Articles in the category Documentary (870)

In March 1942 US General Douglas MacArthur had been changing trains at Terowie, 220km from Adelaide, when he gave his famous impromptu speech about Allied strategy. In it he talked about the relief of the Philippines being a priority, uttering his best known quote: “I shall return”.
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Published on 23/10/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, History
Tags: Australia, Battle, children, Japanese, Leyte, MacArthur, Woman, Workers
I was on our farm when the ground began to shake beneath me. I raised my arms to steady myself against the motion. From the rise, the forested hills seemed to sway around me. The narrow cement path I stood on was littered with brush I had just cleared. I was putting in a new irrigation line to reach our fields, recently planted with lettuce, spinach, papaya, and turmeric. I braced my feet and replaced the machete to my hip.
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Published on 08/08/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Documentary
Tags: Batanes, Earthquake, Itbayat
My first visit was in the late ‘80s, when this secret paradise was just beginning to enjoy prominence. This beautiful island in the Pacific started to gain worldwide attention when a German named Jens Peter wrote about Boracay as “Paradise on Earth” in the late ‘70s. At the time there were still very few tourists, and electric power was scarce and unreliable.
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Published on 01/08/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Boracay, Paradise, Tourist
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
“The Pampanga was hobbled by a number of weaknesses. Fresh water supply was limited as its pumps had difficulty sucking water from its tanks. The ship’s desalination plant was badly in need of repair or replacement. The satellite phone assigned to them had many blind spots at sea. Of the four binoculars on the ship, one was borrowed, only one was reliable while the others had poor vision. But the patrol had to go on.”
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Published on 11/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Entertainment, History
Tags: Chinese, Philippines, Vitug
To kick off Filipino American History Month and U.N. /Philippines Indigenous Month, San Francisco’s Asian American Museum held a premiere of Mountain Spirits: Textiles and Folk Arts of Cordillera and Ilokos, the signal documentary of The Hinabi Project's third exhibit on Philippine textile arts.
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Published on 27/10/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Culture, Documentary, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Cordillera, Folk Arts, Ilokos, Textiles
This actually happened to me. It was such a traumatic experience; so much so that for 37 years, I’ve shared this with only a select few. I finally had the courage to talk about it last August 2017 at the Assumption College Alumnae Triennial Reunion in New York where I was one of the guest speakers. I was asked to talk about my life, how I got to where I am today, and who were the “angels or wings” that helped me along the way, and how I managed to stay airborne.
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Published on 30/09/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, People, Stories
Tags: NBI, thriller
An unexpected midsummer trip to Angeles City in Pampanga has opened our eyes to the mini-renaissance in cultural heritage currently happening in this city. For those compatriots who may have been used to thinking of Angeles as a chaotic outlier to what used to be the formidable Clark Air Force Base, a quick visit to this convenient destination may prove to be revelatory.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary
Tags: Angeles City, heritage, Pampanga
IIf it were a movie, it would be titled The Curse of the Pearly Blob, and the yarn would not have been better scripted if it were fiction. But it is not; it is real life—the stuff of legend, adventure, and song.
That is the fantastic tale of the Pearl of Lao-Tzu, one of the world’s great pearls, originally found off Palawan, and whose full, definitive story is told in thoroughly researched detail that spans over 80 years.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Museum, Palawan, pearl
From when the city was founded in 1571 until the end of the Spanish rule in 1898, Intramuros was Manila. The name Intramuros means “inside the wall.” For 400 years, Intramuros served as the center of the Spanish occupation, originally built to be the residence for Spanish government officials and their families. It was where the most influential and wealthy citizens of colonial Manila lived. The natives and Chinese were not allowed to live inside Intramuros, only the Spanish elite and mestizos.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Cathedral, Church, colonial, History, Intramuros, Manila, Museum, Palacio, Rizal, Spanish