Articles in the category Communities (272)

Kabunian, god of the sky-world, walked from the town of Paracelis in Mountain Province to Dangtalan and arrived hungry, but found there were no pots or utensils to cook with. He thus dug the soil and made a pot and cooked himself his meals for three days. The village women peeked from behind bushes and, amazed by what they saw, thereon imitated how Kabunian made a pot from clay.
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Published on 25/05/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: Dangtalan, Kabunian, Paracelis
Pakikipagkapwa-tao means relating to someone else as a fellow human being. Filipinos most evidently exemplify pakikipagkapwa-tao through the practices of bayanihan and the ‘boodle fight’. The former is more widely done in rural areas of the country. When one person needs to accomplish a task (such as moving house) for example, the whole community pitches in to help – no questions asked.
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Published on 28/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Society
Tags: communities, Filipinos, people
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