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12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 3

Apat na tulog na lang, pasko na! Since the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas has always been a very important part of our culture and lives. So important that we have the longest-running celebrations of the season compared to any other country. Holiday preparations, including jingles and carols, can be heard once the […]

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12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 2

Last time, we talked about Christmas or holiday trivia revolving around songs, movies, and books. Today, let’s talk about four of some of the odd and crazy traditions or celebrations that some people do over the upcoming holidays. ICYMI: 12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 1 FACT # 5: Krampus is part of a centuries-old German […]

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12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 1

It’s really here! The cooler breeze at night, Christmas lights and parols are put up, the rush to buy presents, and preparations for Simbang Gabi; these are just a few of the things that really get me into the Christmas spirit. It’s really Christmas in 12 days! So we’ve prepared a little list of Christmas […]

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SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

A country’s flag is its most important symbol. It signifies the patriotism and freedom of the nation. It also expresses the sentiments and hopes of Filipinos. Have you ever wondered why The Philippine flag looks the way it does? Where did it come from? Flag History of the Philippines During the pre-colonial period, sources and […]

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SARILING ATIN: FILIPINO IDIOMS

In honor of Buwan ng Wika, we´ll talk about Filipino Idiomatic Expressions. Idioms are phrases or sayings that are used to describe a situation. They are a type of figurative language that gives us the opportunity to describe our circumstances or express ourselves in a more creative way. Idioms also help you understand and speak […]

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ART AND OUR EMANCIPATION

It has been almost two years since the pandemic shifted our lives. An era that continues to challenge our daily living, to this day, and pushed some of us to the brink of giving up. No industry or sector was spared by the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic. People losing their jobs, sources of income […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL DECLARING BALANGAY AS NATIONAL BOAT – FORTUN

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 170 affirmatives votes, House Bill No. 4953 seeking to declare the ancient wooden boat Balangay as the National Boat of the Philippines. Principally authored by Rep. Lawrence Fortun (1st District, Agusan del Norte), the bill declares the policy of the State to promote […]

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TEACH THE HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN SCHOOLS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has called for the full implementation of the Integrated History Law that mandates the teaching of indigenous peoples (IPs) history in both basic and higher education in the country. “By including this subject in our education system, we effectively instill further understanding of IP history, culture and identity in the minds of […]

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ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL BUDGET TO DFA FOR EXPERTS TRAINING – GORDON

In line with his proposal that the country’s diplomatic service should train and become experts on the countries that they are posted to, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed the allocation of additional budget to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Gordon said the members of the diplomatic service are not only the country’s representatives, but […]

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Regional Museums to Ensure Conservation and Preservation of the Traditional Folk Arts – LEGARDA

  In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to make frequent visits to museums to enrich understanding of our culture and history. “Art and culture are food for the soul. It enriches our understanding of our tradition and history and promotes better understanding especially among Filipinos whose culture is […]