Articles in the category Communities (275)

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 on 05/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Documentary, Stories
Tags: Boracay, family, Island, Life
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 on 05/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture
Tags: Barrio, Butter
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 on 05/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Cotabato, South, Tboli, tribe
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