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View Poll Results: Do you consider Philippine people Hispanic?
Yes 44 7.01%
Semi-Hispanic 143 22.77%
Not at all 441 70.22%
Voters: 628. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Philippines is 7,107 Islands.


fun facts about Philippines







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Old 10-16-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Originally Posted by Lifeshadower View Post
Damn, I haven't been back to Pinas since 1996.....I heard that Quezon City and Metro Manila generally are pretty modern nowadays. Someone should send me back in a balikbayan box so I can see it for myself, haha!

Where in the PI are you from? Na sa'an sha?
You're asking me where I'm from in the Philippines?
I'm originally from Pangasinan but right now I'm not in the Philippines.

Yes, Quezon City and Metro Manila, there's a lot of huge malls in Metro Manila.
Filipinos love to stay inside the mall hahaha when it comes to Metro Manila. I want to go home for Christmas, I haven't spend my xmas since 2005.




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Old 10-16-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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I just found out that "Piñata" and our traditional "Pukpok Palayok" (palayok means clay pot) is spanish influence kind of game too. i didn't knew that I just saw..

"Piñata"


"Pukpok Palayok" or "Hampas Palayok"
usually a kids game
 
Old 10-16-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Filipinos loves Shopping Malls



SM Mall of Asia
I heard this is the 3rd largest Mall in the World
Located in Roxas Blvd. Area
 
Old 10-16-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Yeah, the half Filipino/half African American member (Apl.de.ap) can actually speak Tagalog since he was raised in the Philippines. I don't know if he can speak Pampangan as well (maybe pinai knows? Not really into Black Eyed Peas) but it wouldn't surprise me if he could since that's where his mom is from.

Up until 1987, Spanish was actually a REQUIRED LANGUAGE to learn if you wanted to complete an undergraduate degree from any Philippine university, in addition to English. In fact, in sort of an odd twist, my parents came to the United States with better Spanish than English, which sort of helped them navigating around Los Angeles initially.

Nowadays, the younger generation is definitely way more in-tune with the English speaking world than it is with the Spanish speaking one, due to 50 years of American colonization and globalization. In fact, 63.71% of all Filipinos above the age of 5 have some sort of knowledge of English (EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FILIPINOS (http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr05153tx.html - broken link))

However, people can always say they "know" something until they really use it. My dad, for examples "knows" English...until you hear him talk.

Yes, Apl.de.Ap can speak Kapampangan dialect. I saw him one time talking.
Spain and Philippines signed up an agreement regarding the re-introducing of the Spanish Language in the Philippines which they already started but not yet entirely Philippines. I don't think it will make us less Filipino if we learn to speak Spanish, It's the 1st official language that some of our elders used to speak before the English language. I think it's easier for us to learn this language due to some Spanish loanwords in Tagalog compared to the other languages. America who installed us the use of English language was also our former colonizer so why not Spanish.

After all, we are now living in a modern world. Most of the people now are studying 1,2 or more languages which they usually use for job overseas. Most of us are now working overseas and I think it will benefit us to learn it.

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Aray Dance


PANDANGGO RINCONADA : Philippine Christmas Folk Dance
from Nabua, Camarines Sur



Cultural History of the Philippines: Hispanic Philippines Than We Admit

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Story of Filipino Muslim connection to the Philippine Culture/History
specially the war between Christians and Muslim History in Philippines specially Mindanao
 
Old 11-06-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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The Philippines was ruled by Spain via Mexico for those 400 years so the good people of the Philippines probably have more in common with the Mexicans than they do with the Spanish. Your average Filipino loves boxing, loves **** fighting has the Hispanic machismo that is missing for your average Asian male and the women love beauty pageants, telenovelas and dancing like a lot of Mexican ladies. As for language - 'Chavacano' still has 3.5 million native speakers and all that language is, is a old form of Spanish patois. In my opinion - as long as Chavacano exists, Spanish is alive and well in the Philippines!


TVE news report on Chavacano - YouTube
 
Old 11-06-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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They are a mixture of their own and Spanish Culture, just as Mexicans are a mixture of their own and Spanish Culture or Bolivians are a mixture of their own and Spanish Culture. Their own cutures have nothing in common except the Spanish part of their culture. It's sort of like that Customer service guy in India that I wind up talking to. We are both speaking English but I haven't a clue what he is saying
 
Old 01-16-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Only when your Filipino kid is applying for a Hispanic scholarship!
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