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    Bangsamoro Case Study

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    Philippines is a country composed of different regions; which are inhabited by different people with different cultures. There are the Tagalogs, Pangasinenses, Cebuanos, Kapampangans, Bicolanos, Warays, Hiligaynons, Zambuangeños, Ilocanos, Surigaonons and the Moros (Wikipedia). It is a common knowledge to everyone that these groups of people live together as Filipinos in peace and harmony, but there is one ethnic group that wishes to have its own government. The Moros or Bangsamoro people are the Islamic people of Mindanao who at the time of conquest and colonization were considered natives or original inhabitants of Sultanate of Sulu once thrived in the ancient times. For decades, these people are already fighting for their independence and…

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    Different Country Same Language Growing up and understanding one language was never an issue, but when the day comes from when you have to move to a different country, where in that country the language you known primarily is not the main language. How the experience of having a language barrier among the people around you can cause such difficulty. From America to the Philippines was the realization of the importance of communication. When I was growing up my parents always speak to me in…

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    immigrated few years earlier than she did. Jannine is Filipino and her religious affiliation is roman catholic. According to Jannine, her religious affiliation does not affect her food habits too much. In an other hand, Filipino culture does greatly affect Jannine’s food habits. However, since Philippines is a predominantly roman catholic country, a lot of Filipino cultures either have Christian root or influence by Christian. During the interview, Jannine…

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    By 1890, San Antonio, Texas, was a thriving trade center with a population of 38,000. In 1891 a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The Belknap Rifles represented the military. The participants pelted each other with blossoms.The Battle of Flowers Parade is the only one in the country to be…

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    Cultural identity? I’ve always believed that cultural identity is what your ethnicity or race is. But no, apparently, it’s much more complex. Cultural identity is something that defines who you are, what you believe, how you behave, what you eat, what you wear, etc. Seems distinctively complicated. Almost everyone seems to define themselves easily. Me, I seem to only scratch the surface of who I am. First of all, I can say that my race is somewhat stereotypical. I am Filipino and some of the…

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    Today the american population in the Philippines is actually growing. About 500,00 americans have settled in the Philippines to enjoy the lifestyle and a different way of living. Visiting the Philippines is beautiful and at the same time enriching. Reminding us that not everything has to be technological. We live in a day and age where everything we do has to do with technology. Whether we have to make a phone call of order our groceries online. The Filipinos have found a way to thrive and keep…

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    different cultures and not just Filipinos’ that helped me not to feel constrained. The queue to buy the tickets was quite long. When I arrived to the Bayou Center, I decided to walk a little and take a look at the tents, because there were about twenty of them; in each carp they were offering different products and foods. Seeing people in so many carps offering different products and accessories I connotatively considered the festival as a bazaar. While I was walking, there was a stage where the…

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    amount of food produced. As a member of the Filipino Youth Association and an avid Filipino community activist with a deep rooted Filipino…

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    Filipino Culture Essay

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    Spaniards and the Americans for centuries, and these two cultures have had a significant impact on the Filipino culture and their identity. Martin and Nakayama note Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck research on cultural values claims that, “Values are the most deeply felt beliefs shared by a cultural group; they reflect a shared perception of what ought to be, and not what is” (p. 99). The Filipinos culture has had influences from civilization prior to the Spanish occupation, Spanish colonization, and…

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    Impact on schooling & education. As Filipino American’s are more likely to speak English, their successful access to and achievement within the U.S. education system is greater than that of Mexican American’s. Important Traditions Filipino American traditions. Many Filipino American traditions center on family and Catholicism such as Misa de Gallo (series of nine Christmas mass) and Noche Buena (grand family Christmas Eve dinner after midnight mass). Other traditions and cultural themes…

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