Articles with the tag "Mindanao" (65)

The tiny Christian minority in Jolo, Philippines – a majority-Muslim area in an overwhelmingly Catholic nation – has seen renewed energy in its churches now that its faith has been “tested by fire,” Monsignor Romeo S. Saniel, vicar administrator of the Vicariate of Jolo, told Breitbart News in an interview on Tuesday.
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 September) — A recent initiative to aggressively push for the inclusion of Mindanao’s identities, cultures, politics, languages, folkways, tales, as well as traditional conflict resolution systems, trading practices, family relations and, finally the concept of peace and development into the Philippines’ formal and non-formal educational engagements has just taken off with a proposed roadmap.
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On the morning of October 26, 2015 some 700 indigenous peoples from Mindanao arrived at the University of the Philippines in Diliman to a rousing welcome from a huge crowd of supporters. Wearing their native costumes, the Lumad people were in a caravan called “Manilakbayan” that had traveled from Surigao City to Eastern Visayas and then had crossed over to Luzon to highlight their call to stop human rights violations in various Lumad communities.
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Published on 29/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People, Stories
Tags: indigenous, Mindanao, people
San Francisco was treated to a very rare sight of brightly colored tops, skirts and trousers sauntering downhill along Sutter Street toward Montgomery. Passers-by were curious. Who are they? What’s going on? Their quizzical looks darted from the colorfully beaded combs down to the leather-clad feet of these mysterious visitors.
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Published on 13/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Culture, Documentary
Tags: art, culture, Mindanao, Textile
Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City are the most common places in Mindanao that are frequently visited by tourists and visitors alike. Apart from these two cities, there are also other areas in Mindanao that remains off the beaten path and are open for discovery to travelers and backpackers who wants to explore the beauty of Mindanao.
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Published on 10/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Travel
Tags: beaches, Mindanao, Unspoiled, White
It's been more than a decade since my first visit to the Philippines, much time has passed by since then and I keep coming back to the wonderful island of Mindanao every year. I hope one day I will call this place my home. Actually I was born in a very small but well developed country named the Netherlands. Being brought up in an open society with all it's social advantages, in the capitol city of Amsterdam, a metropolis with a multiracial...
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Published on 06/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary
Tags: eyes, Kano, Mindanao
The Land of Kota Batu, a land never conquered by foreign intruders and long time defended by Moro warriors to protect their ancestral land and religion. A land with unbelievably beautiful terrain which lies serenely between majestic mountains in the South of Mindanao, Philippines. Nowadays better known as Cotabato which means stone fort and is taken from the Malay words Kota Batu or the Maguindanao phrase Kuta Wato.
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Published on 06/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Kota Batu, Mindanao
The province of South Cotabato may not be the most obvious place to consider for a vacation, but for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary it is worth giving it a chance, the unique atmosphere, the exceptional landmarks and exotic attractions may surprise you.
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Published on 06/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Down, Mindanao, South
The Island of Mindanao is often named the food basket of the Southern Philippines, The rich and fertile lands of Allah Valley in the province of South Cotabato are an agricultural Eden. Ricefields or paddy fields are a common sight in this Province. Here time is measured by the growth of the rice fields. Each planting of the rice field marks the start of a new season.
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Published on 06/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary
Tags: Allah Valley, Mindanao, Ricefields
After being brushed off for a great number of years as "superstition" and "fraud" by many, Shamanism is still in favour in Mindanao. In the rural areas and among the indigenous communities a Shaman or Sham, better known as “faith healer” is a leading person within the tribal communities. The reliance on ancestral rituals and herbal medicine has widely gained acceptance as part of the island’s captivating culture.
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Published on 05/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Documentary, Mythology & folklore
Tags: Magic, medicine, Mindanao, mystery