Articles with the tag "Philippines" (65)

This Dutch lay missionary and labor rights advocate has made the Philippines his home for 30 years and is pained and shocked at being ordered to leave by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The most difficult part of leaving, says Otto Rudolf de Vries, is separation from his close friends, especially the workers and residents of poor communities “who have become very close to my heart.”
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Published on 14/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Legal, Religion
Tags: Church, missionary, Philippines, Rights, visa, Workers
“Another one bites the dust. Hey I’m gonna get you too, another one bites the dust”, says the lyrics of the most iconic of all Queen songs “Another one bites the dust”. This is also what Phantom Troupe, a group of Filipino cybersecurity enthusiasts, has been telling poorly secured government websites and servers since the start of the pandemic last year.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics, Technology
Tags: Customs, government, Philippines, Pinoy, System
Four CIA operatives died in a shipwreck off the coast of the Philippines in a tropical storm in 2008 during a daring operation to try and spy on China's activity in the region, it has been revealed. The story of how the four died has never before been told. The men - Stephen Stanek, Michael Perich, Jamie McCormick and Daniel Meeks - were working for the CIA's Maritime Branch.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History
Tags: Chinese, Officer, Philippines, tropical
When the Department of Education (DepEd) began the virtual enrollment of millions of students in June, Janet Villamar, 44, braced for a conversation any parent fears. Like millions of others, her family was being buffeted by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economically devastating lockdown. Her husband, who had been eking out a daily income from selling old bottles to neighbors, was now cloistered at home.
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How strongly can a song impact a people’s spirit and will in the pursuit of its national aspirations? The right song inspires. It unites. It motivates people to persevere. For us Filipinos, the song “Bayan Ko” has become our unofficial second anthem, especially in times of national trials and turmoil.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History, People, Society
Tags: Filipino, Foreign, language, Philippines, Spanish
Filipino cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to become a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences that have been adapted to local ingredients and the Filipino palate to create distinctively Filipino dishes. Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate, such as the paellas and cocidos created for fiestas
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Published on 26/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
Transportation in the Philippines is facilitated by road, air, rail and waterways. As of 2014, there are 216,387 kilometers of roads in the Philippines, with only 61,093 kilometers of roads paved. The 919-kilometer Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH), an integrated set of highway segments and ferry routes covering 17 cities was established in 2003.
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Published on 24/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
The Philippines' international relations are based on trade with other nations and the well-being of the 10 million overseas Filipinos living outside the country. As a founding and active member of the United Nations, the Philippines has been elected several times into the Security Council. Carlos P. Romulo was a former President of the United Nations General Assembly.
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Published on 26/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
Ethnologue lists 186 individual languages in the Philippines, 182 of which are living languages, while 4 no longer have any known speakers. Most native languages are part of the Philippine branch of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, which is itself a branch of the Austronesian language family. In addition, various Spanish-based creole varieties collectively called Chavacano exist.
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Published on 23/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago composed of about 7,641 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi). This makes it the 5th largest island country in the world.The 36,289 kilometers (22,549 mi) of coastline makes it the country with the fifth longest coastline in the world.
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Published on 25/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the area, claimed the islands for Spain, and was then killed at the Battle of Mactan. Colonization began when Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi arrived from Mexico in 1565, establishing control of Cebu, Panay, and Luzon. The Spaniards established Manila, at what is now Intramuros, as the capital of the Spanish East Indies in 1571.
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Published on 23/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
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Published on 25/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: archipelago, country, Philippines