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Never forget the roots of your family

Try to imagine, that your grandchildren can´t speak with you in your language......

Learn the family your language, culture and respect the roots!

When Power insists, "you're either with us or against us," the space for a diversity of voices and ideas shrinks.
'The government is for all and not just those who agree with the policies of the administration'
When democracy is attacked, the first casualty is the truth
The government bans - blocks in all ways for all critics!

God Bless you & Many regards
The Balikbayan family
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Facing the threat of red-tagging - Duterte's crackdown on activists - Etc.

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Bayanihan AND Community pantries

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

Laws: Etc. Civil, Family, Marriage, Divorce, Social

Respect in the Filipino Culture - Mano Po

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Daily life, work, food - etc.

Philippine Standard Time, PST

Elderly Care and Laws -  Rights - Etc.

Be a consumer, Laws, Malls, Sari-sari stores and Markets - stalls - Online 'buy - sell'

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

Drag Queens

Muslim culture and laws

OFW policy and OFWs Migrant life e.g.
in Middle East e.g. Iraq - Libya - UAE - Kuwait - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - in ASEAN e.g. China, Hong Kong, Japan

Freight, Shipping and Forwarding agents, e.g. Door to door service - Etc.

Filipino Traditional Games - Etc.

Etiquette, Do's and Don't's in every way and situations - Etc.

Orders, decorations, and medals

Other ethnic Cultural centers in the Philippines

Important: Indigenous Filipino Groups: Culture, which - where and MUCH more

Filipino Youth culture - Etc.

Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Sexual harassment and MUCH more about sexuality in the life!

Beauty - Pageant

The MANY languages in the Philippines and Dictionaries - translation - apps - etc.

Traditional & Indigenous Literature - Writers, Books, Novels, Comics, Libraries - Etc.

The Catholic church in the Philippine culture

Celebration 500 years of Christianity

Religions in the culture, Etc.

Regular holidays and Special non-working days - Culture, Rituals, Traditions in the family, the church etc.

Arts and Crafts

Babaylan culture, Mythology, Legends, Fables, Folktales, Beliefs, Superstitions

Death, the Dead, Wake, Funeral, Burial, Mourning, Rituals

Cemeteries - Etc.

Heritage Ancient Death, Funeral, Burial and the Dead


Why the PH is a safe haven for refugees

How can we trust Philippine National Police - PNP?

Human Rights, Abuse, Trafficking, Prostitution, Pornography, Bullying

Our mainpage: About Philippines

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Philippines Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

history - text in many local languages etc. - music-notes and videos with the anthem in e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Butuanon


Sentro Rizal
NCCA Philippines Aug 7, 2019

Sentro Rizal is the Philippines' cultural center overseas dedicated to the global promotion of Philippine culture, arts, and languages. To date, there are 36 centers around the world.

House moves to institutionalize new Filipino gesture of greeting
January 19, 2021 Ben Rosario
The House of Representatives passed on final reading the “Bating Filipino” bill proposing to institutionalize a new gesture of greeting and friendship that may be part of the public health and safety protocols as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill institutionalizing ‘new, safe’ Filipino gesture of respect OK’d in House
Neil Arwin Mercado January 19, 2021
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill institutionalizing a new and safe Filipino gesture of respect, goodwill, and praise.


Pamana - Saving Our Heritage - Full Episode
GMA Public Affairs Sep 06 2020

Currently, there are six world heritage sites in our country that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - an international group that seeks to promote preservation of cultural and natural heritage worldwide - the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the Rice Terraces of Philippine Cordilleras, the Historic City of Vigan, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Lamanok island’s petrographs declared important cultural property
October 28, 2020 Hanah Tabios

The archaeological sites and petrographs of Lamanok island, an area seven kilometers north of Anda, Bohol, has been officially declared as an Important Cultural Property (ICP) by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP).
Dubbed as Bohol’s “cradle of civilization”, the mystical place of Lamanok boasts a richness in beauty and heritage.
During the pre-colonial times, Lamanok also served as a holy spot for local priests and medicine men to make offerings to nature spirits. These mystical creatures were often called upon for bountiful harvest or a good catch.


Save the Family, Save the Children
Oct 27, 2020 ANC 24/7

Family plays a crucial role in the society. It's the basic building block of a community. But challenges are no stranger to any family and it adversely affects its members, and in consequently, pose risks to the society as a whole. This TV special tackles how saving a family can build a strong society.


Preserving the Local Culture
21 Mar 2021 CNN Philippines

Shambala Living Museum’s Riza Matibag-Muyot and Wenya PH’s Eica Co share how they strive to preserve local culture by showcasing the Ifugao heritage and promoting local weaves on The Story of the Filipino.

Carlos P. Romulo
No such thing as a free lunch: The Filipino 'libre' culture
Jade Harley Bretaña July 13, 2019

Has the Filipino tradition of gift-giving and treating friends and family gone too far?


Dec 24, 2020 NCCA Philippines

The National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) presents AGWAT-HILOM featuring “PAMPAN” (Mask) by Kragi Garcia.

The Cultural Heritage-Oriented Approach to Economic Development in the Philippines
A Comparative Study of Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Escolta, Manila

Geoffrey Rhoel Cruz
Presented at the 10th DLSU Arts Congress
De La Salle University Manila, February 16, 2017


Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasures)
Sep 9, 2015

As a group, these folk and traditional artists reflect the diverse heritage and cultural traditions that transcend their beginnings to become part of our national character. As Filipinos, they bring age-old customs, crafts and ways of living to the attention and appreciation of Filipino life. They provide us with a vision of ourselves and of our nation, a vision we might be able to realize someday, once we are given the opportunity to be true to ourselves as these artists have remained truthful to their art.
They are our National Living Treasures.

13 indigenous artists who have kept Filipino creativity alive
Fiel Estrella Oct 10, 2017




How non-timber forest products preserve living traditions in the Philippines
Mavic Conde August 04, 2019

Through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ School of Living Traditions, a cultural master teaches the skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft.
It takes mental precision to create intricate hand-woven patterns. To consistently do that is amazing.
Indeed, from hinabol of Higaonons in Bukidnon, tingkep of Pala’wan in Palawan, and monom of Teduray in Maguindanao, among other hand-woven crafts in the Philippines come with detailed designs that depict mastery of skill and patience with the unhurried way of life.
However with modern challenges, these artisanal traditions may disappear.
Schools of Living Traditions - SLT

There are various facets of cultural heritage that can be transmitted to the next generations, this program would like to specifically focus on the transmission of indigenous skills and techniques to the young.

Northern Cultural Communities, Aug 5, 2014

Mountain Province Mar 14, 2013

Panay Bukidnon, Aug 14, 2014

Southern Cultural Communities Aug 18, 2014

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The Story of the Filipino: Filipino Aspirations
Jul 18, 2018

The recent Pulse Asia survey listed down the top concerns of Filipinos which include poverty reduction, job creation, and fighting criminality.

A week before the President’s State of the Nation Address, we listen to ordinary Filipinos who share their aspirations - longing for a more comfortable life and a better nation.

Vin d’Honneur
A traditional morning reception called the “Vin d’Honneur”

“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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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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Kidnapping, Terrorism and Terrorgroups - Terrorist organizations in the Philippines


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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.


NCCA Term Report 2011-2013 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

Intangible Cultural Heritage


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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.

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History of Us, What do REAL FILIPINOS look like?

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.

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100 Years of Beauty
Produced, Directed, and Edited by  May 19, 2015


Are Filipinos Asian, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander?
The Asian Theory Dec 27, 2018
Since the Philippines recently won Miss Universe we are once again in the international spotlight. Which means, once again, I've been getting the question "Are Filipinos Asian, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander?"
Are Filipinos Asian, Hispanic or Pacific Islander?
Dec 8, 2020 The Daily Watch
In this episode. we’ll delve into this question a little bit deeper as we take a look at the Filipino identity and ancestry.


Peoples of the Philippines
Apr 3, 2017
In this video, the people in Philippines or Filipinos. What race do Filipinos belong to? What do Filipinos look like? Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders? Are they Hispanic or Latino?


Who Are the Filipinos? The Original Filipino Identity
Nov 21, 2020 Andrew Oribiana
This video talks about the five characteristics that point to the original Filipino identity. The main characteristics listed here are from the journalist Fr. Ruben Villote.
This is part of the thesis I submitted to Loyola School of Theology. My thesis is a cultural-biblical study of Filipino hope.

We are all mestizos?
Carlos Santamaria July 24, 2012
A new DNA study is mapping out the genetic history of the Filipino people

The Real Filipina: Morena, Mestiza, Chinita or Negra?

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Trace Your Filipino Roots
David A. Fryxell October 29, 2013

Let our guide get you started discovering your roots in the Philippines.

in the album Filipino present culture - Etc.

Conservative and Modern Filipina
ALL 4 videos GMA Public Affairs Jun 9, 2019

Social experiment: Conservative and Modern Filipina
Bakit nga ba si Maria Clara pa rin ang imahe ng isang dalagang Pilipina?
Mga modernong dalagang Pilipina
Piercing artist na si TJ Pierce, kilalanin

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Mga modernong dalagang Pilipina
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The Philippines Culture of The Philippines

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

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The article: Caloocan mayor wants repeal of ordinance vs women wearing shorts
March 28, 2019

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Malapitan says women should have the freedom to wear what they want when in Caloocan
Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Wednesday, March 27, said he would push for the repeal of the ordinance prohibiting women from wearing shorts in public in Caloocan City.
The Video: Pagbabawal sa maiksing shorts, pinapalagan ng ilang residente sa Caloocan
The Video: #HijaAko Harassment: Sino ang tunay na biktima?
GMA Public Affairs June 16, 2020
Trending sa social media ang #HijaAko na ginagamit ng ilan na naging biktima ng sexual harassment. Ito ay matapos ang tweet ni Kakie Pangilinan bilang pagsagot sa post ng Lucban PNP na ‘wag daw magsusuot ng maikling damit para ‘di mabastos na kinontra naman ni Ben Tulfo. Ayon sa mga biktima, hindi raw dapat turuan ang mga babae kung paano manamit para ‘di mabastos kundi turuan ang mga tao na ‘wag mambastos.
The Video: Frankie Pangilinan: Ben Tulfo's comments wouldn't be acceptable in other countries
Jun 17, 2020 ANC 24/7
Frankie Pangilinan, the daughter of Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan and Actress, Sharon Cuneta sparks an online movement condemning rape and victim shaming against women after she traded barbs with broadcaster Ben Tulfo.
The Video: Kakie Pangilinan: #HijaAko and finding one’s voice
June 22, 2020
Kakie Pangilinan about #HijaAko, finding her voice, and her music

The Video: Justice Department Cybercrime Unit, NBI investigating rape threat against Frankie Pangilinan
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
Philippine authorities -- now awaiting a formal complaint from the Pangilinan family against the man who threatened to rape actress Sharon Cuneta's daughter, Frankie Pangilinan.

The Video: Sharon Cuneta, bumuwelta sa nambastos sa anak niyang si Frankie
Jun 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Sharon Cuneta plans to sue man who threatened to rape daughter Kakie
June 21, 2020
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Sharon Cuneta sought his help in dealing with the man who threatened to rape her daughter Kakie Pangilinan

The Video: Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Rape stories ng netizens ikinuwento kay Frankie
Jun 22, 2020

The Video: DOJ locates person who threatened to rape Sharon's daughter
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Department of Justice already knows the whereabouts of the netizen who threatened to rape the daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta.

Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement
Ma Hazel Joy Faco July 13, 2020

'We should recognize that the #HijaAko Movement is not merely a Filipinized incarnation of the #MeToo Movement, because it is organically built upon the pioneering initiatives of early activists... the comfort women'


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.

Help community pantries from your home
As the movement’s mantra goes: ‘Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan’
Pam Pastor April 24, 2021
Just because you’re stuck indoors doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the beautiful community pantry movement that’s continuing to spread throughout the country, despite intrusion and fears of red-tagging. (Seriously, leave the kind and compassionate alone and let them do what the heartless can’t.)

From healthcare services to pet food: How community pantries have evolved
Apr 24, 2021 Angel Turiano
Community pantries are the answer to the question of many: How can we help? Now there are different ways, people are sharing and giving.
What started out as a community pantry providing free groceries and food items to people in need in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City has since been replicated in hundreds of communities.

Filipinos, mapmakers work together to map community pantries in PH
Apr 23, 2021 Eala Julienne P. Nolasco
Filipino mapmakers turn community pantry data into maps to help Filipinos coordinate efforts, and amplify the need for better governance

The ‘good’ virus: Community pantry continues to ‘infect’ people with kindness, compassion
April 23, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
There’s a “virus” that is spreading rapidly in communities – one that does not need a vaccine nor a cure.

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Maginhawa Community Pantry
An act of kindness becomes a movement
Apr 22, 2021
Amid despair during the pandemic, the rise of community pantries is a glimmer of hope in the country – that kindness is still a thing, and if spread enough with compassion, it can spark a movement.

