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Filipino Culture

Season to be jolly

In the Philippines, the only Catholic country in this part of the world, Christmas is a major festival and December is the month for celebrations. Festivities begin as early as this month and continue with revelry that is unrivalled elsewhere in the region.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Festivities start early

In the Philippines, the only Catholic country in this part of the world, Christmas is a major festival and December is the month for celebrations. Festivities begin as early as this month and continue with revelry that is unrivalled elsewhere in the region.

Resorts World Manila will hold Grand Fiesta Manila for a second year from December 1.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lensmen cast light on Filipinos

A group of Filipino photographers showed the city through a different eye yesterday at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Fringe Club.

The collection of 37 photographs was taken by the Pinoy Photographers Club. It is called 'Express' after the pizza shop where the hobbyists gather regularly to discuss their work.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

The Philippines: where houses are decorated with the traditional Parol lantern, representing the star of Bethlehem

In a land where there is no winter or snow, trimmings traditional in the west are notably absent in the Philippines. Religion is at the heart of the holiday celebrations and the Filipinos undoubtedly take the celebration part of it very seriously.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

e-pal: the Philippines

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Raiza Verroya Cusi

Age 21

City Manila

Star sign Pisces

If there is a characteristic that sums up Filipino people, it's our hospitality. We also smile no matter how much trouble we have in our life.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Threatened wonders

In an increasingly conservation-conscious world, efforts to preserve, use less or find alternatives are not always properly thought through. Biofuels, for example, are a cleaner energy source than oil, but massive environmental damage can result from their production.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Peace Corps woman's killing brings national shame

While alive Julia Campbell worked for two years in relative obscurity to help lift Filipinos out of poverty. After her violent death last week in a rural village, the Peace Corps worker has become a household name that stirs debate at the national level.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Bayan Ko

Philippine Consulate General

Ends April 19

Most people celebrate their birthday with a cake and a wish. Noel de Guzman marks his 40th today with an exhibition of paintings created to inspire and promote the love of his native Philippines.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Ghost story

Taiwanese normally say hello by asking if you have eaten. But this week, you are more likely to hear people asking each other if they have made offerings today.

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

High society

The cries of children, screaming as if being punished by their parents for misbehaviour, break the village's serenity. I pry myself away from the view of the surrounding hills and investigate their shrieks, running to see what horror is unfolding on the other side of the rustic cabin.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

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