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Articles in the category Society (73)

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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 05/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Society
Tags: experience, tourists, Traveling

The Philippines has one of the longest holiday seasons in the world, which starts in the month of September and ends during the 1st week of January, shortly after the Feast of the Three Kings. When it comes to welcoming the New Year, it’s not limited to traditional celebrations. Check out the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Philippines.
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Published by 05/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Lifestyle, Society
Tags: holiday, New Year

When it comes to buying products, it’s always nice to go local. What’s even better, however, is doing so not just for the sake of supporting homegrown goods but also because they’re genuinely great products to begin with. From foodstuff to skin care, here’s a list of Filipino brands locals adore.
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Published by 05/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Society
Tags: Brands, local, products

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This is the advice to foreigners when visiting a new place. It’s best to know the cultural habits of the locals and follow the customs of the people there since no one wants to start off on the wrong foot. In the Philippines, where locals are receptive of foreigners and are very welcoming to guests, it isn’t hard to pick up these Filipino habits reflected in everyday situations.
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Published by 04/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Lifestyle, Society
Tags: cultural, Habits.foreigners, locals