For Love of Culture | Pistang Pilipino Festival 2013
Filipinos in Rotorua
El Ensueño De Mi Vida
During the Spanish..colonial period..in the Philippines, freedoms were unavailable to most people: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, parliamentary represent-ation. These were things Dr. Jose Rizal fought and died for. Today, for his various contributions to nationhood Rizal is an enduring symbol of a truly global Filipino. So, even as you now live in New Zealand, be proud about your history and who you are. Consider this, the Philippines has the oldest university in Asia, much older than universities in other places in the world. It is older even than Harvard. This means that the edu-cational and cultural level of our people over 418 years ago was way ahead than in those other places.
Our Adventurism Has Made Us A Global People
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Acclaimed writer-director John Sayles . examines the forgotten history of the Philippine-American War in his new film, AMIGO. When Rafael Dacanay's (Joel Torre) rural village in the Philippines is occupied by American troops hunting for Filipino guerillas, he comes under pressure to collaborate from both the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) and the head of the local guerillas, his brother Simón (Ronnie Lazaro). Rafael must carefully make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country. To access, just click the image above.
A Lyrical People Who Love To Dance________________________________________________________
The truest expression of a people are in their dances, their music and their festivals. The way a people move is their autobiography in motion. Bodies never lie. In the Philippines, the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) was established to preserve, develop and promote the arts and culture of Filipinos and to showcase performances and exhibitions for various local and inter national productions. If you wish to learn more about the richness of the Philippine culture through dance, click this link.________________________________________________________
Filipinos are very good at organising themselves into small associations, societies and club groups mostly along religious or regional lines. In these environments, they do manage to shine through as individuals, even perhaps as a small group of individuals but utterly fail to come together on a unified national scale collectively and as a community. As a result, their contempo rary achievements as a people in this land still fall short of their own histo rical, social, cultural and even economic achievements. Local councils and citizens have many opportunities to work together. You can use these oppor tunities yourselves and help other Filipino-Kiwis in your community to participate. How councils work affect your local community. You can have a say in what they do in their role in making regulations and implementing national legislation. Clicking this other link will also redirect you to the Hamilton City Council section found in the Local Government Online Portal where you can find even more information. The Editorial Board of Filipinos in New Zealand (Hamilton) hopes you will take these free information resources as a starting point for further action: show others how democracy works in New Zealand; recognise the diversity of people and of practice; borrow good ideas and adapt them for your own communities; hold the right people ac countable for the right issue; and, consider how your local government should develop over the coming years. Knowledge is power. Use it wisely.________________________________________________________ Living and Working in New Zealand
Juan in TraNZit a short informative video aiming to give relevant inform ation for people intending to come to New Zealand to get ready to face the challenges of migration has English subtitles. It was produced by Migrante Aotearoa, a Filipino community organisation advocating for migrants’ rights and welfare which hopes it will be useful to people around the world. Migrante Aotearoa enjoins Filipinos abroad and migrants of other ethnicities currently being recruited for the Christchurch Rebuild to take time to view the video before making any decision to come to New Zealand and prepare for the chal lenges of migration.
Southeast Asia is a sub-region of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geo graphically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the inter section of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. South east Asia consists of two geographic re gions: Mainland Southeast Asia, which comprises of Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Vietnam and Pe ninsular Malaysia, and Maritime South east Asia comprising of Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, Christmas Island, and Sing apore. In New Zealand, the 10 ASEAN countries of Southeast Asia are repre sented by their migrant communities which are dispersed across the country. Here, you can visit their Facebook pages by simply clicking on the indivi dual images below.
Our Philippine visual arts, film, music, dance, theatre, literature, interdiscipli-nary arts and combined art makes an essential involvement of the Filipino-Kiwi community’s contributions to New Zealand’s emerging culture, triggering economic and intellectual vitality to its urban centres. Filipinos in Hamilton is proud to be associated with ARTEPI-NAS, which has considerably altered these circumstances by introducing in-ternational audiences to innovative Philippine artists from diverse geogra-phic, ethnic, cultural and artistic back-grounds.
An. elaborately-designed gate. in. Fort Santiago, Manila, guarded by Spanish soldiers, circa late 1800s. It is a fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, and part of the structures of the walled city of Intramu ros, in Manila, Philippines. José Rizal – the Philippines' national hero, was im prisoned here before his execution in December 1896. Today, the site feat ures, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his final footsteps representing the walk he took from his cell to the location of the actual execution at the nearby Luneta Park. Note the hexa gram, symbol of the Star of David atop the arch.
Filipinos love to eat and are great cooks too. Our cuisine can be exotic at times and that explains why we have some unique table manners. Here’s a classic example of what we mean by this. En-joy the video as it’s only just for laughs.
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