its biggest claim to fame is that boxer Manny Pacquiao is a native. It is known as "The Tuna Capital of the Philippines". General Santos is also home to a lot of media practitioners and media companies.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: General Santos, Mindanao, Soccsksargen