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  1. ryanpanos:

    The Living Residents of Manila’s North Cemetery via Amusing Planet

    Housing is so scarce in the Filipino capital of Manila, that thousands of residents have found an alternative to their housing woes by making the cemetery their home.

    Metro Manila is a bustling city with a population of around 12 million. It ranks as the world’s eleventh largest metropolitan area and the fifth largest urban area by population. It is also ranked as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. But the vast majority of the city’s residents are poor. As much as 40% of the population lives below the poverty line, often squatting in shantytowns, unable to afford anything better.

    (via badethnography)

  2. politics-war:

    Protesting students at the Polytechnic University of Philippines created a bonfire of furniture to mourn a freshman who apparently committed suicide last week after she was forced to suspend her studies because of her inability to pay her tuition. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, classes were canceled on Monday to mourn 16-year-old Kristel Tejada and student organizations vowed to continue protests against school policies on tuition fees.

    (via pinoy-culture)

  3. DOT building to be transformed into Museum of Natural History

    by Augusto Villalon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
    1/21/13 

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    DIGITAL rendering of the stylized helix representing Filipino DNA and heritage

    At long last the Philippines will have a Museum of Natural History.

    The Department of Tourism building will soon be retrofitted to house the third museum in what shall become Manila’s Museum Precinct.

    Anchoring the precinct is the newly completed National Gallery of Art, formerly the Senate Building on Burgos Drive, where the country’s definitive collection of paintings is on display.

    Across the street is the Museum of the Filipino People that once was the Department of Finance Building, whose curved façade frames Agrifina Circle.

    Across the Circle is its twin structure, the DOT building, originally the Department of Agriculture building.

    The three heritage buildings, all in Neoclassical style, dating from pre-World War II American colonial era, form an elegant architectural cluster on the eastern end of Rizal Park along Taft Avenue.

    This urban ensemble, once completed, will undoubtedly evolve into one of the most remarkable open-air spaces, a landmark in congested Manila.

    Continue reading

    (Source: vinciboy)

  4. Tribal sounds of the Philippines • IFUGAO

    a film by Vincent Moon

    part of a 4 film series exploring tribal culture in the Philippines through the means of experimental ethnography

  5. bayan-ni-juan:

“Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries)” is COMING SOON! Book cover photography and graphic design by Vicente Capala. 
Source Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology
bayan-ni-juan:

“Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries)” is COMING SOON! Book cover photography and graphic design by Vicente Capala. 
Source Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology
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    bayan-ni-juan:

    “Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries)” is COMING SOON! Book cover photography and graphic design by Vicente Capala. 

    Source Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology

  6. asean2015:

    ASEAN Community
    Salakot, Philippines

    Salakot is a traditional wide-brimmed hat from 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 of other East Asian and ASEAN countries.

    (Source: asean-community)

  7. "

    Resolved, That the colored people of Boston in meeting assembled desire to enter their solemn protest against the present unjustified invasion by American soldiers in the Philippines Islands.



    Resolved, That, while the rights of colored citizens in the South, sacredly guaranteed them by the amendment of the Constitution, are shamefully disregarded; and, while frequent lynchings of Negroes who are denied a civilized trial are a reproach to Republican government, the duty of the President and country is to reform these crying domestic wrongs and not attempt the civilization of alien peoples by powder and shot.

    "

     - Statement by the Colored Citizens of Boston, published by The Boston Post in 1897
  8. "Education became miseducation because it began to de-Filipinize the youth, taught them to regard American culture as superior to any other, and American society as the model par excellence for Philippine society."

     - Renato Constantino
  9. collective-history:

Caricature showing Uncle Sam lecturing four children labelled Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico and Cuba in front of children holding books labelled with various U.S. states.
The caption reads: “School Begins. Uncle Sam (to his new class in Civilization): Now, children, you’ve got to learn these lessons whether you want to or not! But just take a look at the class ahead of you, and remember that, in a little while, you will feel as glad to be here as they are!”
LOC

    collective-history:

    Caricature showing Uncle Sam lecturing four children labelled Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico and Cuba in front of children holding books labelled with various U.S. states.

    The caption reads: “School Begins. Uncle Sam (to his new class in Civilization): Now, children, you’ve got to learn these lessons whether you want to or not! But just take a look at the class ahead of you, and remember that, in a little while, you will feel as glad to be here as they are!”

    LOC

    (via collectivehistory-deactivated20)

  10. selchieproductions:

    The Philippine indigenous dance troupe I saw at the London Gay Pride last week were dancing at the Big Dance event on Leicester Square on Thursday.

  11. ellobofilipino:

    Philippines moves to save dying languages

    The Philippines has started a new programme to try to save its dying languages. The archipelago is home to more than 170 dialects, but some of them have only a few speakers left and there’s concern many of the indigenous languages could be lost forever. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports on what’s being done to keep them alive.

    I wonder how those Tagalog language-centric “nationalists” will react to this. This is what happens when a government enforces a national tongue without regard for local or indigenous tongues in other parts of the country.

  12. National Museum of the Philippines, August 2011. National Museum of the Philippines, August 2011.
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    National Museum of the Philippines, August 2011.

  13. Of Headhunters and Soldiers: Separating Cultural and Ethical Relativism

    by Prof. Renato Rosaldo

    "To understand is not to forgive. Just because you come to terms with how something works in another culture doesn’t mean you have to agree with it; it means you have to engage it.

    "That’s the sense in which I’d separate cultural and ethical relativism. I don’t think that in order for me to hold a position as ethical, it needs to be universal. In this way, the relativist position becomes emancipating. It means I’m free to think what I think because I’m not going to wait for a consensus of the whole world, of every form of life, every language, every culture. But I want to be challenged by what other people are doing, saying, thinking—by their ethical systems." [Read Full Article]

    An interesting article, but I’m not sure how much it really affects methodology in the end. I guess it boils down to being more reflexive with one’s own tacit condonation/condemnation.

  14. Cage Chair (Callinera)c. 1880IlocosMinneapolis Institute of Arts  Cage Chair (Callinera)c. 1880IlocosMinneapolis Institute of Arts 
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    Cage Chair (Callinera)
    c. 1880
    Ilocos
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts