Coming to UMM has been a growing opportunity-spiritually and culturally. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota-USA to parents from the Philippines, I (Salvador Cruz Monteagudo) grew to comfortable and contented in my Filipino ways. Too comfortable to a point where I didn't really thought much about what being Filipino-American was like. Also, I got tired of eating the same old Filipino food. When I went to Morris, I began to search for more of my cultural identity (also desired and fulfilled the chance to take a "Trip to the Philippines in 2001") after being asked (not as many when I lived in the culturally cosmopolitan Twin Cities) about about my culture. This is how I came to making many websites like these....
I've met so many people in my life that tell me that they used to serve in the U.S. Military in the Philippines. They tell me this after I tell them of my Filipino background. I decided to (1/18/05) to do some research on this. They always asked me if I thought the past U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines was good? Well, I never grew-up there when they were there, so I don't really serve as the best resource person to answer this question. However, I've heard both sides of this issue:
Yes, the U.S. Military Presence was "good"-because they helped grow the economy in the area. U.S. soldiers presence helped brought money to the area.
No, the U.S. Military Presence was "bad"-because they just caused trouble to the "locals" or "native" Filipinos
-Clarke Air Base "Clark got its name from Maj. Harold M. Clark, of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Born in Minnesota and raised in Manila, he was the first American to fly in Hawaii. Clark died on May 2, 1919 in a seaplane crash in Panama and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery."-from Global Security: Military Website
Every Sunday from 9:00-9:30 p.m., you can catch the Filipino American National News (FANN) on KFAI. The FANN team keeps listeners updated on news and events in the Philippines, as well as national and local events concerning Filipinos. Political issues, community events, entertainment, and on-air interviews are some of things listeners will find when they tune in to the FANN."
The Filipino American National News is hosted by:
for more questions or fedback contact the FANN @:
"Filipino teen singing sensation Charice Pempengco sings Celine Dione's Because You Loved Me at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NY City,New York, November 27, 2008. High Definition Video. High Quality Audio. "
"Published on Mar 24, 2012 by alanmillet
Learn Tagalog online. Listen to native speakers. This is Lesson 1-1. More training materials are available at http://learn-tagalog.com.
You may enjoy also enjoy my website about Tagalog at http://tagalogphrases.com I have recordings of 5,300 Tagalog phrases there. You can listen to a native speaker (from the Manila area) speak each of the sentences. I also have definitions for each word in each of the sentences.
Ministry to the Poor, contact former Minnesota Filipino-American christian leader Carlito Ochoa, who currently serves the Lord in Florida
Shout to the Lord - Papuri Singers USA (FEBC)
"Papuri USA is a group of solo artists from the Philippines that migrated in the United States to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. "Papuri!, means Praise in Tagalog (Filipino), is the music arm of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). FEBC is a non-denominational, international Christian radio network that broadcasts the Good News in more than 150 languages from 32 transmitters located throughout the world.
Disoriented Movie, "The first Filipino-American movie in
cinema history is a fresh take on
growing up Asian in America."
*Note: Met the director at an Asian Am. Conference in 1998 at Harvard with ASA
"Debut", another growing-up Filipino-American plot movie
"Reared by a father who was Filipino and a mother who was Hungarian-Irish, Lampa grew up not really knowing about racism either.
"I didn't know what it was since I live in a mixed family and have friends of color. People talk about racism but I never really saw it as a problem," she said.
She instead grew up versed in knowing about the traditional Filipino meal on Lo Mein at Thanksgiving. And though she may have been naive to names of other Christian artists, it saved her from developing a certain "attitude" about Christian music."
"Perspective on the ministry and vision of the Hope Mountain transformational center in Davao City, Philippines."
Tagalog Light of the World part 1 Ang Liwanag ng Sanlibutan
"Si Jesu-Cristo Ang Liwanag ng Sanlibutan
Masiyahan magsisi at magtiwala heswita gaya mo tagapagligtas
This video is the 1st of a 10 part series that details the biblical account of the creation of the world to the end of the world. It shows the plan of salvation clearly, according to the Bible in the Tagalog language of the Philippines."
Gospel of John, Tagalog
"The Biblically and historically accurate portrayal of the Life of Christ taken directly from the Gospel of Luke continues to influence the world. It has been shown in 228 countries and translated into 1031 languages as of Janurary 2008. Also available in PAL format. Why not sponsor a language today on YouTube and be part of this worldwide outreach? Permission by Multi-Language Media. http://www.multilanguage.com. Contact Bill Haag billRhaag@ymail.com...
From: mike and jackie
Subject: Benifit performance.
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:16 AM
Dear Sal, Silver Mist Productions Niagara will join with WEBK, Buffalo and Alfie Army to sponsor Disney's High school Musical June 19th in Niagara Falls Ontario. Net proceeds will be donated to a Phillipino children's educational fund. I will inform you of all the particulars when available to me with names , addresses and contact numbers.
Dr Michael Lococo.
High School Musical 2 -Way Back Into You
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:57 PM
"mike and jackie"
The two school we are going to support are in Naawan and Iligan. I have asked for verification of responsible people at the schools and in the city government. We will also confirm the programs we will be supporting. From the research I have done so far these children are in dire need of assistance.
-Benefit for the Children of:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The City of Iligan (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Iligan; Filipino: Lungsod ng Iligan) is a highly urbanized city north of the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, and the province's former capital. It is approximately 795 kilometers southeast of Manila. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 308,046 people..."
-Manila "... known as "Maynila" for the Filipinos, is the capital city of the Philippines and one of the cities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Metro Manila. Manila is the center of government in the country and one of the central hubs of a thriving metropolitan area home to over 14 million people. It is located on the shores of Manila Bay just west of the geographical center of Metro Manila, also known as the National Capital Region (NCR), which lies on an isthmus between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay in southern Luzon. The city is one of 17 cities and municipalities which form the metropolitan area."
Manila Philippines with UpBeat Music
"Planning a trip to Visit Manila Philippines ღ♥ Johnny's "
*sister in Christ, Ami, is currently studying here (since Oct 04') and would like your prayer: "On the trip to Manila I sat by a guy from Malaysia who was going to Manila on business. We began talking about religions and I was explaining to him the difference between religion and relationship. "How do you begin a relationship with God?" was one of his questions. Haha, could I ever tell him! I showed him a tract and explained it to him. I told him to read the prayer silently and if he agreed with everything, he could read it aloud with me. He said he agreed and prayed with me! We exchanged emails and I told him to keep me updated on his new "relationship" with Jesus Christ. Then, I guess the lady next to me heard us talking and she ASKED me for a tract too! How many people do that?"-(Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:22 PM)....more.....
