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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7356

AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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The Philippines´ Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

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Philippines Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

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Philippine Culture and Information
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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

is one of the agencies under the government of the Republic of the Philippines. It is directly under the Office of the President.

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National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

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National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and the Arts.

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Cultural Center of the Philippines

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Cultural Center of the Philippines - The Tours

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Cultural Center of the Philippines

How CCP is digitizing decades-old Filipino art, culture and history so it will be preserved for the future

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has partnered with hardware storage firm EMC to digitally archive the country's nearly 50 years of historical and artistic works, as well as other old materials in its library, so it will be preserved for the future. Uploaded on Mar 7, 2011

The National Artists of the Philippines

Order of the National Artist of the Philippines

The Order of National Artists (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film, Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.

The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award

is a project of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Philippines and the Insular Life Assurance Co., Limited.

Conceived in 1988 to institutionalize public recognition of men and women, 41 years of age and over, whose exemplary achievements are worthy of emulation, TOFIL celebrates the time-honored traditions of excellence, hard work and fidelity demonstrated by our senior heroes in the task of building a free, fair and peaceful society.

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The ancient society The ancient in Philippine society

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DWELLINGS
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SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
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Philippine Culture, Traditions, Values and Beliefs of Filipinos

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Respect in the Filipino Culture

Understanding respect in the Filipino culture

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The Philippines - Filipino general present culture

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The Spanish Influence on Filipino Culture - Language - History etc.

Contributions of Spanish Colonization in the Philippines

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Spanish Philippines: The Colonial Era

Memoria del español filipino

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Cultural History of the Philippines: Hispanic Philippines Than We Admit.

An extended meditation on the encounter between the native and the foreign, More Hispanic Than We Admit is a collection of scholarly essays on Philippine culture and history. It recuperates our Spanish past and inspires a continued and lasting engagement with Hispanic Philippines Studies.

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Fans are called "paypay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines.

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.

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Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

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Baao - Camarines Sur

Historical & Cultural Society

The society has been established to promote research on the history and culture of the town of Baao, Camarines Sur, so as to preserve its rich historical and cultural heritage, and to cherish the memory and legacy of its illustrious people.

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Tradition vs. Modernization

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Culture of Ancient Filipinos The Culture of Ancient Filipinos

The Philippines Before Spain

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Philippine History, Pre-Colonial Period

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E. Culture

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Philippine History, Pre-Colonial Period

A. Society
B. Politics
C. Religion
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E. Culture

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The Filipino Woman in Pre-Hispanic Times

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Cultural Changes during the American Period
  • What we used to do
  • What we didn’t do before
  • The bad influences

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Cultural Changes during the American Period
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  • What we didn’t do before
  • The bad influences

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Paradox of Multiculturalism The Paradox of Multiculturalism: Ethnicity and Identity in the Philippines

by E. San Juan, Jr.

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Familism and personalism

Familism and personalism

Like other social formations of traditional Asia and Europe, Filipino society has, in the post-Cold War era, moved from being a predominantly agricultural society to a modern one.

The Filipino Ritual of Showing Respect to Elders by the Salutation of the Mano
Philippine Culture and Mano Po

In the Philippines, children are taught to respect their elders. One way of expressing respect is by "kissing" the right hand of an older person when you greet them. Several symbolic ways in which respect is given to elders is in the use of language by calling older Filipinos “Po” and older siblings, cousins and family friends “Kuya” and “Atee”.
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Baliktanaw Baliktanaw - Filipino Past in Pictures
A LITTLE BOOK OF FILIPINO RIDDLES

COLLECTED AND EDITED
BY/FREDERICK STARR

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Filipino Warrior Culture Symbolism in Pre-Colonial Filipino Warrior Culture

By Perry Gil S. Mallari

Filipino Martial Tradition Filipino Martial Tradition
The anting-anting, the Philippine amulet, is an essential part of the Filipino folk credo and mythological makeup

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THE ANTING-ANTING OF MANUELITO THE ANTING-ANTING OF MANUELITO

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Cebuano Cultural Orientation

Tausug Cultural Orientation

Making Cultural Heritage Alive Making Cultural Heritage Alive in Contemporary Philippine Culture

Fr. Ted Milan Torralba

Hispanic - Filipino Identity Hispanic - Filipino Identity: Loss and Recovery

by/Elizabeth Medina

Contribution of the Basque men The contribution of the Basque men to the Philippines

by/Rodríguez, Eulogio B.
Culture CULTURE
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  • POETRY
  • FILM - DRAMA AND THEATER
  • FINE ARTS
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • RECREATION AND SPORTS
  • LANGUAGE
  • PHILOSOPHY
The Southwestern University Museum houses the rare collection of Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso.

A doorway to the Past

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Bisayan Folk - Beliefs and Customs Bisayan Folk - Beliefs and Customs

By Francisco Demetrio

Indigenous cultural traditions Indigenous cultural traditions
Ancestor Reverence in the Benguet Tradition Understanding Ancestor Reverence in the Benguet Tradition

by/Leonila L. T Taray, Saint Louis University, Baguio City

Keywords: Indigenous people/tradition/religion, Igorot, dialogical stance, mutuality, partnership, beliefs, ritual practices

Beliefs and Practices Beliefs and Practices of Muslim Women in Mindanao

by/Grace Edmar Elizar-del Prado

Cordillera Cultural Heritage

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by/ CARIDAD B. FIAR-OD, PhD
College Vice President, MPSPC
Council of Elders, Igorot Global Organization
 
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Cordillera Cultural Heritage

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by/ CARIDAD B. FIAR-OD, PhD
College Vice President, MPSPC
Council of Elders, Igorot Global Organization
 
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The municipality of Santa Lucia, province of Ilocos Sur

Many, many Traditions, Beliefs & Practices e.g.:

PREGNANCY
DELIVERY
INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD
PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE
COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
DEATH PRACTICES AND BELIEFS
PREPARING THE BODY
DURING THE WAKE: PRACTICES, TABOOS AND REASONS
THE SPIRIT WORLD

The rustic town of Gregorio del Pilar, province of Ilocos Sur

Many, many Traditions, Beliefs & Practices e.g.:

ALBASIA (MEDIATOR)
MAIKASING/MAITANI (Parental marriage)
DAWAK (Grand Wedding Celebration)
PATIAM/ RAMBAK (Common Wedding Celebration)
BEGNAS
BURIAL PRACTICES AND BELIEFS:
LEGLEG
THE SAPANGOT
PAMUMPUNAN
OP-OPPOG AND PINALABI
DAMAAN

THE FERRER CLAN PANGASINENSE HISTORY AND CULTURE
by: Kristine Sanchez
Filipino Traits, Traditions & Beliefs: Beliefs on House, Home and Family

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Filipino Traits, Traditions & Beliefs: Beliefs on Bad Luck and Good Luck

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Yakan Cultural Orientation
  • PROFILE
  • RELIGION
  • TRADITIONS
  • URBAN LIFE
  • RURAL LIFE
  • FAMILY - MARRIAGE - ETC. LIFE
ILOCANO FOLK BELIEFS ILOCANO FOLK BELIEFS
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Infancy
  • Adolescence
  • Courtship
  • Marriage
  • Death and Burial
Death curse Mamanwa tribe

Ya barang / Sorcery: Death curse

Mamanwa concept Mamanwa tribe concept of the human soul, the spirit world, and the layers of heaven and earth

TINGGUIAN ABRA RITUALS

By Philian Louise C. Weygan

Published by ICBE in “Cordillera Rituals as a Way of Life” edited by Yvonne Belen (2009) ICBE, The Netherlands

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The Indigenous Negroid Peoples of the Philippines
  • encountering the negritos
  • african asians, asian africans
  • lifestyle and beliefs
  • adornment and implements
  • the negritos in literature and legend
  • the negritos in photography

Casiguran Agta / Casiguran Dumagat

Culture, beliefs etc.
by Jesus T. Peralta

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The Mangkukula

is the Filipino equivalent of a western witch or sorcerer, the name deriving from the word kulam. Another term is brujo ('bruho' for warlocks), bruja (woman) - brujo (man) - ('bruha' for witches ). The verb kulamin (/koo-lah-min/) means "to place a hex". And a curse in Filipino is a sumpa (/soom-pah/).

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Mambabarang and Mangkukulam

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The Ingenious Filipino Boat - The Balangay
 By FR. Gabriel S. Casal, Eusebio Z. Dizon, Wilfredo P. Ronquillio, Cecilio G. Salcedo
 Kasaysayan Vol. 2: The Earliest Filipinos

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Philippine indigenous arts are as diverse as its islands, as complicated as its waterways, as varied as its languages and as unique as its people.

by Carlo Francia

  • Indigenous Architecture
  • Indigenous Textiles
  • Indigenous Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Body adornment
  • Philippine Jeepney

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Culture of the Philippines
Women in the Philippines

The role of women in the Philippines is explained based on the context of Filipino culture, standards, and mindsets. The Philippines is described to be a nation of strong women, who directly and indirectly run the family unit, businesses, government agencies and haciendas.

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Where does the Filipino woman stand today?

Labels Against Women

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Power Filipinas on ExPat inSights - 1 sub-album

Philippines has long been known as a matriarchal society. Women don't just lead on the domestic front here but, as history tells, they have also led and changed communities and the country. ExPat InSights, as produced and hosted by Raju Mandhyan, is proud to profile and bring forth two very successful and powerful Purpose Driven Filipinas. Watch and be inspired by their stories!

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The Filipino Youth Today - 2009

The video has been made for Student Leadership Conference July 2009 for ACSI Philippines. Look more about ACSI HERE

Jejemon culture and language

Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. According to Urban Dictionary a Jejemon is a person "who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility." The Philippine Daily Inquirer describes Jejemons as a "new breed of hipster who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own subculture and fashion."

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Jejemon culture and language

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The Culture of Basilan are derived from the Yakan, Tausug and the Chavacano tribes in the southern Philippines. Both Yakans and Tausugs are predominantly Muslim, while Chavacanos are primarily Christian. These three groups represent Basilan's community.
Special - Issue: Culture - Customs - Traditions
  • The Philippines Then and Now
  • Filipinos Unique Traditions
  • History of the Filipino Language
  • Philippine Wedding Culture & Superstitions
  • Philippine Fiestas & Holidays
THE IFUGAO MUYONG:

SUSTAINING WATER, CULTURE AND LIFE

Rogelio C. Serrano and Ernesto A. Cadaweng

This page links you to various aspects of Philippine culture:
history, peoples, dances

myths and folktales, cuisine,
politics, music, songs, heroes
Religion, Culture and Politics Religion, Culture and Politics in the Philippines

by/Paul-François Tremlett

Etiquette in the Philippines

Proper Manners, Etiquette, Customs, Protocol  & Do's and Don't's

This site demonstrates the difference between eastern and western culture. Filipinos are known to be much more conservative than European and American, they are more promiscuous. This site illustrates the right and wrong way about:

Social, Business, Dining etc.

Etiquette - Customs & Protocol Etiquette - Customs & Protocol - IN PHILIPPINE SOCIETY
Photoshelter Photo: The Philippines´ culture (people, crucifixion, burial cave, animists, ...)
Culture - Traditions in Malingin Culture Beliefs, Traditions and Practices in Malingin
Equality in the Family is Necessary Equality in the Family is Necessary - Equality in the Family is Possible

The Code of Muslim Personal Laws is a special law for Muslims enacted through a Presidential Decree at the height of the Moro rebellion in the 1970s. All of the other national laws, including criminal law, apply to Muslim Filipinos along with the rest of the population.

Indigenous cultural tradtions Indigenous cultural tradtions

by Rene Agbayani

Memory, Culture, and the Hudhud Chants Telling Tales:

Memory, Culture, and the Hudhud Chants

Tiana Pyer-Pereira

A Study in Tinguian Folk-Lore
by
Fay-Cooper Cole
Philippine Journeys

Many good links about nearly everything to introduce Philippine culture

Cultural Heritage in Philippine Society Cultural Heritage in Philippine Society

by

Aurora Roxas-Lim

University of the Philippines

Spanish Made Easy and Practical For Filipinos So much good to read - som many links to everything - Spanish in the Philippines
Chinese Influences in Philippine Culture Chinese Influences in Philippine Culture

Maningning C. Miclat

Hispanic culture in the Philippines
Kwentong Pinas Pre-hispanic Culture
The Coconut in Filipino Culture
Video: The Traditional Philippine Culture: An Interview with Filipino C
An Introduction to Philippine Folklore
BAHAY

TALINHAGA

Philippine Folklore

a site with so many links to different categories

Philippine folklore

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Betel Chewing in the Philippines

Hidden in the Heart

Betel Chewing in the Philippines

Look the article HERE

Culture of Basilan

The Culture of Basilan are derived from the Yakan, Tausug and the Chavacano tribes in the southern Philippines.

FILIPINO-AMERICANS

So many good informations also about the culture, wedding, languages, dresses and the whole life in the Philippines

Philippine Folk Tales and look
Stories about Traditions in the Philippines
alex felipe photography The Dead, River Spirits, & a Magic Hat
with many good links
Philippines-Archipelago Look many good details

Gallery of Photographs from Mindanao e.g. Rituals and Ceremonies

Southern Philippine Culture Southern Philippine Culture: Exotic Southern Dances and Songs

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Province of Sulu

People, Culture and Arts

look also HERE and about Sulu Archipelago HERE

This web site is dedicated to the peoples of the Royal Sultanates of Sulu, Ranao Area and Maguindanao, the goal of it is to show history, flags and symbols sometimes unknown of these glorious Kingdoms.

Read much more HERE, HERE and HERE

Welcome to the Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu & Sabah Official Website

Royal Panji - Flags and symbols of the Royal Sultanates of Sulu, Ranao Area and Maguindanao

The Power of Sulu

Beyond the Currents - The Power of Sulu

by/The Yuchengco Museum

More about the Filipinos and their Culture:

The Gift - It's Polite to be Late - The Ritual Gesture - Getting Accepted -  Gastronomically - Bagoong and balut - Eyebrow Talk - Evil Eye - When you're smiling - Awkward Situation in Smiling - Dating Etiquette - Curfew - Permission - Kissing - Matchmaking - The Filipino English Accent

Culture of Jeepneys - The Jeepney was once called the "Undisputed King of the Road". . . but no longer...
Many good links about Philippine Culture from

De La Salle University (DLSU) Web Development Team, Manila

Filipino Spirituality
Welcome to Rumsua: Ancestral Traditions, a site that provides information on Filipino culture and heritage, with particular emphasis on the amianan (north). Included are topics on the healing arts, literary works, and other cultural facts and information.
Culture of the Philippines
THE CEBUANO BALITAO THE CEBUANO BALITAO AND HOW IT MIRRORS VISAYAN CULTURE AND FOLKLIFE
Whistleblowing in the Philippines:

Awareness, Attitudes and Structures

Death, the Dead, Wake, Funeral, Burial & Mourning, Beliefs, Rituals & Customs - Etc.

with these sub-sections, look click:

General culture about Death, Funeral, Burial & Mourning

Catholic culture about Death, Wake, Funeral, Burial & Mourning

Cremation

Babaylan - Ethnic culture & Heritage about Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning & the Dead

Indigenous - Ethnic culture & Heritage about Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning & the Dead

General culture about The Dead & Cemeteries

Myths & Beliefs about Death, Funeral, Burial &Mourning

Etc.

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Funeral  -  Burial Definitions of Funeral - Burial, look both the links
Civil Code - Funeral The right to make arrangements for the funeral

Civil Code of the Philippines - Republic Act No. 386

Title X. – FUNERALS

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The Burial and Mourning Customs of Filipinos

(Mostly old - ancient)

Filipino Funeral Traditions

e.g. White headbands (Ilokano: baridbed) - Black bar pins - Food offering (Ilokano: atang) - Chicken offering - Diram-os (washing of face) - golgol (shampooing)

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Filipino Funeral Traditions

Funeral practices and burial customs in the Philippines encompass a wide range of  personal, cultural, and traditional beliefs and practices which Filipinos observe in relation to bereavement, dying, honoring, respecting, interring, and remembering their departed loved ones, relatives, and friends. Sources of the various practices include religious teachings, vestiges of colonialism, and regional variations on these.

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Philippine Death Rituals

By Aaron Simon Caparaz

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Songs for the dead

Every year, Filipinos gather with their families to pay respect to their departed loved ones. As with the other stages of life, death is traditionally commemorated through customs and rituals that usually involve music. In recent times, popular love songs are being sung or played during funerals as people say goodbye to their departed. Perhaps the most popular is Hindi Kita Malilimutan

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Hindi Kita Malilimutan - Song for the dead

Every year, Filipinos gather with their families to pay respect to their departed loved ones. As with the other stages of life, death is traditionally commemorated through customs and rituals that usually involve music. In recent times, popular love songs are being sung or played during funerals as people say goodbye to their departed. Perhaps the most popular is Hindi Kita Malilimutan popularized by Basil Valdez and composed by Manoling Francisco, SJ in 1979, with lyrics based on the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament.

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FILIPINO DEATH RITUALS Filipino death rituals & traditions

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Wakes and Funerals Filipino Style Wakes and Funerals Filipino Style

by/Ruth Floresca

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Death in Baras Death in Baras (1978)

by/MARIA CARIDAD ISIDRO, S.Sp.S.

This study concern itself with what happens from the moment of death until forty days after in the rural town of Baras in the province of Rizal.

Modern memorial services Modern memorial services: celebrating life amid loss

By Ed Tamayo - Philippine Daily Inquirer

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A Philippine Wake and Funeral

May 16, 2012 djprays wrote: On May 6, 2012, my mother-in-law - Conrada R. Pua - died at the age of 86. She was one awesome mother-in-law. We miss her a lot. On this video you will see highlights of her wake and funeral. Wakes and funerals are a little unique in the Philippines. So hopefully this video will help my American friends understand more about the Philippine culture. I also dedicate this video in her memory. My mother-in-law was a Christian. She also really loved me a lot. :)

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Burial traditions customs superstitions in the Philippines

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Filipino Superstition on Death & Illness

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Filipino Funeral Practices

  • Difference Between Filipino Mourning and Western Mourning

  • Filipino Respect for the Dead

  • The Wake Or Vigil for the Deceased

  • Filipino Funeral

  • Filipino Mourning Practices

  • All Saints Day Celebration

Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions

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Funeral practices and burial customs in the Philippines
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Philippine Burial rituals and practices

Rituals on death and other burial traditions and practices

A day in the life of a mananabtan

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Aklanon’s Beliefs and Practices on Death
by Melchor F. Cichon
Revised, October 29, 2012
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Filipino Cultural Perspective of Death & Dying

This video was made as a student project for a Geropsychology (geriatric psychology) course taught at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix. For more info, please visit timelessjourney.webs.com.

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Death and Loss in the Philippines
Death and Loss in the Philippines
by/ Sandi Clark

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The rustic town of Gregorio del Pilar, province of Ilocos Sur

Beliefs & Practices

e.g. Funeral practices, burial customs and beliefs:

LEGLEG
THE SAPANGOT
PAMUMPUNAN
OP-OPPOG AND PINALABI
DAMAAN

Death practices Philippine style Death practices Philippine style

By Henrylito D. Tacio

Death customs in the Philippines Death customs in the Philippines
Traditional burial refuses to die

By FRANCIS T. WAKEFIELD

Celebration of Death A Celebration of Death Among the Filipino
Pasiyam and forty days of prayer for the dead

The traditions to offer novena prayers at the home of the departed that ends with a simple meal. Both of them are reckoned from the day of the death of the loved one though some places people set it from the day of the first mass said for the soul of the dearly departed. The "ritual" simply consists of regular formulaic prayer, novena for the dead and several litanies that can be recited from memory by the "prayer warriors" probably due to almost everyday usage.

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Funeral Prayers Funeral Prayers

Catholic & etc. religions

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Mourning Customs Mourning Customs in Paoay, llocos Norte
‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom

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Funeral - A Filipino Culture Tradition to Remember
Organ-ic Chemist Filipinos and Funeral Traditions
Crypt Burial

A concrete forming system for multiple burial chambers in the Philippines.

Art Casket of Jun Tupas in Carcar City

Ornately crafted caskets now a must-see in Carcar

By Mildred V. Galarpe - Friday, November 2, 2012

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Art Casket of Jun Tupas in Carcar City

Ornately crafted caskets now a must-see in Carcar

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Flames and Mirrors at the Mission Compound Cemetery

Sagada, Mountain Province

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The Cemetery People - Navotas Cemetery (1 video sub-album)

Over 6,000 people make their home among the tombs of Navotas Cemetery, located in the Philippines on the shores of Manila Bay.

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Living with the Dead - Manila North Cemetery - The Unique Philippines (2videos in sub-sub-album(s))

The Manila North Cemetery for some people call this place as a home. Over 10,000 filipinos living inside the cemetery. The Manila North Cemetery (or Cementerio del Norte), which measures 54 hectares, is considered the biggest and one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila.

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We live with ghosts in the cemetery (1 video in sub-sub-album)

Rare footage shows how homeless families live in the cemetery, sleeping, eating, kids playing, cooking on top of graves and general survival. Note the stacked grave slots for those too unfortunate to own a plot. Those slots can be rented for $250 for 5 years. Often, the relatives can't be located or even pay for renewal at the end of the term. The BONE COLLECTOR will then transfer the bones to the BONE WAREHOUSE until claimed, IF EVER! (Short documentary). info@globalvideoprotv.com

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North Cemetery Manila Philippines Updated Version
Burial Goods Burial Goods in the Philippines: An Attempt to Quantify Prestige Values

by Grace BARRETTO-TESORO

Death curse Mamanwa tribe

Ya barang / Sorcery: Death curse

Ancient Philippine Burial Traditions and Qingbai Ceramics

Jan 19th, 2011 by Tip Writer

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Filipino Superstitions

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Filipino Superstitions

Filipino Superstitions

Compiled by Laura B. Corpuz

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10 Filipino Superstitious Beliefs during Wakes

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Pamahiin “Pamahiin” or supernatural beliefs during death and burial

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Catholic culture about

Death, Funeral, Burial, Cremation &Mourning

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Death, Funeral, Burial & Mourning in

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines:

Liturgy

Bibles - Blessings - Prayers - Prayer Book - Sacraments - Songs - Hymns etc.

Being Catholic - Burying the Dead:
  • Catholic Funerals
  • The Vigil (Wake)
  • The Requiem Mass
  • Burial and Informal After-burial Gatherings
  • Who may not have a Christian Burial

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Purgatory

is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter Heaven."

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DEATH PRAYERS

A collection of beautiful prayers for the dead or dying.

Catholic Prayers for the Dead. Bible Verse on Prayers for the Dead.
SantoNiñoGODevotion.org

NINE DAYS NOVENA TO SANTO NIÑO DE CEBU

NINE-DAY NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL

SHOULD WE HAVE A CATHOLIC FUNERAL?

  • THE CATHOLIC FUNERAL

  • The Vigil

  • The Funeral Mass

  • The Rite of Committal

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Filipino Necrological Rites

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A tradition in the Philippines on how Filipinos show their last respect to their beloved.

Funeral Rights & Rites

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Funeral Rights & Rites

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Catholic Funeral Rites Catholic Funeral Rites

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Funeral Ideas

Planning for a funeral is often at a time when we are least ready.

Catholic Funeral Hymns

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Libera Me

(Funeral Hymn)

This beautiful, solemn hymn is a part of the Requiem Mass prayer service, the Office of the dead.

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Catholic Funeral Beliefs

St. Brigid of Kildare

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate

Services for the Dead

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Rules for non-catholics receiving catholic funeral-mass

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Mariannet burial Saturday; Church in dilemma

Mariannet committed suicide!

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Catholic funeral mass etiquette for non-Catholics
Funeral Masses for a Suicide FAQ about Funeral Masses for a Suicide

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Cremation

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Can Catholics Be Cremated?

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In Search of a Catholic Cremation Tradition

May, 1963 began a new era in Catholic cemetery ministry. As the Second Vatican Council explored the many ways to respond to the faithful seeking a new look for ancient rituals, a statement allowing cremation for any sound reason was issued. Forty-three years later, the Catholic community is still seeking appropriate methods to implement evolving traditions. This publication explores changes to Catholic funeral customs as they are currently developing.

"Catholic Cremation – A Sometimes Controversial and Misunderstood Subject"

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CREMATION STILL A BURNING ISSUE
By Cherie del Rio

The traditional burial practices have been honored and observed by generations after generations. There was simply no choice but to pick out a casket, buy a lawn lot wherein to bury the dead, and pay the necessary maintenance fees or whatever related expenses there may be in memorial parks. But when modern cremation services were introduced into the country, there came another practical option.

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Some Pastoral Concerns about Cremation

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Cremation getting wide acceptance
The Practice of Cremation
Modern Columbariums in the Philippines

As Filipinos realized the importance of land and how limited it is in the country, they started to adapt an old way of internment practiced by those who lived during the early Stone Age – cremation.

Nowadays, cremation has become a trend that the younger generation prefer.

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Cremation in the Philippines

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Crematoriums can’t guarantee ’100%’ purity of ashes, says funeral home operator

By Philip C. Tubeza
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Babaylan - Ethnic culture & Heritage about

Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning & the Dead

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Center for Babaylan Studies (CFBS)

CFBS is an organization that seeks to promote all indigenous and spiritual traditions from all parts of the Philippines. Its work is not restricted to one geographic location (i.e. the Visayas).

Babaylan is a Bisayan word that evolved from proto-Austronesian words in Southeast Asia such as belian, balian, balyan, baylan and bagdan. The Subanons call them balian, balean and balayan, women who lead the religious and death rituals in Mindanao. Its literal translation to English is ancient priestess or shaman.

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Babaylan

was a prominent figure in pre-colonial Philippine society, sometimes described as a priestess or shaman. Babaylans acted as healers, prophets and mediums, curing illnesses and exorcising evil spirits from objects or people. The babayalan would often be called when the community was experiencing difficulties that could not be resolved by physical means. They would perform a ritual through chants or prayers to pacify the spirits that caused chaos in the community.

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Pagdiwata Ritual at Manila Contemporary

Pagdiwata ritual is a family affair and is the focal point of Tagbanua life. Its activities embody their traditional sentiments and contribute to their persistence. It is also used for securing seance when people are sick especially when treated by their relatives as a medium. It includes offering of wine, nuts, wax, food and many other commodities. Pagdiwata is also an offering to celebrate a bountiful harvest or a successful hunting trip. Among all functionaries, the Babaylan (high priest/priestess) is the most powerful and influential. Folk tradition dictates that disrespect for the Babaylan will result in severe punishment by the supernaturals. Activities during the ritual:
a. Planting
b. War dance/ hunting
c. Harvesting
d. Tarek
e. Pagsuldan - the most prominent feature of the Pagdiwata wherein the Babaylan has possessed the spirits being called for.

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Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning & the Dead

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Indigenous Religious Beliefs - AfterLife - and Cosmology of the Filipino
  •  Introduction

  •  Supreme God

  • Filipino Trinity?

  • Afterlife

  • Ritual and Practice

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THE MANUNGGUL JAR AS A VESSEL OF HISTORY
by: Michael Charleston B. Chua - Arts of the Philippines

The Mannungul Jar was found in the Tabon Cave in Palawan

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The cultural treasure "The Manunggul Jar"

found in the early 1960’s in Manunggul Cave - Tabon Cave, Lipuun Point, Palawan is a secondary burial jar. The upper portion of the jar, as well as the cover is incised with curvilinear scroll designs and painted with natural iron or hematite. On top of the jar cover or lid is a boat with two human figures representing two souls on a voyage to the afterlife. The boatman is seated behind a figure whose hands are crossed on the chest. The position of the hands is a traditional Filipino practice observed when arranging the corpse.

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Ancient human remains in Philippines reveal rare ritual burial 9000 years ago

A team of scientists have discovered the 9,000-year-old remains of a woman buried in a cave in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines, which reveal evidence of an elaborate and bizarre ritual burial. About 9000 years ago, she was buried in an elaborate ritual that involves defleshing and separation of bones, crushing of the big bones and finally, cremation and burial. Published: 3 October, 2013

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 Death & Beauty in Old San Remigio, Cebu

Join Prof. Jojo Bersales as he rediscovers for the second time around, the culture of what has been the KARAANG KANGHAGAS or the town of SAN REMIGIO. San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew abundant in the place.

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Karaang Kanghagas o San Remigio - Know more about what was once Karaang Kanghagas and now known as San Remigio.

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How ancient Visayans revered the dead - San Remigio - Cebu

By Trizer D. Mansueto - Inquirer Visayas

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Ancient Burials
Ancient graveyards in Philippines have the same belief with the Greeks on after-life.

In the eastern part of Bohol, Philippines, ancient graveyards can be found in barangay Basdio in the town of Guindulman.

