Articles in the category Culture (697)

Jim Watkins is a retired US Army man who moved to the Philippines and got married. This article gives a good insight in the life of a random expat who moved to the Philippines and started a new life. Eventually he got world attention because of his infamous creation: the 8chan website. This is not the whole article. Only the part about his new life in Manila.
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Published on 21/09/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, People, Society
Tags: business, Expat, Manila
As the youth of Adat B’laan, an indigenous group in South Cotabato, experience increased exposure and enjoy the benefits of modernization, embracing mainstream society practices has sometimes taken priority over knowing and understanding their ethnic language, rituals and traditions. In the past few years, this has resulted in the cultural erosion of the Adat B’laan.
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Published on 28/08/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, People
Tags: community, culture, international, TELUS
GAME TIME Egged on by their elders, boys in Hungduan town in Ifugao province compete in a game of tug-of-war in the community’s river in this year’s postharvest tugging ritual, “punnuk.” The tradition has been listed as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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Published on 25/08/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, History, People
Tags: community, damaged, harvest, Ifugao, Rice, traditional
Move over Darna, Captain Barbell and Dyesebel – no disrespect to your creator, the legendary Mars Ravelo. Here come Lampong, Pili, Inlablabbuut and others. The latter have come alive in a new comic book collaboration by young artists from the Cordilleras.
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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
We are having pain de chocolat with our coffee, just to be sure we remember that chocolate was ahead of coffee in providing Filipinos a caffeine kick. Another beverage peddled was the broth of yellowed mango leaves stewed in water. It was an alternative for Chinese tea among natives. Ginger tea made with honey or sugar was documented in the early 1600s, having been an acknowledged remedy for a cold among islanders.
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Published on 25/05/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Filipino cooking, Food and Dining
Tags: Pan de sal, tinapay
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
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar.
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Published on 18/01/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Entertainment, News and Events, Religion
Tags: China, Chinese New Year
Due to Plasencia’s Catholic mindset and the Spanish vengeance to cleanse the lands of “heathens”, early Filipino’s were trained, forced, and convinced to associate some of these beings with the devil. The Spanish were successful in eliminating the belief in deities and de-powering the spiritual leaders, but they were no match for superstitions. Legazpi stated his mission soon after he arrived on the Islands.
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Published on 09/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Bayoguin, Catolonan, Doctrina Cristiana