Community pantry, kinuwestiyon ng ilang awtoridad
GMA Public Affairs
April 22, 2021: Matapos mag-viral sa social media ang post ni Ana Patricia Non hinggil sa community pantry na itinayo niya sa Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, dinagsa ito ng mga tao sa pag-asang makakuha sila ng libreng pagkain. Ngunit kamakailan lamang, napilitang itigil muna ng grupo ni Non ang kanilang proyekto dahil sa isyu ng red-tagging sa mga organizer. Ano nga ba ang kuwento sa likod ng bayanihan na ito ng mga Pinoy sa gitna ng pandemya at bakit ito kinekuwestiyon ng ilang awtoridad?

Ana Patricia Non and a street that turned into a movement
Apr 22, 2021 Nick Villavecer
The rise of a community pantry puts premium to kindness at a time of tragedy and hate
When I arrived at the Maginhawa Community Pantry in Quezon City on Wednesday, April 21, hundreds of residents were already in line for a chance to receive free goods. The pantry that has inspired a whole nation and wowed the world has just re-opened, a day after it temporarily shut down.

ANALYSIS: Divert red-tagging funds to community pantries
Apr 23, 2021 JC Punongbayan
'If NTF-ELCAC funds are meant for local development, why not just give money to barangays without condition? Why hostage billions of pesos worth of funds on account of rebels who number, according to the military itself, less than 4,000 nationwide?'
Filipinos are taking aid distribution into their own hands.
Fed up by the Duterte government’s glaring lack of aid, Ana Patricia Non set up on April 14 a “community pantry” along Quezon City’s Maginhawa Street, a familiar haunt among students and food lovers.

Know your rights: Here’s what to do when law enforcers visit your community pantry

True bayanihan spirit
'Beyond charity': How the Maginhawa community pantry started it all
CNN Philippines Staff Apr 19, 2021
Patricia Non, a resident of Quezon City, had to temporarily close down her small business due to the series of lockdowns imposed in Metro Manila. But what started as a small gesture for others who are also grappling with the pandemic created a ripple effect beyond what she had intended.

Parlade says Maginhawa pantry organizer is ‘same with Satan’
Apr 22, 2021 Jairo Bolledo
The NTF-ELCAC spokesperson also questions the rapid spread of pantries all over the country
After admitting to the profiling of community pantry organizers, the controversial spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) referred to a biblical figure to attack one of these organizers.

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7 women who made Philippine history
Sofia Tomacruz March 24, 2020

Highlights of 7 Filipinas whose stories should be remembered

Rosa Sevilla de Alvero
Because of Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, Pinays can vote. But who is she?
March 4, 2020 Joy Rojas

The name Rosa Sevilla de Alvero may not ring a bell, but thanks to her, Filipinas have been able to exercise their right to vote.

Today in Philippine History, March 4, 1879, Rosa Sevilla was born in Tondo, Manila
On March 4, 1879, Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, educator, writer and one of the notable suffragists in Asia who fought for the Filipino women's right to vote, was born in Tondo, Manila.
She pursued her desired profession of being a teacher and graduated as "maestra superior" at Assumption College. Together with Pura Villanueva-Kalaw and Pilar Hidalgo-Lim, she lobbied and campaigned for woman suffrage.

What You Should Know About Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, Who Fought for Filipinas’ Voting Rights
Mar 4, 2021


Women take charge in the House of Representatives
March 12, 2020

In the macho world of the House of Representatives, female legislators are unafraid to speak up.
As the world observes Women's Month, Rappler will sit down with 3 influential congresswomen to discuss the crucial role that women play in governance and how it's like to be a female leader under Duterte.
The panel are:
- Sharon Garin, AAMBIS-OWA representative and House committee on economic affairs chairperson
- Bernadette Herrera, Bagong Henerasyon representative and House deputy majority leader
- Sarah Elago, Kabataan representative

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Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) back Maria Ressa, Patricia Licuanan: ‘We will not be intimidated’
Mara Cepeda January 24, 2018

The TOWNS awardees say there is a frequent harassment of the Duterte government against women leaders 'who are doing their jobs with competence, dignity, and integrity'

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Duterte explains preferring male appointees: 'Mapapagawa ko ba 'yan sa babae?'
Pia Ranada June 22, 2018

For President Rodrigo Duterte, there are just some jobs you can't leave to women
Tired of accusations that he is a "woman hater" and a "chauvinist pig," President Rodrigo Duterte explained why he would rather avoid appointing women for certain government positions.

 Women can’t stand threats? Netizens tell Duterte to ‘go back to the last century’
Kaye Cabal May 25, 2018 - with Video
Social media users point out that it's already 2018 and the President's 'sexist stereotyping' and misogynistic remarks are not acceptable

Bong Go: #BabaeAko campaign 'clearly political'
Pia Ranada May 23, 2018
'To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down on women is truly unfair,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go


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Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners
May 02, 2020

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country.


Women vs. Strongman: Filipinas Resisting forum

A group of female leaders gather at the Women vs Strongman: Filipinas Resisting forum held at the UP School of Economics Thursday, March 22, 2018


Women who lead: Challenges and successes
Mar 5, 2021 CNN Philippines

Your business is our business. Join Rico Hizon on The Exchange.
• This month, we honor women and their contributions to society and the world. How are trailblazing Filipinas changing and challenging the norm especially in a crisis?
• A young Filipina explorer from the Cordilleras is making her voice heard around the world to make the case for change through her passion for nature and culture
• Taking part in the heroic mission to end the pandemic one dose at a time. The vision for a COVID-free Philippines in our C-Suite Vision

Women in the shadows of Duterte’s drug war
Bianca Ysabelle Franco June 30, 2018

These stories are the unheard narratives of the drug war

Women's unpaid work worth trillions of pesos – PIDS study
April 08, 2019
The monetary value of the time women spend on housework can make up about 20% of the country's gross domestic product, PIDS senior research fellow Michael Abrigo says
Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin on being a woman and a member of the 17th Congress
Mar 14, 2018 - with Video

When she talks to Rappler, it’s not the politics and internal dynamics Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin zooms in on, but the hard work that’s seldom aired live or broadcast on primetime news

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

Why a double standard exists in Philippine politics and society.

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession:

'Ang Unang Reyna'

Alam n'yo ba na ang kauna-unahang Filipina beauty queen ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit nakaboboto ang mga Pilipina ngayon? Kilalanin siya sa dokumentaryong ito!
The country's first beauty queen was a feminist pioneer who led the campaign for women's suffrage in the Philippines.

Explore the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women - Who benefits?
Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?
Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

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Empowering Women and Girls Through ‘She Project’
12 November 2018
Bella Rose Montero? wrote: This is truly a meaningful project for young teenage mothers who need some help on becoming responsible and empowered. Reaching those in remote areas is really a 'first' initiative.

Robredo: 'Empower one woman and she will raise others with her'
Mara Cepeda March 05, 2020
'This is our vision: Women rising together... chipping away at barriers together,' says Vice President Leni Robredo at an event marking Women's Month

Oxfam, Embassy of Canada launch reproductive health project in PH
October 24, 2018
International development agency Oxfam and the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines recently launched the Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) Project. This project seeks to empower women and girls to secure their SRHR in six disadvantaged and conflict-affected regions in the Philippines in the next five years.

The future of women's leadership in the Bangsamoro
Zahria Pandao Muti-Mapandi February 03, 2020

'If we truly want the Bangsamoro women to be equal partners in development, then all policies and decisions affecting us should be made with us'


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Where does the Filipino women stand today?

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She For She Women's Forum
May 18, 2017
The French embassy in the Philippines organized "She For She", a forum for and about women, on Tuesday, May 16.
Women from diverse backgrounds and industries attended the event, including Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.
Watch the discussions videos.

The role of social media in women empowerment
Natashya Gutierrez May 17, 2017
Social media has swiftly, and widely spread feminism ideologies. Hashtags and online campaigns have given women around the world a voice. Social media has shed light on women’s issues not covered by mainstream media.
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Where does the Filipino woman stand today

Look the article Empowering women: Because women can and women will
April 06, 2017
Filipinas learn to embrace themselves and their capabilities during the 2nd BDJ Women's Summit
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. Nov 11, 2014
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.
Pia Cayetano: Glass ceiling, not brick wall, for PH women
Rappler talks to Senator Pia Cayetano about gender equality and women empowerment. Aug 31, 2014

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

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

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.

Gregorio del Pilar, province of Ilocos Sur

Many Traditions, Beliefs and Practices e.g.:

MAIKASING/MAITANI (Parental marriage)
DAWAK (Grand Wedding Celebration)
PATIAM/ RAMBAK (Common Wedding Celebration)

Philippine Journeys

Many links to introduce Philippine culture

12 signs you grew up Pinoy
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.

The 2015 winners of Asia's Magsaysay Awards

By the numbers: Ramon Magsaysay Awardees
by Katerina Francisco 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.
Aug 31, 2014
Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

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.

Culture - Customs - Traditions

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


Filipino culture
Filipino people are amazing! Filipino culture is amazing!
Filipino culture from the perspective of a bunch of Americans who lived in the Philippines and served as missionaries for 1-2 years. Enjoy these videos about the culture of the Philippines
Your Culture, Your Identity
Philippine Cultural Statistics Framework

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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.

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

Look about "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


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”.

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Filipino Culture and Traditions


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

Catalog of Filipino Names and HERE

Filipino Baby Names

Filipino Baby Names - Origin and Meaning

Daily life, Work, Food - Etc.

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Filipino Time

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.”

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Philippine Standard Time, PST, also known as Philippine Time (PHT) and informally Juan Time, is the official name for the time in the Philippines.

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Republic Act No. 10535 , The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013

Filipino Time

Time Zone Converter - Time & Time Zone Conversion
World Time Zones

look list of time zones HERE


Jun 18, 2021 globalvideopro1

A former Lady Friend of mine was really interested in shooting videos but without any experience. I gave her a few pointers and one my cameras. I asked her to shoot a video of some action around their house and general environment. A day, or at least a few hours of their lifestyle. She also edited her first video.


Philippine family life in 1956
MichaelRogge Jun 4, 2014

Seems a model family featuring in this old documentary film. A viewer informs me that the boy moved to Manila and his name is now Ramon Revilla. I hope to hear from him in his old age. Rowell Sumang reported that his hometown San Luis, Pampanga, is shown.

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Food, Drinks, Bread, Cakes, Desserts, Recipes, Tutorials, Where to Eat, Etc.

Filipino terms and items

Cooking Glossary - Filipino - English

Filipino Cuisine

7 most loved Filipino Street Foods

Unique Foods From the Philippines


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Living and Working in the Philippines:

Daily Life in the Philippines
People in the Philippines going about their daily activities.

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.

Smallest Barber Shop
My regular barber shop was closed so I looked in Compostela for another one. I was surprised to discover one that I could barely fit into. The barber had to move the chair so he could turn it so I could step over the foot rest and sit in the chair.
When I started shooting video I had to stand outside and aim the camera at the mirrors inside the shop. Mar 2, 2017

All 3 by/Peter White

About Philippines thinks these above videos are some of the best about the daily country life, so in the future follow Peter White's Videos e.g.: The many videos about: Country Life in the Philippines
Faces, Costumes and Traditions
Cotabato City - Maguindanao An Assignment for DPJ 192 Advance News Photography, Feature Photography. Dec 23, 2012
Global Coach Center
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.
Typical Philippines - Life in Province
Life in the Philippines - Small Roadside Restaurant with Charming Women.
Carabao - Delivery truck of the Province - Karaoke - Bato - Leyte - daily life. Jul 26, 2015 Makoy Unggoy
Safety tips for Escalator Users
May 3, 2017
Safety expert Dr. Ted Esguerra demonstrates what to do when one's limbs get stuck in an escalator.

Escalator Etiquette


Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter
June 14, 2018

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!
Commuting in Metro Manila can be a drag, but there are challenges unique to female commuters.
In this video road safety advocate Vince Lazatin joins longtime commuter Nikki Veron Cruz on her way to work. They talk about ninja routes, problematic sidewalks, bus seatmate nightmares, and firing back at leery catcallers.


Photo Ops: The heavier, the better
April 29, 2017 Seth delos Reyes
WHILE others complain when given a heavy load to carry, members of the Push Cart Labor Association (PCLA) serving at Farmers Market Center in Barangay 2-A, Davao City are happiest when there are tons to deliver.
A day in the life of a fisherman in Malapascua
Doris C. Bongcac April 03,2021
MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishing is something that Guillermo Baman learned at a very young age.
But he never learned to make “kitang” when he was still in his hometown in Samar.
He learned the art of making “kitang” (fishing line with many hooks) when he moved to Malapascua Island 30 years ago and married his wife, Carmen.
'Giving Tuesday Philippines'

a movement spreading across hearts and souls the world over and it’s finally come here, to the Philippines.

GivingTuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving

Facebook - #givingtuesday

The Video: What is 'Giving Tuesday'?
Dec 6, 2020 ANC 24/7

Elderly Care - Retirement and Laws - Rights - Etc.

Grandparents Day - Elderly Filipino Week

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Have a "Stay", Live and Retire, be an Expat and General - nessecary to know

Health centres, Home care, Hospice palliative care service - Etc.