The burial caves or graveyards have boat-shaped coffins.

The boat coffin was a funeral custom in ancient times. Usually a dead person was put into a coffin shaped like a boat. It was believed the dead would traverse the sea.

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Early filipino in the pre-hispanic period

Filipino practices e.g. burials and beliefs before the arrival of the Spaniards.

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Early filipino in the pre-hispanic period

Filipino beliefs and practices before the arrival of the Spaniards.

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Funeral Practices of the Ilocanos Funeral Practices of the Ilocanos

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Kalinga / Funeral customs Kalinga

Kadawiyan di bagunson / Funeral customs

Irenio M. Wansi

ILOCANO FOLK BELIEFS ILOCANO FOLK BELIEFS
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Infancy
  • Adolescence
  • Courtship
  • Marriage
  • Death and Burial

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Gulgol is a tradition widely practiced by the Ilocano tribe (photos)

Gulgol is a tradition widely practiced by the Ilocano tribe in the northern part of Luzon island in the Philippines to drive away the spirit of a dead relative recently buried that he or she may go straight to heaven. It is customarily done the morning after the dead was buried. It is participated in by all relatives who joined the burial.

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Gulgol is a tradition widely practiced by the Ilocano tribe

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For Igorot Only - abel-binaig - Burial Cloth

Probably... the last weaver of abel-binaig which so important to the dead of Igorot

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TINGGUIAN ABRA RITUALS
By Philian Louise C. Weygan
Published by ICBE in “Cordillera Rituals as a Way of Life” edited by Yvonne Belen (2009) ICBE, The Netherlands
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Death curse Mamanwa tribe

Ya barang / Sorcery: Death curse

The lakeshore town of Paete in the province of Laguna is famed for its wood carving industry. During the Semana Santa or Holy Week, the spectacular jointed image of the Santo Sepulcro undergoes a unique ritual, the Pagsusuob, that can only be said as a pre-hispanic rite of the dead that is more closely identified now with the mummification rituals of high ranking citizens in some remote areas in the Cordillera region.

by/ Estan Cabigas, a multiawarded blogger and freelance photographer based in Makati City, the Philippines

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Death and Burial Rituals of the Cordilleras

By Dave Leprozo, Jr.

OLD IFUGAO CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

RITUALS ON NATURAL DEATHS , then and now

(I-ne’-en di na’te – han-di ya ad u-wani)

By Anderson Dulnuan Tuguinay

This article refers to the tradition of the natives of Ifugao in the Cordillera Mountain ranges (Philippines) particularly the “Tuwali” tribe for an adult who had died of illness. Persons who have died of violence, drowned or otherwise the death is not due to illness are accorded different specific rituals. Different type of ritual is also given to dead Infants and women who had died while giving birth. The burial traditions of early Ifugaos have several variations.

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Burial and Death Practices - Tadian

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Death very much part of Igorot life

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KADONGYASAN - Burial Rites of Igorots in Adams by Ed Antonio

This tribal ritual of the Igorots in Ilocos Norte was shown during the Ragrag-o Festival.

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Igorot cave burial

a typical Igorot burial in the Mountain Province on the northern island of Luzon

lumiang burial coffins - Sagada
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Sagada Burial "sinangadil"

A Sagada traditional burial the hanging coffin way

The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

A dying Igorot tradition

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Traditional Burial Practices of Bontoc, Mt. Province, Philippines

By: WAKIT, JORELYN
Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Manobo Udol Dance

The Manobo / Manuvu are a large group of Austronesian people from Mindanao. This is the Udol dance, named after the slit drum that accompanies it. The mesmering rhythm of the udol is believed to call the spirits of the deceased (fallen warriors) to show them (the dancers/performers) where their remains are so they could bring them home and have a decent burial. (daghang salamat SaiaoPinoi) The dancers provide the Udol, Utomay and the Patawagay rhythms themselves as they take turns to dance. This film was taken by anthropologist Robert Garfias in the 1960s.

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Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves

located at the Municipality of Kabayan in Benguet, Mountain Province, is one of the recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.

The Kabayan Mummies are also known as Fire Mummies, Benguet Mummies and Ibaloi Mummies

The mummies of Kabayan

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The Kabayan Mummies
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The mummies of Kabayan

by/akosilolo

A scary expedition in the Benguet province, Philippines.

The mummies you see in these videos are more than 500 years old and were preserved by the Ibaloi tribe. I would like to thank our guides, who were so helpful. Without them this video couldn't have been realized! Finally I would like to mention that we followed all the rules and customs. The Benguet Province and particularly Kabayan is such a nice place with old traditions and friendly people. Let's keep such wonderful places as they are. Philippines...mahal kita! Carabao Productions of Switzerland - Just play - the black screen is just the start :-)

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Settlement and Burial Sites in Butuan City

By/LINDA BURTON

Of all areas in the Philippines reported to have archaeological sites, Mindanao is the least explored and investigated. Although there were sporadic explorations and surveys conducted in and around Davao, Zamboanga and Sulu, and Cotabato, no proper investigation has ever been done in northern Mindanao until the discovery of the sites in Butuan

Filipino tribe brings back dead with 'clothing' ritual

Members of the Hanunuo Mangyan tribe in the Philippines do not leave their dead in the grave for long, digging up the remains of loved ones in an unusual revival ritual

Kordillera Autonomy The dog, a symbol of death and protection
Inside the Cordillera death ritual
Daytoy Ti Amianan
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Gold death mask found in Plaza Independencia | The Heritage of Cebu

Bisayans who could afford would cover their deads eyes, nose and mouth with gold so that they would be welcomed well in the next world.

Was gold really present in Cebu during the Pre-Spanish Era? Together let us answer this question through this episode of Kabilin entitled BULAWANONG SUGBO.

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Anthropological reflection on Philippine masks

Visayan burial masks

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The Southwestern University Museum houses the rare collection of Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso.

Death Mask - Burial Coffins

Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul

The Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul: An Inquiry into the Indigenous “Soul”

Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History

Department of History, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

This paper will explore the indigenous world view in the Philippines and in particular, the concept of the soul in the animist context, as revealed in the pre-colonial rituals involving the use of the boats.

OLD IFUGAO TRADITIONS - BOGWA OLD IFUGAO TRADITIONS - BOGWA

(Bone Cleansing Ritual)
by Anderson D Tuguinay

Tribal Burial traditions Tribal Burial traditions
Burial traditions in Mindanao Tribal Burial traditions in Mindanao

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FILIPINO MUSLIMS' DEATH RITUALS
Burial Rituals

by  Muhammadhusien Kermali

Al-Islam.org

Islamic Funeral Rites

Care for the dying, funeral prayers, burial, and mourning
Attending a Muslim Funeral – A Guide for Non-Muslims

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Funerals in Islam

follow fairly specific rites, though they are subject to regional interpretation and variation in custom.

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Funeral Rites and Regulations in Islam
Islamic Traditional burial and funeral rituals i UAE

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Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism: The case of two Philippine - Borneo Moslem societies (Tausug - Bajau Laut)

by/ T. Kiefer - C. Sather

A guide to Chinese funeral rites

by Khim Leclair

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Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate

Services for the Dead

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Filipino Chinese Funeral Rituals

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Jewish Funerals, Burial, and Mourning

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Jewish Funeral Customs: Saying Goodbye to a Loved One

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General culture about

The Dead & Cemeteries

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PRLog The Flower Of The Dead
The Dead, River Spirits, & a Magic Hat

by alex felipe

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The Mystery of Manila's Octagonal Cemetery

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KABILIN Mga Karaang Lubnganan sa Sugbo

Explore and discover the beauty as well as stories that lie in every old cemeteries not just only in the city but also in the Province of Cebu through this Episode of Kabilin.

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

in Laguna is the only one of its kind in the Philippines - it is a burial site located inside, or more accurately, beneath a church. This church is rich in history - it was built and designed for funeral mass in 1845 by the Franciscan priest Fr. Vicente Velloc. He also directed the construction of an underground graveyard 15 feet below the church.

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries or Katipuneros, members of the KKK. During the Filipino-American War, Filipino patriots also used the underground cemetery to formulate their battle plans and to seek shelter. It also became a safehouse for Filipino guerillas during World War II.

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The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

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Toledo Memorial Garden
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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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The Cemetery America Forgot

Clark Veterans Cemetery

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Cemetery of Vietnamese refugees at Bataan Processing Centre in Philippines

There are about 300 graves found in this cemetery. Bataan was a Processing Centre established in 1980 and closed down in 1994, now called Bataan Technology Park, in Subic Bay area (Philippines), 2 hours drive from Manila.

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Death, Funeral, Burial &Mourning

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Beliefs - Superstitions Beliefs & Superstitions General
The Dead, River Spirits, & a Magic Hat

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Filipino Superstitions on Death

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Filipino Traits, Traditions & Beliefs: Beliefs on Illness and Death

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Filipino Myths of Death Filipino Myths of Death and

Speciation : Content and Structure

The Soul Boat and the Boat Soul The Soul Boat and the Boat Soul
Filipino Superstition on Death & Illness
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FILIPINO SUPERSTITIONS

Three I left out because of time constraints
- Turn the plate around when someone leaves the table to prevent a car accident.
- Don't face your bed towards the door or closet or you will die early, as a casket goes out the door. Either that, or the evil spirits will pull you out.
- If you put your face in a weird position, it will stay like that forever.

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Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (DFA)

CIVIL REGISTRATION OF BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE of a Filipino

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Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines

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THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL COSTUME

This is the traditional clothing of the filipino, its one of the unique feminine and simply beautiful national costume in Asia.
Actually this is originally called as barot saya and because it is a philippine costume it was coined filipiniana. This dress is no where to be found because it can only be seen in the Philippines.
This filipiniana has different kinds - from the baro at saya, then evolved to María Clara, where the panuelo on the neck was added, then this María Clara evolved to traje de mestiza, where the half filipino half Spanish, simply called mestiza are the one whose commonly wearing it. This traje de mestiza has a featured of butterfly sleeves but remained its panuelo on the neck (look at the V-shape), then it evolved as terno the modern filipino dress where the panuelo was removed but maintained its butterfly sleeves. Now it can be seen with different kind of designs!

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The traditional attire of the Philippines

by Fyrune

I notice that there are clips of other countries national attire and I've seen none from Philippines so why not make one. I made this so that others can appreciate the beauty of these dresses.

Hope you have a great time watching this.

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Baro't  Saya
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Barong Tagalog
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A presentation of different elegant Filipina Dresses modeled by charming parishioners of St. John Neumann Parish Center, Las Vegas, NV - Sept 2008

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Terno Fashion Show

Filipino Terno Fashion Show, a fundraiser presented by Philippine Charities of America, Inc. at the Sheraton La Guardia Hotel in Flushing, New York Aug. 26, 2011.

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PHILIPPINES NATIONAL COSTUME!!! FILIPINIANA VARIATION!!!

THIS IS HOW THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL COSTUME FILIPINIANA (BAROT SAYA) VARIED!!!!
some people says that we are not asians because of how we dress!! will we are asian but we are westernized people because the Philippines was colonized by Spain for 300 years!!! that is why we inherited their culture and traditions even our religion and also our facial features

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PHILIPPINE CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL "Parade of Philippine Costumes"

The FAACT presents the old and modern Philippine costumes during the Philippine Cultural Heritage Festival on October 3, 2009

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Raquel's piece on The Philippines and Piña Cloth

The past and present of Piña cloth in regards to Philippine culture.

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Philippines Traditional Dress
Pretty Women In Traditional Philippine Clothing from the different regions/provinces/states of the country.
Filipino Clothing

with descriptions - explanations of the different kind

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Jofarina House of Filipino Attire

is a Hawai'i based fashion design company specializing in traditional Filipino costumes.

Creating award-winning Filipino costumes.
Tailoring pre-made dresses.
Planning and coordinating cultural events.
Offering beauty and fashion advice.
Giving lectures and training on Filipino costumes and its evolution.
Mentoring the community's youth to promote cultural pride and unity.

The Philippine Traditional Costumes

also of so many Traditional Costumes of the Indigenous peoples and Tribes

By: Yahnessa Holth

So many wonderfull photos and descriptions

(one of the best site about costumes, we have seen )

Look the article as pdf  HERE  or as word-doc   HERE

Philippine Costumes
Camisa de Chino

Look also the mainpage with more links about the different Philippine Costumes HERE

Camisa de Chino

descriptions and history

Maria Clara gown

The Maria Clara gown is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines. This Filipino dress takes its name from María Clara, the mestiza protagonist of the national epic Noli Me Tangere, penned in 1890 by Filipino national hero José Rizal.

The Maria Clara dress originated from the conventional baro't saya of early Filipino women.

María Clara

whose full name is María Clara de los Santos, is the mestiza heroine in Noli Me Tangere, a novel by José Rizal, the national hero of the Republic of the Philippines.

Baro't Saya

Baro't saya is the unofficial national dress of the Philippines and is worn by women.

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Look also the mainpage with more links about the different Philippine Costumes HERE

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Fans are called "paypay", "paipay", "pamaypay", "abaniko (abanico)" in the Philippines.

The abaniko, together with the baro't saya, was once a part of a lady's attire. Read about the various ways of using and holding the abaniko may convey different meanings.

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Si la mujer escondía los ojos detrás del abanico, estaba diciendo a su interlocutor que lo quería.

If the woman hid her eyes behind the fan, she was saying to her would-be suitor that she loved him.

Si colocaba el abanico sobre la mejilla izquierda, la respuesta era: No; y si lo posaba sobre la derecha, la respuesta era: Sí.

If she placed the fan on her left cheek, the answer was: No; and if she placed it on the right cheek the answer was: Yes.

Si la mujer se abanicaba con rapidez, significaba que estaba comprometida; y si lo hacía lentamente, le transmitía que estaba casada.

If the woman fanned herself quickly it meant that she was engaged; and if she fanned herself languidly, she indicated that she was married.

Look videos about the use in dances HERE

Look also the Music - Song "El Paipay de Manila" HERE

Ref. for article and photo: HERE and HERE

Terno

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Look also HERE and the video "Terno Fashion Show" HERE

The Ins and Outs of the Terno
Barong Tagalog

The barong Tagalog (or simply barong, from the word baro) is an embroidered formal garment of the Philippines.

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look also HERE, HERE and HERE

History of Barong Tagalog

(and much more about Barong Tagalog production etc.)

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History of the Barong Tagalog

with many good link about clothes etc.

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Kimona

a transluscent often embroidered blouse with extended sleeves worn over an inner garment

Look many more examples HERE and HERE

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Patadyong

is a Pre-Spanish clothing item or loose skirt worn by Filipino women particularly in the lowland regions of the Visayas.

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Evolution of Philippine Fashion

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Dressing For Tradition: Wedding Dresses Superstitions

By Sarrah Beaumont

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Filipino-American Cultural Association of North Sandiego County

COSTUMES FROM THE NORTHERN PART | BARONG TAGALOG FOR MEN| MESTIZA DRESS | KIMONA DRESS | MUSLIM ATTIRE | DRESS REHEARSAL AT THE PARK

So many great photos of the different dresses

A show of elegance and style not to mention the uniqueness of the attire each worn by the models. This fashion show was organized by VP Mely Sivage, who's been the chair for many years. The costume was described by emcee Ted Lintan.

Gender, nation and the politics of dress in 20th century Philippines
Photos of Mascota competition 2008

Zamboangueña women claim ownership of the Mascota

a formal gown with a fitting bodice, her shoulders draped demurely by a luxuriously embroidered, though stiff, panuelo and fastened at the breast by a brooch or a medal. The skirt tapers down from the waist but continues on to an extended trail called the "cola". The "cola may be held on one hand as the lady walks around, or it may likewise by pinned on the waist or slipped up a cord (belt) that holds the dainty "abanico" or purse.

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Look more about Zamboangueño men and Zamboangueña women HERE

The different Filipino traditional dresses which reflects the diversity of cultures and heritage in the Philippines
Dress in 20th century Philippines Gender, nation and the politics of dress in 20th century Philippines
Multi-Cultural Wedding Clothing
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Ethnic - Indigenous dresses - Etc.

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The Indigenous Costumes The Indigenous Costumes

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Philippine Tribal Costumes
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Cordillera Tribal Costumes in Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga & Mt. Province

Live mannequins wore various costumes of the different Cordillera Provinces: Abra - Apayao - Benguet - Ifugao - Kalinga - Mt. Province. This was a part of the program of the celebration of Baguio Day

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Tiboli native dance costume

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A parade of ethnic costumes in Mindanao
Clips from 10 production numbers during the cultural night culminating the 1st Mindanao-wide CARP Sportsfest, June 15, 2007 at the Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
The malong

is a traditional "tube skirt" made of handwoven or machine-made multi-colored cotton cloth, bearing a variety of geometric or okir designs. The malong is traditionally used as a garment by numerous tribes in the Southern Philippines and the Sulu Archipelago.

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Royal Malong

A malong in royal colours as worn by Maranaw men and women of royal status.

Filipina Soul

Indigenous peoples of the Philippines and their costumes

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Manobo Tribal Dress
Patadyong

is a Pre-Spanish clothing item or loose skirt worn by Filipino women particularly in the lowland regions of the Visayas.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Janggay also called Dyanggay

are metal fingernails extensions that are used as costume accessories among ethnic women of Southern Philippines e.g.  Badjao and Tausug.

Look also HERE and about the Janggay dances and how to use the fingernails HERE

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Agta courtship attire

An Agta teen-ager shows his attire when he goes courting a girl from a neighboring clan. Mothers help their sons put-on the quite elaborate trimmings. Published on Feb 23, 2013

Bahag

refers to the loin cloth or G-string worn by male members of various ethnic groups in Northern Luzon, Philippines, particularly in the Mountain Province. It is a long cloth hand-loomed by the women of the tribe in designs distinct with each tribe. It is wrapped around the torso and then passed between the thighs, with hanging parts in front and back. Aside from the Igorots of the Mountain Province, the Mangyans of Mindoro also wear a similar attire.

How to wrap Bahag around the torso, the easy way

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Bahag loin cloth

How to wear a Bahag

e.g. Behind the scenes from Banaue, Pamana, Alagaan and Rock Ed's Bookbigayan Project, Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao Province. Tribal women teaching how to wear a bahag.

Look also  about how the "Bahag" is used in the video about the Idaw dance HERE

 

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Takik

Tadian version of the takik dance

TAKIK (A Thanksgiving Dance of Mountain Province, Philippines) The video shows so many good details about the story behind the dance, the dresses, the music & the music-instruments

This tutorial video is part of the Cordillera Dance Powwow project initiated by Benguet State University in 2011. It features the Tadian version of the takik. Through their municipal officials, the people of Tadian have given their approval for the wide dissemination of this material for educational purposes.

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Headdress, Ifugao Tribe
Philippine Hats

On northern Luzon a man´s suklang told his age, marital status, and village - and sometimes, whether he was a successful head-hunter

Ilongot / Bugkalot Headhunter's Hornbill Headdress

This gorgeous hornbill headdress is called a "Panglao". The wearing of the "Panglao" indicates to all that its owner has taken a human "head".

