Articles in the category Documentary (865)

“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
The so called Twilight Zone - between 60 & 150 metres - is one of the least explored areas of the ocean. A recent research trip by the California Academy of Sciences to the Philippines reveals its unique reef systems are home to many as yet undiscovered species - and sadly pollution too.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Academy, coral, marine, reef, research, science
P.I. as a term is specific to the Philippines as U.S. territory, a colonial one, until the U.S. Congress granted Philippine independence in 1945. The use of P.I. is an innocent mistake given that Philippine Islands is a direct translation of Islas Filipinas in Spanish, the name Spanish explorer Legazpi in 1543 gave to the group of islands (Leyte and Samar) in honor of the Felipe II, King of Spain.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary
Tags: Manila, Spanish
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
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
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
Tabaco, as a small town, was established by the Franciscan friars in the late 1500s, with St. John the Baptist as patron saint. It gained independence from the old town of Cagsaua in the early 1600s during the term of parish priest Father Pedro de Alcareso. Bicol Region, which is typified by a volcanic topography because of Mayon Volcano, is rich in dark volcanic soil and stones from which the Tabaco Church is constructed.
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Published on 04/05/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, History
Tags: Bicol, Church, Tabaco