International Student Exchange Program,find info. in studying abroad for college students
American Field Service, information on study abroad for high school students
Seven years of teaching English as a Second Language in Thailand: a few months in a Christian secondary school; a year in teaching college students; two years at a big university; and currently working at a public secondary school and in the graduate school�
Rightfully earned a Master�s degree in ESL and now coping with the challenges of achieving the highest academic excellence�
Five feet and seven inches�straight black hair�brown eyes�brown skin�and yes, a Filipino!
I would like to share an inspiration that I have with me for the past years as one of the Filipino teachers who came to Thailand not just as a breadwinner but as a dedicated educator as well. The inspiration starts with questions intended to bring hope to an ordinary Filipino teacher in Thailand who is regarded as a very important force yet treated as a second-rate surrogate educator� an eye-opener to those who doubt the sincerity and dedication of a Filipino teacher.
"Yes, it can be understood but it can lead to confusion as well. Generally, the following differences can be noticed:
'V' is pronounced as 'B'. Television sounds like Telebision.
'F' is pronounced as 'P'. Fan sounds like Pan.
'TH' is often pronounced as 'D'. There sounds like Dare.
'TH' can also be pronounced as 'CH'. Tuesday sounds like Chooseday.
Sometimes the 'T' at the end of certain words are not clearly emphasized. So when one says can, they really mean to say can't.
Although a large majority of older Filipinos have such accents, the new generation of Filipino accent/English have improved.
11 months ago
http://meetfilipinofriends.com Meet Filipino Friends"
WildOn E! Philippines episode.PART 6 OF 7
"Old WildOn E! Philippines episode. (2002? Still good info.) PART 6 OF 7
Hosted by Brooke Burke and Kristin Malia
Sight, Sounds, Culture, NIGHTLIFE, BEACHES, and the women of the Philippines.
Enjoy and THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS. "
Cebu, from (map) island properties
*I met Evely (3.31.07), who is from Sogod (northeastern coast) Cebu City, from Wikipedia "Cebu, or Sugbu, was already a prosperous settlement before it was colonized by Spain. It had trade relations with China and the other countries of Southeast Asia.
On April 7, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, who, together with his wife and about 800 natives, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521 and are considered to be the first Filipino Catholics. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been slain in neighboring Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 by the chieftain Lapu-lapu.
On April 27, 1565, Miguel L�pez de Legazpi, with Augustinian Friar Andr�s de Urdaneta, landed in Cebu. Legazpi renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus. During this six year period, Cebu City was the capital of the newly established Spanish colony."
"The Philippine capital is woefully unprepared for a major earthquake that could hit at any time and kill tens of thousands of people, flattening nearly half the city's homes, experts warn.
The capital, Manila, sits on a massive fault line, and there are concerns the city's infrastructure would not be able to withstand a quake.
Authorities in the Philippines have been anxiously looking at the vulnerabilities of Manila, a megalopolis of more than 12 million people, following the devastating earthquakes to hit Japan and New Zealand.
Like those countries, the Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire - a belt around the Pacific area dotted by active volcanoes and tectonic trenches. And heavily populated urban areas on the Philippines' main island of Luzon, including Manila, sit on or near at least four fault systems.
Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports."
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..is the second largest province of the Philippines next to Palawan. It is located in the Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Its capital is Ilagan City and borders, clockwise from the south, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan. This primarily agricultural province is the rice and corn granary of Luzon due to its plain and rolling terrain.
It is the Top 10 richest province in the Philippines last 2011, being the only province of Northern Luzon to be included in the list. The province has four trade centers in the cities of Ilagan, Cauayan, Santiago and the municipality of Roxas...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..is a 1st class city in the province of Isabela, Philippines. Cauayan City is the Agro-Industrial Capital of Cagayan Valley and the Commercial Center of Region 2. According to the latest census, it has a population of 114,254 people in 21,143 households....
Next year, SM Prime will open a new mall in Cauayan City, the SM City Cauayan located at San Fermin, National highway, Cauayan City, the former location of Isabela Colleges..
"..Our town’s lush environment where the wild populations of the Philippine Crocodile, the most severely threatened and endangered crocodile species in the world are thriving; its strategic location as a gateway to the ecologically rich Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP); its accommodating and hard-working people; and its promising economic future are just some of the many features of our town that we want to share to everyone through this website..."
-Agriculture Green Future Innovations, Inc, "...a newly formed venture among Japan's Itochu Corp., JGC Corp., the Philippine Bioethanol and Energy Investments Corp., and Taiwanese holding company GCO, aims to contribute to the domestic supply of renewable energy through a 54 million liter ethanol plant in San Mariano, Isabela that is poised to be fully operational by 2012..."
Releasing crocodiles back into the wild in San Mariano
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..It is a major residential area inside Metro Manila. Located just north of the capital City of Manila, Caloocan is the country's third most populous city with a population of 1,489,040 as of the 2010 census.... bonifacio monument | Tumblr
www.tumblr.com/tagged/bonifacio-monument Andrés Bonifacio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..
Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897) was a Filipino nationalist, and revolutionary. He is often called "the great plebeian," "father of the Philippine Revolution," and "father of the Katipunan." He was a founder and later Supremo ("supreme leader") of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines, and is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first President, but he is not officially recognized as such...
Nickname(s): The Only Divided City in the Philippines... Andrés Bonifacio
1863-1897 loc.gov "
Andrés Bonifacio was born in Manila in 1863, the son of a government official. When both his parents died in the 1870's, he left school to support his five brothers and sisters. By the mid-1880s, he had become a fervent Filipino nationalist; when José Rizal established the Liga Filipina in 1892, Bonifacio was one of its first members.
After the Spanish arrested Rizal in July 1892, Bonifacio decided that the Philippines would only achieve independence through revolution. On July 7, he founded the Katipunan, a secret society open to both peasants and the middle class that employed Masonic rituals to impart an air of sacred mystery. It insinuated itself into the community by setting up mutual aid societies and education for the poor. By 1896, the Katipunan had over 30,000 members and functioned at the national, provincial, and municipal levels.
