Philippine Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Philippine Wedding Culture and Superstitions From: Filipinos still adhere to numerous widely-held folk beliefs that have no scientific or logical basis but maybe backed-up by some past experiences (yet can be dismissed as mere coincidence). Below are just a few that concerns weddings. Some are still practiced to this day primarily because of ‘there’s nothing … Read more Philippine Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Philippine Culture

Philippines culture - Dance

Filipinos highly value the presence of their families more than anything. Regardless of the liberal influence they have gotten from the west, the family remained the basic unit of their society. This trait clearly shows among Filipinos abroad who suffer homesickness and tough work just to support their families back home in the Philippines. In … Read more Philippine Culture

Custom & Tradition

 My brother-in-law, who is in his late twenties, is traveling back to the Philippines for the very first time since he and my husband’s family came to the United States to emigrate more than two decades ago. Before he left for the Philippines we (my husband, sisters and brothers-in-law,cousins, uncles, aunts, and I) gave him … Read more Custom & Tradition

Tagalog Languge

Basic Tagalog:Some words commonly used by visitors and tourists. English Tagalog English Tagalog accept tanggap lunch tanghalian afternoon hapon map mapa snack merienda medicine gamot apple mansanas mirror salamin ask tanong money pera aunt tiya morning umaga banana saging mother nanay bank banko moviehouse sinehan beautiful maganda name pangalan bed kama near malapit beer beer … Read more Tagalog Languge

Philippines Human Rights Report 2007

Philippines Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 The Philippines, with a population of 89 million, is a multiparty republic with an elected president and bicameral legislature. On May 14, approximately 73 percent of registered citizens voted in mid-term elections for both houses … Read more Philippines Human Rights Report 2007