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Metro Manila Film Festival: Taste of Filipino Movies on Christmas - While the children are very busy collecting their gifts from their godparents, actors and film staffs are also busy creating such wondrous movie as their entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. MMFF as its shortened name, it is the annual celebration of the Filipino talents in the movie industry. Usually held during the Christmas season, it recognizes the role of the film industry in providing artistic depictions of the Philippine stories and history. And as the time passes by, Metro Manila Film Festival has become part of the Filipino’s yearly celebration of Christmas....   [tags: children, filipino community]
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The Filipino Magic: People on the Rise - Sports, entertainment, fashion, and politics are fields that are populated by a mélange of personalities; each one gifted with the unique talents and abilities that strike a sense of awe and revelry into the hearts and minds of everyday citizens. Oftentimes, it is the international players who dominate this global game of fame and popularity. Though this is so, Filipinos have never been lacking in being one of the key characters in the game. History has shown the competence of the Filipino race when it comes to showcasing skills that are at par with those of others....   [tags: Jabbawockeez, Manny Pacquiao] 1374 words
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Humor in the Filipino Culture - ... Despite of the tragedy that happened to them recently, Filipinos still have the strength to smile and feel excited with the fact that they will appear on TV. This only shows that Filipinos use humor as a distraction in times of hardships and somehow get the strength to be resilient. Through humor, Filipinos tend to focus on the fact that they will be “famous”, rather than weeping and feeling hopeless. The distraction humor brings can brighten up their day, and make them smile despite the tragic situation....   [tags: physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual]
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The Sacrifices of a Filipino Marine Engineer - An engineer has a minimum of 11-12hrs working in the engine room before they shift to other engineers, in 12hrs of working inside the engine room; they were exposed in different kinds of chemicals and in a very high temperature under the engine room, Engine rooms are commonly hot that is why we can’t prevent this accidents, and a very hot temperature can cause a severe damage to the person if it will not be cured instantly. Chemicals also are harmful to engineers; a wrong move can cost your life in danger....   [tags: engine heat, engine room, marine engineer ]
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Hardships of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in the United States - Many people of different races and ethnicities have migrated and are still migrating to the United States of America with hopes of finding better opportunities and achieving their American Dream for their families. Majority of them are Asians from developing countries such as Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and more. Unfortunately, they all had their own share of struggles especially in attaining acceptance from the American society. This research project will focus on the hardships that both the Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have experienced in the USA by discussing the following: first, the distinction between Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, second, the different obstacl...   [tags: ethnicities, immigrants, citizenship]
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Hardships of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in the United States - The 3rd wave of Filipino immigrants (1945-1965) who migrated to the U.S. were referred to as the “Military men”. They were Filipino natives and Filipinos in the U.S. who joined the U.S. Navy and Army in the 1940’s to fight in the war against the Japanese in WWII. Most Filipinos worked as stewards and storekeepers in the U.S. Navy. As members of the U.S. Armed Forces, they were allowed to become citizens and many of them brought over their wives to America after WWII under the War Brides Act. In 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 prohibiting racial discrimination in employment and demonstrating American democracy to people of different color....   [tags: immigrants, discrimination, struggles]
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Filipino Magic And Blood - When I was five, I watched as a Filipino man split his thumb in half lengthwise and move the tip back and fourth. This was my first experience with Magic. Later, I would repeat the trick with my index finger, except there would be gushing blood and the screams of children. As for the Filipino man, he didn't really cut his finger in half. Even at five years old I understood that there was some kind of trick at work here. He did it again, obviously pleased at himself for being able to so easily delight the kid he's babysitting....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 830 words