Nueva Vizcaya North Luzon Philippines early 20th century

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Ilongot / Bugkalot Headhunter's Hornbill Headdress

This gorgeous hornbill headdress is called a "Panglao". The wearing of the "Panglao" indicates to all that its owner has taken a human "head".

Nueva Vizcaya North Luzon Philippines early 20th century

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 Textiles - design & fashion - Etc.

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Philippine Textiles

Various regions of the Philippines are known for intricately woven materials, ranging from the pinya cloth, a sheer fabric made of fibers of the leaf of the pineapple plant, as woven in the province of Aklan, to colorful tapestries and waist cloths of different tribes handloomed from decidedly Western materials of mercerized cotton threads.

Many good informations about textiles and how they are used in the different cultures in the different regions

Ikat weave from Mindanao

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Filipino Tribal Textile (and Tattoo) designs

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T’boli family turns traditional ‘t’nalak’ weaving into a variety of products

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Davao Ethnic Weaves

e.g. T'nalak

The Designer Host Brian Tenorio "Design Para Sa Lahat" goes around ManilaFAME trade show with Bogart the Explorer from Davao and tries on pieces of authentic Filipino woven fabrics.

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Dream Weavers etc. of the T'boli tribe

Videos about the T'boli dreamweavers their T'nalak cloth and other crafts. This tribe of South Cotabato, in the southern Mindanao province, relies on its cultural traditions of brassware, beadwork, and particularly the weaving of backloomed abaca fabric for providing income. For this they have maintained traditions that have continued for centuries, into the distant past.

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Piña

is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant and is commonly used in the Philippines. Since piña is from a leaf, the leaf has to be cut first from the plant. Then the fiber is pulled or split away from the leaf. Most leaf fibers are long and somewhat stiff. Each strand of the piña fiber is hand scraped and is knotted one by one to form a continuous filament to be handwoven and then made into a piña cloth.

Pineapple leaf fibre fabric dates back to hispanic times

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Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.
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Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving
Pineapple and Abaca Pineapple and Abaca textiles
Fiber Plants for textiles Look much more about Fiber Plants for textiles
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Influences of Filipino Culture in Fashion
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ECOWALK - Chamber Night featuring - SUSTAINABILITY IN STYLE

Mandaue Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK - September 7, 2011 OAKRIDGE PAVILLION - MCCI in partnership with Anthill and the University of San Carlos College of Fine Arts & Architecture will showcase the creativity and ingenuity of Cebu's young and rising designers with a runway walk of clothes, bags and accessories made of eco-friendly, and indigenous materials.

Look MUCH more about "Chamber Night featuring ECOWALK" HERE or look the desription as pdf HERE

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The 1Cebu FASHION SHOW

at the (CICC) Cebu Int'l Convention center in Cebu, Philippines

See the creations of Cebu's top, talented dress designers, enthusiastically displayed on the catwalk by leading fashion models.

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DEBUTANTE & BRIDAL FAIR, FASHION SHOW

It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.

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Malou Castillejos

a gown designer based in Manila,  specialized in elegant embroidery and delicate hand beadworks.

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Elegant Gowns by Malou Castillejos

&

some of her design sketches

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Adorata Weddings

PT Square Bldg., 85 P. Tuazon St., Brgy. San Martin De Pores QC.

A look inside Kim Chiu's bridal boutique

Kapamilya star Kim Chiu has ventured into the clothing business via the bridal boutique Adorata Weddings - Published on Jan 14, 2014

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Adorata Weddings fashion show launch

Hollywood-inspired, affordable, and with a variety of choices for bride-to-be's and debutantes - Published on Dec 15, 2013

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Famous wedding gowns on exhibit

In the event's "Filipino Bridal Heritage Exhibit" sponsored by Champion Infinity, today's brides and fashion watchers saw not only how rich the country's bridal design heritage was, through several wedding gowns worn by such prominent personalities as actress Susan Roces, singer Anna Fegi and model Rissa Mananquil. They also witnessed Filipino creativity in the handiwork of such masters as Jose "Pitoy" Moreno, Ben Farrales, Nolie Hans, Philip Rodriguez, Mike dela Rosa and Auggie Cordero. Video by INQUIRER.net's Ryan Leagogo.

Ben Farrales

or “Mang Ben” as he is commonly called, is considered a living legend in the Philippine fashion industry.

Born in Cotabato City on 01 July 1932, he is the youngest child of Salvador Farrales and Paulina Samio. He finished his early education at the San Beda College and acquired his degree in Fine Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas, under the tutelage of such legends as Manansala and Agoncillo.

Look also HERE and 'Colors of Mindanao' pays homage to veteran designer Ben Farrales HERE

A Tribute Gala for Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - "The Fashion Czar of Asia"

Throughout a career spanning 60 years, Jose "Pitoy" Moreno has continued to make the Filipino proud in terms of Philippine Fashion. He has been compared to the famed international fashion designer Oleg Cassini and hailed as the "Fashion Czar of Asia," yet for all the recognition and accolades he has received, his contribution and influence on Philippine fashion remains beyond measure.

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Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - "The Fashion Czar of Asia"

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Dita Sandico-Ong

A proud Filipino designer, wrap artist and advocate of sustainable fashion, Dita Sandico-Ong has been in the ethical fashion business for 26 years—promoting Filipino fashion, while helping poor communities by giving them sustainable livelihood.

“I probably will not be a model who wears the clothes on the runway.
That's what I said when I was young whenever my mother brings me to watch the fashion shows. Then, I’ll see the designer, the last person who receives all the applause after the show. I told myself, I want to be the fashion designer. I want to be the person who do the final bow” ~ Dita Sandico-Ong said.

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Dita Sandico Ong: Bringing out the Modern Filipina under wraps

Like iridescent butterfly wings, Dita Sandico Ong wraps the world with wonder!

Her ingenious use of banana and other indigenous plant fibers imaginatively interwoven with traditional and ethnic Filipino fabrics has continually won for her a loyal following from across the continents for more than two decades now.

As fashion artiste, Dita's oeuvre is a declaration of her commitment to the preservation of cultural values and protection of the environment. Dita Sandico Ong supports the Earthlite Foundation, a dynamic community for the enhancement of talents, entrepreneurial skills, and the expression of spiritual values.

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Unica Hija

has played a big part in the Philippine fashion industry. The brand is known for stylishly classic designs that continue to evolve to give the market what they want to be – chic with a kick of vibrant colors.

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Unica Hija - FUN FEARLESS FASHION

Manila marveled in the latest fashion trends at the recent debut of Unica Hija in Philippine Fashion Week. The show featured the brand's Back-to-school and Holiday 2012 Collections that are ideal for the modern Filipina.

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Jun Escario

To mark his 20th year of being a significant name in the fashion industry, Jun Escario hosted yet another awe-inspiring gala featuring his latest collection. Cebu's fashion elites congregated at the Oakridge Pavilion on the evening of October 18, 2012, for the event entitled "Jun Escario: An Act of Fashion."

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"Jun Escario: An Act of Fashion."

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FDAP, Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines

This is the definitive history of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines or FDAP. Commissioned by 3-time FDAP President Edgar San Diego (one of the original members) on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary in 2006 and about coffee table book "Sagala".

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Raquel's piece on The Philippines and Piña Cloth

The past and present of Piña cloth in regards to Philippine culture.

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Designer Lizanne Cua - profile and Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013

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Lizanne Cua: "I'm always inspired usually by the future." - "Usually I'm a big sci-fi fan" - "I love Star-Trek, I love the idea of possibilities, about things that are not present yet but can come." - "The first thing that I do is be inspired by what is not here." - "What can be improved upon." - "I believe that each person should be able to find within themselves the strength to be who they are." - "To be who they are in the most positive way" - "And that's what I want to encourage." - "Each of my clothes is a series of questions, they're not statements." - "It doesn't say, 'The reason why they're minimal?... it's because they're a series of questions." - "Each outfit, when you look at them coming out of the runway, I'd like you to think: This is a question. And it's asking, 'Who are you?' - "Complete the sentence" - If the world was ending and I was running through the streets, my final look would be "My boots, leggings, and my signature black outfit. I would have my Caftan jacket on and maybe like a black shift dress. That would be very comfortable running through the streets. My hair would also look like this, pulled back. That would be my look"

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Pineapple Fashion in the Philippines
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Pina and Abaca-made dresses

Designs from close to 80 Filipino designers.
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Oliver Tolentino El Paseo Fashion Show Palm Springs "The Philippines has been turning pineapple leaves and abaca plant leaves into fabric for hundreds of years" - Remark 3 videos in the album

Born in Bataan province, fashion designer Oliver Tolentino became the first Philippines-based designer to expand to the United States when he opened a Los Angeles boutique on Melrose Avenue in 2009. Within a year, he was chosen as one of nine finalists in the Motion Picture Academy's Oscars Designer Challenge at Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week. Eco-friendly materials have become an important part of Oliver's fashion sense, and he promotes his native country's fabrics internationally by including them in his collections. "My country has been green long before it was fashionable," he explains. "The Philippines has been turning pineapple leaves and abaca plant leaves into fabric for hundreds of years; so out of national pride, I want to show how elegant 'green' can be. ... Piña, what we call the fabric from pineapple fiber, is naturally off-white with an organza texture. It creates vintage-looking gowns, but also can be dyed vibrant colors."
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Zara

in Philippine Fashion Week Summer - Spring Collection Kids Fashion 2013.

Zara @ SM Conventional Center

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PHILIPPINE FASHION RACKS - FASHION RUNWAY

Final casting held Feb 25, 2012 at Festival SuperMall for Philippine Fashion Racks - Fashion Runway. 161 Finalists auditioned out of 1,500 participants for the Mossimo Fashion Shows on 3rd & 4th March 2012.

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Academic dress or academical dress in the Philippines e.g. the Sablay

a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree (or similar) or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities).