For and about Persons with Disabilities (PWD)


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Poor seniors in Eastern Visayas get only P33 daily meal allowance
Sep 7, 2021

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday, September 6, that indigent senior citizens in Eastern Visayas have been getting only P33 for their meal allowance per day. That's too low. What food can you buy with that? Just an egg is already P10, angering Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso.

Grandparents Day
is a secular holiday celebrated in various countries, It is celebrated to show the bond between grandparents and grandchildren. It occurs on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers' Day and Grandfathers' Day

Grandparents' Day in the Philippines

Celebrating Grandparents during the pandemic
Linda Bordoni 01 October 2020
Celebrated on the feast day of the Guardian Angels, Grandparents Day is an occasion to show elder generations how much we love and value them.


Grandparents Day, Sep 07, 2018

If anyone deserves a special treat, it's your grandparents the second Sunday in September, the National Grandparents Day in the Philippines and if you haven’t planned anything for your beloved lolo and lola yet, you definitely should.

Ang True Love ni Lolo Bong | Grandparents' Day 2018

Guardian ni Angel | Grandparents' Day 2018





Elderly Filipino Week


Elderly Filipino Week Celebration

Pope establishes World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Vatican News 31 January 2021
Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

Pope: Grandparents, elderly are bread that nourishes our life
Christopher Wells 25 July 2021 - with Video
In his homily on the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis insists on the importance of young and old coming together in a covenantal sharing of life.

Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Robin Gomes 23 July 2021
The Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on Friday released the video-prayer for the Catholic Church’s first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be observed worldwide on Sunday, July 25. Download the Prayer

Pope dedicates world day to ‘forgotten’ grandparents
Agence France-Presse January 31, 2021
Pope Francis on Sunday announced a Catholic Church-wide celebration of grandparents and the elderly, to be marked each year in July.
“Grandparents are often forgotten,” the 84-year-old said as he led the weekly Angelus prayer from the Apostolic Palace, adding that “old age is a gift”.

The Video: January 31, 2021 Pope Francis institutes World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Feb 1, 2021 ROME REPORTS in English

The Video: Press Conference: "OLD AGE: OUR FUTURE The elderly after the pandemic"
Vatican News - English February 09, 2021
Press Conference for the Presentation of the document of the Pontifical Academy for Life
The elderly after the pandemic"

Fewer PH families caring for elderly women – ADB
Ben O. de Vera February 14, 2021

When she was just 32 and a rising star in the business process outsourcing company where she works, “Rona” was offered a higher-paying position that would relocate her to its US headquarters.

Seniors seek safe space in public places
January 31, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling

Senior citizens should be given a safe space in public parks, groceries, and mass transportation to help promote their health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic.


How to take care of the elderly in the pandemic
Sep 11, 2020 Manila Bulletin Online
Older people are much more vulnerable against Covid-19, and those with pre-existing health problems are at an even greater risk. The pandemic means that it would be even more difficult to care for the elderly, and with the lockdowns and quarantines in place all over the world, it becomes even harder to reach out to those who live far away. The least we can do is to reassure them and make the senior citizens realize they are not alone.

Senior citizens with quarantine pass barred from supermarket
Mar 24, 2020 CNN Philippines
People are struggling to buy essential items in markets but senior citizens are having a more difficult time. They are not allowed in some establishments even if they have quarantine passes.

Senior Citizens Partylist, inaapila na makalabas na rin ang mga may edad hanggang 70
Oct 21, 2020

Care for senior citizen
Apr 3, 2020 CNN Philippines
Statistics show the elderly and those with severe chronic illness
are often the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
How can we protect them from being infected? Dr. Freddie Gomez
speaks to Dr. Miguel Ramos, former director of St. Luke’s Geriatric
Center and president/CEO of La Verna Aged Care Institute.

Philippine retirement system among worst in the world
Ralf Rivas October 21, 2019

The 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index says the retirement system of the Philippines is among the most sustainable, but greatly suffers in terms of integrity and adequacy

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We are all Tizons
Shakira Sison May 19, 2017
Slavery is wrong, but how do we really treat the Lolas in our lives?

My Family’s Slave
Alex Tizon June 2017 Issue
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

Slave story of Pulitzer Prize-winning FilAm writer sparks online debate
Don Kevin Hapal May 18, 2017
Filipino American author Alex Tizon shares a haunting story of slavery within his own family, drawing mixed reactions online.

The Atlantic's 'My Family's Slave' should not end with a feast
Lian Buan May 18, 2017
When the issue is slavery, we shouldn't adjust our standards so low that we let a piece go unchallenged for being a memoir.

'Slave' Eudocia is 'Kosyang' to her family in Tarlac
May 21, 2017 - with video
Look the video(s) in HD HERE

Finding Eudocia Pulido in her hometown in Tarlac
Lian Buan May 21, 2017
Eudocia 'Kosyang' Pulido's story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers

Alex Tizon and Auntie Lola: Rereading ‘Little Big Man’
Frank Cimatu May 21, 2017

'Lola' Pulido: Piniga, binarat, at kinahon sa plastik
Patricio N. Abinales May 21, 2017
We have to hand it to Tizon – his plan of getting away with the crime and still keeping the public on his side is an excellent strategy that would make Niccolo Machiavelli proud.

56 years a slave
Caroline Hau May 21, 2017
'We have yet to see the reactions and opinions of actual katulong/kasambahay back home.... It’s important to ask who is part of this discussion and who is not.'

Si Yaya, ang aliping sagigilid
May 22, 2017
Alex Tizon's 'My Family's Slave' reminds us of our middle class lifestyles that soared on the back of a servile system that takes advantage of the poverty pool.

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My Family's Slave' Eudocia Pulido, kilalanin
May 23, 2017
Ilang taon mula nang siya ay pumanaw, naging usap-usapan sa social media ang kuwento ng isang Pinay na nagsilbing katulong sa Amerika sa loob ng higit 50 taon.

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Ayuda Kina Lolo at Lola
Oct 12, 2019 ABS-CBN News

"Failon Ngayon" talks about the privileges that all Filipino senior citizens are entitled to, and tackles the effect of a new memorandum circular where the monthly financial aid for senior citizens will instead be given every six months. It also takes a look into a bill that aims to provide a universal social pension system for all senior citizens.

New law creates National Commission of Senior Citizens
Pia Ranada July 26, 2019

All the members of the new commission must be at least 60 years old at the time of their appointment.
Republic Act No. 11350 or the National Commission of Senior Citizens Act was signed by Duterte on Thursday, July 25.

Is the Philippines ready for its 'graying' population?
Sheena Kristine Cases September 08, 2019

By the time the Philippines becomes an aging society, more elderly people will be needing support from the government, and not just from their families

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens
Janella Paris April 23, 2019

The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all


Kontra Abandona - part 1 and 2
Oct 12 - 13, 2019 ABS-CBN News

"Failon Ngayon" features some cases of children who abandon their old and sick parents. Sen. Panfilo Lacson then explains his Senate Bill No. 29 or the Parents Welfare Act of 2019, which seeks to require children to provide necessary support to their aging parents.


Meet the oldest living grandmother in 'Lola Igna'
CNN Philippines Sep 9, 2019

A 118 year old grumpy grandmother gets instant celebrity status when people start to regognize her for being the country's oldest living grandmother.
In the process, Lola Igna meets her long lost great-great-grandson.

How Duterte endangers your retirement
JC Punongbayan May 24, 2018

All in all, the yawning gaps of the country’s social pension system require bold, comprehensive, and forward-thinking solutions like universal social pension – not simplistic, superficial, and short-sighted ones like Duterte’s pension hike.

More protection, attention to social pension for poor elderly Filipinos
Jose Ramon Albert and Rashiel B. Velarde June 30, 2018

The number of senior citizens, which has grown from 6.3 million in 2010 to 7.6 million in 2015, is expected to reach 11.7 million by 2025, and 22.6 million in 2045

4 in 10 senior citizens still have no access to pension – COSE
Patty Pasion October 05, 2017

Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly.
Some 40% of Filipino senior citizens are still left behind in government efforts to provide social protection for the sector, based on estimates of the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE).

Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (COSE) is a Non Government Organization working with and for older persons, especially the most disadvantaged ones, in urban and rural areas in the Philippines to address issues of poverty, exclusion, and invisibility so they may live in dignity.


Is pension for all possible?
October 05, 2017

How can the Philippine government implement a universal social pension?
As the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) wraps up the celebration of Elderly Filipino Week, Rappler's Patty Pasion speaks with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) to discuss the proposal for a universal social pension.

FAST FACTS: What benefits are senior citizens entitled to?
Aika Rey October 08, 2015
The first week of October is Elderly Filipino Week. According to the 2010 census, senior citizens or those aged 60 years old and over comprise 6.8% of our total population.

Law banning expiration dates on gift certificates eyed by Christmas
Camille Elemia October 10, 2017

Under the proposed measure, senior citizens and persons with disabilities will continue to enjoy discounts on purchases, as provided by the law, using GCs.


Oldest detained Kadamay member's daughter appeals for mother's release
Apr 7, 2017
Susan Rufa appeals for the release of her mother Epifana, 83, who is the oldest Kadamay member detained in Camp Karingal over charges of trespassing and coercion.

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"Kadamay's #OccupyPabahay: Anarchy or just cause?"

Duterte to order SAF vs Kadamay if they occupy more gov't housing
Pia Ranada June 14, 2018
'Pagka lumaban kayo at namatay kayo, problema 'nyo na 'yan,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells urban poor group Kadamay after they attempt to occupy housing units in Rizal.

Taguiwalo appeals for release of detained elderly Kadamay members
Patty Pasion April 05, 2017
Senior citizens have been arrested with a group for occupying a site from which they were evicted. They sleep on pavements, wooden planks at Camp Karingal.

Prisons and corrections, Probation, Penal

Removal of seniors' VAT exemptions 'counter-productive' – lawmakers
Mara Cepeda September 27, 2016

'In our culture, we respect senior citizens. So why would we remove the exemption granted to them?' asks veteran politician and Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza.
Two veteran lawmakers oppose the Duterte administration's plan to remove some of the value added tax (VAT) exemptions granted to senior citizens, calling the move unfair for aging Filipinos.

Pension for all seniors to lift 3 million out of poverty – study
Patty Pasion February 19, 2017

A study says providing a universal social pension of P1,500 for Filipinos 60 and above would cost the government P143.97 billion or 4.80% of its expenditures.

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working
Patty Pasion June 18, 2017 - with video

In Caloocan, 72-year-old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

The centenarians of Narvacan
Frank Cimatu May 28, 2017

There are 9 residents of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, who are 100 years or older. They are all women, and here are the secrets of their longevity.
Emilia Viloria Cabotage of Aquib village in Narvacan celebrates her birthday Sunday, May 28. Residents of her entire barangay are invited to a party. The mayor, Zuriel Zaragoza, has promised to bring her a cake. She's turning 104.


Legislation for senior citizens
CNN Philippines Jul 11, 2019

Are there enough laws for senior citizens in this country?

Republic Act (RA) No 10911
or the anti-age discrimination law

IRR RA 10911

DOLE issues IRR for anti-age discrimination law
February 11, 2017
Republic Act 10911, passed into law in August 2016, prohibits employers from hiring workers based on age

The Video:
RA 10911 Implementing rules ng Anti-age Discrimination Law, nilagdaan na
Published on Mar 20, 2017
Pwede nang makipagsabayan ang mga naghahanap ng trabahong may edad na sa mga mas batang aplikante dahil epektibo na ang Republic Act 10911 o Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


Centenarians Act of 2016

Republic Act No. 9994



Aquino signs Centenarian bill into law
Camille Elemia June 27, 2016
A week before stepping down, the outgoing President signs the bill giving cash incentives to centenarians into law.

The bill seeks to amend Section 4 of Republic Act 7432, the bill shall be known as the "Centenarians Act of 2012
The House approved its version of the "Centenarians Act " embodied in HB 5780 on third and final reading on June 9, 2015 while the Senate passed SB 449 on final reading on May 23, 2016.



Senior citizen or elderly refers to any resident citizen of the Philippines at least sixty (60) years old

Department of Social Welfare and Development


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RA 9994 Expanded benefits for senior citizens Reported By: Arra Perez, October 2, 2013

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Republic Act No. 7641 Retirement Pay Law


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Private Pension Schemes Private Pension Schemes in the Philippines: (Regulatory Practices)



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RA 10645 - Senior citizens automatic members ng PhilHealth - Senior citizens awtomatiko nang miyembro ng PhilHealth

Good news para sa mga senior citizen. May bagong batas na nag-uutos na awtomatikong gawing miyembro ng PhilHealth ang mga may edad 60 pataas. Nagpa-Patrol si Adrian Ayalin. TV Patrol, Nobyembre 12, 2014, Miyerkules Nov 12, 2014


Do we have sufficient health benefits for the senior citizens?

Watch this report of Lala Roque about Lola Nora who is suffering from poverty and illness. What can PhilHealth give to senior citizens like Lola Nora? Nov 18, 2014

Shelley F. de la Vega

Filipino Elderly Week: How to take good care of the elderly

Senior Citizen Benefits and Person With Disability Privileges in the Philippines

Seniors’ pension to be delivered at your doorstep

The DSWD is adopting this scheme to make it more convenient for our older persons who have difficulty in traveling. Likewise, by delivering their pensions right to their doorsteps, they can save on transportation expenses in going to payout venues.

DSWD starts home delivery of social pension
November 03,2016

August 02, 2016

Ruel G. Lucentales
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Elderly Care

Climbing 'Mount EDSA'

In a CNN Philippines interview, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority defended the construction of the footbridge, which was criticized for its potential risks and lack of consideration for senior citizens and persons with disability. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia admitted that it wasn't designed for everyone – "only for the healthy."

Time for senior citizens to fight for our rights
Rafael E. Evangelista September 24, 2015

'It is about time that the young be taught to sit, listen and learn once again at the footsteps of the wise and the experienced'
We must fight against the growing pernicious culture in this country of "copy-catting" the western world's practice of putting its senior citizens out to pasture simply because they have reached their 60s.


'Isandaan,' dokumentaryo ni Kara David with English subtitles
GMA Public Affairs May 22, 2019
Ano nga ba ang sikreto sa mahabang buhay? Sa bayan ng Narvacan sa Ilocos Sur, siyam na lola rito ay mga centenarian awardee, o mga senior citizen na nasa 100-taong gulang na ang edad. Binisita sila ni Kara David upang alamin kung ano ang pakiramdam ng mabuhay ng isang siglo.
Pagdating sa Dulo
ABS-CBN News Sep 11, 2019
The video features the story of 68-year-old Nelson Ermino, who has thrived selling ice cream along the busy streets of Malabon City since his wife and daughter left him behind. Tatay Nelson shares the burden of being alone at such an old age and how he yearns for feeling the warmth of his own family. The program also introduces 80-year-old Angeles Garcia, who finds a sense of family with her cats. Nanay Angie narrates how she has been facing life alone with a positive outlook following the passing of her parents and husband. Lastly, the program tackles the need to provide special care and support to Tatay Nelson, Nanay Angie, and around eight million other senior citizens in the country, many of whom are left behind by their own families.
Oct 16, 2015
ELDERLY, HUNGRY & HOMELESS: THEIR GOLDEN YEARS….Why do they have to beg? Where are their children? Living on the street, often sick and disabled….Who will take care of them? We want to help. Do you? More about: Contact us: - Please share. Thanks!
Meet hardworking lolo, lola in Los Baños
Rene Mojado is already 82 years old, but he still drives a jeepney to and from the UP Los Baños campus. By his side all day is his wife Aida, 76.
Under the scorching heat of the sun, Rene Mojado and his wife Aida traverse a busy road at the University of the Philippines Los Baños to earn a living.
Despite old age, crocheter works hard to make a living
Aug 12, 2017
Nanay Ely is one of the hundreds of Filipino senior indigents who are still working despite old age.

Manila requires fast food restaurants to hire seniors, PWDs
March 07, 2020
Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'
Elderly abandonment
May 20, 2017
Failon Ngayon tackles the problem of elderly abandonment and GRACES officials expose concerns with the poorly maintained amenities of their facility.
Philippines grapples with care for elderly

In the Philippines, relatives are expected to look after family until they pass away - making the idea of rest homes for the elderly a foreign concept. But that is now changing and as Marga Ortigas reports, there's growing concern over how many of the country's 7 million elderly are being left to fend for themselves. Sep 29, 2015
Care for the Elderly, Davao city
2 videos Jan 18, 2013 and Mar 28, 2013
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Pangarap ni Lola
Jan 14, 2019
"Mission Possible" introduces Lola Conchita Tolosa, a sidewalk shoe repairer from San Juan City who continues to work hard for her family. Lola Conchita recalls her dream to become a teacher, and explains why she had to stop her studies.


Who needs the SSS?
The Social Security System (SSS) is the Philippines' private sector social insurance system and pension program for retirees. While around two-thirds of its members are regular employees who supposedly get the minimum wage, at least 4.4 million members are voluntary contributors from the informal sector who only pay the minimum premium and therefore get the minimum benefits.

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What are the symptoms of andropause?

If you are already in your 40s or above, do you easily get irritated and tired? Maybe you are already experiencing andropause.

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Living Arrangements Living Arrangements of the Elderly in the Philippines

Socorro D. Abejo

Demographic and Social Statistics Division
Household Statistics Department, National Statistics Office

Nutritional Status An Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Selected Filipino Urban Elderly
Contributed by MPE de Guzman, ZV. Narciso, RLana, M Adriano, C Magsaysay, J Magbitang and MRA Pedro
The Kamanggagawa Foundation Inc. is a Manila-based non-profit organization which seeks to improve the quality of life of the indigent, especially the elderly, the disabled, the sick, and the fatherless
Missionaries of Charity Home for Abandoned/Neglected Elderly

"The DeSales University group conducted various acts of mercy at the home for the abandoned and neglected elderly at Tayuman, Manila. The home is managed by the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity

Blessed Family Homecare Facilty

#71 Jersey Street, Toro Hills, Proj.8, Quezon City, Philippines

Malls, Sari-sari stores and Market culture - etc. general
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Malls - etc.

Sari-sari store - etc.

Markets - Stalls - etc.

Online 'buy-sell' - Etc.

Be a Consumers, Laws, Rights, Unions - Etc.

Palamig Business

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Malls, Sari-sari stores and Market culture
The Philippine Culture of Tingi
January 7, 2013 Apol Danganan
Tingi-tingi culture is a way that small shops in the Philippines respond to the economic parameters of their community. Find out more about this cultural adaption.
You run out of cigarettes and you badly want to smoke but you are at home and too lazy to go to the supermarket. What would you do?

Understanding the “tingi” culture
In Philippine markets, it is possible to buy cooking oil by the cup. In Philippine neighborhood sari-sari (literally, variety) stores, it is possible to buy cigarettes by the stick, shampoo and coffee by the sachet, garlic in packs containing as few as four cloves or peppercorns in packs equal to about a teaspoonful.

The Video: The Pinoy 'tingi-tingi' culture
GMA Public Affairs July 10, 2021
Ever wondered how the 'tingi-tingi' mentality started in the Philippines? Find out in this video!

Don’t fall for fake deals: How to protect yourself from bogus online purchases
Oct 2, 2020

With more people turning to online purchases during the pandemic, here are some tips to avoid getting scammed.

Malls - etc.

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SM Supermalls

owned by SM Prime Holdings, is a chain of shopping malls in the Philippines, comprising around 55 malls located across the country.

SM Mall of Asia - SM MOA

a shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay, near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay, and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).
Owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall chain owner and developer in the Philippines, it has a land area of 42 hectares, a gross floor area of approximately 406,962 square metres, and attracts a daily average foot traffic of about 200,000 people

SM Seaside City Cebu

Guide for Real Estate, Shopping, Restaurants and Nightlife.
The fourth largest mall in the world!

Where to go and what to do in SM Seaside City Cebu.

Look also HERE

Abreeza Mall

a large shopping mall complex located at J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada in Davao City

Look also HERE

Sari-sari store - etc.

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Sari-sari store

A sari-sari store is a convenience store found in the Philippines. The word sari-sari is Tagalog meaning "variety". Such stores form an important economic and social location in a Filipino community. It is present in almost all neighborhoods, sometimes even in every street. Most sari-sari stores are privately owned shops and are operated inside the shopkeeper's house.

Empowering Sari-Sari Stores

The Sari-Sari Stores are vital assets in the local economy. We perceive these small business people as "heroes" of the Micro-economy at the grassroots of our society

Magna Kultura Foundation has been organizing outreach seminar programs designed to educate retail store owners and store-keepers with basic business skills. Most of the vendors are “un-schooled” in business enterprise management.

The Filipino Sari-Sari Store
Hazel Jean Malapit

Markets - stalls

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Beginner tips for Christmas shopping in Divisoria
Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos November 10, 2017

First time to shop in Divisoria? here's a quick guide for you!
Divisoria in Manila has always been known to be the haven for cheap finds – wholesale or retail. Every day, thousands flock to the area, just to bag what they need – either for reselling or personal purchases. In here, you can find almost anything – clothes, shoes, home decors, costumes, party needs, fruits and vegetables, and more.

Muni Market

At MUNI, we encourage people to think critically, to ask questions about the things they buy, the food they eat, the way they get around, and make changes in their lifestyle to live more mindfully everyday.
MUNI comes from the Filipino word “muni-muni“, which means to think, ponder, muse, or reflect.


a type of public market and usually composed of several dozen stalls arranged in rows under a shared roof. Management is usually by the local governmental units whose jurisdiction encompasses the physical location of the markets.

Carbon Market: A Hundred Years of Trading
The oldest and largest public market in Cebu City - Carbon Market - is a vibrant conglomeration of all types of vendors and goods. The market has also become a major tourist destination, mainly because it offers choices of inexpensive souvenirs and is easily accessible as it is located in the downtown area of Cebu City
The Badjao - Sitangkai, Tawi Tawi

A few floating market. One of the liveliest but least known of them is the one kilometer marine causeway at Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.

The Video Sitangkai Documentary in the album Tawi-Tawi in the album Great Places to visit

Sitangakai town, located on Sitangkai Island, is situated in very shallow water on the huge Tumindao Reef


'Malatapay' livestock market in the Visayas
Oct 3, 2015

Tatay Gerry tries his luck in the largest livestock market in the Visayas region: Malatapay. He hopes to sell his only carabao so he can send money to his daughter who's the first member of their family to go to college.

Online 'buy-sell' - Etc.

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DTI backs passage of bill protecting Filipino online consumers
September 4, 2020 Richa Noriega

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) backed on Thursday the immediate passage of the “Internet Transactions Act” to protect online consumers.


Internet connection in convenience stores?
Jun 30, 2016
Consumers, Law and Rights - Etc.

Consumer Unions, Foundations, Associations - etc.

IMPORTANT: Look also

Laws, Business, Import, Export

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BTRCB Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer protection, BTRCB
is committed to develop an environment where there exists an empowered and responsible consumer sector.

Nelsie Marketing
Look as pdf HERE

The Videos - Remark this is an album in the album RA 7394 - Consumer Act of the Philippines
An intro to the Consumer Act of the Philippines
Jun 19, 2015
RA 7394 - Consumer Act of the Philippines by/ Nelsie Marketing
The Consumer Act of the Philippines. Aug 23, 2015


No more expiry dates for gift checks after Duterte signs new law
December 29, 2017

The Gift Check Act also prohibits issuers from refusing to honor the unused value, credit, or balance stored in the GCs

Republic Act 10962 or the Gift Check Act of 2017


Laws on Product Warranty
Dec 16, 2017

The weak implementation of the country’s laws on product warranty.


A Country Report by:
Assistant Director Jaime Lasaro L. Olmos
Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection
Department of Trade and Industry

The Eight Basic Consumer Rights

the Videos:

The Eight Basic Consumer Rights
Sep 2, 2015 by/Gregory Louis Magbanua
RA - 7394 Know your consumer rights
Philippines UNCUT Oct 25, 2012
How government protects consumers
Health A/sec Bernie Flores and Rod Marcelino discuss with Trade Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya how government protects consumers against unfair traders and below-standard or defective products. Oct 27, 2012

Remark these are albums in the album RA 7394 - Consumer Act of the Philippines


Getting into the business of school supplies

Selling school and office supplies are almost as stable as food because people continuously purchase these items. Probably even better because these are not perishable. But what are the ins and outs of getting into this type of business to make it sustainable and ride the wave of ever changing times? Aug 16, 2015

Remark: DTI monitors prices, quality of school supplies
Consumers can report overpricing retailers by calling DTI Direct 751-3330 or 0917-834-3330.

Magna Carta Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers

Consumers Union of the Philippines, CUP

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

CUP´s Facebook



Culture: Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Divorce, "Live-in" - Etc.
Traditional and in some Ethnic, Indigenous and Tribal Groups
and between a Filipino - Filipina and a foreigner

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


This section can't stand alone Look HERE and:

Migrant life in Middle East and in ASEAN e.g China, Hong Kong, Japan

Human Rights - Abuse - Trafficking

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

Muslim Laws - Codes and Rules - Etc. e.g.
Muslim Marriage - Polygamy - Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?

Sexuality - etc. - The age of consent


and these below sections:

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

Filipino-Chinese, Japanese, Indian Wedding Rituals

"Open" relationship

Divorce - Annulment of Marriage - Breakup - Etc.

Wedding Gowns examples

Child Spouses - Early Marriage

The Pope's statements on family - etc.


Citizenship - Residence permission - Passport in the Philippines

Paperwork - Registrations - Certificates - Licenses - Etc.

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Report of Marriage, birth etc.
Registration of marriage

Very good instructions about getting married and all the paperwork

Look as pdf HERE or as Video


Very good instructions about getting married and all the paperwork

Look as pdf HERE or as Video

Report of Marriage of MUSLIM FILIPINOS





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. Aug 22, 2014



Future of Dating: Forming Bonds in Isolation
May 23, 2020 ANC 24/7

We take a look at how people have found a way to make new connections at this time and what the future of dating will look like with Bumble.

Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined
Isabel Salvosa May 24, 2020
Is this truly the worst time to be single?


‘Online in love’
Feb 11, 2017

Susuriin ni Jay Taruc ang konsepto ng dating sa social media sites. Makikilala niya ang iba’t ibang tao na nakatagpo at nasawi sa pag-ibig sa modernong paraan na ito ng dating o panliligaw.

Love, lust, and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee
Treena Orchard, Western University August 03, 2019
Using a feminist dating app in a patriarchal world is messy, but also fascinating for what it reveals about sexuality, gender, and power in the digital dating univers

Who Should Text First After A Date? Here Are The Dating Rules
Sonya Schwartz

Have you been on your first date and are now unsure whether to text him first or wait until he texts you? The can be one of the most exciting times but also the most anxious times of your life.


How Filipinos say 'I love you'
Feb 15, 2017
How do Filipinos express their love for one another?
On Valentine's Day, February 14, MovePH crowdsourced the different ways Filipinos say "I love you." There are more than 150 languages in the Philippines. That's more than 150 ways to express love.
Here are some contributions from our Movers across the country - from the Ilocano's "Ay-ayaten ka" to the Hiligaynon's "Palangga ta gid ka."

14 Regional languages of love on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2021 Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Is saying “I love you” or “Mahal kita” not enough to express your feelings to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day?
If the answer is yes, why not express your love in a special and unique way by using these regional languages.

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

Lonely Hearts Club scam

Online scammers will take your money and leave you broke and heartbroken

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 the article as pdf HERE

How do I avoid filipina online dating scams?

Chat Girls

the Videos

Scam and Indentity theft

Romance Scams in the WORLD

Remark these are albums in the album Scams & Indentity theft

OFW loses P600,000 in Facebook romance scam
Rambo Talabong October 01, 2018

For an overseas Filipino worker, what started as infatuation on Facebook ended with extortion

Void Marriages

Is marriage by indigenous law legal or illegal?
Mary Ann Manja Bayang


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


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 .....

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


Church Requirements for Mixed Marriages
Gladys Pinky Tolete


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.



"Former" National Statistics Office (NSO) now PSA

Look about the possibility to get help from NSO

Look also HERE


NSO Birth Certificate Delivery - Remark videos both in English and Tagalog in the album

Have your NSO Certificates in just 2-4 days. Call NSO Birth Certificate Delivery (02) 737-1111 now! Available 24/7. Nationwide coverage.

Visit the facebook


Civil registry: Update blank entries in birth certificate

The Manila Civil Registry reminds everyone to be alert in fixing their documents such as birth certificates.

Aug 31, 2014

A Guide on Living after Marriage

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!

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


Marriage to a Filipino citizen and spousal sponsorship to Canada

Look the full description of the video

Getting Married in The Republic of The Philippines

Look also 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.

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

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
Shakira Sison 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).

When OFWs come home
Shakira Sison 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

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

Dances - Indigenous - tribal traditions

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

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

We have been married for 30 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" 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?

  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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.


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



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 Philippines to live with a DANE in DENMARK since 2019!

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

Modern Filipino families: How does the state protect them?
Patty Pasion September 29, 2017

A family life expert says the Family Code should be more inclusive of non-traditional family setups, like single parenthood, live-in arrangements, blended families, and LGBTQ relationships

IN CHARTS: Most Filipinos still marry before 30
Ralf Rivas September 23, 2018

Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.
Are you a millennial and have been frequently getting invites from friends or colleagues for wedding ceremonies? Well, you are not alone

The Ultimate Guide to Girls in the Philippines
August 18, 2014 Matt Forney

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

The Anti-Mail-Order Bride Law - Republic Act No. 6955

the Video Philippines Doesn’t Limit Human Trafficking

The Philippine congress enacted Republic Act 6955 - the Anti-Mail-Order Bride Law.

Remark this is an album in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Top 10 Facts About Mail-Order Brides

the Laws


Filipinas are cute mini Latinas, 5 Reasons why you fall in love in Philippine girls
Nomad TV Jan 10, 2019


Do Filipinas like foreigner guys?
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

How to Spot Scammers in Filipina Dating Sites?

Filipina Scammer Test

The basics of the Filipina Chat Scam


How do you define romance?
Feb 13, 2017

Most of the millennials, or those ages 18-34, are fond of expressing their affection toward other people. We see them often sharing statuses, photos or videos about their "relationship goals" on social media, while others share their sentiments about break-ups or why they opt to stay single. (Tovya Kaiko Galeon, USJ-R Intern/SunStar Philippines)


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


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

Long Distance Relationship
Feb 13, 2017

Johnliz Temphanne Nillas and Arvin Mari Carreon have been together for four years. Both of them are seafarers, and for them, their profession is what made the distance between not an issue.


Loving beyond distance, differences
Feb 14, 2017

This Valentine's Day, SunStar asked some couples on how they make their relationship strong, and here are their answers.
(Pia Noreen Bilar/SunStar Philippines)


Dwarf couple proves true love exists
Feb 13, 2017

For two decades now, Aling Josie Matias and Mang Boy Matias raise their three children with love despite of the condition of dwarfism.


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
Filipino-Foreign romances

Why have a foreign partner in the first place?

Answers, questions about Filipinos engaging in a romantic relationship with foreigners.
Jan 18, 2013 & Jan 18, 2013 Remark both part 1 & 2 are in one video
Online Dating Dec 1, 2012

Love, lust, and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee
Treena Orchard, Western University August 03, 2019
Using a feminist dating app in a patriarchal world is messy, but also fascinating for what it reveals about sexuality, gender, and power in the digital dating univers

Is Ghosting a “Millennial” Thing?
High school relationships

Can a high school romance withstand the pressures of university life? May 31, 2014
Student-teacher relationships

a topic that may or may not involve a large age gap but is still considered quite controversial. Nov 8, 2013
Age gap. Are you too old or too young for your partner? Jan 25, 2013
Long Distance Relationships. Can long distance relationships really work? Mar 29, 2014
Cougar-cub relationships. Curious about Cougar-cub relationships? Feb 1, 2013
Panliligaw. Is courtship still a thing among Filipinos? Aug 16, 2014
First love - Feb 15, 2013 and

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

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

Breaking Up Oct 20, 2012
Love on the rebound. 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".

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

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

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

Talk about infidelity with questions from you! SEP 08, 2012

'Bawal ma-fall': The golden rules of a friends-with-benefits setup
Nov 6, 2021 Steph Arnaldo
Have you ever been in – or at least, heard of – a friends-with-benefits setup? It's not having a friend who provides you with free food or money (if only); rather, it's having that one person who can satisfy your sexual needs at any time, and vice versa.

Look the Video Friends with benefits Dec 14, 2012 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.


Courtship and Marriage:
Traditional or modern courtship? 'Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi' by Alexa Villano August 18, 2018

Sue Ramirez, Markus Paterson, and Jameson Blake share their thoughts on courtship

Filipino Customs and Traditions: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage

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

Filipino Wedding Traditions Style
Common Filipino wedding day beliefs
Nuptial ceremony

Marriage and wedding customs in the Philippines - Wikipedia

Typical Filipino Courtship and Marriage

9 Filipino Pre Wedding Rituals

Filipino Wedding Traditions
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
Lindy Williams


The Troy Philippines Culture Blog

The harana and other filipino courtship/marriage traditions

Filipino Courtship - Tradition - Harana vs. Modern
The Filipino way of courtship is probably among the most romantic in the world.


A glimpse of the Filipino tradition HARANA - Then and Now

the Video

Philippine Opera Company's Harana

Look the full description of the video

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

and the articles:

About the Music of Harana
What is Harana?
Florante Aguilar/Filipinas Magazine

The Vanishing “Harana” in Cavinti


Modernong harana, handog ng PHLPost ngayong Valentine's Day
Feb 12, 2017

"Sabi sa kanta... Uso pa ba ang harana? Well sa Philippine Postal Corporation o PHLPost, mayroon silang pakulong ganyan ngayong Valentine's Day!

Remark this is an album in the album Philippine Postal Corporation


Filipino courtship: then and now

and Filipino Courtship before and NOW 2012

Courtship in the Philippines today

Look this IMPORTANT article

Ilonggo traditional courtship, wedding rites

Traditional Filipino Courting Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

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

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.


TADEK - Courtship and Wedding Rites of Nueva Era

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...

On Being Chosen as Ninong or Ninang

godfather - godmother

Interfaith Marriages


Mixed marriages

Women and early marriage

Both: Tingting Cojuangco

Sacraments - Matrimony - Interfaith Marriage Threads

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.

Online petition launched: Stop child marriage in PH
May 11, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

Stop Child Marriage
Multi-sector groups have joined forces to press for the abolition of child marriage in the Philippines.


Girls Not Brides

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.


Look the full description of the video HERE
A mother’s wish to end child marriage
Mar 14, 2017
Save the Children visits Min, a 9-year-old indigenous girl. Her mother doesn’t want Min to experience forced early marriage like she did. Instead, she wants Min to finish school.

Remark these are albums in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Look also HERE and

Legal age of marriage

Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.




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


How to dress up an intimate wedding
Jun 15, 2021 ANC 24/7

Despite quarantine restrictions forcing events like weddings to scale down, event styling remains crucial as these provide a magical backdrop to your special day.


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


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

So you STILL want to marry a Filipina


5 things to prepare before marrying a filipina

Mira K

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

Dresses, clothes etc.

Filipino - Costumes & Dresses

Kasalan, Filipino Wedding

Jose 'Pitoy' Moreno, Asia's Fashion Czar has 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 this important article

Wedding Culture and Superstitions
Wedding Tradition and Beliefs Wedding Tradition and Beliefs
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.
Ilonggo traditional courtship, wedding rites and marriage

Filipino-Chinese, Japanese, Indian Wedding Rituals

Look also below Other ethnic Cultural centers in the Philippines

go to overview


Chinese Marriage and Wedding

Chinese tea ceremony wedding

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

Wedding Guide for Your Chinese Wedding

look also HERE

Look about Filipino Chinese

A Guide to the Filipino-Chinese Wedding Rituals
Jonathan Dionisio

Wedding Guide to Ceremony - Buddhist Wedding Traditions

Buddhism in the Philippines

Wedding Guide to Traditional Hindu Wedding

Hinduism in the Philippines

Live-in” & Open relationship

go to overview

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.

Divorce - Annulment of Marriage - Breakup - Etc.


Remark most of the Videos in this section are in the album: Divorce, Annulment, Legal Separation and Breakup

go to overview

Important to read for a divorced who want to be remarried:

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.

Bill legalizing absolute divorce gets nod of Lower House panel
August 17, 2021Ben Rosario
The bill legalizing absolute divorce in the country hurdled committee approval on Tuesday, August 17 and is headed for the second time for plenary delbierations in the House of Representatives.

Oppositors confident 'unconstitutional' divorce bill will not get Lower House nod
August 19, 2021 Ben Rosario
A senior House of Representatives officials sees no chance for the divorce bill to win approval in the House of Representatives even if the process of passage is fasttracked by the chamber.

Lower House officials slam committee approval, 'planned railroading' of divorce bill
August 18, 2021 Ben Rosario
Deputy Speaker and Buhay Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza on August 18 bewailed the alleged plans in the House of Representatives to railroad the passage of the highly controversial absolute divorce bill following its committee approval on Tuesday.

CBCP official saddened by passage of divorce bill
August 18, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The House Committee on Population and Family Relations’ approval of the divorce bill saddened an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Important to read for Foreigners

Allowing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines?

Grounds for Annulment of Marriage in the Philippines
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.”


Getting unmarried
CNN Sep 19, 2019
Join Pia Hontiveros as she puts newsmakers On The Record.

The Millennial Way: How do you handle a breakup?
Feb 13, 20

Most of the millennials, or those ages 18-34, are fond of expressing their affection toward other people. We see them often sharing statuses, photos or videos about their "relationship goals" on social media, while others share their sentiments about break-ups or why they opt to stay single. (Tovya Kaiko Galeon, USJ-R Intern/SunStar Philippines)

How to get annulled
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.

download the poster in full size HERE

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


Annulment and Legal Separation
Feb 15, 2020 ABS-CBN News
"Failon Ngayon" elaborates annulment and legal separation in the Philippines with the help of family law expert Atty. Claire Castro. Atty. Castro talks about psychological incapacity as a ground for the annulment of a couple in the Philippines.
The process of annulment - Oo, tapos Ayoko!
ABS-CBN News March 8, 2020
Family law expert Atty. Lorna Kapunan explains the complicated and strenuous process of annulment in the Philippines.


Annulment & Legal Separation
Jun 5, 2014

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


Annulment of marriage Philippine style
Atty. Mark Tolentino Jul 11, 2013


Annulment in the Philippines
Aug 19, 2017
Failon Ngayon presents why marriage ends up with annulment and how it works in the Philippines.


Marriage, Annulment & Divorce in the Catholic Church

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

The difference between divorce and an annulment

Declaration of Nullity of Marriage in the Philippines


What is the Process of Annulment in the Philippines?

Who Needs Divorce

Charmian K. Gloria

  ANALYSIS: Getting a foreign divorce recognized in the Philippines
Jun 28 30, 2021 Joanne GoFrancesco Britanico
A foreign divorce can only be recognized if one of the spouses was a foreigner at the time of the divorce. In all other situations, a foreign divorce cannot be recognized in the Philippines
Part 2: ANALYSIS: More advice on recognizing foreign divorce in 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

Allowing Absolute Divorce in the Philippines?

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

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.”

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

Drag Queens

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The Story of the Filipino: Drag Queens
CNN Philippines Oct 22, 2021

In the last few years, drag performances have grown in popularity in the Philippines, and all over the world. Drag queens Vinzon Booc known as "Lady Gagita" and Katkat Dasalla known as "Captivating Katkat" share how they've adapted to the pandemic on The Story of the Filipino.

Muslim culture general & laws

with these sections:

Index - etc.

Muslim Law - Codes & Rules e.g. about Polygamy

Sharia - etc.

Mosques etc.

Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals - Etc.

OFW policy and OFWs Migrant life in Middle East e.g. Iraq - Libya - UAE - Kuwait - Qatar - Saudi Arabia


Child Spouses - Early Marriage


Human Rights - Abuse - Trafficking

go to main-overview

Index - etc.

go to overview

Shariff Muhammed Kabungsuwan
was the first Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines. A native of Johore in Maritime Southeast Asia, Kabungsuwan re-settled in Mindanao in the Philippines where he preached Islam to the native tribes around the region.

Look also HERE


Muslim Filipinos and Islam

MAP: Islam in the Philippines
Michael Bueza July 17, 2015
Islam is the Philippines' second largest religion. See its reach not only in Mindanao but also in other provinces.

Muslims still face discrimination, human rights violations
March 21, 2021 Ben Rosario

AnakMindanao Partylist Rep. Amihilda Sangcopan made this observation during the recent launching of the Task Force Bantay Bangsamoro that coincided with the 53rd anniversary of the Jabidah massacre and the observance of the Bangsamoro Week.

Line of succession of the Sultans of Sulu of the Modern Era
February 26, 2013

List of sultans of Sulu

The Royal Hashemite Sultanate of Sulu and Sabah

Jamalul Kiram III


Breaking barriers: More than just Muslims
Yes, they are Muslims, but not just. They are doctors, professors, artists, fathers, mothers, and everyday Filipinos. These are some of their stories. Uploaded on Jul 18, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album Muslim culture & Mosques in the Philippines

A group of girls in colorful hijabs and long skirts are laughing in the middle of a parking lot. One of them is wearing sunglasses. Another arrives donning a leather jacket over her long sleeves. They call one another sisters, even us, although we are not of the same faith. One of the women, Jannah Valdez, asks Rappler: “Takot ba kayo sa amin? Akala niyo ba terrorista kami?” “Are you afraid of us? Do you think we are terrorists?”


Justin Richmond on the radicalization of Marawi
May 24, 2017
Rappler talks to Justin Richmond, founder and executive director of impl. project and former US Army special operations team leader in the southern Philippines, focusing on stabilization, counterinsurgency, and information operations.
Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake-up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

Look the Videos in HD HERE

Part 1: Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage, and push it out of these trading zones

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Moro-Filipinas are often independent of their men, assertive, vocal, see the hijab as just another way of projecting their identity, and definitely, are major players in the locality.

Both by Patricio N. Abinales June 07 - 10, 2017

World Assembly of Muslim Youth - Philippines

Muslim Laws - Codes and Rules - Etc.

go to overview

Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines



A Primer on the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines
The Legal Impediments to the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines (full text)
Anshari P. Ali

Islamic Family Law

Equality in the Family is Necessary

Equality in the Family is Necessary - Equality in the Family is Possible

The Code of Muslim Personal Laws is a special law for Muslims enacted through a Presidential Decree at the height of the Moro rebellion in the 1970s. All of the other national laws, including criminal law, apply to Muslim Filipinos along with the rest of the population.

Kafala System

Understanding Kafala: An archaic law at cross purposes with modern development

Kafala was "supposed to be a good system that makes it incumbent upon nationals to look after non-nationals.” Today it's a tool of extreme exploitation and oppression.

Duterte seeks abolition of Kafala system: ‘The Filipino is not a slave to anyone anywhere’
April 20, 2021 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has called for the abolition of the Kafala or sponsorship system for migrant workers, saying it was “unjust” and “exploitative.”


The Video: 'Kafala system' luluwagan na ng Saudi Arabia
Nov 10, 2020 CNN Philippines
Ano nga ba ang epekto sa mga Filipino worker ng pagluluwag ng 'kafala' system sa Saudi Arabia? Makakapanayam natin si Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola.


Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa

The Video Republic Act 9177, Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa?

FAST FACTS: Eid al-Fitr
Nigel Tan June 05, 2019
As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr

In pandemic-time Eid’l Fitr, Muslim Filipinos linked by acts of kindness
May 13, 2021 Mara Cepeda

Vice President Leni Robredo said the observance of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic serves as a reminder that Muslim Filipinos belong to a community bound together by acts of “kindness, justice, and collective resolve.

Eid'l Fitr a reminder that 'we are a community'
May 13, 2021 Roy Mabasa
Despite the constraints brought by the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, Vice President Leni Robredo called on all the Muslims in the country and around the world to cherish the bonds of being a “community” as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr or the feast that marks the end of a period of fasting.


the album Filipino Muslims' Eid'l Fitr

Amina Rasul-Bernardo on Eid'l Fitr during the pandemic
May 13, 2021
Rappler news editor Paterno Esmaquel II talks to Amina Rasul-Bernardo, president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, about the observance of Eid'l Fitr during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the problems faced by Muslims in the Philippines.
What is Eid’l Fitr? Islamic expert explains
Rappler Jun 4, 2019
Dr Jamel Cayamodin, assistant professor at the UP Institute of Islamic Studies, explains the Muslim feast of Eid’l Fitr
Filipino Muslims in Eid’l Fitr Festival
Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan
Jun 4, 2019
Filipino Muslims celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, the feast of Eid'l Fitr, which marks the end of their monthlong fasting called the Ramadan. Paterno Esmaquel reports

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Muslim Marriage - Polygamy - Early Marriage - Divorce

Code of Muslim Personal Laws in the Philippines, concerning family law and institutions Polygamy, nikah, divorce, paternity, filiation, nafaqah, registration, succession, and constitution and jurisdiction of shari'ah courts

Remark: There´s still Early Marriage: Marriage Age: minimum marriage age 15 years for males and puberty for females, female is presumed to have attained puberty at 15 years; Sharia District Court may authorise marriage of female between 12 and 15 years if she has attained puberty.

Don´t do it and putting lives at risk - Look the rules

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.

Misyar marriage
(Arabic: نكاح المسيار‎, romanized: nikah al-misyar or more often زواج المسيار zawaj al-misyar "traveller's marriage") is a type of marriage contract in Sunni Islam. The husband and wife thus joined are able to renounce some marital rights such as living together, the wife's rights to housing and maintenance money (nafaqa), and the husband's right to home-keeping and access. The practice is often used in some Islamic countries to give a legal recognition to behavior that might otherwise be considered adulterous via temporary, contractual marriages.

‘Marriage without strings’
Agence France-Presse July 04, 2021
The practice, usually a temporary alliance in which the wife waives some conventional marriage rights such as cohabitation and financial support, has been legally permitted in Saudi, the conservative Muslim kingdom for decades.

Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?


Born Muslim or not?

The children of a Muslim male are regarded as Muslim by Islām even if the mother is non-Muslim (kāfir)

In Islam, one of the requirements of a mixed marriage is that the mother is allowed to follow her own religious practice but the children are to be raised as Muslims. Look the article

Religious upbringing of children in Muslim-Christian marriages

Philippines says Muslim veil directive only a request

Sharia - etc.

go to overview

Courts for Muslims

A Primer on The Philippine Shari’a Courts


(Arabic شريعة, "way" or "path") is the sacred law of Islam.

Why Sharia Law MUST be Opposed

Read about Bibi Aisha on the original photo by Jodi Bieber HERE and HERE or both as 1 pdf HERE

NO to Political Islam, YES to Human Rights

The problem for all of us is how to oppose the violations of human rights inherent in the Sharia - One law for all – equality before the law – for Muslims and non-Muslims, for men and women alike, must be the answer.

Aisha is now living in the U.S. undergoing a long process of reconstructive surgery and healing.

What is sharia law and what version of it is the Taliban likely to implement?
Aug 26, 2021 Zuleyha Keskin, Mehmet Ozalp, The Conversation

Why does Islamic law appear to have a medieval flavor and appear backwards when it is implemented in modern times? There are five main reasons.

House Bill 6337: Creation of Shari’a courts in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, ARMM and major cities

Look the text and the Congress Journal

Bicam approves creation of Shari'ah High Court in Bangsamoro
Mara Cepeda July 12, 2018
Under the proposed Bangsamoro justice system, Shari'ah or Islamic law would only be applicable to Muslims. But non-Muslims may volunteer to submit to the jurisdiction of Shari'ah courts.

Terrorism has a Name - Wahhabism
Wahhabi extremism gaining a hold in Mindanao

Look ref.: HERE and HERE

and more about Wahhabism HERE


Look also List of Muslim Mosques in Manila area

go to overview


look also HERE and HERE

Masjid al-Dahab or The Golden Mosque

situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.

Taluksangay Mosque

look also HERE


Old Mosques and New Mosques

Remark this is an album in the album Muslim culture & Mosques in the Philippines

Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals, - Etc.


go to overview

Look much more about rituals in the different tribes HERE

Remember - IMPORTANT - Read FIRST:

Dating - Wedding - Marriage to a Filipino - Filipina AND HumanRights

Interfaith Marriages


Mixed marriages

Women and early marriage

Both By Tingting Cojuangco



PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS" 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

Remark this is an album in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Girls Not Brides

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.


Too young to marry
Mara Cepeda September 01, 2019

When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew. Fatima learns her relatives have sealed her marriage to a stranger 8 years her senior. And her mother Isha – a child bride herself – was powerless to stop it
She was 14 years old. In 7 months, Fatima will be a mother. The child will be born after she turns 15
Anywhere else in the Philippines, young people like Fatima are permitted by the Family Code to marry only after reaching the age of 18. Muslim minors are an exception. Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083 , or the Code of Muslim Personal Laws, allows Filipino Muslim males the right to marry at the age of 15. Muslim females, provided they have begun menstruating, are allowed to marry as young as 12, provided there is permission from their male guardian, or wali. Look - download this great article AND The Video in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.: Sep 11, 2019, ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’

Bangsamoro body tackles child marriage: Legal, yes; but moral?
Fate Colobong, Jane Bautista January 31, 2021
A commission working to protect women and children from gender-based violence in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao has a chance to introduce reforms
Imagine a girl barely into her teens being married to a 48-year-old man.
Photos posted online show a wedding ceremony on Oct. 22, 2020, between Abdukrzak Ampatuan, a farmer from the municipality of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, and a 13-year-old who will henceforth tend to his children from previous marriages.

Married at 14
January 15, 2020
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic.


in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

WATCH: Bill ending child marriage inches forward in Congress
January 07, 2020

Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.

Muslims in the Philippines Questions - Response about:
passport – marriage registration – conversion to Islam – Muslim wedding ceremony – unemployment – Muslims in Mindanao – Muslims in Manila
What do Muslims believe about insurance?
Huda, Guide

IMPORTANT Read also the links in the article

Look the article as pdf HERE


Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims

Warning - IMPORTANT!

For a NON-Muslim it´s very important to read and hear from other about their experience bad - good in such a marriage for both them and children, ALSO IN POLYGAMY, and get accept from own family of such a marriage, before he - she accept dating - marriage. THINK, THINK and THINK!

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!

Our advice DON´T DO IT - DON´T JOIN SUCH AN INTERFAITH MARRIAGE - RELATIONSHIP between MUSLIM faith and ALL other kind of religions - faiths and NEVER join an EARLY MARRIAGE - DON´T DO IT!



Warning - IMPORTANT to look for ALL Non-Muslims:

Pope Warns Against Marrying Muslims

Testimonies of Brutal Domestic Abuse  - Cerab's Story

The video is in German language with English subtext

Couragious and confrontative German newsreport on the muslim abuse of women.

Remark this is an album in the sub-album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

The videos HERE

Children Left-Behind Migration and Filipino Children Left-Behind
Melanie M. Reyes


Child Spouses - Early Marriage in Ethnic and Indigenous groups

Early marriage - putting lives at risk

Philippines: Early marriage puts girls at risk

Early Marriage of Muslim Girls

Early and arranged marriages are common practice in Muslim culture in the Philippines

Nurina was 14 when she married Sid, Seven years later, Nurina is a third-year high-school student and a mother of three

Look the article as pdf HERE

2008 National Demographic and Health Survey report
The Islamic Marriage Contract

Required elements for a legal Islamic marriage

A Christian man brutally killed for marrying a Muslim woman

According to a broad consensus religiously sterile, a Muslim woman is formally forbidden to marry a non-Muslim man regardless of his religion, while a Muslim man is allowed to get married to a non Muslim woman, mainly a Christian or a Jew, considered by the Islamic schools as “People of the Book"

FATWA: On Christian Men Marrying Muslim Women
01. May 2016

Islamic marital jurisprudence

Islamic marital practices

Muslim´s Questions and RESPONSE

 Muslim´s Questions & RESPONSE about wedding - marriage

1. What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport? What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport in your married name?

2. Are Filipino nationals married by an Imam in a family house required to register their marriages? What documents must be submitted to register a marriage and obtain a marriage certificate?

3. How does a person convert to Islam during a wedding ceremony? Does the pouring of water on a person’s head signify their conversion to Islam?

4. What are the characteristics of a Muslim wedding ceremony?

5. Are converts to Islam required to do any study before converting? What would a convert to Islam be expected to know about Islam? Would they be expected to know the 5 articles of faith?

Islamic Law vs Human Rights

International Humanist and Ethical Union, I.H.E.U.

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women

which happen in islam countries

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.

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Peculiar Marriage Rite of Some Ethnic Groups e.g.

The Tausug of Mindanao

Tausug Wedding Food

The Power of Sulu

Beyond the Currents - The Power of Sulu

Tausug Marriage Traditions (page 13) by/The Yuchengco Museum

Tausug - Marriage and Family

Tausug - Marriage and Family

Look it as pdf HERE

A Filipino Muslim Royal Wedding
in the Southern Philippines
Photos by  HADER GLANG
Article by  JOHN L. SHINN III
L.A. Zamboanga Times

Look it as pdf HERE

Philippine Muslim, Tausug - Marriages - Courtship - Arranged Marriages - Abduction and Elopement - Weddings and Divorces
on Jolo Island

Look also HERE and HERE

Muslim Marriage Guide

Filipino Wedding Traditions

Arab settlement in the Philippines

Islam in the Philippines


Report of Marriage of MUSLIM FILIPINOS


Rules and Regulations Governing Registration of Acts and Events Concerning Civil Status of Muslim Filipinos
Burial Rituals
Muhammadhusien Kermali,

Look also HERE


Islamic Funeral Rites

Care for the dying, funeral prayers, burial, and mourning

Attending a Muslim Funeral

A Guide for Non-Muslims

Islamic Traditional burial and funeral rituals i UAE

Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism: The case of two Philippine - Borneo Moslem societies (Tausug - Bajau Laut)
by/ T. Kiefer - C. Sather

OFW policy and OFWs Migrant life
e.g. in Middle East e.g. Iraq - Libya - UAE - Kuwait - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - in ASEAN e.g. China, Hong Kong, Japan

This section is archive and will only get very few important updates

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 Door to door service

Organizations - Networks, etc.

Death Penalty

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Philippines orders evacuation of Filipinos in Iraq - Etc.
Sofia Tomacruz January 08, 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs says Alert Level 4 calling for mandatory evacuation has been raised in the country

The Video: Sitwasyon ng mga OFW sa gitna ng tensyon ng airstrikes sa Iraq
Jan 24, 2020 GMA Public Affairs

The Video: OFW sa Iraq, ayaw umuwi ng Pilipinas sa kabila ng tensyon
Jan 24, 2020 GMA Public Affairs

Repatriated OFWs from Middle East may be redeployed to other countries
Mara Cepeda January 21, 2020
The Department of Foreign Affairs also admits its difficulty in convincing OFWs in the Middle East to come home, as their top concern remains to be job security

Iloilo sets up 24/7 help desk for OFWs, families amid tension in Middle East
January 11, 2020
The Operation Bulig Ilonggo help desk will attend to queries and emergency needs of distressed Ilonggo OFWs and their families in crisis areas in the Middle East

DSWD to assist repatriated OFWs from Middle East
Michelle Abad January 10, 2020
Repatriation desks will be set up in airports around the country to receive and assist overseas Filipino workers who will go home

The Video: Labor chief Bello outlines gov't plan for OFWs in Middle East

DBM: Philippines has P1.82 billion for OFW evacuation from Middle East
Aika Rey January 08, 2020
The Philippine government can also tap the P13-billion contingent fund for the evacuation of Filipinos from the Middle East, should the budget be insufficient

Philippine Church urges probe into Filipino deaths in Saudi Arabia
Vatican News 25 June 2020

The Catholic Church of the Philippines has called on the government to investigate the deaths of more than 350 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia, who allegedly died of natural causes

PH diplomat asks families to convince OFWs in Libya to come home
April 20, 2019

‘We understand they are here to provide for their families back home, but the situation here is becoming increasingly dangerous for those who want to stay,’ says Charge d'Affaires Elmer Cato

The Department of Foreign Affairs had started repatriating OFWs from Libya’s largest city last Thursday, April 18

DFA orders evacuation of Filipinos in Tripoli
Paterno Esmaquel II May 01, 2019
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr raises Alert Level 4 in Tripoli and surrounding areas 'due to increased threats' faced by more than 1,000 Filipinos there

200 OFW 'baby cases' in Dubai in Q1 2018
Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times June 26, 2018

The Philippine Consulate General here handled a total of 200 “baby cases” in the first quarter of this year, mostly involving jobless overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have resorted to an affair for survival, but whose partners have run away after getting them pregnant, officials told The Filipino Times.

PH condemns killing of yet another Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait
JC Gotinga December 30, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs notes the 'continuing incidents of violence and abuse' of Filipino domestic workers in the Middle Eastern country

The Video: Deployment ban to Kuwait a 'possibility' after OFW death: labor chief
ABS-CBN News Dec 31, 2019
Filipino authorities are working to repatriate the remains of the victim, Jeanelyn Villavende from Nuralla, South Cotabato. Her female employer is accused of killing her.

Philippines lifts deployment ban to Kuwait
Janella Paris February 14, 2020
The lifting of the ban means newly-hired and returning skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, professionals, and household service workers can return and work in the Gulf state

Malacañang: Kuwait OFW deployment ban stays until labor agreement implemented
Sofia Tomacruz January 17, 2020
The Philippine government says terms in a 2018 labor agreement with Kuwait must be incorporated in every contract with overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf State

Philippines orders total deployment ban to Kuwait
Janella Paris January 15, 2020
The total deployment ban covers all newly hired workers – domestic workers, skilled workers, and professionals

Philippines sets ‘partial’ deployment ban to Kuwait
Sofia Tomacruz January 02, 2020

The Philippine government sets a partial deployment ban to Kuwait following the death of another overseas Filipino worker, the Department of Labor and Employment confirms

Kuwaiti employers of OFW Villavende charged with murder – Bello
Sofia Tomacruz January 28, 2020
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the total deployment ban will stay until terms of a 2018 labor deal with Kuwait are incorporated in standard contracts for all Filipino workers

'A national shame': The death and homecoming of Joanna Demafelis
Rambo Talabong March 04, 2018

In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.

On Kuwait: We need a president, not a suitor
Ana P. Santos May 01, 2018

This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids' day off
Lian Buan July 21, 2018

'By projecting herself as a slave-owner, Sondos exhibits intoxication in her overinflated ego and false sense of superiority,' says Migrante.
Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days.

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Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group
Sofia Tomacruz July 22, 2018
Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers

Netizens slam Kuwaiti influencer for saying Filipino domestic workers shouldn’t have days off
Coconuts Manila Jul. 20, 2018

Look too: The Video sparked outrage!
Sondos Al Qattan, a social media celebrity and make-up artist, posted a video on Twitter criticizing the new rules for hiring Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, StepFeed reported. Al Qattan said domestic workers should not be allowed to keep their passports and should not be given one day off per week.

FACT CHECK: Kuwait did not apologize over diplomatic row
May 02, 2018

A blog post claiming that Kuwait has apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte over a diplomatic row

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos for urging OFW maids to escape
Paterno Esmaquel II April 23, 2018 - with Videos

This comes after Kuwait's foreign ministry summoned the Philippine ambassador over a video showing the rescue of Filipino domestic workers from Kuwaiti homes

Kuwait frees 4 Filipino drivers in OFW rescues
Paterno Esmaquel II May 09, 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says that by May 11, the Philippines hopes to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Kuwait for the better treatment of OFWs there

There are other victims that need rescuing

Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait
Paterno Esmaquel II May 03, 2018 - with Video
Filipino diplomats face kidnapping charges in Kuwait after conducting allegedly illegal rescues of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state.

Duterte should just tell the Kuwaitis to go to hell
AND President Duterte won’t be the first head of state to do that.

OFW deployment ban to Kuwait not permanent – Malacañang
Pia Ranada April 30, 2018
The ban may be lifted if Kuwait signs the memorandum of understanding on minimum conditions for OFW welfare, says the Palace

Leave Kuwait? Domestic helpers willing, but not the skilled workers
Don Kevin Hapal April 30, 2018
'Bago niya pauwiin, tingnan muna niya ang unemployed sa Pilipinas. Sa Boracay nga, andami nang walang trabaho. Bigyan niya muna ng trabaho ang mga nasa Pilipinas,' says a professional who has worked in Kuwait for 35 years

Duterte: Kuwait deployment ban 'stays permanently'
Mick Basa April 29, 2018
President Duterte promises to knock on China's doors to consider hiring more Filipinos, as he urges overseas Filipino workers to leave Kuwait

Kuwait 'OFW rescue' was government's duty, says DOLE's Paras
Eloisa Lopez April 27, 2018 - with Video
Labor undersecretary Jacinto Paras says it was unfortunate that 'someone irresponsible' shared the rescue video on social media

Human Rights Watch hits Kuwait for ‘punishing’ embassy staff aiding OFWs
Don Kevin Hapal April 27, 2018
Rothna Begum of HRW says Kuwaiti authorities should not be punishing embassy officials for helping domestic workers in danger

and all below by Paterno Esmaquel II

'Tokhang' style: How Philippines rescued OFWs in Kuwait
April 26, 2018 - with Video
Tokhang – literally to 'knock and request' – is how the Philippine embassy rescued abused overseas Filipino workers in the Middle Eastern country

Kuwait issues arrest warrants vs 3 Filipino diplomats
April 26, 2018
The Philippines confirms that aside from 3 diplomatic personnel facing arrest, 4 of the embassy's Filipino hires remain detained in Kuwait

Philippines protests expulsion of Ambassador Villa from Kuwait
April 26, 2018
The Philippines, in a diplomatic note, conveys its 'strong surprise and great displeasure' after Kuwait declared Ambassador Renato Villa as 'persona non grata'

Philippines 'disturbed' by Kuwait's expulsion of PH ambassador
April 26, 2018
'We hope that this development will not lead to further worsening of bilateral ties between the two countries,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Kuwait orders Philippine ambassador to leave
April 25, 2018 - with Video
'Kuwait gives Philippine ambassador one week to leave the country,' the state-run Kuwait News Agency says

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for 'emergency' OFW rescues
April 24, 2018
'This was all done in the spirit of emergency action to protect Filipinos,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano after the OFW rescues angered Kuwait

Duterte mulls 'total ban' on OFW deployment to Kuwait
Pia Ranada January 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte says the ban may be needed to addressed cases of sexual abuse among Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait.

Duterte orders lifting of Kuwait OFW deployment ban
Paterno Esmaquel II May 17, 2018
The President gives the instruction to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, 'upon recommendation of Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o'

HRW: Deployment ban to Kuwait increases risk of OFW abuse
Don Kevin Hapal February 22, 2018
Human Rights Watch also says Kuwait should 'confront the outcry' over the reports of abuse by taking 'immediate steps to reform the kafala system'

But International watchdog Human Rights Watch says that instead of a ban, the Philippines should demand 'stronger protections' for overseas Filipino workers.

The Video:
Press conference on reported OFW abuses in Kuwait
President Rodrigo Duterte holds a press conference on the reported abuses on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on February 9, 2018.

PH recruiters back suspension of OFW deployment to Kuwait
February 10, 2018
Cebu Pacific says it is mounting a special flight for Filipinos in Kuwait who want to be repatriated.
Philippine recruitment agencies serving Kuwait employers on Saturday, February 10, expressed support for the Philippine government's decision to suspend the deployment of workers to the Arab nation.


Balik Pinas, Balik Hanap buhay

Feb 17, 2018
The government's effort to financially help returning OFWs from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. OWWA administrator Hans Cacdac talks about their program that would help OFWs build their livelihood

Kuwait 'bewildered' by PH’s deployment ban - report
Don Kevin Hapal January 23, 2018

Kuwait expresses its 'regret and bewilderment' on the president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday, January 19, issued Administrative Order No. 25, ordering the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to stop processing and issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers.

Filipinos in limbo in Qatar
Unpaid wages, workers stranded
Ana P. Santos June 8, 2017

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough.

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The boyfriend system
Ana P. Santos August 31, 2017

Zina laws treat sex out of marriage and pregnancy out of wedlock as crimes punishable by imprisonment. But without means to seek legal recourse, it is mostly low-skilled migrant woman who face charges.

Zina laws and stories of other women who have been jailed for violating them has made Amelie extra careful, and though she hates to admit it, sometimes extra nosy and suspicious.

Are zero placement fees for OFWs scam or solution?
Ana P. Santos and Sofia Tomacru September 10, 2017

Many migrant workers go into huge debt to pay placement fees just so they can work abroad. But some labor rights groups and companies say workers should not have to pay for a job.

How the kafala system enslaves workers in Qatar
Ana P. Santos September 6, 2017

In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers so much control over workers but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints.

IN PHOTOS: How migrant workers in Qatar spend their day off
Ana P. Santos September 23, 2017
For migrant workers in Qatar, Fridays are the one and only day they have to themselves

Ana P. Santos September 24, 2017
The women’s resource shelter offers skills training so the OFWs will have a fall back when they go back home

SNAPSHOT: Qatar's labor market
September 01, 2017
Labor migrants comprise about 90% of Qatar's population

the Video: Inside Qatar's labor camp
Sep 6, 2017
Majority of Qatar's migrant labor force live inside camps set up far away from the City Center. What is life like inside one of Qatar's labor camps?

Migrant life in Qatar

Workers whose jobs abroad are secured through murky loans and payment schemes leave hopes for a better life buried deep in debt
First of 2 Parts

part 2:

The burden of reporting illegal recruitment falls on workers.
But with little to no legal recourse, what comes next?


Qatar 'to introduce' minimum wage for workers
October 25, 2017

The announcements of the reforms come on the eve of an International Labor Organization meeting that could open an investigation by the UN agency into Qatar's treatment of migrant workers

Raising my baby behind bars
with Video

In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment.
Joanne spent two years and 10 months in a jail in Doha for her pregnancy and unpaid loans. William spent the first years of his life in prison with his young, unmarried mother.

'Selda Inosente' a documentary by Kara David
Mar 14, 2018

Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise
Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times May 19, 2017

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can't produce a marriage certificate face detention.

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Being a filipino Worker, OFW, Balikbayan

No More Balikbayans - The truth is, life abroad is hard

They all leave the country burning with desire for a better of life. Yet many return home as cold and lifeless corpses. Wala Nang Balikbayan is about the many vulnerabilities that Overseas Filipino Workers face abroad, at times leading to their death either under mysterious circumstances or through capital punishment. In this documentary, OFWs are victims of abuse and the Philippine governments criminal neglect. They are, however, also beginning to fight for their rights and to question the ultimate folly of the government's labor export program.
Migrant domestic workers in UAE treated like 'animals'
Buena Bernal Oct 23, 2014

'The UAE should reform its kafala system so domestic workers can change employers without their consent and without losing valid immigration status,' says Human Rights Watch.
Sexual violence, isolation and forced confinement, unpaid wages, long working hours with limited food, and regular beating are just some of the conditions migrant domestic workers in oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) endure in the hands of their employers.

Quezon City resident Marelie Brua returned home to the Philippines after suffering maltreatment and a meager 800-dirham ($217 or P9,712) monthly pay under the employ of an Arab family.

A mere animal "bought" at a price is how domestic workers to the UAE are regarded, Brua shared in an HRW clip.

This "seemingly entrenched pattern" of abuses was detailed in a 79-page report by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) released Thursday, October 23 2014, - "I Already Bought You" - urging the UAE government to enact reforms to put an end to it. (look below link)
Modern Day Slaves - OFW Overseas Foreign Workers

This documentary concerns Filipino overseas foreign workers (or OFWs) and what they are forced to endure, including abuse in foreign countries and neglect in their home country.
Modern slavery. Documentary about Filipino overseas, especially in the United Arab Emirates and other Arabic Persian Gulf states

The death penalty of Sarah Balabagan triggered this Canadian documentary, shown on Dutch tv, about Filipino overseas workers and the allegedly inhumane, abusive, and exploitive working conditions tsome face in especially the United Arab Emirates and other country's around the world. Sarah Balabagan (born August 16, 1979) (her family name is phonetically pronounced as Ba-la-BAH-gan) was a Filipina prisoner in the United Arab Emirates during 1994 - 96 whose case caused a good deal of controversy.

Important look also HERE and the article: "Sarah Balabagan, from Muslim to Christian"
Struggling Life of an OFW
Aug 7, 2017
Mission Possible features the story of Rachelle Agustin, a single mother who worked abroad and suffered abuse from her employers while working as a domestic helper in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Look article: OFW in Riyadh cries for help after employer 'tried' to kiss her
Raymon Dullana January 25, 2019
An overseas Filipino worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, posts a video of herself crying and seeking help after her employer tries to kiss her on the nape
The Struggles of an OFW
May 30, 2016
Former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), Annalyn Mancilla, was a victim of an illegal recruitment. Due to this, she experienced a lot of sufferings from her employers in Saudi Arabia.
Overseas Filipino workers brave job hazards for survival

The Philippines is the largest organised labour-exporting country in the world, according to statistics from the US-based Brookings Institution. An estimated eight million Filipinos live and work overseas, but for many workers trying to earn a living the job is proving dangerous and even fatal. Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports. (Oct 16, 2010)
OFWs Untold Stories

OFWs turned hungry and homeless

They're hailed as heroes propping up the Philippine economy. But some overseas Filipino workers don't always come home with a success story. David Lozada reports. Jan 16, 2014



The modern slaves of Hong Kong

Hong Kong foreign domestic workers victimized by 'doxing'
Dec 24, 2019 ABS-CBN News
The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong has confirmed it has received a report over the exposure of personal details from passports and Hong Kong identity cards of Filipino domestic workers in a Facebook group.


Japan announces guidelines for OFW housekeepers
Jun 8, 2016

Good news mga Kapamilya! Naglabas na ng panuntunan ang Japan para sa mga gustong mag apply sa kanila bilang housekeeper. Pero may babala naman ang POEA sa mga nag-aaply ng trabaho sa UK.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) Report

"I Already Bought You"

released Thursday, October 23 2014, urging the UAE government to enact reforms to put an end to it.

PH officials laud new UAE law protecting household workers
Jojo Dass and Gelin Castro, The Filipino Times October 09, 2017

The new law is signed in the United Arab Emirates amid concerns over human trafficking and illegal recruitment

These are the top killers of OFWs in Dubai and Northern UAE

Cardiac and pulmonary arrest are the most common causes of death among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Around 1,000 OFWs diagnosed with cancer in UAE every year Working away from home and loved ones – with the emotional and psychological stress it entails – 'may play a role' in getting the dreaded disease, doctors share.

Both by Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times December 12 and 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia executes 39-year-old Filipina helper
Paterno Esmaquel II January 31, 2019

Saudi Arabia carries out the death penalty against a 39-year-old Filipina household service worker found guilty of murder

OFW's execution in Saudi shows PH can't adopt death penalty
Paterno Esmaquel II January 31, 2019
Reimposing the death penalty will make the Philippines 'lose the argument of respecting our culture'.
The recent execution of a 39-year-old Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia shows the Philippines cannot adopt the death penalty, said Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr.

Duterte to 'bring home' some OFWs on death row
April 10, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a week-long trip, which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he will bring home some of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are on death row in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar all implement the death penalty, which Duterte wants to have reinstated
Duterte made the remarks in a press briefing at the Davao International Airport on Monday afternoon, April 10, shortly before his departure.

OFW Jennifer Dalquez saved from death row in UAE
Paterno Esmaquel II June 20, 2017

While acquitted of murder, OFW Jennifer Dalquez 'was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment... for stealing a mobile phone,' the DFA says.

OFW saved from UAE death row reunites with family in PH
November 02, 2018 - with Video
Jennifer Dalquez comes home after spending almost 4 years in an Abu Dhabi prison

OFW Jennifer Dalquez coming home to PH
Don Kevin Hapal November 01, 2018
Jennifer Dalquez, who was sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for murder but later acquitted, is expected to arrive in the Philippines on Friday, November 2

the Videos in the album OFWs on death row - Abroad - Etc. in the album Death Penalty, Walk for Life & OFWs on death row abroad, Etc.

TIMELINE: How Jennifer Dalquez ended up on death row
Don Kevin Hapal March 31, 2017

Here's what has happened so far in the case of Jennifer Dalquez, an OFW jailed in the United Arab Emirates.

OFW on death row in UAE, kin appeal to Duterte for help
February 27, 2017
Jennifer Dalquez claims her Arab employer tried to rape her at knifepoint and that she accidentally killed him while defending herself.

OFW Jennifer Dalquez seeks acquittal
Don Kevin Hapal April 26, 2017
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio Vingno Jr says Jennifer Dalquez's lawyer moved for her acquittal after the sons of her victim skipped a hearing they were instructed by the court to attend

UAE court postpones ruling on OFW Jennifer Dalquez again
Don Kevin Hapal March 27, 2017
She is accused of killing her employer. The court will rule on her case April 12 instead, after one of the victim's children failed to attend the latest hearing.

Fate of Jennifer Dalquez in hands of victim’s children
Don Kevin Hapal March 26, 2017 - with Video
The Court of Appeals in Al Ain Judicial Court has postponed its ruling on the OFW's case, originally set for February 27, to March 27

Parents of OFW on death row in UAE seek Congress’ help
Mara Cepeda March 01, 2017
Lawmakers file a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to seek executive clemency for Jennifer Dalquez

Mother of Filipina maid sentenced to death appeals for help
February 11, 2017
Embassy official said they are providing legal assistance to the convict
Dubai: The mother of a Filipina maid who was sentenced to death in Al Ain has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte and authorities to help their daughter.

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The story of Mary Jane Veloso, in her own words
April 29, 2015
In a narrative, Mary Jane Veloso herself tells the story of how she was framed and duped into unknowingly acting as a drug mule.

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OFW Jennifer Dalquez saved from death row in UAE

While acquitted of murder, OFW Jennifer Dalquez 'was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment... for stealing a mobile phone,' the DFA says.

January 27, 2017
At least 71 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are on Death Row in different parts of the world, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

POEA - Saudi Arabia AVP

This is an audio-visual presentation for those who are going to work at Saudi Arabia.

Learn the DOs and DON'Ts

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Freight - Door to door service - Shipping and Forwarding agents

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LCSN Express Movers INC.

is a privately owned Filipino company engaged in land, air and sea freight forwarding (inbound Manila), International door to door parcel and cargo service, customs brokerage.

Our company is mainly engaged in door to door delivery of balikbayan boxes all over the Philippines from various countries. LCSN is fully licensed as International and Domestic freight forwarding company, accredited by Philippine Shippers Bureau

Luzon Brokerage Corporation - LBC Express Philippines

was founded in the 1950's as a brokerage and air cargo agent. Eventually, the company operated as an air cargo forwarding service provider and was the first to introduce the 24-hour air cargo delivery service. LBC soon became a respected leader offering fast and reliable Express Courier and Money Remittance service throughout the Philippines.

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UPS Philippines
FedEx Philippines
DHL Philippines
Forex Cargo UK is a Philippine based company that provides customer support to help online shoppers from the Philippines get their goods from merchants in the USA by way of Forex Cargo’s courier services.
UMAC Cargo has over 19 years of experience in the balikbayan industry.  Our mission is to provide the Filipino community with utmost value for their shipping needs.

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Packing - Sending balikbayan box to the Philippines using UMAC shipping service


Genesis Cargo Express

We offer cargo shipping solution for the whole South Korea, Container Truck / vans for HouseHold moves. Door to door delivery of balikbayan box to the Philippines.

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Maersk Line Philippines

As a leading world class carrier, Maersk Line Philippines offers second to none transportation services. At your disposal is a vast and modern fleet of containers and feeders that connects your business from all major ports in the country to the rest of the world.


SEA Globe Transways Corporation - SGTC

is an International and Domestic Freight Forwarding Company headquartered in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. SEA Globe Transways spells COMMITMENT as TOTAL SATISFACTION because WE MOVE your cargoes with MORE WAYS.

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For the past thirty one (31) years, PAMBATO has always endeavored to do its task with great concern always remembering that service to its customers is of paramount importance.  PAMBATO continues to improve service to its customers by expanding into customs brokerage, local delivery, and hauling.

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Manila Forwarder
12:24 Cargo Express

aims to be the most dependable partner in the Philippines for companies that operate balikbayan box business overseas.

Ship Your Car To or From The Philippines

with Video

Do you want to export your car to the Philippines? It can be done without a hassle if you know what the process entails.
Learn more about vehicle registration process in the Philippines.

Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines


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Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as a 'demonic ideology' that is destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims, as clashes continue in Marawi City
Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for Marawi evacuees

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for evacuees from Marawi City, as well as those from broken families, victims of drug abuse, and other poor and neglected people

Both May 31, 2017

Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 17, 2017
The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings.


Islamic History of the Philippines

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

Fasting is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, which is probably the most notable time for fasting among Muslims.
In Islam, fasting for a month is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan, from fajr (dawn), until maghrib (sunset). Muslims are prohibited from eating and drinking (including water).

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