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Significant Filipino History - ... After the Christopher Columbus discovered the America, Spain sent Ferdinand de Magellan a Portuguese contractor along with a fleet of men to find another route to Asia. This is when spices were in high demand and merchants who controlled the ports were charging very high prices. Magellan offered to baptize the locals into Christianity, all agreed except King Lapu Lapu of Mactan island, who rejected the idea of being baptized but instead wanted to fight Magellan and his men. On April 27, 1521 Magellan and his men arrived at Mactan island with more than 1500 men only to arrive at their defeat....   [tags: religion, spanish, idependence, ] 752 words
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Optimal Medium of Instruction for the Filipino students - Medium of instruction is an essential part of education. In a multilingual country like the Philippines, the optimal medium of instruction is a very popular topic of debates and discussions. The English language is being used as a medium of instruction in the Philippines because of the certain reasons that was taken into consideration. First, policymakers believed that English proficiency was the Filipinos’ way to global competitiveness. In 2003, former President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, implemented the Executive Order 210 which established the policy to reinforce English as the primary medium of instruction in the schools and universities of the Philippines....   [tags: education, philippines, english language]
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Reaction Paper on The Challenge of the Filipino Artist - The term “Filipino artist” is taken literally in this paper in the context that “Filipinos are the cumulative result of their past history”, meaning that we are the product of our colorful past dating from our indigenous ancestors to the Spanish regime and the American influence to our culture, and “artists including all creative people such as painters, poets, dramatists, cinema directors, and other creative types”, implying that artists are those people who craft objects of beauty as a result of their own self....   [tags: Article Analysis] 1070 words
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Yema de Moringa: Filipino Sweet - ... Statement the Study This study serves as a guide and a basis for evaluation in undertaking its course. Establishing this product aims to attain the study of determining the feasibility of it in the market. The proponents of the propose business specially created and formulated this nutritional product to provide pleasure as well as health benefits to the customers. Name of the Business The business name is ALMASHEEN Sweets a partnership owned business with 4 general partners. ALMASHEEN is actually an abbreviation of the partner’s names Aleta, Marie, Maycel and Sheena....   [tags: yolks, whites, egg, candy, study] 980 words
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Filipino Cinema’s Hope for Change - Sometimes you really have to ask yourself; is the change worth the price. Contemporary Filipino cinema had been asking that very question for the past few years. Realistic social dramas such as Manila Skies, The Arrival and The Mountain Thief, all portray individuals in varying states of stagnation, longing for a way out. We are told to leave our hometowns and seek our fortunes where is grass is greener. Homegrown innocence is often outmatched by urban competition. Although these films are nowhere near as graphic as the ones by fellow countryman, Brillante Mendoza, the overall effect of how reality hits the characters is startling....   [tags: Film Review] 853 words
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Aloha and Mabuhay: A Look Into Filipino Hawai‘i - Filipinos are the second largest ethnicity group in Hawai‘i, right after White or Caucasian. The Filipino race and culture have become a very big part of Hawai‘i’s diverse society. In the 20th century Filipino ancestors took the risk, a gamble taken by many around the world to travel 5,445 miles from the Philippines to Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i’s elite haole were in need of laborers in the rapidly growing sugar industry, because sugar was king. The Filipinos were the last race group to arrive in Hawai‘i, and the first sakadas arrived in 1906....   [tags: Pacific islands, history, immigration, culture]
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The Filipino Sense of Humor - The Filipino Sense of Humor Text Box: ERAP ON THE PHONE: Erap: Hello, I will like to inquire how long is the flight to San Francisco. Operator: Just a minute sir… Erap: Thank you. (klik) To joke is to tell a story or short series of words spoken or communicated with the intent of being laughed at or found humorous by the listener or reader. Here is an example: Everyday in the Philippines (or anywhere in the world where Filipinos dwell), one can hear different types of jokes....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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Pasyon And Revolution - 1The focus of chapter 3 deals with the formation of the Katipunan and how it was very well connected to the people's belief in the "Pasyon" and liwang ng loob. 2In truth, the Katipunan was supposedly formed to bring hope to the people and fulfill the religious belief that the Filipinos will be saved. 3Ileto, as an introduction, narrates and talks about in length, the Katipunan's history, especially when it comes to Bonifacio and Aguinaldo's fight. 4What is important though in this chapter is the goals the Katipunan tried to reach and Ileto connects this to their Christian belief in sampalataya and kalayaan....   [tags: Filipino] 1059 words
