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  Filipino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Filipinos are famous not only for their warm hospitality, but also for their close family ties.
Filipino courage has been proven in the Battle of Mactan (1521), in the Battle of Tirad Pass (1899), in the battle of Bataan, Corregidor, Bessang Pass during World War II, and in many other battlefields.
Government has a family planning and control program but because the Filipinos love children and large families, there is a problem of convincing the people to limit the size of their families.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/philippines/philippines.html   (2835 words)

  Filipino language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Filipino (formerly called Pilipino) is the national language and one of the official languages of the Philippines along with English.
Whether the Filipino language should be based on Tagalog is not stated, although a large number of people assumed that the Filipino language is the same as (or at least is based on) the Pilipino language, which was the national language at that time and was clearly defined to be based on Tagalog.
This is compounded by the problem that most Filipinos are bilingual or multilingual, and English is very predominant, that a number of Filipinos now use Taglish (Tagalog peppered with English words all throughout) as their everyday speech.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filipino_language   (886 words)

 Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under the Constitution of 1987, the national language is Filipino while the official languages are Filipino and English.
The Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), or the Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), is a nation in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital.
A testimony to living Filipino culture are the diesel-powered Jeepneys-- renovated relics of WWII, which are standard mode of public transportation in urban and rural areas (save for the superhighways which are dominated by public buses, taxi cabs, and now the MRT).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippines   (3749 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Filipino language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A number in the academe define the Filipino language as an amalgamation of the Philippine languages with some even proposing that English words be included in the Filipino lexicon.
The problem with this view is linguistically, the Philippine languages are not dialects (The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people) of the same language, but are languages in their own right, each being mutually unintelligible from the others.
This is compounded by the problem that most Filipinos are bilingual or multilingual, and English is very predominant, that a number of Filipinos now use Taglish (additional info and facts about Taglish) (Tagalog peppered with English words all throughout) as their everyday speech.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/filipino_language.htm   (882 words)

 Filipino American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Filipino American (Fil-Am for short) community is the second-largest Asian American group in the United States [1] Fil-Ams are Americans who trace their ancestry back to the Philippines, an archipelagic nation found in Southeast Asia south of Taiwan and east of the South China Sea, and have attained United States residency and/or citizenship.
Filipino Americans tend to be devout in their faith traditions: Attending church services every Sunday, reading the Bible and reciting the rosary, sending their children to parochial schools, and donating to Catholic charities.
This act encourages many Filipino Americans to invest in the Philippines, buy land (only Filipino citizens are allowed to purchase land in the Philippines), vote in Philippine elections, retire in the Philippines, and participate in representing the Philippine flag, especially in the world of sports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filipino_Americans   (3535 words)

 Filipino Librarian
Filipino blograrians and other Asian librarians are highly encouraged to take this opportunity to tell our counterparts on the other side of the world about how we do—or don't do—things over here.
What I really liked about the whole event was that it was "ecumenical," for lack of a better word, because the author is from the University of the Philippines and the event was held at UP's College of Music, even though the book was published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.
This was emphasized further by the college dean, a La Salle alumnus, who joked that he thought of canceling the book launch when Ateneo's basketball team beat La Salle's (for the second time this year!) the previous night.
filipinolibrarian.blogspot.com   (3769 words)

 Philippine Islands
In a conventional Filipino family, the father is the head and the mother is the "light," the teacher and manager of the household.
Filipinos too are known for being sensitive to insults, criticisms (constructive and destructive), racial discrimination, and other small issues cropping on occasion.
Filipinos in general are protective of their hard-won independence, and they will fight for their freedom at all costs.
www.filipinomissions.org /filipino_facts.htm   (1834 words)

 Encyclopedia: Filipino language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Metro Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila or National Capital Region (NCR) is the seventh largest metropolitan area in terms of size in Asia, and the sixteenth in terms of population in the world.
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language) is the official regulating body of the Filipino language.
Filipino and Tagalog are language names that may refer to the same language, or perhaps they refer to different language variants or even different (but related) languages.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Filipino-language   (1364 words)

 Filipino Traits and Customs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To the Filipino, it is hardly conceivable that the US should turn out to be an "ingrate", knowing as she does that he stood by her in the darkest hour.
The tendency to be indolent is, certainly, a trait of the Filipino.
Probably the most discussed trait of the Filipino, especially by the white foreigners and by some Filipino sociologists and psychologists who carry around their bags of esoteric terms, is the sense of "pakikisama".
www.rogersantos.org /filtraits.html   (1827 words)

 Health and Health care of Filipino American
Filipino WWII veterans who arrived after 1990 are at risk (Yamada, 1994), which may be related to their rapid entry into the U.S. under a waiver of the required health examinations.
Filipino elders may often follow a pathway to seeking professional health care that begins with self-monitoring of symptoms to ascertain possible cause, severity, threat to one’s functional capacity, and economic and/or emotional inconvenience to the family.
Interviews of older Filipinos age 50 and over with diagnosed chronic illness (diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, asthma, and cancer) attribute control of the disease to adherence to treatment, although the value of such health practice was oriented more towards their role in the family and the desire to participate more fully in family and group life.
www.stanford.edu /group/ethnoger/filipino.html   (8452 words)

 The Filipino Community
The population of Filipinos in the area increased in the early 1960s as Filipino residents of Bunker Hill were evicted to make way for upscale office, bank and hotel developments.
Many Filipino residents of West Long Beach simply had to relocate a few miles north to the City of Carson, in which a sizable and very active Filipino community resides in, to improve their situation.
Though Filipinos naturally gravitated toward enclaves in the middle of the 1900s, several factors — economic, city development and education — led to the decline of the Filipino population within the same enclaves and diffusion to the surrounding areas and suburbs.
www.lmu.edu /csla/community/students_projects/philipino   (3782 words)

 Filipino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Filipino is a term that originally referred to the Spanish population who were born and settled in the Philippines.
During the nationalist movements of the late 19th century and after the revolt and independence from Spain in 1898, it came to refer to the general population.
In the plural, it can refer to cookies named Filipinos which are manufactured by Artiach and Nabisco in Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filipino   (215 words)

 Filipino Migration to the U.S.: Bibliography
This is a biography of Carl Damaso, a post-war Filipino labor leader in Hawaii, and his efforts to improve the conditions of Filipino laborers in Hawaii.
A historical sketch of the early Filipino migration, followed by a survey of the economic and social conditions of Filipino migrant workers in the plantations in the 1930s.
This dissertation of San Buenaventura is the definitive work on the history of the Filipino Federation of America, a widely popular social movement in Hawaii whose ideology was derived from the Pasyon, the story of the life and death of Jesus Christ.
opmanong.ssc.hawaii.edu /filipino/migbib.html   (1109 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Education -- Fears of losing a language
It's the Filipino paradox: The federal No Child Left Behind Act demands that new teachers be credentialed in the subject they teach to be considered "highly qualified," but California does not offer an exam for teachers to earn that credential to teach Filipino.
The Filipino teachers lobbying for their language on cultural grounds have been met with a cold, hard economics question from state credentialing administrators: Before the state supplies a Filipino test, where is the demand?
Teachers of Filipino have had to make the case to administrators that the class is really needed, Donndelinger said, unlike teachers of more traditional subjects.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/education/20041028-9999-2m28filip.html   (1474 words)

Filipino is the name of both the people of the Philippines, and its national language.
Filipino the language is based on Tagalog, but includes some words borrowed from Spanish, English, and a number of words from the many different dialects spoken in the Philippines.
Filipinos from the non-Tagalog speaking parts of the Philippines know that Pilipino, the so-called national language, is simply Tagalog.
everything2.com /index.pl?node=Filipino   (355 words)

 Filipino Time
It is an invariable joke among any Filipino organizing an event that it is wise to state the commencement of that particular event half an hour to an hour earlier than the actual time intended.
Filipino time is such a phenomenon that it made enough of an impression on comedian Rex Navarrette to be the subject of one of his acts.
Filipinos are not late because they are flagrantly inconsiderate or thoughtless.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/filipino_american_lifestyle/101594   (407 words)

 Filipino Migration to the U.S.: Introduction
One type was comprised of the educated and, initially, middle class Filipinos who came as pensionados, or government scholars, for the purpose of furthering their education and training in the U.S. The second type were poor Filipinos who came as a cheap migrating labor supply for Hawaii plantations, California farms, and the Alaska fishing industry.
The earliest Filipino settlement in the United States was the Manila men of the Saint Malo village, Louisiana.
One reason for training Filipinos in lessons of self-rule was to create a pool of qualified, highly educated civil servants emboding the American ideals.
opmanong.ssc.hawaii.edu /filipino/filmig.html   (625 words)

 Filipino language, alphabet and pronunciation
Filipino has been the national language of the Philippines since 1957.
It is based on Tagalog but also includes elements from the other languages of the Philippines, such as Bisaya, Ilongo, Cebuano and Ilokano, and from Spanish, English and Chinese.
Since 1978 Filipino has been used as the language of instruction in schools and universities throughout the Philippines, though English is also widely used.
www.omniglot.com /writing/filipino.htm   (173 words)

 Weddings in Bliss! - The Weddings Magazine - [Ethnic Weddings]
The barong is a transparent button-up shirt that is usually worn by the Filipino man during special gatherings.
At a traditional Filipino wedding, many sponsors are present to witness the union of the couple.
Filipinos feel strongly about their heritage and actively incorporate their traditions into their weddings.
www.blissweddings.com /library/filipinowed.asp   (404 words)

 FILIPINO FRIEND FINDER - Filipino Dating & Chat
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 Philippines travel guide - Wikitravel
The Republic of the Philippines [1] (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia consisting of 7,107 islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam, and north of Sabah and Borneo.
Filipino is mainly based on the Tagalog language (a relative of Malay), with heavy Spanish and English influences.
Filipinos usually eat with a spoon and fork, with the spoon held in the right hand and the fork used for pushing food onto the spoon.
wikitravel.org /en/Philippines   (7686 words)

 Georgetown University's CLUB FILIPINO Website :.: Old Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Club Filipino is established for the purpose of increasing awareness of the Philippines and its culture.
Club Filipino understands and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities of abiding by the policies of Georgetown University.
Club Filipino openly admits participants to its membership and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.
www.georgetown.edu /organizations/filipino/oldconstitution.html   (822 words)

 Filipino Americans in Chicago
Hence, in the absence of single Filipinas, most Filipino men who married chose white women as their brides, women who were typically native-born—young migrants to the city or the daughters of European immigrant parents.
In addition, Filipinos established a chapter of the Knights of Rizal, a fraternal organization begun in the Philippines, and took pride in presentation of a bust of Rizal to Chicago’s Newberry Library.
Filipino professionals, especially nurses, began arriving in Chicago, some temporarily as they improved their skills, and some permanently as they either married U.S. citizens or found other ways to remain.
www.niu.edu /cseas/outreach/FilipinoAmericansinChicago.html   (2843 words)

 filipinasmag.com»BestKept   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Philippines, it is not uncommon for a smart Filipino parent to get a friend doctor, lawyer, or dentist as a godparent for their child ensuring free services for life.
The Filipino born immigrant is most likely to drive a Mercedes Benz, the status symbol in the Philippines, whereas the FilAm will drive a Lexus, the local symbol.
Fiestas in the Filipinos are so opulent and decadent that one congressman literally tried to pass a bill outlawing them to save the countrymen from spending all their savings and getting into huge debt just to put on a good feast.
www.filipinasmag.com /Main/BestKeptSecret.htm   (2861 words)

 Filipino American Literature
he study of Filipino American literature offers a place for the frames of postcolonial discourse and the literary efforts of the "hypenated" or "ethnic" American to converge-- an intersection which challenges the putative need to separate these endeavors on the basis of the United States's seemingly shaky status as a colonial power.
It is important to note that American-born-Filipinos are referred to as "Flips." At present, the Filipino American population is the fastest growing Asian American group in the United States, and statistics illustrate that this community will surpass the numbers of Japanese and Chinese Americans combined in the next decade.
What makes Filipino American literary efforts different, even from South Asian American writers, is the combination of the length of the total colonial experience, the involvement of the United States, and the varying degrees of willingness to assimilate into the American cultural landscape.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Filipino.html   (1172 words)

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