My family drove to Bagac, Bataan with one destination in mind: the Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar. We wanted to see the grandeur of Philippine old houses in one setting, rather than fly all over the Philippines and seek them out. Las Casas didn’t disappoint. It has an extensive collection of houses. How this was done… Read More The Grandeur of Philippine Old Houses at Las Casas Filipinas
The Christmas holidays is a “season” in the Philippines. By “season” we Filipinos mean that we start feeling and preparing for Christmas from the first day of the -ber month. September! It is of no surprise when one hears a Christmas carol on the radio on a September 1, a very symbolic welcoming of the… Read More Post-Holiday: The Gains and Bane of the Christmas Holidays
It is not uncommon in the Philippines to have a number of aides, especially those who have been elected into positions – however low the position is. It has become a common sight to see bodyguards surrounding an official going around, even in non-related official functions. This practice is not limited to elected officials, though.… Read More Royalty Philippine Style
Bahay kubo has a new version. I bet, families today can relate to this one: Last time I was in Manila (which was just in January 2014), high-rise condominium buildings are sprouting everywhere. This is the new version of our “bahay kubo”.
This is too funny to let this pass:-) Thanks to the creator. You have made me laugh.
The typhoon that bagged the headlines of major international newspapers and news programs November of last year brought the Philippines to its knees. It was a major devastation, the effect of which was unthinkable! Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed cities, flattened out villages, separated families, orphaned children. For almost everyone in the affected areas, their lives… Read More Visiting Brgy. Macalbang Elementary School in Concepcion, Iloilo
Original post was published at ABS-CBN GLobal-Filipino on January 13, 2014 titled How Pinays in Seoul Helped Fishermen In Iloilo Island. I am reposting with additional pictures: When our Seoul-based all-women group, The 601 Habit, decided to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, we had no concrete project in mind. It could probably just have… Read More Searching for the Malangabang Fishermen
This post is dedicated to the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors in the Philippines and to “The Life Boat Project” of a group of women residing in Seoul who call themselves “The 601 Habit”. “The Life Boat Project” aims to deliver fishing boats to fishermen whose means of livelihood was suddenly stolen and ravaged by one of… Read More “The Life Boat Project”
For Pinoys living outside of the Philippines, I think it is more practical to send financial help to get things started rolling once again… to rebuild houses, buildings and LIVES. Our people need the money to buy their needs. The people on the ground and the victims know what their immediate needs are. Sending in-kind… Read More Help for Philippines’ Yolanda Victims
As reported by GMA News, more than 30 government websites have been hacked. I checked some websites listed below and they can’t be accessed (as of August 26, 2:00am). You’ll see a message by “Anonymous Philippines” or “Pinoy Vendetta”. http://intranet.mirdc.dost.gov.ph/… http://www.philembassy-rome.net/ http://minalin.gov.ph/ http://noc.pnp.gov.ph/ http://www.osist.dost.gov.ph/ http://ntc.gov.ph/ http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/ http://cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/ http://www.cityofcabuyao.gov.ph/ http://scinet.dost.gov.ph/union/Downloads/op.html http://www.papt.org.ph/ http://www.pnppf.org.ph/ http://dpcr.pnp.gov.ph/ http://pro5.pnp.gov.ph/ http://www.socsksargen.da.gov.ph/webtmp/ http://tarlacpnp.com/index.html http://omb.gov.ph/… Read More 30 Government Websites Hacked in Protest of the PDAF