Articles in the category Society (77)

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
In what is believed to be the first-ever Philippine law prohibiting cussing in public, the City of Baguio has promulgated an ordinance that would make it illegal to utter profanities — not even as a manifestation of anger, or as a result of being surprised — in local schools as well as in business establishments that cater to children and teens.
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Published on 11/12/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Legal, Society
Tags: cussing, law
There's a scene in the 2014 film “César Chavez” where a group of Filipino farm workers gather in a labor camp and fill the night sky with cries of protest. It's a palpable call for justice in the face of violence, but one of the few times in the hour-and-a-half movie where Filipinos are shown on screen.
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Published on 07/09/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Environment, Society
Tags: agriculture, Farm, Institute, research, Rice, Workers
The recent spate of suicides by American celebrities started to be highlighted in 2014 when comedian Robin Williams ended his life. He’d made a career of making folks laugh. When he died, Filipinos noted that one of his wives was the daughter of a Cebuano immigrant to the U.S.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Society
Tags: depression, suicide
In my extended trips to the Philippines, I am constantly reminded to take care (“mag-Ingat”), to stay alert, be wary of my surroundings, to watch out and beware of others. I’ve been conditioned to never trust anyone, and that every Tom, Dick, and Harry (in our case, Pedro, Juan, and Maria) is out to exploit everyone else! I have always ignored those warnings and never regretted that decision.
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Society
Tags: Kindness, Pinoy, style