Articles in the category Communities (271)

Spanish settlement in the Philippines first took place in the 16th century, during the Spanish colonial period of the islands. The conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi founded the first Spanish settlement in Cebu in 1565, and later established Manila as the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1571. The Philippine Islands is named after King Philip II of Spain, and it became a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain which was governed from Mexico City until the 19th century, when Mexico...
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ancestry, Filipino, people, Spanish
Seoul – The term “Korean-Filipino” refers to a person (1) who is half-Korean and half-Filipino, and lives in the Philippines or (2) who was born in the Philippines to Korean parents. Since the Philippines allows dual citizenship but South Korean does not, Korean-Filipinos have to choose their nationality before age 18. This applies to the males in particular because they have to go into Korean military service.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Filipino-Koreans, Korean-Filipinos
It had been a time-consuming process – the law required a number of legal documents, not to mention the number of offices that I was required to visit in different corners of Metro Manila. From medical tests and certification of documents in Manila, to application for various clearances in Makati, the effort was all worth it, however.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Filipino, heart, Indian
Japanese settlement in the Philippines refers to the branch of the Japanese diaspora having historical contact with and having established themselves in what is now the Philippines. This also refers to Filipino citizens of either pure or mixed Japanese descent currently residing in the country, the latter a result of intermarriages between the Japanese and local populations.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: History, Japanese, Philippines
Quezon City - The Bagóbo are a proud people with proto Malayan features and with a strong social structure enabled them, as a group, to integrate with the main body politic while retaining much of their indigenous customs, beliefs, and values. That said, most of the Bagóbo have suffered dislocation due to the loss of their ancestral lands and the effects of modern day insurgency.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Bagobo, people
The Sama-Bajau refers to several Austric ethnic groups of Maritime Southeast Asia with their origins from the southern Philippines. The name collectively refers to related people who usually call themselves the Sama or Samah; or are known by the exonyms Bajau(/ˈbɑːdʒaʊ, ˈbæ-/, also spelled Badjao, Bajaw, Badjau, Badjaw, Bajo or Bayao) and Samal or Siyamal (the latter being considered offensive). They usually live a seaborne lifestyle, and use small wooden sailing vessels such as the...
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ethnic, groups, Sama-Bajau
The Aetas, Agta or Ayta are the original black race (Africans) that live in scattered, isolated mountainous northern part of The Philippines on the island of Luzon before the Austronesian (Malays and Asian groups) migrations. Historians and anthropologists debate precisely when and how they migrated there, the consensus being that they crossed from the island of Borneo between 20 and 30 thousand years ago, using a land bridge that was partially covered by water around 5,000 years ago...
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Aetas, Africans, Agta, Ayta, black race, Palawan
The Aeta live in the northern part of the Philippines on the island of Luzon. Historians and anthropologists debate precisely when and how they migrated here, the consensus being that they crossed from the island of Borneo between 20 and 30 thousand years ago, using a land bridge that was partially covered by water around 5,000 years ago — the remaining part of which is now the island of Palawan.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Aeta, Luzon, people
Year after year, travel magazines call Boracay Island the best beach destination in the world. Found off the coast of Caticlan, Aklan in the Visayas, the island became famous for its fine, powdery white sand. The island’s tourism industry is worth billions of pesos, and this value continues to grow with each year.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Stories
Tags: Ati, Boracay, tribe
he island of Boracay in central Philippines is home to the Ati people, whose ancestors were believed to have arrived through a land bridge from Borneo thousands of years ago and were thus the first inhabitants of the country. Most of the Ati can be found in Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, and Negros. They are part of the Negrito group and are genetically related to other Negritos, such as the Mamanwa of Mindanao, Ayta of Luzon, and the Batak of Palawan.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Ati, Panay, people, tribal
The Ati are a Negrito ethnic group in the Visayas, the central portion of the Philippine archipelago. Their small numbers are principally concentrated in the islands of Boracay, Panay and Negros. They are genetically related to other Negrito ethnic groups in the Philippines such as the Aeta of Luzon, the Batak of Palawan, and the Mamanwa of Mindanao.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Ati, ethnic, group, Negrito, people
The United States military is set to return to the Philippines 22 years after being evicted. The imminent arrival of US forces has renewed focus on the thousands of "Amerasians" fathered by US military personnel. Aya Lowe went in search of this forgotten generation. Mary-Jane Stephens lives in a gritty one-room house with her three children and three grandchildren. Two sprawling mattresses pushed together make up the sleeping area, while one stove, sofa and TV make up the rest of the household.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Forgotten, generation