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The Psychological Effects of Sexual Maltreatment On Filipino Comfort Women - Introduction Any disparity in power makes physical and sexual maltreatment more probable. This is mainly true in the extensive prevalence of rape during the time of the Second World War. Sexual maltreatment, in the form of rape, inflicted on the Filipino comfort women during the war are considered as an offense of crime against humanity. However, it remained unreported and unrecognized years after the war. Rape is identified as criminal sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim. Even so, given all the consequences of rape for victims, this definition is rather limited ....   [tags: Sexual Crimes]
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I Am Proud of My Filipino and Chamorro Culture - Please mark the bubble which correctly describes your ethnicity. I scan the options which range from Caucasian to African American to Hispanic and as usual, I proceed to mark the bubble which says Pacific Islander. Whenever people first meet me I get the inevitable query, “Are you Mexican..Hawaiian..Korean..Chinese..Vietnamese..etc.?” Typically, they get half my ethnicity correct, but no one has ever guessed what the other half is. What many people do not know about me is that I am a full-blooded Pacific Islander....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 665 words
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Filipino Americas - Filipino Americans      America is considered a melting pot of different ethnic groups. By today’s standard, “American culture” is the result of a variety of races integrating their own cultural beliefs into American society. Throughout the years, the United States has seen a massive increase of people migrating from Asian countries; “they make up 3.6 percent of the U.S. population, a 199 percent increase from 1980 when they constituted only 1.5 percent of the population” (Ng). Like other immigrants, Asians come here in order to seek a better life and experience civil liberties....   [tags: Immigrants Asian Essays]
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Subjugation of Filipino-Americans to Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B and Their Role as Performers - In its current state, the perceptions of Asian Americans in mainstream media show little progress over their perceptions of the past. From the derogatory remarks made about the Chinese when they first migrated from China in the 1820s to the offensive, yet subtle, comments made about the Asian minorities in the United States even to this day, there is a blatant correlation to why these thoughts are still present in this society. Although these have been issues that have lasted for as long as the first migrations from these foreigners began, one person cannot deny that there are certain perspectives that invoke the beliefs of certain stereotypes on others who do not share the same background,...   [tags: Music]
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A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies - A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies The concept of marriage has existed in nearly all human cultures throughout history, though its participants, basis, and goals have varied a great deal. Still, in almost all modern societies it is seen as a person’s most important relationship and the foundation of family. Therefore, it is not surprising that weddings, the celebration of marriage, are treated as important, milestone events in countries around the world....   [tags: Culture Analysis]
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I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen - I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen In Webster’s New Dictionary, history is defined as a study of past events; course of life or existence. Without history, we wouldn’t know our cultures, where we came from, and the major events that changed the world. This is true for many people, because some of them don’t know their culture or their families’ history. People of color, especially many minorities who are born in America (second generation) tend to not learn their histories, for they have to adapt to the American lifestyle which make them lose a part of their identity....   [tags: History Cult;ure Identity Cultural Essays]
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Cultural Characteristics of the Philippines - Cultural Characteristics Overview The Philippines has a population of about 104 million people. It is located in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific ocean. It is composed of 7,107 islands with 3 main geographical divisions- Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The different divisions of the Philippines have differences in tradition. The Philippines has a tropical climate and a mountainous terrain; earthquakes and typhoons happen frequently. Both dry and rainy reasons occur, which makes year round agriculture possible, but this can be affected by seasonal monsoons....   [tags: southeast asia, filipino]
