Articles in the category Communities (270)

They were the summers of my youth, the summers of life. I started working in Alaska in 1966 when I was just finishing my twenty-first year. When I came home to San Francisco just before the Fall to start school again, I was a father. That was my first year in Alaska. It would be fourteen more consecutive summers before I would see what would become my final trip to South Naknek in Bristol Bay, the salmon goldmine of the world.
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Published on 28/02/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Lifestyle, Stories
Tags: Alaska, Alaskero, Salmon
Situated about 70 kilometers from the port city of General Santos, Lake Sebu municipality spans 89 kilometers and can be found in the upper Allah Valley near the municipality of Surallah. It has rolling hills, mountain forests and three lakes devoted to aquaculture, the largest of which is the beautiful Lake Sebu, which covers 354 hectares.
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Published on 12/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: Cotabato, indigenous, lake, people, Sebu, Tboli
The Rurungan sa Tubod showroom in Palawan Island, Philippines, boasts a beautiful display of hand-woven garments. And as much as in style and quality, Rurungan’s products are rich in purpose and culture. Step inside the Rurungan workroom and meet the women responsible for breathing life into the craft of weaving on the island of Palawan.
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Published on 19/11/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Business, Communities, Culture
Tags: Palawan, Rurungan, weaving
For many years, I’ve seen incredible baskets from the Philippines — mostly at Cost Plus stores, yard sales, or at Goodwill. As a California basket weaver steeped in native American basket traditions, I wondered about the Filipino communities that produce these baskets and what role the baskets play in their economies and cultures today.
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Published on 30/09/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: basket, traditional, weaver
Thousands flocked to bus terminals in Quezon City late Wednesday, March 28, as commuters headed to the provinces for Holy Week. Transportation officials expected the influx of passengers to peak late Wednesday, it being the last working day before the holidays.

The rush to go to the provinces resulted in hours long of waiting in terminals.
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Published on 29/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Travel
Tags: commuters, Holy Week, Quezon, terminals