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Sakalot

A salakot is a traditional wide-brimmed hat found in the Philippines. It is usually made of either rattan or reeds, and is one of the traditional hats worn by Filipinos besides the iconic conical Asian hat

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Sarok

is the famous hat made of dried bamboo and banana leaves. Cebu is famous for this skill of weaving the Sarok.

Consolacion women weave Sarok.

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Sarok weaving - 1Cebu Expo 2011 - Consolacion Sarok Demo

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Footwear - Etc.

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Stepping in Pinoy Style

Marikina Shoe Museum

It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum.

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Marikina Shoe Museum

Things You Have to See to Believe: The city of Marikina in the Philippines is a town entirely devoted to shoes, and a shoe museum stands erected holding 200 pairs of former First Lady Imelda Marcos' size 8.5's before she was exiled.

“Bakya” is the Filipino version of the wooden clogs often used or worn by Filipino women in bygone days. Today it is rarely used although it is a common footwear used during cultural presentations.

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MODERN BAKYA, FASHION BAKYA, WOODEN SHOES FROM PAETE

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Step in Style .....

FLATS COLLECTION - SANDALS COLLECTION - HEELS COLLECTION -  WEDGES COLLECTION

Figlia - THE HEELS ARE ALIVE.

For your fashionable sis or gal pal, Figlia, a premier ladies' shoe brand, presents smartly designed shoes that can take them from office to parties. from pumps to high-heeled sandals, stepping in style is a breeze with Figlia's great selection of footwear

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Django Leather art and craft

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

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Philippine Shoes

Discover Philippine Fashion
The Philippine Footwear Federation Inc. (PFFI)

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Mantones de Manila - Etc.

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Mantones de Manila

By Jose "Pitoy" Moreno

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Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila

by/The Yuchengco Museum

The history about the Mantones de Manila

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Mantones de Manila

(Spanish Language)

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Carriers (Bags)

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Women’s group making money from water hyacinths in the Liguasan Marsh

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Modern Bags - Philippine Handicraft

is the art of creating products using raw and indigenous materials. It develops the skills and creative interests of the workforce towards a particular craft or trade. The continuing process prepares the labor force to become competent craftsmen and artists who can contribute to the establishment of cottage industries, thus contributing to the economic growth of the country. Several cottage industries exist in its locality such as furniture, bolo, baskets, hand bags, trays, buri/anahaw hats & fan making; which are highly functional products. These extraordinary and environment-friendly products, makes them significant in the global market.

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Modern Bags - Philippine Handicraft

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Django Leather art and craft

Handmade leathers

located in Station 2, PLAZOLETA , Boracay

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Livelihood program - RECYCLE BAGS - Rise Above Foundation Cebu, Inc.

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Carriers of Tradition

This photograph collage displays a priceless collection of backpacks from Northern Cordilleras region of the Philippines. Running through early 2004 at the Hohenthal Gallery, Treganza Anthropology Museum at San Francisco State University, these bags, some estimated to be hundreds of years old, were exhibited by Charisse Aquino, the curator of the event.

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Costume - dresses - Christmas

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DIY - Christmas outfits for less

Published on Dec 23, 2013

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Ancient Costumes (heritage)

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Buhay Pinoy Noon Collection of old pictures from black and white or color prints
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Filipino Traditional Costumes, Asia's Costumes, Philippine Costumes

Philippines from Ancient times to the early colonial period.

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Ancient Filipinos, Pre-colonial Philippines

Traditional Dress, Architecture and A Writing Systems

BibliOdyssey

Filipino Costumes

Many images from a watercolour album from about 1841

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BARONG TAGALOG (Balitaw) - Ruben Tagalog

A Balitaw composition by Prof. Santiago S. Suarez as interpreted and recorded by Ruben Tagalog in 1963. Details from two famous mural paintings of costumes by National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco are featured in this video.

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Mestiza Hispana Filipina - Spanish Colonial Era

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El vestido tradicional de la Filipina - Spanish Colonial Era

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La Mujer Filipina - Spanish Colonial Era
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up beautiful women who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing and Western customs.

They were called The Spanish Ladies-Señoritas.

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El Hombre Filipino - Spanish Colonial Era
During the Spanish Colonial Era, settlers from the peninsula were mixed with the indigenous inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, giving a mixture between Spanish, Malay and Chinese people. From that union it came up Filipino gentlemen, who were recognized throughout the Asian continent by their clothing, customs and his intellectual character Western.

They were called The Spanish Gentlemen-Señores.

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El Carnaval de Manila- Spanish Colonial Era

Manila Carnival was an event that aroused the jealousy of all Asia not only for your show, if not for the parade of your exotic queens. Beautiful young women of Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao arrived in Manila for be proclaimed the most pretty woman of the Philippines Islands.

The video shows also many kind of dresses of that time!

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1905 Luzon Lingerie

THE PHILIPPINES' FIRST MOVIE

Produced in 1905, "Luzon Lingerie" goes on record as the first ever movie made in the Philippines. It's a documentary on the needlework skills of our beautiful great-great-grandparents.

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Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber - Piña - 1918 - 1920 Luzon Lingerie - Silent film

Delicate garments made from pineapple fiber (Piña) are still made in the same old "handmade" way. The embroidery skill is passed on through generations of women. This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives. Production Co: Burton Holmes Travel Pictures

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Ancient Armor

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Moro armor
  • Pamalo: Baston, Garote & Olisi
  • Arabic On Moro Armor
  • Armors in Malay Peninsula
  • Moro Armor is Ottoman's
  • Moro Armor: Is it Moro?
  • The Re-Sanskritized Kalis
  • Uno-Dos-Tres Triangle Attack

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Costume Rental or Sale

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Costume Rental

LIKHA - Pilipino Folk Ensembles offers a variety of costumes used in Filipino folk dance. Perfect for Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) presentations, community events, fashion shows, school activities, etc. Stock depends on your specific needs.

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Costumes for Rent or For Sale, Parañaque
Jofarina House of Filipino Attire

is a Hawai'i based fashion design company specializing in traditional Filipino costumes.

Creating award-winning Filipino costumes.
Tailoring pre-made dresses.
Planning and coordinating cultural events.
Offering beauty and fashion advice.
Giving lectures and training on Filipino costumes and its evolution.
Mentoring the community's youth to promote cultural pride and unity.

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Costumes - Dresses Etc.

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Attire and Etiquette Attire and Etiquette in the church

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Dress codes for foreigners A Discussion about Dress codes for foreigners living in the Philippines
PROPER ATTIRE IN CHURCH POSTER
FILIPINO-AMERICANS

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Filipino Names

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Philippine names
Philippine names

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Catalog of Filipino Names

Katálogo ng mga Apelyidong Pilipino

(Catalog of Filipino Names)

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Filipino Baby Names - Origin and Meaning
Filipino Baby Names

Languages

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languages of the Philippines Languages of the Philippines

with On-Line Dictionaries - English - Cebuano - Tagalog - Hiligaynon

Spanish language in the Philippines

Influence on the languages of the Philippines

CEBUANO - BISAYAN ETHNIC IDENTITY NOTES ON CEBUANO - BISAYAN ETHNIC IDENTITY

IN THE PHILIPPINE MULTILINGUALISM

Yoshihiro Kobari

Birthday, general

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Filipino Tradition - Birthday
Birthday Traditions

Philippine Birthday Traditions

by Annie
(Sabang San Jose Camarines Sur, Philippines)

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Planning a birthday party for your 1-year-old

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Of Birthday Blowouts and Long Life Noodles
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Filipinos believe that eating Pancit on their birthday will enable them to live longer.

How to cook Pancit Canton the Panlasang Pinoy way

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Filipino Happy birthday song

Music video by the Soul Siren Nina

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Debut

18 songs for 18 roses

"The Debutante" - The Debut tradition

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The Philippines Debut Tradition

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Explanation

Here is a very simple explanation of the Philippines Debut Tradition explained with some photos of Debutantes who has celebrated A Debutante's Ball in the past. Enjoy!

 Special Note: The song is one of the most popular debut songs - "Sing Me A Song Again Daddy" by Filipino Legend Jose Mari Chan.

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What is a Debutante Ball?

This video is a description of what a typical Debutante Ball is.

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The Prayer by Pauline Empeynado, Philippines

Prayer during my debut. :)

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Kix Manas Debut

Kix Manas' 18th birthday celebration coverage at the Coconut Palace Manila

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Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010

Grand Entrance

Father-Daughter Dance

18 Roses Dance (sub-sub-album with 2 videos)

Cotillion Dance  (sub-sub-album with 2 videos)

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Cesssa - Modern 18 Roses

Cesssa wrote on Oct 6, 2010: I'm not a traditional person, so my debut really had to reflect that. Here's what I did for my 18 Roses.

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Tamsyn Debut Prep

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Filipino Debut Blessing

by Fr. Wayne Negrete

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Debut, as in debutante?

Here's a sample of a prayer for the debutante
Debut a la Filipina

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On their 18th birthday, Philippine women throw a large party "The Philippine Debut"

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18 songs for 18 roses
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Debut dance tradition

On their 18th birthday, Philippine women have a large party "The Philippine Debut"

Father-Daughter Dance

 Cherrie's Debut AUG 2010 - Look also the other videos from Cherrie's Debut above HERE

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Amazing Father & Daughter Dance Exhibition

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Cotillion - a Debut Filipino tradition

4 Video-examples of different "Cotillion":

Arielle's Debut - The Cotillion Dance

Karen's Debut - Cotillion with the Cotillion de Honor

Kathleen's Debut Cotillion

Kat's Cotillion

How to Plan a Filipino Cotillion

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Filipino Cotillion Traditions

Video

DEBUTANTE & BRIDAL FAIR, FASHION SHOW

It was an evening of beauty and elegance as Cebu's top designers showed off their fantastic creations at the MARCO POLO HOTEL PLAZA, Cebu.

