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Articles in the category Society (81)

"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 by 11/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Society

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 by 11/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Communities, Society

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 by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

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 by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

The Philippines is a country with a long history of colonizers. This has strongly influenced the culture and traditions. This impact can be seen not only in the language and food, but also in beliefs and superstitions. And with pre-colonial Philippines having been Animist (and likely Hindu-Buddhist as well), and then being majorly converted to Christianity, this makes for a very interesting, diverse mix of beliefs.
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Published by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

There are so many interesting Filipino superstitions or folk beliefs associated with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Philippines. Filipinos say you should observe the following customs and traditions to ensure that the new year being welcomed is a prosperous one. Many of these superstitions bear a strong Chinese influence.
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Published by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

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 by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

When you see the first star in the evening, you wish something nice.

It is a good sign if you have big ears, because you will have a long life.

All odd numbers are lucky numbers, especially number 7.

You'll have luck if, the snake cross your path.

You'll have luck if, someone gifts to you a jade stone.

You'll have luck in business if, someone gifts to you a diamond.

You'll have luck if, in the early morning you open the window - according to the Philippines superstitious beliefs.
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Published by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

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 by 09/01/2018 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

The closing weeks of the year 2000 saw millions on weekday afternoons glued to the TV set and trying to piece together a detective story of government and gambling, indeed a drama of criminal greed and political culpability. The year 2000 was going, a lean Christmas season was hobbling towards the new year, and the Filipino public was getting an education on the labyrinthine coils of due process and the mores of its political leadership.
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Published by 27/12/2017 by Guido
Categories: Arts, Culture, Documentary, Society

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 by 26/12/2017 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Society

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 by 26/12/2017 by Guido
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Lifestyle, Society

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 by 26/12/2017 by Guido
Categories: Documentary, Society, Technology