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Articles in the category Communities (280)

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

Tausug or Suluk is the name of an Islamized tribal group in the Sulu archipelago, and is taken from the words taumeaning man and sug meaning current. Traditionally the Tausug are sailors, pearl divers and traders, their ancestral homelands in the Sulu Archipelago have vigorous tidal currents that flow from the Sulu and China Seas to the Celebes Sea. This translates literally into the name people of the current.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary

Joe and Imi live in a house less than two meters long and two meters wide. Half their home is taken up by their bed. Walls are woven bamboo mats and there is a thatched palm leaf roof. Cooking is done outside over a fire and there are no real bathroom facilities. They do have electricity which powers their rusty ceiling fan and lone light bulb.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Documentary, Stories

A barrio can best be described as a small rural village; the word is in fact a Spanish phrase meaning district or neighbourhood. These closed communities are scattered throughout the province of South Cotabato, on lush mountain slopes and between multi-coloured rice paddies, most of them nestled at the end of countless, unnamed, winding roads, tucked away under verdant palm trees that give shade during the scorching midday sun.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture

More than 40 different ethnic groups can be found in the Philippines. There are 18 tribal groups on the island of Mindanao. The most well known is the T'boli Tribe, that lives in the province of South Cotabato, around lake Sebu. Since the arrival of settlers originating from the other islands of the Philippines, they gradually moved to the mountain slopes to live in scattered settlements in the Higlands.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary