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a portmanteau of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major island groups.

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Philippines Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

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2016: Change is here
Published on Dec 30, 2016

Watch Rappler's 2016 yearender video

Filipinos and the politics of acceptance
by Frankie Concepcion December 06, 2016
What I have learned from history is that often, Filipinos have been asked to accept the very tragedies which have defined us.

aboutphilippines.ph says: An article giving thoughts!

Good riddance, 2016!
by Marites Dañguilan Vitug December 02, 2016
6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year.
Like others, I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2016. Many awful things have happened and these are bearing down hard on our democratic values, striking at our long-held foundations, and even on our private spaces, our equanimity.
Our national conversation has crackled with threats and profanities, led by the angry voice of President Rodrigo Duterte. The polarization is so palpable on social media, where reason has given way to vitriolic emotions and lies have disguised as facts.
The saddest and most worrying thought, however, is that all these may continue into the new year. It’s up to us, to a vigilant public, to arrest the erosion of our democracy in this post-truth age.
Vin d’Honneur
A traditional morning reception called the “Vin d’Honneur” takes place biannually at Malacañan Palace: first and primarily to mark the New Year, and second, held on June 12, to celebrate the anniversary of Philippine Independence.

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Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.

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Filipino Pride

“There are so many things that we can be proud of about our country... We just have to know them.”
“You are a Filipino if you are proud to be one! This is the message of this book ... Not everyone nor everything that makes Filipinos models for citizens of other countries is in this book, but this is a giant step towards restoring Filipino pride...”

Navigating the Filipino Work Culture
talks about the Filipino values and characteristics in the workplace. Check it out!
Turn a Child-Sex Tourist Into an Ex-Tourist

If you see anything that makes you uneasy or raises your suspicions you must call the authorities. They will carefully investigate the situation and act if a crime is being committed

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Terrorism and Terrorgroups - Terrorist organizations in the Philippines

and kidnapping in the Philippine culture

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Intro about:

The Philippines

Geography, Politics, History, Culture, Economy, Nature, History, Colonial Influence

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National Commission for Culture and the Arts, NCCA

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture; an executing agency for the policies it formulates; and task to administering the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) exclusively for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and the Arts.

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NCCA Term Report 2011-2013 Published Nov 30, 2014

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Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP

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Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Tours

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How CCP is digitizing decades-old Filipino art, culture and history so it will be preserved for the future

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP has partnered with hardware storage firm EMC to digitally archive the country's nearly 50 years of historical and artistic works, as well as other old materials in its library, so it will be preserved for the future. Uploaded on Mar 7, 2011

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Making Cultural Heritage Alive Making Cultural Heritage Alive in Contemporary Philippine Culture

Fr. Ted Milan Torralba

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Videos

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The Sagisag Kultura (SK) ng Filipinas

aims to gather, select and promote the cultural icons of the country, creating a database and registry of these symbols of Philippine culture.

Virtual Sentro Rizal

Sentro Rizal is a Philippine government-sponsored organization whose main objective is the global promotion of Filipino art, culture and language.

Published Feb 10, 2015

Look also the article HERE

Videos

The History of Us

What do REAL FILIPINOS look like?

Many netizens online are arguing if Miss Philippines candidates or Filipino celebrities are in European or Indian descents, whereas the real thing is, most of them are pure-blood Filipinos. This makes foreign people think that all Filipinos should look similar in most features. Such as Koreans in Korea, Chinese in China, or Caucasians in Western and European countries.

Look the full description of the video HERE

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100 Years of Beauty
Produced, Directed, and Edited by Cut.com.  Published May 19, 2015

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Look also the article The Real Filipina: Morena, Mestiza, Chinita or Negra? Look the article as pdf HERE

and HERE

The Philippines Culture of The Philippines

history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

AboutPhilippines.ph: this article is one of the best, we have seen.

Bayanihan

is a Filipino word derived from the word bayan meaning town, nation, or community in general. "Bayanihan" literally means, "being a bayan," and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Look also the Video Bayanihan 2015

The way we change: Top 10 things
by Maria Isabel Garcia Published September 16, 2016

Learning something about nature and/or ourselves forces us to rethink how we have been doing things

Of marriage, morality and misogyny
by Nina Somera November 28, 2016

Why a double standard exists in Philippine politics and society.

Videos

Where does the Filipino woman stand today?

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Labels Against Women, and

Where does the Filipino woman stand today

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Pantene Philippines and Rappler have launched #Whipit, an integrated advertising campaign focused on putting an end to labels about women and #Whipit
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Redefining Labels
Can women make the terms that at first seem derogatory work for them? How ‘bossy’ or ‘introverted’ can be positive. Watch the Pantene #ShineStrong roundtable held on Nov 11 2014. Published Nov 11, 2014
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Power Filipinas on ExPat inSights

Philippines has long been known as a matriarchal society. Women don't just lead on the domestic front here but, as history tells, they have also led and changed communities and the country.
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Pia Cayetano: Glass ceiling, not brick wall, for PH women
Rappler talks to Senator Pia Cayetano about gender equality and women empowerment. Published Aug 31, 2014

She says, "“We do not have the brick wall but we have the glass ceiling.”

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All for gender equality by/Marivic Añonuevo Published May 03, 2014

Q and A: ‘Glass ceiling, not brick wall, for PH women’ by/Ayee Macaraig Published Aug 31, 2014

Women, where art thou? by/Fritzie Rodriguez Published Mar 07, 2015

International Women's Day: Where are women now? by/Fritzie Rodriguez Published Mar 08, 2015 Do Filipino women and men have a fair playing field in terms of power, labor, and governance?

The Philippines: A nation of superwomen by/Rappler.com Published Mar 08, 2015 The contemporary superwoman is a slew of different things, but most importantly, she is the captain of her life

Women in the Philippines The role of women is explained based on the context of Filipino culture, standards, and mindsets. The Philippines is described to be a nation of strong women, who directly and indirectly run the family unit, businesses, government agencies and haciendas.

THE CEBUANO BALITAO HOW IT MIRRORS VISAYAN CULTURE AND FOLKLIFE
Gregorio del Pilar, province of Ilocos Sur

Many Traditions, Beliefs and Practices e.g.:

ALBASIA (MEDIATOR)
MAIKASING/MAITANI (Parental marriage)
DAWAK (Grand Wedding Celebration)
PATIAM/ RAMBAK (Common Wedding Celebration)
BEGNAS
BURIAL PRACTICES AND BELIEFS:
LEGLEG
THE SAPANGOT
PAMUMPUNAN
OP-OPPOG AND PINALABI
DAMAAN

Philippine Journeys

Many links to introduce Philippine culture

12 signs you grew up Pinoy
Published July 15,2015

For a lot of Filipinos, their childhood memories and current plans consist of big family gatherings, strange but long-standing advice, as well as lots and lots of food.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award

an annual award established to perpetuate former President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered to be Asia's Nobel Prize.

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The 2015 winners of Asia's Magsaysay Awards

By the numbers: Ramon Magsaysay Awardees
by Katerina Francisco Published July 30, 2016
Since 1958, the Ramon Magsaysay Awards have recognized outstanding Asian leaders and organizations making a difference in their communities

HERE and the Videos

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awards 8/31/2014
CCP, Pasay City.
Published Aug 31, 2014
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Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2014 - Published Sep 28, 2014

Public Service Award - Parangal Lingkod Sambayanan

The Award gives recognition to outstanding public service of an individual or organization. Public service is defined as areas of endeavor that supplement or complement what government should be or is doing e.g., helping the needy, protecting the environment, promoting public discourse, promoting peace and development.

The Outstanding Filipino, TOFIL Award

a project of Junior Chamber International, JCI Senate Philippines and the Insular Life Assurance Co., Limited.

Conceived in 1988 to institutionalize public recognition of men and women, 41 years of age and over, whose exemplary achievements are worthy of emulation, TOFIL celebrates the time-honored traditions of excellence, hard work and fidelity demonstrated by our senior heroes in the task of building a free, fair and peaceful society.

Look also HERE

Culture - Customs - Traditions

The Philippines Then and Now
Filipinos Unique Traditions
History of the Filipino Language
Philippine Wedding Culture & Superstitions
Philippine Fiestas & Holidays

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Filipino present culture
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Your Culture, Your Identity
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Philippine Cultural Statistics Framework

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The myth of 'kapwa'
by/Frankie Concepcion, Rappler Published March 05, 2016

'If kapwa is so central to the Filipino experience, then why do we see so little of it in our everyday lives?'
Kapwa is a word meant to bring Filipinos together, but it seems to have lost meaning in recent times.

Chinese Influences in Philippine Culture Chinese Influences in Philippine Culture

Maningning C. Miclat

In De Olde Worlde: Views of Filipino Migrants in Europe

Written mostly by Filipinos based in Europe, the 26 articles contained in the publication trace the history and trends of Filipino emigration to different countries in Europe.

The Philippine Flag - Evolution - Flag days, National Symbols - Etc.

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The Philippine Flag - Evolution - Flag days - Etc.

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Evolution of the Philippine Flag

What Philippine Flag Days mean

Where to find Philippines' first flag

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The Flag Days: May 28 to June 12

On May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The national flag was yet to be formally announced on the day of that battle. It was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898.

The History of the Philippine Flag

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The Evolution of the Philippine Flag

FAST FACTS: Philippine flag misconceptions and other trivia
by/Mary Gleefer Jalea Published June 11, 2016

May 28 to June 12 mark the Flag Days in the Philippines. How much do you know about the country's national flag?

All kind of Flags used of Government, Provinces, islands, towns etc.
National symbols of the Philippines National symbols of the Philippines
Daily life, work - Etc.

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Filipino Time
Posted on 2016/02/15

Have you ever had an appointment set at 10:00 in the morning, and as you hurry your way so not to be late, you find out that the one you’re meeting with wouldn’t be there for an hour or so?

Here in the Philippines, it’s called “Filipino time.”

Look also HERE, HERE and the Video Remark this is an album in the album "Daily life, shopping, work, retirement - Etc."

Look also Philippine Standard Time, PST

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Remark these are albums in the album "Daily life, shopping, work, retirement - Etc."

Living and Working in the Philippines
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Country Life in the Philippines
Remark 21 parts with descriptions in the video
Updated Oct 19, 2016

aboutphilippines.ph thinks it´s one of the best video about the daily country life

Daily Life in the Philippines
People in the Philippines going about their daily activities. Published Feb 16, 2015

Ice Men
Preparing blocks of ice delivered to the Danao Public Market for distribution to customers. The ice needs to be cut into smaller blocks or crushed for use by meat and fish vendors. Published Nov 14, 2015
All 3 by/Peter White
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Faces, Costumes and Traditions
Cotabato City - Maguindanao An Assignment for DPJ 192 Advance News Photography, Feature Photography. Published Dec 23, 2012
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LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES
by/Global Coach Center
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Living and Working in the Philippines
Chris Ducker wrote: I get asked what it like to live and work in the Philippines, all the time...! So I thought I'd shoot this quick clip to give you a bit of an insight. Hope you enjoy it.
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Typical Philippines - Life in Province
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Life in the Philippines - Small Roadside Restaurant with Charming Women.
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Carabao - Delivery truck of the Province - Karaoke - Bato - Leyte - daily life. Published Jul 26, 2015 by/Makoy Unggoy

Chabacano and Spanish culture in the Philippines

Look also HERE and HERE

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Hispanic culture in the Philippines

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Respect in the Filipino Culture and Mano Po - Respect to Elders

Look also more about: Etiquette, Do's and Don't's in every way and situations - Etc. and "Body" Languages

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Respect in the Filipino Culture

Remark these are albums in the album "Respect & Etiquette in the Filipino Culture"

Understanding respect in the Filipino culture

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Mikey Bustos Pinoy Lessons "Respect For Elders"

Philippine Culture and Mano Po

In the Philippines, children are taught to respect their elders. One way of expressing respect is by "kissing" the right hand of an older person when you greet them. Several symbolic ways in which respect is given to elders is in the use of language by calling older Filipinos “Po” and older siblings, cousins, and family friends “Kuya” and “Atee”.

Look also this article HERE

Videos

Filipino Culture and Traditions

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Tradition vs. Modernization

geeblaire wrote on Jul 13, 2011: I'm not so good in grammar and all but this will be the start of my "talking-about-random-stuff videos" This is a credit to those people who are striving hard to preserve our Filipino-arts

Filipino Names

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Philippine names

Look the article with all the names HERE

Look also Catalog of Filipino Names and HERE

Filipino Baby Names

Look also Filipino Baby Names - Origin and Meaning

Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Divorce, "Live-in"

Traditional and in some Ethnic, Indigenous and Tribal Groups

and between a Filipino - Filipina and a foreigner

Culture, Paperwork, Rules, Guidelines & Requirements - Etc.

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LAWS

Sexuality - etc.

Marrying a muslim - Muslim Courtship & Wedding - Rituals & Marriage - Divorce

Human Rights  & No to Sharia Law, Equality Rights for Man & Woman & Children

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Authorities - Law - Paperwork - Registration of all kind of marriage - etc.

Think of what your relatives will say, if you will be a BALIKBAYAN

Important about Dating - Romance - Courtship - Engagement

Wedding Culture - Marriage in the Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina

Filipino-Chinese, Japanese, Indian Wedding Rituals

Live-in” & "Open" relationship

Divorce - Annulment of Marriage

Wedding Gowns examples

More about Cyber Dating - Romance safety

Child Spouses - Early Marriage

Blog "aboutphilippines.ph" e.g. with your Feedbacks

Poverty in The Philippines

IMPORTANT look also

The Pope's statements on family - etc.

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
AMORIS LAETITIA
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

and the 3 below sections, on the main-page About the Philippines

Citizenship - Residence permission - Passport in the Philippines

 Embassies - Consulates etc. in - and for - Philippines

Paperwork - Registrations - Certificates - Licenses - Etc.

go to main-overview

Authorities - Law, Paperwork - Registration of all kind of marriage - Etc.

Remark most of the videos are albums in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

IMPORTANT look also about e.g. Visa, Citizenship, Dual Citizenship, Residence permission, Passport, Retirement,  HERE

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CIVIL REGISTRATION OF BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE of a Filipino
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Tighter laws eyed on foreigners marrying Pinays

Lawmakers want to strengthen the rules regarding foreigners who want to marry a Filipina. It is found out that marriages like these cause Filipinas to be abused and profited by foreigners. Published on Aug 22, 2014

Dating and Marrying a Filipina by/Kevin Sanders

a pastor, blogger, husband, and caffeine addict. He spent 11 years as a missionary in the Philippines before returning to America with Mare Cris, his wife.

This Playlist from YouTube includes videos with many good advice. Look more HERE and HERE

Aboutphilippines.ph recommend to look all the good advices

Romance scams and marriage scams

The Philippines is a country with a notably poor reputation regarding internet scams and fraud.

Romance scams and marriage scams via the internet are the two most common internet fraud types in the Philippines.

Look also the articles How do I avoid filipina online dating scams?

Chat Girls and the Videos

Scam and Indentity theft

Romance Scams in the WORLD

Remark these are albums in the album "Scams & Indentity theft"

IMPORTANT: Take care not to avoid falling victim to a “Catfish” - "Romance Scams" or "Drug syndicates" Look more about that HERE

Void Marriages

Look also Is marriage by indigenous law legal or illegal?

by/Mary Ann Manja Bayang

Videos

IMPORTANT to look!

Why Some Philippine Women Marry Americans & Foreigners - Culture & Visas

Personality & Marriage in Fil-West Relationships

Movie "Closer to Home"; Filipina-American Dating Marriage Visa

Closer To Home – Trailer

Filipinas (Pinays) marrying and migrating overseas.

Look the full descriptions of all videos HERE

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A documentary about Filipinas marrying Australian. Cultural differences sometimes makes their marriage turns rock and roll.

The same situations you will find also about Filipinas marrying - migrating to many other countries, maybe worse .....

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IMPORTANT to read!

Violence and Discrimination Affecting Migrant Women and Girls

Violence against women is one of the most pervasive global and systemic forms of human rights violations that exist today.

Philippine Marriage Requirements

Requisites of Valid Marriage in the Philippines

Look Philippine Marriage certificate HERE and

MARRIAGE OF FILIPINO AND FOREIGN NATIONAL - paperwork

Church Requirements for Mixed Marriages
by Gladys Pinky Tolete

CHURCH RECORD CHANGES AND RECONSTRUCTION

The Chancery Department of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila. One of its functions is to receive documents and authorize changes and corrections in the registers of baptism, confirmation and marriage.

Video

Look about the possibility to get help from PSA (former NSO) and FAQ about ALL kind of civil registrations

Remark this is an album in the album "Official Personal Papers e.g. Passport, Cerfiticates, Etc"

e-Census

Need a birth, marriage, death certificate or CENOMAR (Singleness)? e-Census allows you to request these documents anytime, anywhere!

City Hall Requirements for a Catholic Wedding
A Guide on Living after Marriage
Marriage of a Filipino

Getting married in Sweden

Look also HERE

UDI: Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
Videos

How to Marry a Filipina without marrying her in the Philippines?

Immigrant Visa for a Filipina Spouse or Fiancé(e) of a U.S. Citizen

The Visa Hour: Fiancé(e) Visas
The Visa Hour proudly presents Fiancé(e) Visas. Streamed live on May 7, 2015

Start a new Life in the USA with a Fiancee / Fiance Visa!
"Announcing a Fast, Easy Way To Get Your Fiancee Visa."

Avoid the hassle of dealing with the government bureaucracy. Let us give you professional assistance at a fee you can easily afford!

Video

Marriage to a Filipino citizen and spousal sponsorship to Canada

Look the full description of the video HERE

Look also Marriage of Canadians in the Philippines

Getting Married in The Republic of The Philippines

Look also HERE and HERE

Philippine Legal Forms is the site to find the basic formats of standard and frequently used legal forms, contracts and agreements.

All Philippine legal forms and contracts on this website are free for site visitors to copy and revise for single use.

 

Look also Available Forms by Agency - Authority

Filipino Rural Wedding - by Godofredo Stuart
The intrusive march of modernization into the bucolic ways of rural life has been relentless....

Look the article as pdf HERE

Think of what your relatives will say, if you will be a BALIKBAYAN

Look also Being a Balikbayan, Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)

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'Ang yabang mo na!' and other things balikbayans are told
by/Shakira Sison Published Nov 20, 2014

Why do we call balikbayans "mayabang"? Even before they say a word, the difference in their attire, mannerisms, or speech suddenly brands balikbayans as boastful. You came home one day after a few years of living abroad. After the welcome hugs came the comments of who you've become now that you're back from another land.
Overseas Pinoys help when they can, but being abroad where there may be better opportunities does not mean there are no financial struggles. Wearing different clothes or having a different outlook does not make OFWs mayabang (braggart) or hindi na maabot (unreachable). Not raining money on everyone does not make them madamot (selfish).

Look also the articles

 He wants me to stop 'throwing away' money on my family
by/Dr Margarita Holmes and Jeremy Baer Published November 15, 2015
Everything's great – except he hates that she supports her brother financially, saying that it's 'disgusting that Asian children are expected to spend for their families...

When OFWs come home
by/Shakira Sison Published Dec 25, 2014
The OFW will say he or she wants nothing because they can always buy it abroad. The truth is that they'd spend their last money on something that would make someone else smile.

Dating

 Romance - Courtship - Engagement - Etc.

Wedding - Marriage in the Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina & Wedding Culture

IMPORTANT look also The Pope's statements on family - etc.

Look also above: Open relationships, Mistresses, Hook-up culture - Etc.

and more about "Dances" and "Indigenous - tribal traditions"

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.....Think of other than yourself.....

We have been married for more than 25 years and having a "network" of foreigner-filipino couples, so we think, we have a good knowledge, so:

First thoughts - advices for both of you before start of dating:

  • FIRST of ALL - IF you are a foreigner, visit Philippines OUTSIDE the tourist places, learn about the life & culture in small cities, municipalities and barangays BEFORE you start a dating, and if you can´t speak ENGLISH, so FORGET everything about dating. Only very very few filipinos can speake more than their own language and English.

  • NEXT - You the foreigner: What do you know about how the rules are for getting an immigrant visa to your fiancee - spouse to your country? Many countries have very special rules, and it can be very difficult to get...... There can be many denials for getting a visa.....Control all the rules in your country before you start a dating - e.g. it´s nearly impossible to get a foreign spouse to live with you in DENMARK!

  • IMPORTANT: Take care not to avoid falling victim to a “Catfish” or a "Romance Scams" Look more about that below HERE

  • Think about Long Distance Relationship and The Do's and Don'ts on how to survive a Long Distance Relationship

  • Marrying some-one who does not share the same culture with you and grew up with different background in all manners, then it is quite a challenge.

  • IMPORTANT: Take care not to avoid falling victim to "Drug syndicates" who use social media for recruitment. Members of these syndicates befriend vulnerable victims they meet via the Internet and even offer marriage proposals to seal the relationship. Look HERE

  • Sexuality in Philippines can be much different to sexuality in other countries .... virgin ....

  • What about Children LEFT-BEHIND?

  • How will your families and local societies accept mixed-blood-color children? Think e.g. about the problems for many Amerasians

  • NEXT, don´t think of dating a married person, that will only give problems read about divorce HERE

Thoughts about disabilities:

  • Think of what kind of problems it will be - give for a relationship, where one or maybe both of you have disabilities of many different kinds, which need a lot of money and maybe do, that you can´t travel??? Look more HERE In most situations, we can´t recommend a dating from a foreigner with disabilities to a filipina, that´s words from our hearts, because many filipina nearly try to run away from poverty, and maybe your girlfriend had hope to get a better life in your country, but would that be possible – better in a situation with maybe a foreigner's hard disability - OR -  maybe – even you - the foreigner - have known her for long time over cyberspace – she know very well that a relationship is impossible, so maybe she just try to use you for getting support….. SCAMS

Thoughts about Why:

  • WHY are you doing it?

  • WHY is the Filipino looking for a spouse abroad? Is she or he knowing anything about the comming foreign country, nature, climate, culture, language etc., OR -- try to read "Flee from Poverty" HERE and Poverty in the Philippines.

SO you - The Filipina - Filipino - HAVE TO MAKE UP  your mind about these:

  • If you are a Filipino - Filipina, so learn so much as possible about the comming country and the life there, best of all if it´s possible, so visit the country, speake with other filipino - filipina in that country and hear from them about the life, religions, laws, climate and ACCEPT of filipinos both in the country and the local area - community, where you maybe will come to live. Take care of countries with "SHARIA LAW"......... NEVER NEVER accept a spouse living after "SHARIA LAW" if you want a life with the HUMAN RIGHTS!

  • Do you know, what Muslims believe about insurance? IMPORTANT - WARNING! Read HERE

  • Don´t date a DANE, because it´s nearly impossible to get a foreign spouse comming from outside DENMARK to live with DANE in DENMARK!

  • The nature - climate - life - culture - language are maybe MUCH different in the new country, even the "sign of letters" MUCH different.

  • Every Filipina should ask a potential Foreign Pen Pal these questions before agreeing dating with reference to a later marriage & answer these questions to HER from Him. Look the "Questions to HIM and HER" HERE

  • What do you know about be a Balikbayan? Look HERE

  • What do you know about the religion of the comming spouse

  • What do you know about "Violence and Discrimination Affecting Migrant Women and Girls" IMPORTANT: Look and read above "factsheet"

SO you - The foreigner - HAVE TO MAKE UP  your mind about these:

Are you dating for getting SEX? Forget it and find that from your own people and don´t destroy a filipino, who trusted you and hoped for a future!