Following the execution of Rizal in 1896, Bonifacio proclaimed Filipino independence on August 23, 1896. This time, the Spaniards moved against him, forcing his flight to the Marikina mountains, while other forces headed by Emilio Aguinaldo were more successful and won control over some towns. When Bonifacio tried to rein him in, Aguinaldo ordered him arrested and charged with treason and sedition. He was tried and convicted by his enemies and executed on May 10, 1897. Today he is regarded as a national hero....
Biography of Andres Bonifacio
Philippines Bonifacio Day: November 30
Bonifacio Day is a Public Holiday in Philippines, aglobalworld.com "..
Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. Bonifacio’s birthday on November 30 is celebrated as Bonifacio Day and is a public holiday in the Philippines. He was a founder and leader of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. He is considered as a national hero of the Philippines. Bonifacio is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first president of the Philippines, but he is not officially recognized as such...
Welcome to the mall of fortune - 168 SHOPPING MALL! The mall is conveniently located at the heart of Divisoria along Sta. Elena and Soler Streets and considered to be the newest, most modern and convenient wholesale and retail shopping mall that houses various stalls offering all kinds of commodities, from novelty items, bags, shoes, toys, hardware, RTW's and others.
At 168 Shopping Mall
"..Strategically located at the intersection of two major transport intersections and directly linked to the two major mass transit systems (MRT3 and LRT2), Araneta Center offers maximum accessibility to its more than 1,800 retail, food, entertainment, and office spaces.
Araneta Center is in the midst of a Master Plan that will transform it into the country’s Largest Mixed-Use Real Estate Development. New developments are underway to create a mixed state-of-the-art retail, entertainment, commercial, hotel and residential uses in a complementary, transit oriented development pattern within a lush “garden city” environment that will attract a wide range of public and private activities. Integrated in the development will be an information technology backbone to nurture the development of new, information technology oriented companies and business process outsourcing firms.
Guided by a vision to be the Best Shopping and Entertainment Center in the Philippines, Araneta Center moves forward according to the demands of the advancing pace of today’s urban lifestyle right in the heart of the metro.
Today the city is one of the most modern cities in the country and the Philippines' major global economic competitor in Asia. However, it faces challenges due to the disparate gap between the new city in the west, which contains the Central Business District, and the old city in the east, which is largely poor and where most of the city's slums are located.. Makati,From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"..is the financial center of the Philippines. As the host of various embassies, it is also an important center for international affairs.
With a population of 529,039, Makati is the 16th largest city in the country and ranked as the 41st most densely populated city in the world with 19,336 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Makati became the financial center of the Philippines during the 1960s. Makati is home of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Makati Business Club.
Makati is being known for its cosmopolitan culture because of its major shopping centers, condominiums, financial hubs, hotels, and entertainment hubs are located around the city. Although the city is noted for its cosmopolitan culture, it faces internal tensions owing to the wealth gap between residents, workers in and visitors to the newer part of city in the west, which contains the central business/financial district, and residents of the older part in the east, which is largely poor and where most of the slums are located.
"12/04/2010 1:14 AM
Ngayong palapit ang Pasko, may bagong bukas na pasyalan sa Makati! Tampok ang nakakaaliw na dancing lights show, at pwedeng mag-foodtrip sa iba't ibang restaurant! Magbabandila si Apples Jalandoni. Bandila, Biyernes, Disyembre 3, 2010
Dancing Lights in Ayala Triangle Makati
The Peninsula Manila
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
*cousin told me to "look this up" online during my time at Makati "..Manila Peninsula Siege
The Manila Peninsula rebellion occurred on November 29, 2007. Detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, General Lim and other Magdalo officials walked out of their trial and marched through the streets of Makati City, called for the ousting of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and seized the second floor of The Peninsula Manila along Ayala Avenue. Former Vice-President Teofisto Guingona also joined the march to The Peninsula Manila Hotel as well as some of the soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The siege was ended after the military stormed the lobby and the second floor where Rizal function room was located and Trillanes was seized.
The lobby of the hotel sustained much damage because of gunfire that rattled through its walls, windows and the main glass door was obliterated by an armored personnel carrier on the assault to serve Trillanes et al. their arrest warrants.
On December 4, 2007, David Batchelor, general manager of the hotel, announced the filing of damage suit within 10 days, as some estimated the damage at US$ 1.2 million or P 50.766 million. Meanwhile, even before the reopening, it already received guests’ bookings or 51% room occupancy. The Peninsula Manila is 77% owned by the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited.
... Manila Peninsula rebellion
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "
The Manila Peninsula rebellion occurred on November 29, 2007 at The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati, Philippines. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Brigadier General Danilo Lim, and 25 other Magdalo (mutineers) officers walked out of their trial and marched through the streets of Makati. The mutineers called for the ousting of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and seized the Rizal function room on the second floor of the Manila Peninsula Hotel along Ayala Avenue. Former Vice-President Teofisto Guingona, Jr. as well as some of the soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines joined the march to the hotel.
After several hours, Trillanes and Lim surrendered to government forces after a military armored personnel carrier barged into the glass door of the hotel lobby and the hotel walls and windows sustained weapons damage. Trillanes and the mutineers were arrested while several journalists covering the event were detained. The journalists were subsequently released...
manila pen takeover
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quezon City (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital (1948–1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, who founded the city and developed it to replace Manila as the country's capital. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon province, which was also named after the president.
Having been the national capital, Quezon City is the site of many government offices, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the seat of the House of Representatives, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress. The main campuses of two noteworthy universities, the Ateneo de Manila University and the country's national university, the University of the Philippines Diliman, are located in the city...
SM City North EDSA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "
SM City North EDSA, located at the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City and the largest shopping mall in the Philippines, third in the world in terms of leasable area (496,878 square meters). The mall operated by SM Prime Holdings, a local company in the Philippines, and the biggest retail and mall operator in Southeast Asia. SM City North EDSA opened on November 25, 1985 with an original concept offered a variety of tenants and flagship stores. The mall's redevelopment began with the opening of The Block in July 2006, went into high gear with the launching of newly modernized Annex in December 2008, and the opening of the Sky garden in May 2009. The Car Park Plaza transformed into a lifestyle center on 2009. SM City North EDSA, a work in progress with the renovation of the City Center, and the development of the North Link. SM City North EDSA constructed at a challenging period in the Philippines' political history with a gross floor area of 120,000 square meters in 1985..."
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "...is a province of the Republic of the Philippines. The provincial capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is located on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea. It has a total land area of 5,368.82 square kilometers (3336.030 sq mi). According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 2,645,395 people in 477,819 households. The total population is projected to rise to 3,039,500 in 2010. According to the 2007 Philippine general elections, Pangasinan has a voting population of 1,360,807, which is the second highest in the Philippines.
Pangasinan is the name for the province, the people, and the primary language spoken in the province. Indigenous Pangasinan speakers are estimated to number at least 1.5 million. The Pangasinan language is one of the officially recognized regional languages in the Philippines. Pangasinan is spoken as a second-language by many of the ethnic minorities in Pangasinan. The most significant minority ethnic groups in Pangasinan are the Ilocano, Bolinao, and Tagalog.
The name Pangasinan means "land of salt" or "place of salt-making"; it is derived from the prefix pang, meaning "for", the root word asin, meaning "salt”, and suffix an, signifying "location." The province is a major producer of salt in the Philippines. Dagupan City is known for its bangus or "milkfish" festival, named after the fish that has made the city famous.
A kingdom called Luyag na Kaboloan existed in ancient Pangasinan before the Spanish conquest that began in the 15th century. The ancient Pangasinan people were skilled navigators and the maritime trade network that once flourished in ancient Southeast Asia connected Pangasinan with other peoples of Southeast Asia, India, China, and the Pacific.
Pangasinan occupies a strategic geo-political position in the central plain of Luzon, known as the rice granary of the Philippines. Pangasinan has been described as a gateway to northern Luzon and as the heartland of the Philippines.
Mana beliefs and rituals
The ancient Pangasinan people, like other Austronesian peoples, believed in mana, an Austronesian concept which can be describe as the essence of every being and everything that exists. To the Pangasinan people, mana can be inherited or acquired, like from an ancestor or something in nature. They practiced Shamanist or animist beliefs and rituals, and worshipped a pantheon of anitos ("deities"). Their temples or altars were dedicated to a chief anito called Ama Kaoley (“Supreme Father”) who communicated through mediums called manag-anito. These mediums wore special costumes when serving an anito and they made offerings of oils, ointments, essences, and perfumes in exquisite vessels; after the offerings were made, the anito is supposed to reply in a secret room to their questions.
"... and its home, Alaminos City, is a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of the busy, urban life. Breathe in the refreshing views - rice paddies, azure sea - and the rustic and peaceful lifestyle as you make your way to Alaminos City.And upon arrival, savor the city's unique and dynamic spirit, friendly atmosphere and especially, the beauty and adventure that lies in the hundred wonders that is Hundred Islands. more... Hundred Islands National Park
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located at Alaminos, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered in the Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar "mushroom"-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves.
Philippines Adventure: The Hundred Islands
-Aviation Lingayen Airport ".. (Filipino: Paliparan ng Lingayen) (ICAO: RPUG) is the airport serving the general area of Lingayen, the capital of the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. It is one of two airports in the province: the other being Rosales Airport. It is classified as a community airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The airport was built by the Americans in 1945... atpflightschool.com
touch and go in Lingayen Pangasinan
Good News TAGALOG Christian Movie Trailer - Today's Christian Videos
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"The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino. These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian regime of then current president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world". The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila and involved over 200,000 Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures, such as Jaime Cardinal Sin. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22 to 25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines."
President Cory Aquino's historic speech before the U.S. Congress (1 of 3)
"On September 18, 1986, just 7 months after she was swept to power by a popular revolt against dictator Ferdinand Marcos, president Corazon C. Aquino addressed the joint session of the United States Congress during her first visit to the country since she came home to bury slain opposition leader and husband Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino, Jr. in August 1983." People Power Revolution
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "...Background and history
Ferdinand Marcos was elected president in 1965, defeating incumbent Diosdado Macapagal by a very slim margin. During this time, Marcos was active in the initiation of public works projects and the intensification of tax collections, which brought the country into economic prosperity throughout the late 1960s. Marcos and his government claimed that they "built more roads than all his predecessors combined, and more schools than any previous administration. Amidst charges of vote buying and a fraudulent election, Marcos was reelected in 1969, this time defeating Sergio Osmeña Jr.
Marcos's second term for the presidency, however, was marred by allegations of widespread graft and corruption. The increasing disparity of wealth between the very wealthy and the very poor which made up the majority of the country's population led to the rise of crime and civil unrest around the country. These factors, including the formation of the New People's Army, an armed revolt that called for the redistribution of wealth and land reform in the Philippines, and a bloody muslim separatist movement in the southern island of Mindanao led by the Moro National Liberation Front, contributed to the rapid rise of civil discontent and unrest in the Philippines.
Marcos was barred from running for a third term as president in 1973, so on September 21, 1972, by virtue of a presidential proclamation (No. 1081), he declared martial law, citing rising civil disobedience as justification. Through this decree, Marcos seized emergency powers giving him full control of the Philippine military and the authority to suppress the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, and many other civil liberties. Marcos also dissolved the Philippine Congress and shut down media establishments critical of the Marcos government. Marcos also ordered the immediate arrest of his political opponents and critics. Among those arrested were Senate President Jovito Salonga, Senator Jose Diokno, and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., the staunchest of his critics and the man who was groomed by the opposition to beat Marcos in the 1973 elections.... Ferdinand Marcos
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "(September 11, 1912 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (1949-1959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (1959-1965). During World War II he claimed to be the leader of Ang Maharlika, a guerrilla force in northern Luzon. In 1963 he became Senate President. As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy. However, his administration was marred by massive authoritative government corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression and human rights violations. He has also led a large personality cult in the Philippines during his regime, which was often compared to Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and Kim Il-Sung. In 1983, his government was implicated in the assassination of his primary political opponent, Benigno Aquino, Jr.. The assassination caused a chain of events, including a tainted presidential election that served as the catalyst for the People Power Revolution in February 1986 that led to his removal from power and eventual exile in Hawaii. It was later alleged that he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to the United States, Switzerland and other countries as well as into fictitious corporations during his 21 years in power."...
Second term (1969-1972)
Official presidential portrait of Ferdinand Marcos, it was a frequent photo to see in Filipino public places around the 1970's and 1980's.
In 1969, President Marcos was reelected for an unprecedented second term because of his impressive performance or, as his critics claimed, because of massive vote-buying and electoral frauds, which remains unfounded to this day.It is generally known that Marcos had the most infrastructure and constitutional accomplishment equivalent to all former presidents of the Philippines. During his second term he developed a personality cult in the Philippines surrounding him. Mainly he required that businesses and schools all across the Philippines to have his official presidential picture (right) or their facilities would be shut down. In addition, Marcos' propaganda messages were being placed all across the Philippines, many of them were taking the place of billboard advertisements. The personality cult lasted until his deposition in 1986. However, what was not known by the public due to lack of media coverage, Marcos played a significant role in protecting the free world. He was known as the first democrat in Asia and pledge his support to protect global liberty.
The second term proved to be a daunting challenge to the President: an economic crisis brought by external and internal forces; a restive and radicalized studentry demanding reforms in the educational system; rising tide of criminality and subversion by the re-organized Communist movement; and secessionism in the South.
The Philippine government today is still paying interest on more than US$28 billion in public debts incurred during his administration. It was reported that when Marcos fled, U.S. Customs agents discovered 24 suitcases of gold bricks and diamond jewelry hidden in diaper bags; in addition, certificates for gold bullion valued in the billions of dollars are allegedly among the personal properties he, his family, his cronies and business partners had surreptitiously taken with them when the Reagan administration provided them safe passage to Hawaii.
During his third term, Marcos's health deteriorated rapidly due to kidney ailments, often described as lupus erythematosus. He was absent for weeks at a time for treatment, with no one to assume command. Marcos's regime was sensitive to publicity of his condition; a palace physician who alleged that during one of these periods Marcos had undergone a kidney transplant was shortly found murdered. Many people questioned whether he still had capacity to govern, due to his grave illness and the ballooning political unrest...
Human rights groups place the number of victims of extrajudicial killings under martial law at 1500 and Karapatan (a local human rights group's) records show 759 involuntarily disappeared (their bodies never found). While military historian Alfred McCoy in his book "Closer than Brothers: Manhood at the Philippine Military Academy" and in his speech "Dark Legacy" cite 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 torture victims, and 70,000 incarcerated during the Marcos years. The newspaper "Bulatlat"(lit. to open carelessly) place the number of victims of arbitrary arrest and detention at 120,000..... Imelda Marcos
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "First Lady
....To justify the multi-million expenditure of traveling with a large diplomatic entourage using private jets, she would later claim diplomatic successes that included securing of a cheap supply of oil from China and Libya, and in the signing of the Tripoli Agreement. Imelda Marcos' extravagant lifestyle reportedly included five-million-dollar shopping tours in New York, Rome and Copenhagen in 1983, and sending a plane to pick up Australian white sand for a new beach resort. She purchased a number of properties in Manhattan in the 1980s, including the $51-million Crown Building and the $60-million Herald Centre; she declined to purchase the Empire State Building for $750m as she considered it "too ostentatious". Her New York real estate was later seized and sold, along with much of her jewels and most of her 175 piece art collection, which included works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Canaletto. She responded to criticisms of her extravagance by claiming that it was her "duty" to be "some kind of light, a star to give [the poor] guidelines."..
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "María Corazón Cojuangco-Aquino (born María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco on January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was the 11th President of the Philippines, serving from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female President of the Philippines and was Asia's first female President. She is a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety.
A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino is the widow of Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., a leading figure in the political opposition against the autocratic rule of President Ferdinand Marcos. After her husband was assassinated upon his return from exile in the United States on August 21, 1983, Aquino, who had no prior political experience, became a focal point and unifying force of the opposition against Marcos. She was drafted to run against Marcos in the 1986 snap presidential elections. After Marcos was proclaimed the winner despite widespread reports of electoral fraud, Aquino was installed as President by the peaceful 1986 People Power Revolution....
"(CNN) -- Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" movement pushed out longtime strongman Ferdinand Marcos less than three years after her husband's assassination, has died at age 76, her family announced Saturday.
Aquino, the first woman to lead the Philippines, had been battling colon cancer since March 2008 and died of cardio-respiratory arrest at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (3:18 p.m. Friday ET), said Mai Mislang, a spokeswoman for her son, Philippine Sen. Benigno Aquino III...
"..The Republic of the Philippines - Manuel Roxas became the first president of the Republic of the Philippines when independence was granted, as scheduled, on July 4, 1946. In Mar., 1947, the Philippines and the United States signed a military assistance pact (since renewed) and the Philippines gave the United States a 99-year lease on designated military, naval, and air bases (a later agreement reduced the period to 25 years beginning 1967..
"The warm uniqueness of Christmas in the Philippines
Thank you to Mr. Jose Mari Chan for making one of the most truly Pinoy Christmas song to cherish across the globe, for generations to come! (song title - Christmas in our hearts)."
Christmas in The Philippines
...But I propose it is more than the ease and speed of today�s communication methods that has kept us in touch. It is the foundation on which our friendship is based. And that foundation is the life we shared together as Caritas Manila employees. A life of working for a common goal, retreats, summer and Christmas outings, and being there for one another through good times and bad..."
Tanikalang Ginto-The Philippines Most Comprehensive Web Direct.
Tribung Pinoy Archives , A web journal about the Philippines, the Filipino people and the Filipino diaspora as expressed from a decidedly but not exclusively Filipino perspective.
"...is a Central Philippine language within the Austronesian language family. Being Malayo-Polynesian, it is related to other Austronesian languages such as Malagasy, Javanese, Indonesian, Malay, Tetum (of East Timor), and Tao language (of Taiwan). It is closely related to the languages spoken in the Bicol and Visayas regions such as Bikol and the Visayan group including Hiligaynon and Cebuano.
Languages that have made significant contributions to Tagalog vocabulary are especially Spanish and English.
...Tagalog and Filipino
In 1937, Tagalog was selected as the basis of the national language of the Philippines by the National Language Institute. In 1939, Manuel L. Quezon named the national language "Wikang Pambansâ" ("National Language"). Twenty years later, in 1959, it was renamed by then Secretary of Education, José Romero, as Pilipino to give it a national rather than ethnic label and connotation. The changing of the name did not, however, result in acceptance among non-Tagalogs, especially Cebuanos who had not accepted the selection.
In 1971, the language issue was revived once more, and a compromise solution was worked out—a "universalist" approach to the national language, to be called Filipino rather than Pilipino. When a new constitution was drawn up in 1987, it named Filipino as the national language. The constitution specified that as the Filipino language evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched on the basis of existing Philippine and other languages. However, more than two decades after the institution of the "universalist" approach, there seems to be little if any difference between Tagalog and Filipino...
"http://tagaloglang.com - Watch a Tagalog lesson and learn how to say basic words and phrases to use in Filipino conversation. How are you? Fine. Thanks. You're welcome. Yes. No. http://tagaloglang.com"
"Waiting for True love. Marriage at the right time and right place."
Related Sites: First Baptist Church-Boerne "Ami Chouravong who is planning to join our ministry for the next three years starting January 2009."
"...Before visiting the Philippines, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination: (Note: Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)...
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"Six persons were injured when a bomb exploded during a Christmas mass in church in military camp in southern Philippines today, the military said.
A so-called improvised explosive device planted on or near the roof of the church in Camp Asturias, Jolo, Sulu island, detonated at around 7 a.m., Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, a military spokesman, said in a mobile phone text message. Parts of the roof and ceiling were destroyed, causing the injuries, he said. Authorities are still investigating the incident.
Sulu is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group while southern Philippines is home to the nation’s Muslim separatist movement. "
"They then put the cross on a three wheel motorcycle and me on another and we went over onto the other side of the island to the town called San Fernando, where I got to the edge of the city and unloaded the cross and carried it into town. Now, driving with the cross is not my normal way of travel, but something was happening that was so strong and powerful that it was indescribable. I carried the cross through the town and was preaching and all the people were out to see me because their children had said they had seen me with the cross the day before, and many had Jesus stickers. They were taking me to a house where they said there was a man who was dying and this was their main mission.
I arrived in front of the house and stood in the street to preach before I went in to see the dying man. The priest had given him the last rites. They said there was no hope, for he hadn't been out of bed for weeks and it was just a matter of time until he would step into eternity. As I was preaching and Willie was trying to interpret, suddenly the crowd was just in a state of shock.
"What's happening?" I asked.
A man stepped up and said, "Don't stop now, keep on."
I didn't know who the man was, but I started preaching again and he began to interpret perfectly. In just a moment he stopped... he was touching himself all over and said, "What's happened... what's happened?"
"Man," I said. "Don't stop now, you're doing a good job. I'm preaching." "I'm supposed to be dead," he said. "Are you the sick man that was dying in there?" "Yes," he said. "I went to sleep for the first time in weeks... sound asleep... without pain. And when I woke up I looked out my window and I could see a cross and a man with long hair and a beard."
He said he thought it was Jesus that had come to get him, and he leaped out of bed and ran out in the yard to meet Jesus. He didn't know that it was me, and then he started interpreting, and he was perfectly well. He was healed! The people were crying and weeping. They called the Catholic priest. He came and looked at the man. We talked for a bit and he said, "Would you preach in the morning at my church at the 6:00 A.M. Mass? We'll spread the word. People are coming in from all around the villages and coming down the mountain, for they have heard you are here."
I agreed to do so, and Sunday morning, January 31st, I preached the 6:00 Mass at the San Fernando Catholic Church. Huge crowds filled the church and overflowed outside to see the cross. The man gave his testimony of how he was healed, and what the Lord had done. All the people knew him, for he was one of the most prominent men on the island. I was crying. The people were crying. People were healed. I had refreshments with the priest and then they got me a ride on another motorcycle to take me back to the other side of the island. I got back late in the day, exhausted and sleepy. God had moved in mighty healing power and salvation for three days. Every person I had prayed for had been healed. All glory to God! But this was the last healing I saw in the Philippines. God had moved for three days in healing power, but I wasn't to see such a thing again for many, many months....
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Movies: The Passion, Crucification, Easter, Resurrection, etc..
"..Since 1994, over one thousand high school, college, graduate students, and adults have given two to five weeks of their summer to travel overseas to the Philippines with the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. These summer missionaries have had the opportunity to preach the Gospel in schools, offices, marketplaces, and malls. During these meetings, individuals have had the chance to minister through preaching, singing, and personal testimonies. Other opportunities to minister have included working in medical clinics, playing evangelistic basketball games, and conducting evangelistic film showings. These individuals are trained both theologically and through field experience. The many people who have received eternal life have truly made these summers significant.
Hour of Harvest-Crusades: Bobby & Ronda Martz-23321 Hwy 301; Parkton, NC 28371; 910.858.3683; members of of Manna Church; 5117 Cliffdale Rd.; Fayetteville, NC 28314
*met through my local church attending a Regional Conference in 2000
Gawad Kalinga, �to give care�, and it is an alternative solution to the blatant problem of poverty not just in the Philippines but in the world
*met when he signed by Guestbook Ministry to the Poor, headed by Pastor Art Gonzales from Jesus the Anointed One (JA1-Full Gospel) in Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, Philippines; tel. nos 723-1170;723-0035
*met through Wefellowship in 2000
Rhema Christian Training School, at P.O. Box 4; Tarlac City, Tarlac; Philippines 2300. Contact: Don & Margret Messerer; P.O. Box 860600; Wahiawa, HI 96786-0600;
*met these folks through Hear & Obey Confernece in 2001 Touch of Grace Ministries, at P.O. Box 1125; Virac, Catanduanes; 4800 Philippines. Contact: Rob & Chris Vanden Bos; P.O. Box 7283; Great Falls, MT 59406-7283; U.S.A.
*met through my local church's family camp trip to Hungry Horse, MT in 2002
"FORMER SAUDI PRISONER CALLS FOR URGENT PRAYER FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARRESTED IN RIYADH" By Dan Wooding of Assists-Ministries
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (January 21, 2000) -- Donnie (last name hidden for privacy), a former prisoner in Saudi Arabia, has called for urgent prayer for five Filipino children arrested at a worship service on Jan. 7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, along with 10 adults.
Umagang Kay Ganda by Ray An Fuentes (BCCBIkthus 051808)
"A video clip from Ray An Fuentes' testimony at BCCB Ikthus last May 18, 2008. "Umagang Kay Ganda", the original , award-winning hit single sang by Ray An in the early 1980s. Now, Ray An dedicated his life to the Lord and is in full-time ministry. Visit www.rayanfuentes.com"
*had the opportunity to see her "live" in 2000 in the Twin Citites during and after a concert
BAYAN KO - KUH LEDESMA
"Pop diva KUH LEDESMA in her stirring rendition of the immortal classic BAYAN KO in her BAYAN KO concert series at the Music Museum in 1995. Kuh was given a standing ovation at the end of the song."
X Factor Bulgaria - Philippine Boy
"Prefiero a mi Cristo".................Sampaguita
"Lo terrenal pasara,Dios quiere que estemos con El por la eternidad!!! "
*referred by her on Nov 08' on You Tube, who is part Latino.
Lead Me Lord by Gary Valenciano
"Lead Me Lord by Gary Valenciano... This movie clip is an excerpt... (not original, simply copied)... "
Destiny by Lana J.
"Lana J. sings her original while world-class dancers Eauj, Madelle, Chinie and Rocky jam. Produced for TV by OneCubed Philippines with Darlene M. as LP-on-board."
-Rock 23rd Psalm, fro soundclick.com "The band is composed of five members all coming from the same church in Tondo, Manila (The Lord is my Shepherd Christian Fellowship). Our music is a fusion of rock, praise and worship, and alternative music. We do our own songs and we are planning to release our first album this year. Our goal is to contribute not only to christians but also to the world, a new kind of praise and worship that's breathes an original Pinoy sound. We want ot deliver the message that "The Shepherd Rocks" and that He exsists to be our ultimate salvation..."
"Tagalog / Filipino Praise Music Collections: (Pilipino)
Uplifting Tagalog Christian Music ... Thanks to Philippines Airlines and GMA7 kapuso for the file video... may the good Lord bless your companies..."
"...Philippines (MNN) ― Rescue workers in the Philippines say 800 people are still missing after a passenger ferry capsized over the weekend after being hit by typhoon Fengshen. The typhoon struck over the weekend, displacing thousands as flood waters engulfed entire villages...
It's been a difficult year for disasters: Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, a devastating earthquake in China. These natural disasters coupled with a poor economy has made for a challenging time to raise money for aid and other outreach. Pray that God will provide for their needs so Food For The Hungry can reach out in His name."
"...It is not for us to judge and raise our voices now that Angelo�s life hangs in the balance. This is the most sensitive point in the hostage crisis. We must unite behind Angelo�s family, keep our peace and pray hard...�
PRAISE GOD-Answer to many prayers!=>Phil News- (Wednesday, July 21, 2004 )-"Angelo is freed: By 14-day ordeal ends for Filipino driver"-"THE Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz was freed on Tuesday by his Iraqi captors who had held him hostage for 14 days.
"Another American, Martin Burnham, was killed during a rescue operation by elite troops and his wife, Gracia, was shot in the leg. The Burnhams, Christian missionaries working in the mainly Catholic Philippines, were held for more than a year.
Bacarro said Amiruddin had been under surveillance for weeks after the military got information the Abu Sayyaf was plotting to bomb shopping malls and public parks in Zamboanga during Easter holidays earlier this month.
The plans were disrupted when the supposed bomb-maker was killed during a raid by police and soldiers on a hideout outside Zamboanga two weeks ago.
Three days after that raid, security forces stormed another Abu Sayyaf hideout in a Muslim village in Zamboanga, confiscating blasting caps and materials for making crude bombs.
Abu Sayyaf, the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, is suspected of links to al-Qaeda and the regional network from Indonesia, the Jemaah Islamiah.
Abu Sayyaf is blamed for the country's worst terror attack, the bombing of a ferry near Manila in February 2004 that killed more than 100 people. Reuters Senior Abu Sayyaf Leader Abu Solaiman Shot Dead
Al Jacinto, Arab News "
ZAMBOANGA CITY, 18 January 2007 � A senior Abu Sayyaf leader wanted by the United States for the kidnapping and killing of two American citizens had been killed by Filipino troops in a clash on Tuesday on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, a security spokesman told Arab News."
*there was an article I read too that mentioned about Gracia Burnham's remarks of this recent news. She said something like this, "I feel sadden about Abu having to face judgment by God for the acts (e.g. killing her husband) he did on earth"
Philippine militant group beheads Christian hostages
By Michael Ireland
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Friday, April 20, 2007
THE PHILIPPINES (ANS) -- Seven hostages, six construction workers and one factory worker -- all believed to be Christians -- have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), says Abu Sayyaf militants have decapitated seven hostages and sent their heads to troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, according to the Philippine military. The island of Jolo is some 950km (600 miles) south of the Philippine capital, Manila.
The men -- six construction workers and a factory worker, all of whom were Christian -- were seized on Monday near the town of Parang in Jolo.
The BBC says the Philippine military has vowed to intensify its efforts to track down the group. Philippine troops have been fighting Islamic militants holed up in Jolo's mountainous terrain for several months.
Abu Sayyaf is the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, with about 400 members. The group is thought to have links with both al-Qaeda and the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, and has been blamed for a number of kidnappings and bombings in the region.
Militants ordered civilians to deliver two of the heads to a military camp and the other five heads were left at a second camp later on Thursday, officials said. The men's remains were recovered from a village on Friday.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that the killings demonstrated the group's ruthlessness. "Abu Sayyaf's acts of terror will not go unpunished," she said.
Maj-Gen Ruben Rafael, head of military forces in Jolo, said the killings had been carried out in retaliation for the death of a militant commander. The road workers' employer had refused to pay a ransom for the men, he added.
In recent months Philippine troops, aided by US counter-terrorism trainers, have carried out extensive work on the island to track down the militants, the BBC says.
Two of the group's senior leaders, Abu Sulaiman and Khaddafy Janjalani, have been killed but dozens of gunmen are thought to remain on the island.
Bali bombing suspects Dulmatin and Umar Patek are also thought to be in the region. "
Every culture has produced its own set of talismans and amulets, and the Philippines is no exception. While some cultures may regard amulets to be as mere magical accessories to protect one against harm and bad luck, the culture of the Filipino anting anting may be different, as it goes further as to be regarded as a religion in itself. The anting anting is interestingly unique in that it invariably contained mixed symbols of the ancient Filipino religion, Roman Catholicism, the Christian Orthodox, and Judaism....
The early Filipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards were already known to keep amulets, talismans, charms, and various other objects to protect them from harm, the elements, and the evil spirits. Crocodile tooth, gems, odd-shaped stones, and even fossilized remains of animals were the earliest known examples of anting-antings used by the early Filipinos.The early Filipinos, before the coming of the Spaniards were already known to keep amulets, talismans, charms, and various other objects to protect them from harm, the elements, and the evil spirits. Crocodile tooth, gems, odd-shaped stones, and even fossilized remains of animals were the earliest known examples of anting-antings used by the early Filipinos...
Many of the symbols are connected with the Filipinos’ concept of God. The one most commonly seen symbol is the Eye contained in a triangle, which is the symbol of the Bathala or the Infinito Dios, the ancient Filipino God. The connection of God to the anting anting therefore plays an important role in trying to understand its very nature. To unlock the secrets of the anting anting’s hidden meanings, myths, and symbolisms, one must be able to understand the Filipino’s concept of God. The anting anting is the Filipino’s way to approach God, and to contain God within a medallion or vest, and thereby achieve a divine connection which will give him the qualities of God....
The Theogony of the Anting anting
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Religious: Catholic, Catholicism, etc.. "
To make the conquest easy and make the Filipinos easily believe and convert into the new religion, the friar missionaries interpreted Bathala to be the same Spanish God of the Roman Catholic religion. There was therefore no effort on the part of the friars to erase the old belief on the Bathala but rather to adapt the Bathala into the new religion. It may even be said that the friars may have encouraged local beliefs and superstitions among the Filipinos, including the belief in anting antings to create an industry to sell to them similar objects like scapulars, scarves, relics, medallions and rosaries...
I plan to put a list from the book "Signs & Wonders" by Pastor Dante Veluz, whom I met at the Hear & Obey Conference in the Twin Cities in 2001. Here is the partial list from Chapter 9-Understanding the Spirit World in the Philippine Context:
"For decades, "Smokey Mountain," a towering heap of trash billowing smoke in Manila, was the symbol of poverty in the Philippines. Images of women and children picking through the garbage for any salvageable scraps will remain burned into the minds of the nation for a generation.
In 1990, the Philippine government closed the infamous landfill, which once held 2 million tons of trash. Low-cost government housing sprung up on the site in the following years, and residents were given some community-based employment. It should have been a new beginning -- fresh hope for the nation's poorest.
Just across the road, however, in an area called Pier 18, a new landfill has taken Smokey Mountain's place.
The area is home to a large and growing community of slum dwellers, and Cheryl Dalisay, 30, and her son, 10-year old Chervin Enoc, are among them. Like most who live here, Chervin and his mother earn a living by picking salvageable scraps of garbage off the mound of castaway junk.
"We couldn't get any other job. Here, there are no requirements, you just come here and work, no one asks anything from you," says Dalisay.
"The Children of Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Philippines"
"Published on Jun 6, 2012
"The Children of Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Philippines". Videotaped & Edited by Alan C. Geoghegan. Thank you to Dr. Monte Hill (planning), Stephen C. Barry (use of music piece "Cave of the water parrot", and David Montasco (Smokey Mountain archival photos). Many thanks to the members of Mga Anak Ni Inang Daigdig (Children of Mother Earth) Artistic Director, Marciano T. Viri.
Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig (Children of Mother Earth) is an environmental
performing arts group featuring young people and children born and raised in Smokey Mountain. The group was founded in 1993 by Fr. Benigno P. Beltran as Mga Likod ni Inang Kalikasan. They were initially trained under the Philippine-ITI Earthsavers Dreams Academy and later under the tutelage of the late National Artist for Dance, Ramon Obusan.
Buhay Pinoy ( Life of Filipinos) Documentary Trailer, from youtube.com "Uploaded on Feb 9, 2009
BUHAY PINOY ( Life of Filipinos) Documentary
Buhay Pinoy is the first of what I, Randy Fermo, envision to be a series of documentary films covering the challenges facing many Filipino people, and their determined and unyielding spirit and faith in facing these obstacles.
Buhay Pinoy will also shine the spotlight on the ongoing lives of impoverished Filipinos, which many people pretend not even exist. The many issues facing these forgotten people should be of prime importance to all of us.
Cameraman ( Philippines Film Crew)
Cornelio C. Torrijos
Final Cut Pro Editor
B. Lee Torrijos ( U.S Film Crew)
Robert J Damron, Randy Fermo
Randy Vibal Fermo
Manny Pacquiao OVERPOWERS Erik Morales (Grand Finale)
"Watch Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao overpowers Erik "El Terrible" Morales in this classic boxing third and final match dubbed as "The Grand Finale". The Filipino boxer wrote history as the only boxer to knockdown the Mexican legend.
Pacman punishes El Terrible with a deafening punch to his ear and eventually catching and begging for his dear life in the 3rd round. "
PXC26 (TRISTAN ARENAL VS GYO PYUNG HWANG)
"The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), BCDA's biggest and most ambitious project to date, is a major infrastructure which is envisioned to serve as a backbone of development in the Central Luzon region. Known as the country's longest expressway, it is envisioned to transform the area into a super region that would attract investors worldwide through the integration of all economic activities in the Subic Freeport and Special Economic Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac."
Philippines new expressway in Luzon
"The arrival of the Americans in the early 1900s spurred development in the City. The American Governor Luke E. Wright commissioned Architect Daniel H. Burnham, a prominent Urban Planner to develop a plan for a health resort where the American soldiers and civilian employees can find respite from the sweltering lowland heat. The plan better known as the Burnham Plan greatly altered the original mountain settlement and provided the first physical framework plan for the City. It paved the way for a very rapid physical development, the undertones of which are still visible up this date."
Trip To Baguio Philippines
"A Road Trip to Baguio, The summer white house hom"
" Uploaded by Cody Mafatu on Oct 19, 2011
Touching down in the Philippines mid-monsoon season couldn't put a damper on our adventure! A vibrant manila market, a rousing ride to the coast, pristine dives, and a little monkey-ing around, the friendly Philippines were a worthy adventure!
"...(Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Ninoy Aquino) or NAIA ( /ˈnaɪ.ə/), also known as Manila International Airport (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL), is the airport serving the general area of Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. Located along the border between Pasay and Parañaque, about seven kilometers south of Manila proper, and southwest of Makati, NAIA is the main international gateway for travelers to the Philippines and is the hub for all Philippine airlines. It is managed by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), a branch of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
Officially, NAIA is the only airport serving the Manila area. However, in practice, both NAIA and Clark International Airport, located in the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles, Pampanga serve the Manila area, with CIA catering mostly to low-cost carriers that avail themselves of the lower landing fees than those charged at NAIA. In the long term CIA is set to replace NAIA as the primary airport of the Philippines. The airport is named after the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., who was assassinated at the airport in 1983. In 2009 the airport saw growth of 11.4% to 24.1 million passengers. In 2010, NAIA terminal carried 27.1 million passengers, making it to the top 50 of the world's busiest airports by passenger traffic. In 2011, all terminals at NAIA handled a record breaking annual passenger traffic of 29,552,264 making one of the busiest airports in Asia.
New NAIA Airport!