Articles in the category Society (77)

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 on 05/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Society
Tags: Conveyance, Creative
These things are pleasant to wear, affordable, light-weight, functional, comfortable, convenient and available in almost every shopping mall, local stores and sold by many street vendors. They can be easily slipped on to the foot, worn every day for all sorts of occasions and gives no hassle with tying shoe laces.
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Published on 04/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Lifestyle, Society
Tags: comfortable, convenient, functional, Tsinelas
Ukay-Ukay, it is the Filipino adaptation of a "flea market" and one of those typical features from the Philippines. It began more than thirty years ago and in a short period of time became the best bargain sensation in the country, from rags to riches, a shoe-string enterprise, born out of necessity and grown into a lucrative fashion industry.
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Published on 04/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Lifestyle, Society
Tags: bargain, flea market, Ukay-Ukay
If you’ve heard something like this before or said it to a Filipino person, you’re in the right place. Chances are you’ve come across a Filipino and wondered why they have Spanish-sounding last names, like Garcia or Rodriguez. They have chinky eyes, brown skin, eat rice with everything while praying the rosary…but boast last names like Garcia and Rodriguez.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Society
Tags: Filipinos, names, Spanish
Seoul – The term “Korean-Filipino” refers to a person (1) who is half-Korean and half-Filipino, and lives in the Philippines or (2) who was born in the Philippines to Korean parents. Since the Philippines allows dual citizenship but South Korean does not, Korean-Filipinos have to choose their nationality before age 18. This applies to the males in particular because they have to go into Korean military service.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Filipino-Koreans, Korean-Filipinos
It had been a time-consuming process – the law required a number of legal documents, not to mention the number of offices that I was required to visit in different corners of Metro Manila. From medical tests and certification of documents in Manila, to application for various clearances in Makati, the effort was all worth it, however.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Filipino, heart, Indian
The United States military is set to return to the Philippines 22 years after being evicted. The imminent arrival of US forces has renewed focus on the thousands of "Amerasians" fathered by US military personnel. Aya Lowe went in search of this forgotten generation. Mary-Jane Stephens lives in a gritty one-room house with her three children and three grandchildren. Two sprawling mattresses pushed together make up the sleeping area, while one stove, sofa and TV make up the rest of the household.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Forgotten, generation
SAN FRANCISCO — Foreign-looking people are everywhere in two cities in the Philippines. Caucasians, Europeans, blacks, name it. But it is not New York or Paris, but the streets of Angeles, Pampanga and Olongapo City, Olongapo. They have American names like Cox, Hamilton, Young, Norman, Hopkins, Thompson, etc. Yet, they are not Americans; not yet. They are the legacy of the US military bases. More than 20 years after the bases closed, Angeles City is still thriving as a red light district.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Americans, Lost, Philippines
Different whitening products displayed at a local grocery store.

Quezon City – Many Asian countries have been obsessed with white skin as such is considered to be synonymous to beauty and prosperity. In the Philippines, many Filipinos would spare a hefty chunk of their wages to splurge on whitening products, such as lotions, soaps, creams, or even oral capsules. Four out of ten women in the Philippines use skin whitening brands, along with other Asian countries like South Korea, Malaysia, ...
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Published on 25/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Lifestyle, Society
Tags: Fascination, skin, White
Manila – As the country celebrated Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, many Chinese–Filipinos or tsinoys observed and anticipated the Lantern Festival that marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog, the eleventh sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. For centuries, the Chinese community has been an important backbone of the Philippines.
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Published on 25/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Culture, Society
Tags: Chinese, culture, Filipino
On a global scale, stereotypes abound. Everyone is guilty of associating at least a few characteristics to certain groups of people. But it’s important to be careful about these associations, understanding that while they may be commonplace, they are definitely not all-encompassing. Filipinos have heard their fair share of stereotypes, with some getting quite old and tiresome. Read on so you don’t catch yourself guilty of presuming the following.
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Published on 06/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Society
Tags: commonplace, stereotypes, understanding
Traveling, more than just an exciting, Instagram-worthy experience, is one you will always learn from. But there are simply some things that are more than helpful to learn beforehand. These are the things that will save you from the possibility of outright insulting someone or ending up on the wrong side of town. Here’s what notto do when visiting the Philippines.
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Published on 05/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Society
Tags: experience, tourists, Traveling