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The Unwavering Chinese Traditions - The Chinese Filipino Community has been part of the Philippine community since the early 1900’s. Philippines has become their home since the Spanish colonial era, which is, for many Chinese Filipino about 3 to 4 generations ago. Considering this fact, many Chinese Filipinos living in this country has been born and raised here, thus, making this country the only home they know of. There are about 1.5% Chinese Filipinos in the Philippine’s overall population count and many from these Chinese Filipinos can be found in Binondo or in what people fondly calls Chinatown....   [tags: Filipino Culture, Family-based] 1101 words
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Teaching and Learning a Second Language in the Philippines - ... Andreea and Adela (1995) concluded in their study that learning the English language plays a critical role in the international economic success of an individual thus; the person becomes marketable and has more choices as regards to career. The need to be proficient in the use of English among non-native speakers has become a global phenomenon (Vizconde, 2006). Durano (2009) claimed that English language has become a common denominator between nations across the globe. Kosslyn and Osherson (1995) defined Language acquisition as the process by which humans attain the skill to differentiate and understand language, as well as to construct and use words and sentences to communicate....   [tags: english, tagalog, filipino ] 2716 words
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Christmas Is All About the Food in Our House - ... What a great sight to see. As our Christmas party progressed, it was time to start getting all the food ready and set to eat. My grandmother in the kitchen, had finished cooking pancit on the stove, a Filipino noodle dish, which is tradition to have at every family get together. The smell of fried carrots and celery filled the dining room as my grandmother brought it to the table. Once the pancit was put down, everyone knew it was time to eat and gathered around. “Everything looks so appetizing,” said my Uncle Pete with his utensils ready in each hand....   [tags: filipino, family, tradition] 697 words
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Sin Tax Law in Philippines - ... On another note, this is a helpful agenda although it is clearly ironic how these people who consume harmful goods will be able to help health related programs. However, it has a been a year since the implementation of the law and the healthy society still has not been achieved. Raising the taxes of these unhealthy and harmful goods may have brought up higher revenue although it still does show that even if the taxes got higher, chances of people cutting their vices by consuming less is not as evident....   [tags: aiming for a healthy Filipino society] 533 words
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Annual Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers Remittances from Hongkong and Singapore for the years 1989 to 2010 - The number of Filipinos going abroad to work has increased dramatically overtime. Nowadays, these overseas Filipino workers are deemed to be the country’s new heroes because of their unconditional love and sacrifice for their families. In the economic aspect, these workers bring annual remittances in the country which is mostly spent in household consumption. In the macroeconomic level, according to Dr. Cayetano Paderanga (2010), “the most visible effect of remittances is in the peso appreciation and the rise in investor confidence on RP’s ability to pay its debt.” In this study, annual remittances from 1989 to 2010 of two Asian countries, Singapore and Hongkong, are used (Table 1)....   [tags: Economics]
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Promoting Resilience Among Parents - In many ethnic groups there tends to be some differences in the way parents punish their children. The reason why some parents may punish their children differently is that the parent’s upbringing, the culture they were raised in, persuaded their disciplinary structure. According to Paul B. Batles in our child psychology book (2013), development is influenced by historical and cultural contexts. A parent’s cultural background influencing the way they correct their child’s behavior. It seems to be very true....   [tags: disciplinary structure,punishment,filipino culture]
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Intergenerational Cultural Dissonance - ... I want to live an american lifestyle, but the foundation of my culture has been built on a filipino cultural norms. Since first studying psychology this semester I’ve learned more and more about myself and that my suffering has been grown to be more apparent. I’ve been suffering from cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance, based on Leon Festinger’s theory, arises when a person’s actions/behaviors do not match their attitude/beliefs about a situation. This tension causes the individual to change their attitude to match their behavior or change the behavior to match the attitude....   [tags: second-generation Filipino-American teenagers]
