Articles in the category Communities (271)

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
Singnapan Valley in southern Palawan is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time now. It was a couple of years ago that I came across some images online of the Tau’t Bato tribe and it has intrigued me ever since. The remoteness of Singnapan valley is what first caught my attention and then the interesting stories that the people there live in large caves during the rainy season.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Mantalingahan, Palawan, Tau’t Bato, tribe
Things often do not turn out the way you might expect them to. Such was the case during my recent trip back to the Sierra Madres. I returned to a part of Isabela and Cagayan provinces to visit some old Agta friends from last year. Upon returning this time I had a plan to go on a hunt with some of the men, a hunt for wild pig, deer or monkey.
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Published on 04/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Agta, Cagayan, Isabela, Madres, Sierra
Three weeks in the Cordilleras of Luzon and I feel like I have only scratched the surface of experiencing the rich cultures that make up the Igorot people. This is a common trend I have experienced while working on the Katutubong Filipino Project and one reason I hope to extended the project longer term, perhaps for another three years. More time is needed.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Cordilleras, Igorot, Katutubong, Luzon
The Negritos are a dark skinned people that are ethnically different from other people in the Philippines that are mostly Malay in origins. The are believed to be the original inhabitants of the Philippines. Their origins are obscure. Some anthologist believe they are descendant of wandering people that "formed an ancient human bridge between Africa and Australia.
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Published on 03/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, People
Tags: Aeta, Atta, Baluga, Negritos