Category Archives: Philippines

History Matters: Magellan Didn’t ‘Discover’ the Philippines After All


Were precolonial Filipinos ‘primitive’ before the Ferdinand Magellan ‘discovered’ the islands in 1521? Were Filipino tribes consist of ‘savages in loin cloths’ when the Americans came in 1898? History matters. It’s time to change the narrative and that the islands had a rich culture even before the colonizers came. Continue reading

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10 Famous Foods You’ll Love in the Philippines


Bayanihan Foundation NEXTGEN participants enjoyed the many food delights of the Philippine Islands. I shared my top 10 list of famous foods you’ll love in the Philippines. Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished: Hospital Lobby in Calamba Completed, Before And After Pics


Mission Accomplished! Hospital lobbies in Calamba, Laguna built and completed. A big thanks to all the donors a testament to Bayanihan and overcoming crab mentality. Continue reading

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Philippine President Duterte Optimistic Development Plans


Philippine President Duterte continues his popularity in the Philippines. He presents the most optimistic development plan that aim for the long-term, beyond the usual encouraging overseas Filipino workers to travel abroad and send remittances. It remains to be seen if his plans will work and keep up the momentum. Continue reading

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Pasalubong, Bayanihan (Community Giving) In the Age of Trump


The Filipino ritual of pasalubong, a souvenir or a gift given to someone and bayanihan (helping each other) could not be squelch and perhaps provide hope and renewal in the age of Trump. Continue reading

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Philippines Is Number One Most Affected Country by Climate Change


Is climate change affecting the Philippines? the world? In 2015, the Climate Reality Project reported the Global Climate Risk Index and listed the Philippines as the number one most affected country by climate change. This is not an easy problem to fix, but the first step is educating citizens both in the Philippines and around the world. Continue reading

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20 Incredible Facts About The Philippines


Did you know that 11 million Filipinos work overseas and that 25 percent of all nurses worldwide come from the Philippines? Check out 20 Incredible Facts About the Philippines. Continue reading

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