Filipino Culture In The Philippines

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In the past thirty to forty years, America has been struggling with resource management, specifically with oil However, more recently, California has been suffering from a different kind of resource scarcity- water. Here in California, many people heatedly debate on the price of gasoline, but few people are aware of the increase in water prices statewide, especially for farmers, who use eighty percent of the state’s allocated water. For farmers, the price of water has increased by as much as ten times its original amount, causing severe cutbacks in its usage in agriculture and consequently a cutback in the amount of food produced.
As a member of the Filipino Youth Association and an avid Filipino community activist with a deep rooted Filipino background, I have always felt one with the Filipino culture. Which is why I chose
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From the outside, the home looked like a normal, brown house that could hold maybe six to seven people. Walking inside, i immediately noticed the fake wooden floors. Out of the corner of my eyes i could make out a few old filipino women playing mahjong on a black table in what appeared to be a recreational room but with half of it occupied with stacked chairs. Cautiously entering the room, I greeted each player with the respectful Filipino phrases taught to me (elder respectfulness was a big thing in the Philippines). One player, Lolita, had a face full of wrinkles and spots and i could tell she was full of wisdom. She had moved here only recently to be with her daughters and was just now getting used to the American culture. When asked about the drought in California, she surprisingly knew a lot. “I know farmers have it tough.” she said remarking how in the past she would work on her farm in the Philippines. When I asked her if their senior home had been taking efforts to reduce water consumption she quickly replied with a concerned “No” and asked “Should we

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