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    Sector: Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Slogan: MODERN DAY HEROES CHANGING MINDSETS: BE FINANCIALLY LITERATE Slogan Explanation: Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are claimed to be the country’s modern day heroes because of their contribution to the economy, they provide strong remittance inflows in the Philippines’ ailing economy. The number of OFWs who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2015 was estimated at 2.4 million and the total remittance sent by OFWs was estimated at 180.3 billion pesos. (Philippine Statistical Authority). However, many OFWs face financial problems, often employed in poor working conditions, and suffer family separation. A Filipino who desires to work overseas purposes when he or she is…

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    United States of America should become anti-imperialists and not annex the Philippines. This is because the Spanish-American War has just concluded. Americans must decide whether to emerge from the war as an imperialist power or as an anti-imperialist power. According to pages 626-628 of American Nation, for three months, America has fought alongside the Philippines for their independence against the Spanish. This was was caused by harsh ruling of the Spanish colonies. U.S. involvement was…

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    The Dark Body

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    The bias society we live in often finds it necessary to hide the truth in order to maintain possession of a certain group. In the articles, “Hyper-sexuality of the Dark Body” by Siobhan Brooks and “We Don’t Sleep around like White Girls Do” by Yen Le Espiritu, the author exemplifies the theme of sexual oppression and how that has ruined the reputations and lives of colored women. The authors have taken their perspectives into account to show how much of a damage society has put them through.…

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    Throughout history many people have been discriminated because of where they come from. In “Two Views on the Philippines Question: Excerpts from Andrew Carnegie, Distant Possessions,” we see how Andrew Carnegie feels about the people from Philippines, he considers that they are arrogant and that Americans cannot be grown there. Carnegie feels that people from the Philippines do not know what being an American is like because in order to be a true American he thinks people have to be born and…

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    would do onto the Filipinos, some jumped ship and settled in the state now known as Louisiana. Although Filipino valued family as a priority, the Filipino slaves knew it would be better to jump ship than risk going through the whole voyage of torture. In these settlements, Filipinos started farming and fishing as a way to retain their Filipino identity in the new land. Filipino community came together easily as they experienced the same cruelty from the Spaniard voyagers. Officially, Filipinos…

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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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    Philippines Assimilation

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    of their adopted country. Filipinos were required to participate in the American social-economic system to survive in a new economy. The second process deals with “social reproduction” of the Filipino national minority in Hawaii. In 1978, the U.S assimilation was polarized along racial lines on the assimilation of “non-white” immigrants. The United States called ”non-white” immigrants in Hawaii since of there were many ethnicity, which eventually presents as an “imperfect” assimilation into…

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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…

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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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    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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