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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan - W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan William Edward Burghardt DuBois is one of the most influential black leaders. He helped founded the NAACP, was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and fought for integration and equal rights regardless of race. He wrote the famous essay Double Consciousness that expresses the hardship of not only being black, but also American. There was another racial group that had the same discrimination and hardship; however, many are not aware of it....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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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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Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence - The theme that will be explored in this essay will be the dominant culture, prevailing cultural attitudes, and the mental environment/state. The two short stories that will be discussed in this essay are Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence. In both short stories the leading characters show signs of breaking down because of physical, but also their mental stress. Marian Villanueva's Short stories Siko, and Silance can relate in many ways. For instance the main characters of both stories seem to face relatively similar struggle, but in different context....   [tags: Compare Contrast Short Story] 1306 words
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The Propaganda in both the Spanish and the Communist Press Tradition - The Spanish period’s revolutionary writers were thene referred to as Propagandists, since the aims of the movement were generally disclosed through the several articles, essays and literary works that they published. However, the type of propaganda that they made use in the Philippines was a lot different from the type of propaganda, which communist countries used in the context of the press tradition. They are different in terms of their foundation as well as the purpose of their establishment....   [tags: Propaganda] 540 words
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The Spanish American War - Most may think that the Spanish-American War was a war between the Americans and the Spanish. Most are right, but only to a point, because the Spanish-American War also included wars between the Americans and the Filipinos, as well as between the Americans and Puerto-Ricans. Reasons for these wars occurring are obvious to the history connoisseur, but to the normal individual, they may not be so distinct. America has been a country of great power for years, and that power has come not only from years of hard work and fighting, but also from years of audacity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1243 words
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Philippines a Valued Country in Asia - This paper mainly discusses about Philippines from its natural resources to Filipino’s culture and tourist spots. We should not judge a small island without learning something about it. Above all, this paper wants to emphasize the uniqueness of the Philippines and how to appreciate as well as value the things in store for us. To find an ideal place with an enthralling beauty is in every person’s dream paradise. It could be seen through its practiced culture, climate and lifestyle. In some ways, everyone has the desire to live and settle in such a perfect place that satisfies our standard of living....   [tags: Natural Resources, Culture, Tourism] 1446 words
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Unemployment and Migration in the Philippines - Labor migration has created jobs for millions of Filipinos; however its success shadows its real cause. Unemployment in itself alone has many diminishing factors for growth and development. The cycle of problems of the country continues to grow which include migration, unemployment, poverty, and underemployment. This paper will aim to illustrate the effects of international migration due to unemployment status. The issue of high unemployment is a great factor in the development of the country and is generally affected by several elements such as lack of job opportunities, population growth, the annual increase in the labor force insufficiently met by the labor market, and particularly more a...   [tags: Labor, Migration, Asia]
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The 6th Ranger Battalion’s Great Raid - Introduction In December 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States (US) in Pearl Harbor and invaded the Philippines. Foreseeing this invasion, the US pulled Gen. MacArthur out of retirement and sent him to the Philippines. His mission was to prepare this strategically located archipelago against Japanese invasion. This case study will introduce the events leading up to the largest surrender of US forces in history and examine the most daring rescue attempt of WWII. The paper follows the planning and execution of the 6th Ranger Battalion’s Great Raid on the Japanese prison camp of Cabanatuan....   [tags: Cabanatuan Prison Camp]
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Major Problems in American Immigration History - In Chapter 8 of Major Problems in American Immigration History, the topic of focus shifts from the United States proper to the expansion and creation of the so called American Empire of the late Nineteenth Century. Unlike other contemporary colonial powers, such as Britain and France, expansion beyond the coast to foreign lands was met with mixed responses. While some argued it to be a mere continuation of Manifest Destiny, others saw it as hypocritical of the democratic spirit which had come to the United States....   [tags: american empire, philippines, equality]
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War of Philippine Independence - War of Philippine Independence Filipinos are equally heirs to a second great missionary enterprise after Spanish: United States efforts to foster in our country institutions of government and attitudes toward life derived from American experience and faith in democratic ways.1 Originally a port of call for Yankee traders on their long voyage to China, our country became a source of sugar, pepper, hides, and hemp. There was very little in a way of immediate economic interest to make our country of special concern to Americans by the time the Spanish-American War brought Commodore George Dewey's fleet to Manila Harbor to do battle with the Spanish flotilla on the night of A...   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Racism and the Pacific - Harada possessed property before acquiring property from Gunnerson, “suggesting this method of purchasing property processed easily.” His neighbors noticed the purchase and attempted to dispose of his Japanese family by offering an exceptional amount of profit. The People of the State of California versus Jukichi Harada favored Harada, indicating his right to own and purchase property “in good faith, with the funds of the children, and not as a circumvention of the Alien Land Law.” Americans in California responded negatively insisting Harada violated the Alien Land Law, which eventually reached the press throughout the state and the eastern regions of the United States....   [tags: American History]
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Boy-Band-Good-Looks and Football - The football-frenzy has finally hit the Philippines. After countless decades of basketball and boxing craze, the Filipinos have found a new sport to go crazy about. The Philippine’s stunning 2-0 win against the defending champion Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 not only made headlines on Sports Illustrated, a US-based sports magazine, but also proved that the Filipinos can keep up with other international teams in other sports besides basketball. Gifted with excellent dexterity and speed due to their small stature, one cannot deny and imagine what amazing things Filipinos can do in the football field....   [tags: Sports ]
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The American Dream in And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, and America is in the Heart - Millions of people of all nationalities came to America during the twentieth century with the hope of finding a new and better life for themselves. These immigrants were lured by the thought of obtaining the American Dream--"life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" in the "land of opportunity." Unfortunately, few immigrants were actually successful in achieving the dream. Most were faced with hardship and discrimination, instead of the expected equality and freedom. The dire living conditions hampered their ability to pursue "happiness" and created what W.E.B....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 870 words
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Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 - Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 Miller provides an account of the American-Philippines war from 1899-1903, revealing aspects of United States imperialism that are often forgotten. Miller provides both a military history as well as a demonstration of the way America lied and forgot its history, justifying war and colonization as a step for greater good. America's involvement in the Philippines is sometimes remembered as an act to protect Filipino's from Spain, and to "teach' them American democracy....   [tags: History Politics Political Papers] 2829 words
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What Makes You an American Resident? - Subconsciously, she has always known what it’s like to be an American. Growing up in an immigrant, military family taught her that— having been swathed in its multi-colored blankets of diversity and opportunity since the day she was born. She remembers the chiding words of her mother as she taught her the Pledge of Allegiance for her second day of kindergarten. There were freedoms, she had reminded her, underlying those words— “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”— that we should never take for granted....   [tags: Immigration ]
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