(Part I) Sabi nila “The Philippines has a damaged culture.” Ang kultura nga ba natin ay napinsala? Atin munang alamin at intindihin ang kahulugan ng kultura. What are the elements of our culture? Let us analyze “who we are, how we think, what we do. Pantay pantay ang karapatan ng lahat ng mga bansa. Ngunit, may kani-kanyang kalupaan at klima (geography), kasaysayan (history), mga halaman at hayop (botany and zoology), at mga kaugalian (customs). Ang Lupang Sinilangan (Land Of Our Birth) Ang ating bayan ay nasa kontinente ng Asia. Kinabibilangan ng pitong libong pulo (archipelago). Noong unang panahon, wala pa itong pangalan. Lumutang ang ating mga kapuluan sa pagitan ng Pacific Ocean at China Sea. Napapaligiran tayo ng mga bansa sa Southeast Asia tulad ng Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Timor Leste, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos at Vietnam. Ang pangalang Las Islas Filipinas ay binigay sa ating bansa nang masakop tayo ng mga … [Read more...] about Ako ay Pilipino! Ano’ng ibig sabihin nito?
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RitKen continues tandem in millennial fairy tale MANILA, Philippines — Rita Daniela and Ken Chan, also known as RitKen, were among the Kapuso stars who graced the recent Kapuso Mall Show in Davao City. Their “sojourn” was part of the GMA Regional TV effort to bring stars closer to Pinoy viewers. Prior to the show, Rita and Ken excitedly shared with select members of media about One of the Baes, a GMA Public Affairs production, their follow-up to the Afternoon Prime drama My Special Tatay. “My character Jowalyn is one of the ‘baes’,” Rita introduced her latest character, which is a contrast to carefree Aubrey who fell for a mentally-challenged Boyet (Ken). “Her name is unique. She is boyish and dreams of becoming a captain of the ship. Mas pipiliin niya ang pangarap kaysa pag-ibig (She will choose to pursue her dreams over love). This is the first (time) that the concept about (the lives of) seafarers and the … [Read more...] about RitKen continues tandem in millennial fairy tale
Winwyn sinagot ang tungkol sa kanila ni Alden Takang-taka si Winwyn Marquez kung bakit sila biglang nali-link ngayon ni Alden Richards. “Hindi ko rin alam,” sambit niya nang matanong sa presscon ng bago niyang teleserye sa GMA-7 na Dahil sa Pag-ibig, “mabait si Alden, alam naman natin ‘yun.” Ang alam niya ay dumalo lang daw siya sa opening ng McDo franchise nito sa Laguna kamakailan. “Actually, hindi ko alam kung bakit, kasi nag-start ‘yun nun’g pumunta ako sa opening, sa McDonalds. Eh si Alden naman talaga, kaibigan ko, eversince. Unang teleserye niya, One True Love, nagka-work kami,” sey ng aktres. Dahil nga nali-link sila ngayon, pati siya ay naba-bash ng fans. Pero aniya ay hindi naman niya ito pinapansin. “Dedma naman ako sa mga basher. Actually, nagugulat na lang din ako kung saan nanggagaling ‘yung story, kasi hindi naman… wala namang itinatago. Nag-uusap naman kami talaga … [Read more...] about Winwyn sinagot ang tungkol sa kanila ni Alden
MANILA, Philippines — When videos of President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a Filipina worker in South Korea circulated online, there were people who blamed the woman for agreeing to be kissed on the lips by the chief executive. In a separate video, the woman even defended the president, saying there was no malice in the kiss, which was done during an official government function. “Si president tinanong niya ako kung single or married. Sabi ko married ako sa Koreano, merong dalawang anak.Yung kiss, twist lang ‘yun. Pampakilig sa audience. Walang ibig sabihin ‘yun. Promise. Walang ibig sabihin sa akin, sa kanya (The president asked if I was single or married. I said I was married to a Korean and have two chidlren. That kiss was just a 'twist', something to get the audience giddy. It din't mean anything),” she said. After the kiss, Duterte even told the crowd, who had cheered and egged the two of them on, to not take the act seriously, … [Read more...] about The uneven power relations behind Duterte kissing married Filipina on stage
Palace: Duterte ‘not serious’ when he said EJKs 'his only sin' MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte was only making yet another spontaneous remark when he said for the first time that his “only sin” is the spate of the extrajudicial killings being linked to the Duterte administration. In a speech Thursday, the chief executive appeared to have admitted that EJKs have happened in his two years in office. He, however, did not elaborate. The government has alternated between denying that extrajudicial killings happen—the Philippine National Police's official count is zero under the Duterte administration—and that they happen but that vigilantes and drug syndicates are behind the deaths. “I told the military: ‘What are my sins?’ Did I steal money? Even just one peso? Did I prosecute somebody I sent to jail? Ang kasalanan ko lang ‘yung mga extrajudicial killing,” … [Read more...] about Palace: Duterte ‘not serious’ when he said EJKs ‘his only sin’