Articles in the category Communities (275)

"The best thing about the Philippines is the people. I have never encountered a more optimistic group in all my life. They help one another when they are in trouble. Families are close. For the most part, the people are not driven by what brands they wear or type of car they drive (though sadly there are signs that this is starting to slowly change in the metro areas)," said one expat living in Alabang.
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Published on 11/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Expat, living, Philippines
I have been writing on Live in the Philippines for two and a half years now, living here nearly three years. Before moving here, I lived in the Middle East, and traveled extensively in the developing world. In that time, I’ve seen several patterns in the questions that people ask. There is nothing wrong with asking questions. In fact, I’m a big believer in that old cliche, “There is no such thing as a stupid question”.
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Published on 11/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: foreigners, mistakes, patterns, stupid
The history of the community theatre movement in Mindanao is rooted in the philosophy of utilizing theatre for empowerment. It uses local materials and enables the members of the community to critically reflect on their realities as well as to collectively chart actions for social change. This is the basic guiding principle that lead to the formation of the Mindanao Community Theatre Network (MCTN) established in 1984 and in 1994, had transformed into MINDULANI.
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Published on 27/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: community, Mindanao, theatre
One of the most active and dynamic committees, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Visual Arts (NCCA-CVA) is under the Subcommission on the Arts (SCA). The committee was formed upon the inception of the Philippine Commission for Culture and the Arts (PCCA) in 1987.
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Published on 27/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: art, Committee, culture, Visual
The National Artist Award is the highest distinction bestowed upon Filipino Artists whose body of work is recognized by their peers and more importantly by their countrymen as sublime expression of Philippine music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literature, film and media, arts, architecture and design. These are artists who have promoted Filipino cultural identity and dignity through their art.
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Published on 26/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: artist, Award, National, Philippines
Art music forms in Philippine music consist of locally composed works that have used standard formats of Western music. These forms evolved through the introduction and assimilation of European classical music which includes both religious and secular compositions. Before the American colonial regime, Filipino musicians who received their musical training mostly from the clergy, produced masses, hymns and vespers for use in the liturgical services.
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Published on 25/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Communities, Culture, Entertainment
Tags: art, Form, music
Architecture, as practiced in the Philippines during the Spanish era, was not by virtue of an academic title. There were no architectural schools in the country and the only architects with academic degrees were Spaniards. However, the first Filipino recorded architect was Felix Roxas y Arroyo of Binondo, Manila. The closest the Filipino could aspire to practice as an architect was as Maestro de Obras or Master Builder.
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Published on 25/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Business, Communities, Documentary, Technology
Tags: APGA, architecture, LPA, Philippines, PIA
The Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) or simply “The Coffee Board” is on its 15th year as a ”go-to” organization for everything coffee related and most specially the promotion of Philippine coffee here and abroad. In their site, inquiries for the upcoming summit are mostly from people wanting to learn more about coffee production.
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Published on 05/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Business, Communities, Food and Dining, News and Events
Tags: Coffee, DTI, PCBI, The Coffee Board
TOURISM can be a ticket to promote Philippine coffee. This is the direction of the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) as bared by its President Pacita Juan. “To promote the coffee industry, our direction now is to push for coffee tourism,” she said in a press conference last October 24 at the SMX Convention Center–Lanang during the 10TH National Coffee Summit.
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Published on 05/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Business, Communities, Culture, Food and Dining
Tags: Coffee, DOT, PCBI, Tourism
I just returned from a two week trip to Isabela province in northern Luzon to document the Agta and Dumagat Indigenous people in the area. Oma and I traveled for three days to reach our destination; starting in Manila we traveled by bus for two days and then took a 15 hour boat ride on a small outrigger to reach the towns of Divilacan and Maconacon.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Agta, Divilacan, Dumagat, Maconacon
The Bukidnon plateau is home to seven of the 18 different indigenous groups found in Mindanao. After doing some research I decided it would be a great place to visit for starting the Katutubong Filipino Project. Although our travel to Bukidnon was fairly short we learned a lot about the Lumad people (the Visayan word collectively used for all indigenous people in Mindanao).
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Bukidnon, Katutubong, Lumad, Manobo, Mindanao
It’s been eight years since I was last in northern Palawan during my Peace Corps days. Back then I spent a lot of time in Coron and Busuanga doing marine surveys and remember how beautiful the islands were in this part of the country. This time my travels brought me to Coron to photograph the Calamian Tagbanua people, one of a number of different indigenous groups found in Palawan.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Calamian, Coron, Palawan, Tagbanua