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Good Governance - Introduction This critique paper is about the Policy on Good Governance and the Rule of Law, Chapter 7 of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 of the Aquino Administration, published by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Policy on Good Governance and the Rule of Law tells on how the Aquino Administration addressed the needs and rights of every Filipino citizens including the importance of having an open, efficient, transparent, and accountable government that will paved the way to a better-administered and corruption-free country....   [tags: Aquino Administration, Filipino Government]
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Visit Binondo - It is easy to dismiss Binondo’s filthy and crowded sidewalks once one has breathed Alabang’s crisp, unpolluted air or Bonifacio High Street’s lush greenness. After all, when one is on vacation, one expects nothing less than paradise to greet him. To the naked eye, Binondo will seem a horrifying disappointment, but some still choose to visit the area to take in its rich history. Horse-drawn calesas that continue to trot along Binondo’s streets today are one of the district’s main attractions. Calesa rides may not be as glamorous as they used to be, but one look at a carriage can bring back some type of collective memory or images of the Spanish Colonial Era that most of us have experienced on...   [tags: Pasig River, Filipino, Spanish Colonial Era] 974 words
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Health and Poverty in FIlipinos - ... According to a journal entry by Loliger, J., MSG “balances, blends and rounds the total perception of other tastes.” MSG provides the ultimate flavor profiles that consumers crave for. Lisa Kramer, in her No Msg for Me Cookbook, summarizes the adverse side effects like headaches, palpitations, chest pain, and nausea (9). Recent studies, however, have shown that over-consumption of MSG can potentially cause obesity- the extreme accumulation of excess body fat. Dr. Joey Miranda, secretary of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology-Philippines, said that there were 3.4 million cases of diabetes in the Philippines in 2010....   [tags: malnutrition, lack of money, health]
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Teaching Mathematics and Filippino Student Performance - ... In the Philippine setting, these standards refer to the Philippine Secondary Schools’ Learning Competencies (PSSLC). On a study conducted by Linn, he observed that, content standards can, and should, if they are to be more than window dressing, influence both the choice of assessments to be measured and the ways in which they are eventually measured (Linn, 2000) thus; assessment should be based on standards . These standards are the competencies or learning objectives that schools set their students to achieve or accomplish....   [tags: assessment, curriculum improvement] 1473 words
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A Long History of Disasters Have Constantly Hurt Filipinos - ... The Filipino people should work to prepare themselves for the future; otherwise they will just continue to suffer. Filipino Environment is Highly Vulnerable to Devastation To add on, the Philippines is already disaster-prone due to their vulnerable environment, yet people have done little to prepare their communities. In their book Mining and Natural Hazard Vulnerability in the Philippines, William Holden and Daniel Jacobson expound on how Filipino mining puts the landscape and environment at a disadvantage when it comes fighting natural disasters....   [tags: earthquakes, typhoons, floods]
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A Biography of Filipina Activist Velma Veloria - Velma Veloria has served in the House of Representatives, worked as a member of the Alaska Cannery Workers Association, and fought for the rights of citizens in her home country of the Philippines. Although Veloria has led an exciting life as a Filipina immigrant in the United States, a review of her oral history clearly suggests that not all of Veloria's experiences have been positive. While it is reasonable to argue that Veloria's experiences have shaped the person, legislator and activist that she has become, the stories of her life that she recounts are both inspiring and painful....   [tags: Asian History] 1052 words
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Philippine Immigration in the USA after 1990 - ... The attorney general is the person who determines the number of visas to be issued and to which countries on the basis of information which they have gathered over the last five years. However, the act gave priority to employment based immigration that rose from 54,000 visas to 140,000 annually. The 140,000 visas are divided among three groups that each receives 40,000 and two that receive 10,000 each. Today, Filipinos are scattered across the country though most of them settled in Hawaii and California....   [tags: decline in Filippino immigrants]
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Colonial Image and the Philippine National Character - Rizal wrote La Indolencia de los Filipinos, with the primary focus of explaining the alleged laziness of the Filipinos during the Spanish occupation. He confirmed that indolence exists within the natives but defended the Filipinos by saying that Filipinos are not indolent by nature as seen in their engagement in economic activities such as trade, craftsmanship and agriculture before the Spanish colonizers came. Rizal’s essay has served as a window for scholars to understand and explain how the Philippines’ national hero thinks....   [tags: filipinos, spanish colonization, indolence]
