Articles in the category Society (77)

The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, 6 percent belong to various nationalized Christian cults, and another 2 percent belong to well over 100 Protestant denominations. In addition to the Christian majority, there is a vigorous 4 percent Muslim minority, concentrated on the southern islands of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan.
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Published on 11/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Religion, Society
Tags: Catholicism, Christian, Muslim, Roman
"The best thing about the Philippines is the people. I have never encountered a more optimistic group in all my life. They help one another when they are in trouble. Families are close. For the most part, the people are not driven by what brands they wear or type of car they drive (though sadly there are signs that this is starting to slowly change in the metro areas)," said one expat living in Alabang.
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Published on 11/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: Expat, living, Philippines
I have been writing on Live in the Philippines for two and a half years now, living here nearly three years. Before moving here, I lived in the Middle East, and traveled extensively in the developing world. In that time, I’ve seen several patterns in the questions that people ask. There is nothing wrong with asking questions. In fact, I’m a big believer in that old cliche, “There is no such thing as a stupid question”.
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Published on 11/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Society
Tags: foreigners, mistakes, patterns, stupid
There are people—whether behind a religious belief or traditional thinking—who believe in superstitions. While superstitions usually lack logical explanation or scientific ground, it doesn’t change the fact that a number of us still slightly recoil when a black cat crosses our path. And we certainly do avoid walking under a ladder (though I suspect that’s also due to it being generally unsafe to walk underneath).
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, people, Superstitions
Introduction: What is superstition? How it affects the life of every Filipino? Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event leads to
the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events,most are unknown origins. "Pamahiin" is actually the Filipino word for superstitious beliefs and is said to be the basis of some groups of people's way of life. Filipinos are said to have great belief in superstition.
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, Superstitions, Weird
1. If a person bites his tongue, it means somebody is thinking of him.

2. A girl with white spots on her fingernails is inconstant in love.

3. It is bad to sweep the floor at six o'clock in the evening for it means driving away good fortune and graces.

4. It is bad to sweep the floor when there are people playing cards or gambling because luck is being swept away.

5. One should not open an umbrella while inside a house; a centipede is likely to fall from the ceiling and he will be bitten by
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, fortune, Superstitions
Like in any other country, Filipinos subscribe to their own set of superstitions or pamahiin inherited from ancestors. Sure, some of these may have been influenced by other countries and cultures, but Pinoys also bring in their own flavour to the belief, making them more interesting or ridiculous-sounding, depending on how you look at it. Now there are hundreds, probably thousands, of superstitious beliefs out there, and these are only some of the more popular ones Filipinos grew up hearing.
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Published on 09/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Entertainment, Society
Tags: beliefs, pamahiin, Pinoy, Superstitions
The International Folk Music Council defined folk music as “the product of a musical tradition that has been evolved through the process of oral transmission.” The term is thus applied to the musical repertory of communities as opposed to art music or music composed by trained musicians. It is also applied to music composed by an individual but which has been absorbed into the unwritten living tradition of the community.
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Published on 26/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society
Tags: folk, music, Traditions
The experienced Filipino architect is familiar with the common folk beliefs and usually follows them or applies these age-old guidelines in the planning of one’s dream house. Many of these beliefs are based on sound planning practices that do not have to be overly emphasized. Like, for example, orienting the building to take in the healthful effects of the rays of the morning sun by having wide windows facing the rising sun to take in the cleansing rays of sunlight during daybreak.
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Published on 26/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Society
Tags: beliefs, folk
An Audio-Visual (AV) archive is a repository of audiovisual materials, i.e., film and video. A fully functional AV archive is engaged in acquiring and retrieving films from various sources to form the collection; preserving, and restoring, if necessary, the AV materials; making an inventory and catalogue of the collection; and providing access to it. The objective of an AV archive is to provide the means to enable a film to survive for the present and future generation.
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Published on 26/12/2017 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Society, Technology
Tags: Archiving, Visual
PALAWAN, Philippines – “People nowadays buy and throw away things without thinking it would end up somewhere," 16-year old Emma Celine Cacatian said, her face not hide the disgust while doing the inventory of marine debris that the group had collected from the seafloor within the jurisdiction of Barangay Mangingisda, a coastal community in Puerto Princesa Bay.
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Published on 10/05/2017 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment, People, Society
Tags: environment, Palawan, Scubasurero