  • Take care of Romance scams - Marriage scams - via the internet. These are the most common internet fraud types in the Philippines. Look more HERE

  • What do you know about the culture and the different in culture from province to province and language from island to island in Philippines?

  • What do you know about the religion the catholic of the comming filipina spouse

  • What do you know about the many tribes in the Philippines, their tradtions and rituals, if you find a partner in one of these?

  • What do you know about Sexuality in the Philippines?

  • Every Filipina should ask a potential Foreign Pen Pal these questions before agreeing dating with reference to a later marriage & answer these questions to HER from Him. Look the "Questions to HIM and HER" HERE

  • IMPORTANT - WARNING! Think of the areas with Terrorism & Terrorgroups - Don´t risk to be a part of that because of a "comming family circle"

  • Think about LEGAL age........Don´t make a Child Marriage....and putting lives at risk!!!!!!

  • Think about and READ the Philippine law "Deportation of Aliens"

  • What do you know about the history of the Philippines?

  • What do you know about family codes & life and traditions in Philippines?

  • Remember that more than 90% of filipinos are Catholics

  • Remember that divorce is not legal in the Philippines, so if....but read about it HERE

  • What do you know about DOs & DONTs in Dating in the Philippines?

  • What do you know about Etiquette in the Philippines?

  • The nature - climate - life - culture - language are maybe MUCH different in your country, even the "sign of letters" MUCH different.

  • What´s the law - rules for residence permission in your country for a comming spouse? Some countries have very strong rules, so control the rules in your country, BEFORE you start a dating!

  • What´s the rules for getting family from Philippines visiting your country?

  • How often will it be possible to go home and visit the family in Philippines - that´s expensive (think of how often you have contact with your family in your country)

  • Marriage for a Filipino means much more, than it does for many foreigners - divorce is not accepted

  • What about adoption of child - children, if the comming spouse already have child - children?

  • What about child - children Left-Behind?

  • If the marriage don´t work, what´s so the situation for the Filipino, what about the residence permission?

  • What about children - maybe adopted, who have got new citizenship - , if the Filipino have to leave your country?

  • Remember, that many countries don´t accept "Dual Citizenship". Are the filipino maybe ready to get only a new citizenship?

  • How will a Filipino be accepted in your family.....Have a serious talk with your family

  • How will your local community react?

  • Are you ready to help with BIG support for the family home in Philippines? So many families need to get support from children living abroad.

  • Maybe the filipino just try to use you - marry you for getting support to the family home AND NOT because of "LOVE to YOU". Many filipina nearly try to run away from the poverty for getting help to the family home.

Thoughts for both of you about Languages - Religion & rituals of Dead, Funeral, Burial etc.:

  • What about the languages in your family after marriage? Try to think..........

  • Maybe the language have quite different "letters" so you don´t understand a word of a written text, and maybe have to sign, a document you don´t understand.... maybe even have to be read in the "wrong" direction.. TAKE CARE of THAT, don´t sign anything, you don´t understand 100 % in your own language.

  • What about religion if you don´t belong to the same, which one will you accept for maybe comming children? What about the Filipino’s wishes?

  • Would you (and your family) accept a spouse practising another religion than yours?

  • Would you (and your family) accept to bring up, educate and keep the children in that religion - church, you and your spouse selected for them from birth untill their Legal age?

  • What do you know about the traditions - rituals of "Death, the Dead, Wake, Funeral, Burial & Mourning, Beliefs, Rituals & Customs - Etc." in both the Philippines folklore - culture and the comming "new" country - culture - religion?

Thoughts for both of you about Divorce:

  • If the situation will happen and a marriage don´t work because of ???? so it´s very difficult to get a divorce valid in the Philippines for a filipino citizen, even she - he has got a divorce valid in another country READ HERE

And at last: WARNING - IMPORTANT - WARNING!

  • If you are a NON-Muslim NEVER - NEVER date a Muslim

  • IMPORTANT - For a non-Muslim it´s very important to read and hear from other about their experience bad - good in a NON-Muslim - MUSLIM marriage for both them and children, and get accept from own family of such a marriage, before he - she accept dating - marriage. - How will your families and local communities react?  Read more HERE and think many times before... if you are a Non-Muslim - Read also HERE and look video HERE THINK - THINK and THINK!

  • WARNING - BEWARE OF - READ ABOUT "SHARIA LAW"

  • IMPORTANT - How much do you know about the religions - family codes - catholic laws - muslim laws etc. of the filipino and the filipino of yours? Are BOTH of you and your families ready to accept.......

  • IMPORTANT - Read about muslim POLYGAMY HERE.

  • IMPORTANT - Read Muslim Father, Christian or ?? Mother: What About the Child? HERE.

  • IMPORTANT - REMEMBER the HUMAN RIGHTS!

Our advice: DON´T JOIN AN INTERFAITH MARRIAGE - RELATIONSHIP between MUSLIM faith ALL other kind of religions - faiths!

NEVER - NEVER - NEVER DO IT!

THINK, THINK and THINK!

Kindly regards

A Danish - PHIL lucky married couple

This is our best advices here in this "frame"

PS. Don´t date a DANE, because it´s nearly impossible to get a foreign spouse comming from outside DENMARK to live with a DANE in DENMARK here in 2015!

.....Think of other than yourself.....

Observations on Dating and Banging Girls in the Philippines
August 18, 2014 By Matt Forney

Advices for foreigners: If you want to date Filipinas, you better be prepared to play a whole new set of games.

Video

Do Filipinas like foreigner guys?
Published on Jul 27, 2016

Eight College Grad, working girls were asked this questions. Check their response...

Questions Every Filipina Should Ask A Potential Foreign Pen Pal Before Agreeing To Marriage & Questions to HER from Him
Videos

How to Spot Scammers in Filipina Dating Sites?

Filipina Scammer Test

The basics of the Filipina Chat Scam

IMPORTANT: Look also the links HERE

Videos

Long Distance Relationship, LDR and The Do's and Don'ts on how to survive a Long Distance Relationship

starrgurl92 (Stacey) wrote: So yea here is just a little advice on how to survive a LDR (long distance relationship) As you may or may not know I have been in a LDR for 2 years now so I felt I share some of my tips on how we do it.

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AboutPhilippines.ph say, very good advices for all kind of LDR everywhere in the world and for all ages

Look also the article Long distance love Published April 25, 2015

Videos

Long Distance Relationship (TRUE LOVE) STORY Filipino - Norwegian
by/Vibeke Kvernø Published Feb 13, 2015
Part 2 Published Apr 23, 2016
Videos

Remark these are albums  in the album "Talks about that, there´s never easy to do" in the album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

Filipino - romances
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Filipino-Foreign romances

Why have a foreign partner in the first place?

Answers, questions about Filipinos engaging in a romantic relationship with foreigners.
Published Jan 18, 2013 & Jan 18, 2013 Remark both part 1 & 2 are in one video
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Online Dating Published Dec 1, 2012
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Age gap. Are you too old or too young for your partner? Published Jan 25, 2013
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Long Distance Relationships. Can long distance relationships really work? Published Mar 29, 2014
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Cougar-cub relationships. Curious about Cougar-cub relationships? Published Feb 1, 2013

Look also the articles 5 Misconceptions about Cougar/Cub Relationships and Cougars and Younger Men - Can there be a Long Term Relationship?
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Panliligaw. Is courtship still a thing among Filipinos? Published Aug 16, 2014
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First love - Published Feb 15, 2013 and

Re-meeting your first love - Published Feb 23, 2013<
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High school relationships. Can a high school romance withstand the pressures of university life? Published May 31, 2014
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Dating single parents. Published Jun 7, 2014

Look also the article Migration and Filipino Children Left-Behind
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Marrying a Filipino - Does first love really never die? Published Feb 8, 2013
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Dumping never easy to do - ending a relationship. Published Aug 2, 2014
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Being dumped. Would you rather be dumped than do the dumping? Published Aug 9, 2014

Breaking Up Published Oct 20, 2012
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Love on the rebound. Published Jan 4, 2013

The "rebound" is when a person gets dumped and almost immediately starts dating another person. This other person is said to be the "rebound".

Look also the articles HERE and HERE
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Student-teacher relationships. A topic that may or may not involve a large age gap but is still considered quite controversial. Published Nov 8, 2013
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Unrequited Love Published DEC 07, 2012 --
Stalking - 3 parts:

What is stalking? - Being stalked - Do you have stalker tendencies?
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Male Cheaters - Female Cheaters

Caught your significant other cheating on you? How should you deal with it?
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Infidelity

Talk about infidelity with questions from you! Published SEP 08, 2012
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Friends with benefits Published Dec 14, 2012

The truth about falling in love with a foreigner
by/ Anna Faustino Published February 20, 2016

'A lot of people think we fall into the common stereotype of me being with Tom for his money, or just to get a visa,' writes Anna Faustino, who shares her thoughts about being in a relationship with partner Tom, from the UK.
Let me tell you a little secret. The truth is, there is no difference to falling in love with a foreigner than with a fellow Filipino. Sure, they come from a completely different culture and are used to doing things differently; however, at the end of the day, race has nothing to do with love.

Tampo - pouting/sulking
Filipinos silent treatment

You don’t want to find out about “tampo” the hard way. Most Americans and Europeans hate the silent treatment. They can get annoyed really quickly but that’s what “tampo” is all about. This Filipino trait is a way of showing your dismay or disapproval of something your partner or friend did.

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

and the Videos

7 romantic PH travel destinations for your dating milestones
by/Rhea Claire Madarang Published Feb 07, 2015

Dating, committed, considering proposing? Or is it complicated – As an archipelago blessed with both natural and historical wonders, our country will never come up short of beautiful places to explore, and many of them definitely inspire romance.

Courtship and Marriage:

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Courtship in the Philippines

General overview etc. and practices in different regions

Look also the articles:

LOVE, COURTSHIP IN FILIPINO CULTURE

Courtship in the Philippines

Courtship and Marriage Rites in Philippine Provinces

Courtship Secrets of a Filipina

Filipino Pre Wedding Rituals

Pagtatapat (Proposal)
Singsing/Paghingi ng Kamay (Engagement Ring)
Pamanhikan (The meeting of two families)
Paninilbihan (Serving the Family)
Pa-alam (Inform the family)
Dulog (Meeting the “Father”)
Alay-Itlog kay Sta. Clara (Offering eggs to St. Claire)
Kasal-Kumpisal (confessions)

Pamalaye Or Pamamanhikan

Tips for Your Pamamanhikan

Filipino Wedding Traditions Style

Common Filipino wedding day beliefs
Engagement
Nuptial ceremony

Marriage and wedding customs in the Philippines - Wikipedia

Typical Filipino Courtship and Marriage

Filipino Customs and Traditions: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage

Filipino Traditional courtship (LIGAWAN)

9 Filipino Pre Wedding Rituals

Filipino Wedding Traditions

by/Rafi Michael

Filipino Wedding Customs & Traditions

Wedding Traditions Explained

Discover the reasons behind some common wedding traditions

Philippine Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Philippine Dating and Marriage

Beliefs on Love, Courtship, and Marriage

Love’s Tests and Rituals from Courtship to Marriage

Attitudes toward Marriage

by/Lindy Williams

GUIDELINES IN ASKING AND MARRYING A FILIPINA

Filipino Engagement and Wedding Traditions
The Troy Philippines Culture Blog

the harana and other filipino courtship/marriage traditions

Look also Filipino Courtship - Tradition - Harana vs. Modern

The Filipino way of courtship is probably among the most romantic in the world.

and Filipino Pre-Wedding Traditions Then and Now

Videos

A glimpse of the Filipino tradition "HARANA" - Then and Now

Look also the Video

Philippine Opera Company's "Harana"

Look the full description of the video HERE

Remark this is a album in the album "Opera & Choir Ensembles"

and the articles:

About the Music of Harana

What is Harana?

by Florante Aguilar/Filipinas Magazine

The Vanishing “Harana” in Cavinti
Videos

Filipino courtship: then and now

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Filipino Courtship before and NOW 2012
How Courtship Changed In The Philippines
Courtship in the Philippines today

Look this IMPORTANT article as pdf HERE

Ilonggo traditional courtship, wedding rites
Video

Traditional Filipino Courting Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

This video is a brief overview of the beautiful and unique tradition of Filipino courtship. Enjoy!