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Motivational Exploits of a Magsaysay Awardee: What Inspires Me the Most - ... These are what my adored Ramon Magsaysay Awardee proved. While some could simply grasp the venture to conquer the highest possible educational attainment, there are likewise some who could not afford the prerequisite amount of funds to have their minds enriched with incremental knowledge bequeathed from schools. It has been a countrywide challenge to make education possible, even to those who dwell in the farthest of grounds, regardless of all the nuisances, blunders and mishaps that are conceivable....   [tags: education, filipinos, science, technology] 682 words
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Independent Films - Filipinos started making movies in the year of 1919. The first Filipino to make a movie goes to Jose Nepomuceno, also known as the ”Father of Philippine Movies”, Since then the Philippine movies became hit. Lately after Foreign films rise in the Philippine cinema. In the Year 2000’s, it shows the dramatic decline of the Philippine movie industry. The Hollywood films control the mainstream cinemas even more and the movies produced in Philippines gradually decreases that is why many producers and production companies stop producing movies after losing a million of pesos....   [tags: film industry, filipinos]
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Make-Up Application for Different Kinds of Filipina Faces - Make-Up Application for Different Kinds of Filipina Faces I. INTRODUCTION Attention-getter: Every wondered how you can feel good all the more about yourself. This is what you’ve been crazy to learn about for years. Credentials: I have been into makeup for more than 5 years now and have consulted magazines and different makeup artists. Interest: We women should know how to apply makeup…it’s like knowing what to wear and what to eat. II. THESIS: Today I will inform you on how to apply makeup for the 3 different types of Filipina faces....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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Antonio P. Meloto Jr's Community Leadership Award - ... He may have come from a poor family; He may have studied hard to acquire scholarships and after some time he had his fairy tale ending- owning his own house, driving a yellow Toyota, and meeting his princess, Amalia “Lyn” Dizon. But this is where all similarities end because this wasn’t his “happily ever after” yet. No, this was just the beginning. After settling comfortable in his new job, it emotionally burned him out and he started coming home drunk, causing his family distress. This did not stop until his daughter called him a monster knocked some sense into him....   [tags: bayanihan, Filipinos, character] 574 words
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Phillipines - Philippines Filipinos Manila Religion holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists. It is central not as an abstract belief system, but rather as a host of experiences, rituals, ceremonies, and adjurations that provide continuity in life, cohesion in the community, and moral purpose for existence Women have always enjoyed greater equality in Philippine society than was common in other parts of Southeast Asia. Education and literacy levels in 1990 were higher for women than for men....   [tags: Filipinos and its religion and traditions] 370 words
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Why Should Ilokano Language Courses Be Offered in Hawai‘i Public Schools? - Some of the first Filipinos to come to Hawai‘i were the sakadas or contract laborers who arrived in 1906 to work on the sugar plantations. Since then, Filipinos became the state’s fastest growing ethnic minority. The primary reasons for the Filipinos’ rapid growth are “continuous immigration from the Philippines and high birth rates in the Filipino community.” Annually, about 3,500 immigrants come to Hawai‘i from the Philippines, most of whom are children (“A Brief History”). About 25.1% of the state of Hawai‘i’s population, which is about 342,095 people, are of Filipino descent (U.S....   [tags: Education]
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The Book Sequel, “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino? by Bob Ong - ... Second, Filipinos are resilient; even in times of sorrow we still find time to laugh at our own misery. Lastly, Filipinos are creative and resourceful which is evident the self – made object like bamboo organ, and jeep. However, at the latter part Bob Ong’s tone of voice became serious because he tackled the dark side of the Philippines and the Filipinos. He used several articles to show how other people see and describe the Filipinos and the country itself in a negative way. One of these is that Filipinos have colonial – mentality which means we patronize all things from other countries....   [tags: superstitions, funny stories, philippines]
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Film Analysis: Julio Cesar Chavez - ... This film was an excellent opportunity to show Filipino strike leaders such as Larry Itliong, Pete Velasco, Philip Vera Cruz, Ben Gines, Andy Imutan alongside Mexican leaders such Chavez, Dolores Huerta and Gil Padilla as they performed the daunting task of organizing workers and creating and sustaining an alliance. Their strategies, cooperation and solidarity resulted in the nation’s first successful farm labor union, the United Farm Workers. However sadly, the film narrative is overwhelmingly one-sided, and the work of the Filipinos is erased....   [tags: farmer labor activist, struggle] 1265 words
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Language Suppression in The Philippines - “Language, any language has a dual character: it is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture” (Thiongo). With the reading Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, the group discussions and lecture, I have a better understanding of the importance of language. If you take away someone’s language, you take away their culture. Thiongo raises an interesting point that the “final triumph of a system of domination [is] when the dominated start singing its virtue.” With this quote, I thought about my own culture and the language used....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]
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Family History Project - ... Most of the Filipinos worked on large farms in the San Joaquin, Imperial, Sacramento, and Salinas valleys. They were paid even less than the Chinese and Japanese for doing the same jobs. Sometimes, they were paid less than $2 a day. Farmers often took advantage of them. They also faced prejudice and violence from native-born Americans. “No Filipinos Wanted” signs were common throughout California (Sterngass 45). In the 1920’s and 1930s, Filipinos in the United States faced discrimination and resentment....   [tags: Philippines, islands, geneolgy, history]
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Culture and Geography of the Republic of the Philippines - ... Filipinos consider meal times an important time to gather with family and friends. Family Style dinning where everyone serves himself or herself is how most traditional Filipino families eat their meals. A typical Filipino diet consists of at most six meals a day; breakfast, snacks, lunch, merienda, (afternoon snack), dinner and possibly a midnight snack before going to sleep (Soriano 2014). Rice is a major staple in Philippine meals and served with all major meals. Even fast food restaurants, which are quickly becoming popular, serve rice with all meals but French fries are also available....   [tags: ethnic, family, climate] 2650 words
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The Cold War and U.S. Policy in the Philippines - “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” said by Martin Luther King while in Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. A quote easily related back to the Filipinos who struggled for independence from the United States during the Cold War. Influenced by the patronizing relationship with the United States throughout history, the economic and political evolution of the Philippines has been controlled by the dependence between the two allied countries. In 1898, the United States took special interest in the economic opportunities in the Philippines; it was en route to China, contained a hearty supply of sugar and rice, and most importantly, because o...   [tags: Philippines VS America]
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Philippine Political NORMS - Since from ancient times, a lot of influence and beliefs concerning about the ability of people in decision-making have been studied and analyze by professionals. This factor sets new dimensions and ideas of reason around the world and in all the fields of human social ability and capability; especially in the field of politics wherein this influence and beliefs can be overwhelming to a point that everyone will be agreeing to reasons and beliefs while making crucial decision that will affect millions of lives living in the state....   [tags: philippine politics, religion]
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Infant Mortality in the Philippine Healthcare System - ... According to Vital Statistics Division, a gross number of the infant mortalities in the Philippines occur within the first week after birth (Novilla, 2010). “Neonatal deaths stem from poor maternal health, inadequate care during pregnancy, inappropriate management of complications during pregnancy and delivery, poor hygiene during delivery and the first critical hours after birth, and lack of newborn care. Several factors such as women’s status in society, their nutritional status at the time of conception, early childbearing, too many closely spaced pregnancies and harmful practices are likely to be the cause” (Novilla, 2010)....   [tags: fundamental human rights]
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What Kinship Means to Different People - ... As we began creating her kinship chart, she told me that her mom’s family all resides within five miles of where she currently lives, so they often see one another for birthday events or planned family get-togethers. Her father’s side resides in the Midwest and Samantha has only visited them a couple of times in her life. Regardless of the fact that she has more contact with her mother’s side, she considers herself extremely close to both sides, emphasizing the importance of biology over distance and the amount of contact....   [tags: samantha rose, biological ties] 916 words
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