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Debut Ideas

of all kind!

Valentine's Day in the Philippines

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Valentines Day Traditions etc.

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Tips and an example of "Happy Valentines Day" (2 videos)

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Valentines Day - a Pagan Celebration  (1 sub-album - 1 video)

"Christianity Took Over Valentines Day"

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Valentine's Day Pinoy Style (1 sub-album - 1 video)

How do Real men Care? Real Men Surprise Their Dates. - Uploaded on Feb 14, 2012

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Valentine's Day Q&A (1 sub-album - 2 video)

It's the first day of the love month and this February, clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes will be discussing several topics about Valentine's Day.

This week she entertains general questions about V-Day. - Published on Feb 1, 2014

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 Spending Valentine's alone
Is Valentine's Day just for couples? What if you're alone? Are you supposed to just sulk and let the love birds have all the fun?

This week's episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about spending V-Day without a significant other. - Published on Feb 8, 2014

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10 ways to excite your Valentine's date! (1 sub-album - 1 video)

Aside from the usual roses and chocolates, here are a few more ways to make your dates exciting and extra romantic

Published on Feb 9, 2014

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Sweet gift ideas for Valentine's Day (1 sub-album - 1 video)

Catch the lovely tips for gifts this Valentines Day. Published on Feb 9, 2014

Valentine's Day

"Araw ng mga Puso" or "Hearts Day".

Valentine's Day in the Philippines
Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Filipino Way
Valentine’s Day in the Philippines
The Single’s Diary: How to Have Fun during Valentine’s Day
Valentine Party Games and Ideas

Cupid Approved Valentine's Day Party Fun

Whether you need Valentine party games for a couples' or singles' valentine party, you're sure to find the perfect game for your party here

Igorot style - Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day, Igorot style

Leap Year February 29.

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How to Propose to a Man in Leap Year

Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage.

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines

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Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines
Thanksgiving Day in the Philippines

(NOT the same as the above, more like the below)

Thanksgiving celebration

in the Philippines has no specific date or month unlike here in America. People here is prepared of what they do during thanksgiving day but for Filipinos, any day of the year can be a thanks giving day to those who have special happening in their lives they want to be thankful for.

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Halloween

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Halloween in the Philippines

November is Halloween Season - All Hallow's Eve or Halloween - is one of the most important and looked-after holidays in the whole world including Asian countries like the Philippines. Different countries though celebrate Halloween quite differently and we can see this in the different cultures' varying customs and traditions being observed during Halloween (or Halowin or Undas or the Day of the Dead.)

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Mother´s day - Mother´s & Father´s day and other family-related events

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Mother's Day

is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world. It complements Father's Day, a celebration honoring fathers.

When is Mother's Day?

While Filipinos mark Mother's Day in May, the official celebration should be on the first Monday of December. This is because of Proclamation No. 58, issued in 1998 by then President Joseph Estrada, which declared the first Monday of December as Mother's and Father's Day.

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How Mother's Day came about

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Mother’s Day in the Philippines

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Flowers And Mother's Day In The Philippines

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Mama (A Mother's Day Tribute)

A special tribute to all the Wonderful Mothers in the world

Smokey Mountain was a Filipino singing group formed by musical director, composer, and conductor Ryan Cayabyab.

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Mother - original song / Featuring Charice and Mom Racquel

MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

Handog kay Inay

The Grand Tribute to Mothers

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Father´s day

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In the Philippines

Father's Day is not an official holiday, but it is widely observed on the 3rd Sunday of June. Most Filipinos born in the 1960s and 1970s did not celebrate Father's day, but Filipinos now follow this tradition and other American holidays, most likely due to the influence of the United States through television and the internet.

In the Roman Catholic tradition, Fathers are celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day, commonly called Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, though in certain countries Father's Day has become a secular celebration. It is also common for Catholics to honor their "spiritual father," their parish priest, on Father's Day.

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FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

Handog Kay Itay

The Grand Tribute to Fathers

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How to Celebrate Father's Day in the Philippines

Father's Day is celebrated in the Philippines on the third Sunday in June

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Gifts for different traditions

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Filipinos have their own version of exchanging gifts or Kris Kringle, it is called "Monito Monita".

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Kris kringle - the Filipino way of Christmas exchange gifts
Inspirational gifts for you and your loved ones.
The Traditions of Gift Giving in the Philippines

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Sport & Traditional Filipino Games

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Sport in the Philippines

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Sports organizations Sports organizations

 in the Philippines

The definition of "SPORT" is so broad so it will be difficult to mention all the different kind of sports in the Philippines, but you can find link about many of these on several of the subjectpages, so please use the searchmachine HERE, where you can write that sport, you want to know more about and so get the link to the page(s), where you can read about it
Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines, played on both the amateur and professional levels.
Philippine Basketball Association

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Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)

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Games - Sports -  Bangka - Filipino Race Boats
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Games - Sports - Traditional Dragon Boat

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Regatta In Zamboanga City

Every October, the City of Zamboanga celebrates Fiesta Pilar and one of the main highlights of the festival is Regatta de Zamboanga, a race of the colorful sails called vinta. The Regatta in Zamboanga City started in 1974. Historically, the colorful sailboat was designed by old tribes in the peninsula to show to the world the very rich culture and heritage of Zamboanguenos. Look also on www.philippineculture.ph
Traditional Filipino Games or traditional games in the Philippines are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments.

Many good descriptions of the different games

Filipino Games

Here, you can find more games that are played “Only in the Philippines”.

These are agawang sulok, araw-lilim, bulong pari, iring-iring, kapitang bakod, lawin at sisiw, luksong-tinik, patintero, palo-sebo, piko, presohan, pusa at aso, taguan, takip-silim, tawanan and viola.

Pinoy Games Pinoy Games

Filipino children are a lively bunch. This is most obvious in the types of games they play. You can always hear their warm laughter as they indulge in any of these games. The loser is usually made to face consequences dictated by the kids he/she plays with.

Traditional Filipino Games Traditional Filipino Games

Traditional Games - a symbol of our national identity and pride.

Upon the desire of the Bureau of Physical Education and School Sports (BPESS) to foster patriotism, nationalism and appreciation of traditional games among the youth, it embarked on a difficult but fruitful task to search and record the traditional games from the different regions of the country.

So many good descriptions with rules

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Philippine Indigenous Tribal Games

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) together with ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and Philippine Soft Tennis Association (PSTA) is promoting Tribal Games for Indigenous Tribes in the Philippines with its objective to protect our Natural Heritage. The video is created and directed by Bala Tamayo

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Video

Overview

Traditional Filipino Games

Many different examples

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different traditional games

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Sungka - A traditional filipino game

Sungka is a Philippine mancala game which is today also played wherever Philippine migrants are living; e.g. in Taiwan, Germany, and the USA. Like the closely related congkak it is traditionally a women's game. Sungka was first described outside of Asia in 1894 by the American ethnologist Stewart Culin. Although the sungka rules are not much different from those of congkak, sungka is perceived as a genuinely Philippine game by native players.

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12 traditional filipino games
Hampas-Palayok

(also known as Pukpok Palayok)

is a fun game played during Filipino fiestas and traditional parties. The Tagalog words hampas and pukpok mean 'to hit.'

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Games - Traditional - Palayok

This is how it's played. - A traditional earthen pot called a palayok is filled with goodies (wrapped candies, coins...) and suspended in the air. A player is blindfolded and then spun around to disorient her. A stick is put in her hand and she is told to walk in a straight line towards where the pot is hanging and try to hit it. The crowd shouts out instructions at her. "Go straight, to the left, to the right, stop!" She gets one attempt to hit it hard enough to break. If she doesn't break the pot, another guest at the party gets his turn. If she breaks it, it's a free-for-all and everyone in the crowd goes for the goodies. The player who successfully smashes the palayok is given a prize.

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Filipino Kid's Play, Plaything and Playground

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."

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Filipino Traditional Games That I Used to Play

by/PASOK SA BANGA NI Xander

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Traditional Games in the Philippines

So many good examples of traditional games!

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Filipino Wedding Shower Game

The object of the Wedding Shower game is to have Player 1 insert the stick into the toilet role between Player 2's legs. Player 1 is blind folded and has to be instructed by Player 2. Fun Times! The wise married couples showed newlyweds and the upcoming bride and groom how "it's" done.

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The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines - KCC

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The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines - KCC

recently opened its new office at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and invited Kpop and K-drama fans to check out the building and see what it has to offer. EJ Bautista, KCC's program coordinator shares with us the center's programs and the activities that they have in store for the year 2011. Taken at the Hallyu Experience: KCC Opening Celebration last July 30 2011

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Korean Pop Culture in the Philippines

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The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM)

Its main objective is to deepen the global understanding of Japan and enhance mutual cooperation through the promotion of various cultural activies like lectures, film festivals, exhibitions and performances.

NIHONGO CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language & Culture

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Betel Chewing in the Philippines

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Ancestor Reverence in the Benguet Tradition Understanding Ancestor Reverence in the Benguet Tradition

by/Leonila L. T Taray, Saint Louis University, Baguio City

Keywords: Indigenous people/tradition/religion, Igorot, dialogical stance, mutuality, partnership, beliefs, ritual practices

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Dinner Time Customs in the Philippines

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In De Olde Worlde: Views of Filipino Migrants in Europe

Written mostly by Filipinos based in Europe, the 26 articles contained in the publication trace the history and trends of Filipino emigration to different countries in Europe.

Exploring Transnational Communities in the Philippines

The volume chronicles the history and emerging trends of South Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese influx and settlement in the Philippines, and describes how these foreign resident populations compare with early foreign inflows into the country.

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