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Articles in the category Communities (284)

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 by 30/09/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: basket, basketry, 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 by 29/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Travel

At least three remarkable things come from the 3rd class municipality of Jagna (population 35,000) along the southern coast of Bohol. Over two centuries ago, this seemingly sleepy backwater was the birthplace of the Dagohoy Revolt, the longest-running Anti-Spanish rebellion (1744 to 1829).
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Published by 14/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Stories

On any December morning, especially as the thin cool air gives way to a balmy, bright day, the hapless Filipino who cuts across San Francisco's Chinatown on the way to work will feel a touch of homesickness. Were he or she a habitue of Manila's Chinatown, the smell, sounds and bustle of San Francisco's Chinatown could trigger a flood of memories—Quiapo, Escolta, Ongpin, Divisoria...
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Published by 13/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Documentary

The Mindanaoans are independence-loving and peaceful people with a rich cultural past deeply embedded in their present way of living. They are proud of their heritage and of their ways. They will never forget where they came from. Mindanaoans have endured many tragedies throughout history, but always stood firm and strong.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Documentary

The name means people of the flood plains or derived from the two word maginged and danaw which means people of the marshy. In the early 15th century, Sharif Muhammad Kabungsuan, an Arab-Malay preacher from the royal house of Malacca, introduced the Islamic religion, customs and the Sultanate system of governance.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary

Scattered throughout the Southern Philippine Archipelago slowly disappearing tribes untouched by neither time nor colonization still exist in present time. Along the desolate eastern coast of the Davao Gulf, centuries ago, new migrants mixed with the native population, forming a new community that was given the name Bagobo.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary