Articles in the category People (100)

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
To the pantheon of pop diversions present-day Filipinos revere, the Three “B”s of Boxing, Basketball and Beauty Pageants, a fourth B should be added: Billiards. Overshadowed by the megaprizes and sheer brutality of Vegas/Macau-set boxing matches and the glitz of “voguing” catwalks of the various Misses So-and-So pageants is the more compact and quiet world of the billiards table.
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Published on 21/06/2019 by Papagei
Categories: People, Sport
Tags: Billiards, Bustamante, Reyes
Early this morning I was tasked to do vitals rounds -- take blood pressures, check pulses, respiratory rates, and temperatures -- of patients in the recovery room. To say that we have a large volume of patients is an understatement, and often doing vitals is a medical marathon.
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Published on 13/06/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Health, People
Tags: Health, patient, pregnancy
Whang Od is the oldest living traditional mambabatok artist. (“Batok” is defined as the art of tribal tattoo.) Her name is synonymous with Philippine tribal tattoo culture. She lives in a tiny mountain village called Buscalan, in the town of Tinglayan, Kalinga province in northern Philippines.
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Published on 07/03/2019 by Papagei
Categories: People
Tags: artist, tatoo, traditional
Metro Manila will have a subway by 2025 – eight years from now. The first phase of the project will run from Mindanao Ave. in Quezon City to the gateway to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque City. It takes about three hours to travel this distance by car in today’s traffic. In a subway, it would take just 30 minutes, according to the planners.
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Published on 25/02/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, People
Tags: Manila, Metro, subway, Traffic
Despite my unwavering beliefs about the distinguished doctor, I found myself in great awe once again of Jose Rizal after digesting the many accounts found in Krip Yuson’s Rizal +. I recall having been passionately moved once before, after tediously studying the life and obras of Dr. Rizal in high school and university.
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Published on 06/01/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, History, People
Tags: anthology, Dr. Rizal
Visual artist and poet Monica Ong has accomplished something special with her debut poetry collection, Silent Anatomies. With it, she creates a riveting connection, through a juxtaposition of diagram and diary, of family hierarchy, medical background and creative art. It is a unique interpretation of her own ancestral history and a way for her to reinforce a personal and familial identity.
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Published on 12/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Culture, People
Tags: Anatomies, Monica Ong, poetry, Silent
It was November 5, 1984. Typhoon Undang hit Aklan, inflicting massive damage. Within a few hours, all the houses in my neighborhood, except those made of concrete, were wiped out. Our kitchen toppled to the ground, and my family, together with about five other neighbors, reverted to half-cooked rice and canned sardines for dinner that night. It was the scariest day I remember while living in Aklan.
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Published on 12/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People
Tags: Aklan, typhoons, Undang
Who is Andrés Bonifacio? Why is it important to know him? People who revere him as a hero know little about his life, much less his death. November 30, his birth date is celebrated as a Philippine national holiday. Why is there an ongoing, oversimplified debate between Bonifacistas versus the Rizalistas?
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Published on 11/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: History, People
Tags: Bonifacistas, Heroes, nationa, Rizalistas