Muslim Courtship and Wedding - Rituals and Marriage

Muslim - Wedding Guidelines &Requirements

Polygamy involves sexual activity with mutiple partners without or with marriage. When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, it is called polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry.

In the Philippines polygamy is only legal for Muslims.

Polyandry can never happen in the Philippines, although there are reported cases in the barangays where a brother has a secret affair with his sister in-law or a sister with his brother in-law. This is absolutely not allowed in the Philippines infact it is a crime and worst some Filipino families indulge in a more serious crime of incestuous affair.

Video

TADEK - Courtship and Wedding Rites of Nueva Era

by Ed Antonio

This was shown during the Ragrag-o Festival at the Ilocos Norte Capitol.

Wedding in

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines

Links and advices about e.g. requirements, mass, hymns, blessings etc.

Weddings in The Philippines

The Philippines has fabulous customs, especially when it comes to weddings, using a mix of earlier Filipino traditions and later Latin customs introduced by their colonial masters. The weddings reflect the strong traditions of family - and extended family. Therefore Filipino wedding ceremonies typically involve many people and the wedding rituals 'speak' to the couple personally.

Read much more with MANY good advices about Jim´s and Nila´s wedding HERE (version1) and HERE (version2)

What disgraces the Image of Filipina for Marriage

How to Incorporate Filipino Traditions into a Wedding Reception

Filipino wedding receptions are not so different from traditional American wedding receptions. There are, however, unique festivities that are incorporated into the Filipino celebration or program. From the money dance, which aims to give the married couple a prosperous start, to the...

Look the article as pdf HERE

On Being Chosen as Ninong or Ninang

godfather - godmother

INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES A FEW THEOLOGICAL AND PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES
by Fr. Vimal Tirimanna
CSsR Executive Secretary FABC Office of Theological Concerns

Look also Mixed marriages and Women and early marriage Both By Tingting Cojuangco

and Sacraments - Matrimony - Interfaith Marriage Threads

Interfaith Marriages

Firstly it is important to point out that Muslim men are not allowed to marry any non-Muslim women.

and

Why can’t a Muslim Woman marry a non-Muslim Man?

Look also HERE

Religion and divorce

e.g. No Catholic Church will remarry divorced persons, unless they previously have their marriage annulled, which is only possible in some circumstances.

Video

Girls Not Brides

is a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.

LET GIRLS BE GIRLS AND NOT BRIDES!

PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS," THE NSO SAID CITING 2009 DATA. Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face (particularly with regards to female sexuality). Reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Look also HERE and

Legal age of marriage

Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.

IMPORTANT - Look

EARLY MARRIAGE

A HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICE

Look MUCH more, here Early Marriage - Child Spouses putting lives at risk

Videos

A philippine wedding set in the tiny village of General Luna, Siargao Island

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A wedding in Kalinga

All video footages are recorded, edited by Wencel Angeles.

Filipinos marrying foreigners to flee poverty
So You Want to Marry a Filipina So You Want to Marry a Filipina

Look also So you STILL want to marry a Filipina

Video

5 things to prepare before marrying a filipina

by/Mira K - Published Oct 26, 2015

The rules for how to marry a Philippine citizen
Getting Married in the Philippines
Filipino Wedding Traditions
Wedding Ceremony Traditions

with link about dresses, clothes etc.

look also Filipino - Costumes & Dresses

Kasalan, Filipino Wedding

Jose 'Pitoy' Moreno, Asia's Fashion Czar has published a book on weddings, apply titled Kasalan. The book is a must for Filipinos and their friends, who need to update themselves about the customs, traditions, fashion designs and ceremonial frills of a traditional Filipino wedding.

With permission from the author. Maynila Netzine is proud to publish important aspects of a truly Filipino Kasalan!

Look the important article as pdf HERE

Wedding Culture and Superstitions

Look the article as pdf HERE

Wedding Tradition and Beliefs Wedding Tradition and Beliefs

Look the article as pdf HERE

Dressing For Tradition: Wedding Dresses Superstitions

By Sarrah Beaumont
Marriage Cultural Adaptations Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Rite of Marriage Cultural Adaptations

Wedding Ceremonies of Takcheg Cherweg This is what we did in performing the kalang ceremonies
Lopis Marriage Ceremonies Lopis is the term for the first marriage ceremonies that a couple performs after they begin living together as husband and wife. There are a number of recognized and named ways to perform these ceremonies
Kalon Wedding Ceremonies This kalon ceremony, it is the beginning of the living together of a husband and wife. But it is only the rich who are able to have a kalon ceremony. Not everybody who marries can have a kalon ceremony for this reason, two water buffalo are killed.
Despedida de Soltera

Filipino Wedding Tradition Includes This Family Event

Ilonggo traditional courtship, wedding rites and marriage
Baguio landmark now has love locks a la Paris
by/Jessa Mardy Polonio Published September 27, 2015
The century-old Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City has a fence where lovers can put that symbolic pledge of lifetime love to their partners.

Look more about the history HERE

Filipino-Chinese, Japanese, Indian Wedding Rituals

go to overview

Wedding Guide - Chinese Wedding Wedding Guide for Your Chinese Wedding

look also HERE, HERE and HERE

Look about Filipino Chinese HERE and

A Guide to the Filipino-Chinese Wedding Rituals
by Jonathan Dionisio

FILIPINO-CHINESE FOLK BELIEFS FILIPINO-CHINESE FOLK BELIEFS

Chinese Marriage and Wedding

Chinese tea ceremony wedding

In a modern Chinese wedding, Chinese tea ceremony wedding is the most significant event.

