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Articles in the category Society (71)

Indeed, when used wisely, words can bring forth countless benefits – it can educate, it can bridge distance and time, it can entertain, and it can influence. Wordsmiths, therefore, hold great power in influencing people. Whatever they pen about can either pacify a nation or create chaos. That is how powerful communication is.
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Published by 26/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society

A country’s synopsis of gallantry and independence is clearly depicted in its national anthem. The national anthem of a sovereign state or nation is simply described in general, as a nationalistic musical composition which basically chronicles the history, long struggles and colorful traditions of its beloved people. In addition, a national hymn is duly recognized by law, its government, or a certain convention mandating its official use by the natural born citizens of a given country.
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Published by 21/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: History, Society

Our culture is a big reflection of our great and complex history. It is influenced by most of the people we have interacted with. A blend of the Malayo-Polynesian and Hispanic culture with the influence from Chinese, Indians Arabs, and other Asian cultures really contribute to the customs and traditions of the Filipinos.
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Published by 10/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society

The cold breeze and shorter days are signs that Christmas is coming to town. Christmas in the Philippines is an extraordinary experience as involves family and friends gathering together and celebrating joy and togetherness. It’s no wonder why Christmas is probably the most important and prepared event in the Philippines.
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Published by 07/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society

It is most likely that the single most-awaited event in the Filipino calendar is Christmas. This takes a lot of preoccupation on the part of Filipinos as the Christmas season in the Philippines unofficially starts as early as September. Filipinos gradually get ready, anticipate, and are excited as the last few months of the year wind down as Christmas Day approaches.
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Published by 07/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society

Mindanao has the one of the most comprehensive and best road network in the Philippines, many towns are linked by smooth asphalt or concrete roads, but some of those in provincial territories and the mountains were never finished, are unpaved, full of mud- and potholes and slippery, especially during the rainy season.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society, Stories

Load Na Dito!, a phrase that is screaming from and printed on small and big colourful banners that are posted on almost every Sari-Sari store and other outlets in town. Signs that are advertising exclusive offers for various telephone providers, trying to convince potential customers to load up their pre-paid cell-phones at that particular spot.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society, Stories

The Philippine hospitality is legendary and uncomplicated; visitors will always be greeted and treated with a spontaneous smile that comes straight from the heart. The "open arm" mentality is one of a kind and Mindanaoans, from all walks of life, are indeed known for the graciousness with which they show their generosity. They will display the utmost respect to their guests and will do everything to ensure that they feel comfortable and always have something to eat and drink.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society, Stories

"Sasakyan kita, Sa lahat ng gusto mo, Sasakyan kitaaaaaaa", a very popular song by Gladys and the Boxers is blaring from the loudspeakers inside a Karaoke bar, late at night, somewhere downtown in Koronadal city. It is obvious the singer is out of tune and the music is loud enough to be heard in the street, but it seems the audience and neighbours do not mind at all.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society

People and goods will always need to get from one location to another, so transportation touches everybody in the Philippines. In all aspects of their daily lives, for the general public wheels are the major form of conveyance, the possibility of driving to any destination provides the community with access to friends, family, goods, services, recreation, work and for a legion of venturous and hardworking Filipinos a great opportunity to earn a few pesos.
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Published by 05/03/2018 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society, Stories