Wedding Guide to Ceremony - Buddhist Wedding Traditions look also HERE

and about Buddhism in the Philippines

Wedding Guide to Traditional Hindu Wedding look also about

Hinduism in the Philippines

Live-in” & Open relationship

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Common-law marriage, live-in relationships
Family Code of the Philippines Articles 147 and 148 of the Family Code of the Philippines are the governing laws on property relations between a man and a woman in a live-in relationship.
Common Law Marriage Common Law Marriage in The Philippines
What are the legal ramifications of living with a Filipina?  Like most Filipino law it is complicated.
Divorce - Annulment of Marriage

IMPORTANT look also LAWS and The Pope's statements on family - etc.

go to overview

How to get annulled
Updated December 26, 2015

Here's a guide to filing a petition for annulment and how long it could take.
How long does it take to get annulled? Irene Bianca Distura, deputy director of the national committee on legal aid of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, gives us a basic timeline of the steps involved in filing a petition for declaration of nullity of marriage.

Look - download the poster in full size HERE

Look also the serie:

Part 1: The annulment business
Part 2: Cotabato court issues spurious annulment documents
Part 3: Cavite: Haven for paid-for annulments?
Part 4: Bribery in annulment mills
Part 5: Annulment scam
Part 6: Recto: Certified fake

Videos

Annulment & Legal Separation
Published on Jun 5, 2014

Join Atty. Karen Jimeno and Atty. Rod Nepomuceno as we know more about Annulment.

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Annulment of marriage Philippine style
by/Atty. Mark Tolentino Published on Jul 11, 2013
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Videos

Marriage, Annulment & Divorce in the Catholic Church

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Divorce in the Philippines Published Mar 30, 2015

Is the Philippines ready for a divorce law?
Rappler's columnist Ana Santos talks about divorce.

Discussing the issue with her are annulment lawyer Evalyn Ursua and Ginger Castillo, a lawyer who represented herself in court during her own annulment case.

Look also the article HERE

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Divorce and Annulment in the Philippines
Published on May 4, 2016 by Kevin Sanders

The Philippines is now the only country in the world that does not allow a divorce. That's the topic of this video with special emphasis for those who are considering getting involved with someone who is "separated" from her spouse but still legally married.

Annulment or Nullity of Marriage in the Philippines
Grounds for Annulment of Marriage in the Philippines

Look also:

The difference between divorce and an annulment

Declaration of Nullity of Marriage in the Philippines

NULLITY of MARRIAGE

What is the Process of Annulment in the Philippines?

Look the article as pdf HERE and

Who Needs Divorce

Charmian K. Gloria

@bogadomo.com Divorce - Remarring in "Filipino - Foreigner Marriage"

The only exception is found in Article 26 of the Family Code of the Philippines, which states that “where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse capacitating him or her to remarry, the Filipino spouse shall have capacity to remarry under Philippine law.”

Look also Divorce between 2 filipinos is illegal even if obtained in foreign country

There is one exception to this general rule of Article 26 of the Family Code of the Philippines

Divorce is NOT ALLOWED under the Philippine law.
However, there are certain cases where Divorce secured abroad by the Foreign Spouse not Filipino citizen and even by former Filipinos are recognized under Philippine law

Look also

Allowing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines?

and

When your spouse wants a divorce abroad
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco - Philippine Daily Inquirer

No Divorce: Only in the Philippines No Divorce…

Religions - general

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Religions - outside the Catholic Church - and Atheism

go to overview

Religions in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists.

Look also Freedom of religion in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines

look also Religion in the Philippines
by Jack Miller

Religion, Culture and Politics Religion, Culture and Politics in the Philippines

by/Paul-François Tremlett

Look also HERE

Fasting

primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Religious views

M. A. Adiova Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol
by/Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

Look also the  Video "Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival - Published Aug 14, 2015.

CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Professor Susan Russell

PH education: Allergic to religion?

by/Fritzie Rodriguez Published Jan 13, 2015

In a predominantly Catholic Philippines, how do young Filipinos develop an understanding of religion?

Orders, decorations, and medals

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Definition of Terms.

The following terms, as used in this Executive Order 236, shall be defined as follows:

Order. An Order is an award that grants membership in an exclusive  association of honored individuals, and which by tradition carries with it distinctive insignia to be worn by recipients.

Decoration. A Decoration is a wearable award usually conferred for a specific act of meritorious service.

Medal. A Medal is a wearable award usually conferred to recognize service and/or achievement or to commemorate a significant event.

For purposes of this Executive Order, Orders, Decorations and Medals, which are awards of the highest prestige, are collectively referred to as Honors.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 236

ESTABLISHING THE HONORS CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES TO CREATE AN ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF HONORS CONFERRED AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Orders, decorations, and medals
Medals Awards and Decorations
 Orders, decorations, and medals - ribbons

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Philippine Legion of Honor - rank of Chief Commander

President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of Chief Commander to Secretary Jesse M. Robredo posthumous, August 28 2012, the same day as the State Funeral for the late Secretary.

The medal was made by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the official manufacturer of State awards

Decorations and Medals of the Philippines

Ribbons

Look the article HERE

Look also HERE and HERE

Video

The National Artists of the Philippines

Order of the National Artist of the Philippines

The Order of National Artists, Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film, Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.

Look also HERE

The Aesthetics of Philippine Law and the Order of National Artists, 1972-2009

Philippine Nat'l Artists for Literature and Historic Literature

The Presidential Medal of Merit Award given by sculptor Willy Layug of Betis, Pampanga

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Remark this is an album "National Artists of the Philippines"

Other nationalities Cultural centers in the Philippines - Etc.

general

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Exploring Transnational Communities in the Philippines

The volume chronicles the history and emerging trends of South Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese influx and settlement in the Philippines, and describes how these foreign resident populations compare with early foreign inflows into the country.

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, KCC

Look also HERE and the Video

Remark this is an album in the album "Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines"

Look also the videos Korean Pop Culture in the Philippines

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM)

Its main objective is to deepen the global understanding of Japan and enhance mutual cooperation through the promotion of various cultural activies like lectures, film festivals, exhibitions and performances.

NIHONGO CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language and Culture

Look also HERE

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