For Love of Culture | Pistang Pilipino Festival 2013
Filipinos in Rotorua
Voy Donde No Hay Esclavos
During the Spanish..colonial period..in the Philippines, freedoms were unavailable to most people: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, parliamentary represent-ation. These were things Dr. Jose Rizal fought and died for. Today, for his various contributions to nationhood Rizal is an enduring symbol of a truly global Filipino. So, even as you now live in New Zealand, be proud about your history and who you are. Consider this, the Philippines has the oldest university in Asia, much older than universities in other places in the world. It is older even than Harvard. This means that the edu-cational and cultural level of our people over 416 years ago was way ahead than in those other places.
Our Adventurism Has Made Us A Global People
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Acclaimed writer-director John Sayles . examines the forgotten history of the Philippine-American War in his new film, AMIGO. When Rafael Dacanay's (Joel Torre) rural village in the Philippines is occupied by American troops hunting for Filipino guerillas, he comes under pressure to collaborate from both the blood-and-guts Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper) and the head of the local guerillas, his brother Simón (Ronnie Lazaro). Rafael must carefully make the near-impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by civilians in an occupied country. To access, just click the image above.
A Lyrical People Who Love To Dance________________________________________________________
Nothing is more revealing than movement. To dance is to give oneself up to the rhythms of all life. The feet may learn the steps, but only the spirit can dance. It is like dreaming with your feet. In the Philippines, the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) was established to preserve, develop and promote the arts and culture of Filipinos and to showcase performances and exhibitions for various local and international productions. If you wish to learn more about the richness of the Philippine culture through dance, click this link.________________________________________________________
Filipinos are very good at organising themselves into small associations, societies and club groups mostly along religious or regional lines. In these environments, they do manage to shine through as individuals, even perhaps as a small group of individuals but utterly fail to come together on a unified national scale collectively and as a community. As a result, their contempo rary achievements as a people in this land still fall short of their own histo rical, social, cultural and even economic achievements. Local councils and citizens have many opportunities to work together. You can use these oppor tunities yourselves and help other Filipino-Kiwis in your community to parti cipate. How councils work affect your local communities. You can have a say in what they do in their role in making regulations and implementing na tional legislation. Clicking this other link will also redirect you to the Christ church City Council section found in the Local Government Online Portal where you can find even more information. The Editorial Board of Filipinos in New Zealand (Christchurch) hopes you will take these free information re sources as a starting point for further action: show others how democracy works in New Zealand; recognise the diversity of people and of practice; bor row good ideas and adapt them for your own communities; hold the right people accountable for the right issue; and, consider how your local govern ment should develop over the coming years. Knowledge is power. Use it wisely________________________________________________________
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Gateway to the South Island and bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, Christchurch sits at the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. Nowhere else in the world do you find a city where, within 2-hours of an international airport, you find a world-class alpine ski resort, play golf, bungee jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens. It has a population of 363,200 with an ethnic profile of Pākehā/Europeans 67.6%; Māori 14.7%; Asians 9.2%; Pacific Islanders 6.9%, and smaller communi ties from the Middle East, Latin America and Africa of 0.9%. In 2010-11, Christchurch and some eastern suburbs suffered earthquake damage but it is now on the mend with a massive NZ$ 40-billion rebuild programme underway.
Juan in TraNZit a short inform ative video aiming to give relevant inform ation for people intending to come to New Zealand to get ready to face the challenges of migration has English subtitles. It was produced by Migrante Aotearoa, a Filipino community organisation advocating for migrants’ rights and welfare which hopes it will be useful to people around the world. Migrante Aotearoa enjoins Filipinos abroad and migrants of other ethnicities currently being recruited for the Christchurch Rebuild to take time to view the video before making any decision to come to New Zealand and prepare for the chal lenges of migration.
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So how did the “It’s More Fun In The Philippines” concept come about? David Guerrero – chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO Guerrero said the idea came during a diving trip where he realised how much more fun it is to be doing the same thing here than in another country. When his team considered different strategies on how to make the campaign viral and effective, they chose to tap into the power of social media. Since the launch of the new campaign, the DOT and other government agencies have been working double time to make sure that foreigners know what the Philippines has to offer. A part of that effort has been to come up with several TV-30s versions because there’s really just so much to know about the Philippines. This version you’re watching above is called “Parking Boat”.
Southeast Asia is a sub-region of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geo graphically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the inter section of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. South east Asia consists of two geographic re gions: Mainland Southeast Asia, which comprises of Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Vietnam and Pe ninsular Malaysia, and Maritime South east Asia comprising of Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, Christmas Island, and Sing apore. In New Zealand, the 10 ASEAN countries of Southeast Asia are repre sented by their migrant communities which are dispersed across the country. Here, you can visit their Facebook pages by simply clicking on the indivi dual images below.
Our Philippine visual arts, film, music, dance, theatre, literature, interdiscipli-nary arts and combined art makes an essential involvement of the Filipino-Kiwi community’s contributions to New Zealand’s emerging culture, triggering economic and intellectual vitality to its urban centres.
Filipinos in Christchurch is proud to be associated with ARTEPINAS, which has considerably altered these circumstan-ces by introducing international aud-iences to innovative Philippine artists from diverse geographic, ethnic, cultu-ral and artistic backgrounds.
A rare and old photograph of Binondo, a district in Manila, circa early 1900s. Under the backdrop of the Binondo church are horse and carabao drawn carriages. Binondo was also an enclave primarily populated by ethnic Chinese living in the Philippines. It is the oldest Chinatown in the world, established in 1594. Historically, Binondo was the area where the Spanish permitted con verted sangleys, their indigenous Filipi no wives, and their descendants called ‘Mestizos de Sangley’, to reside.
From the wealth of ideas shared by the Christchurch community and stake holders, the five key initiatives which will ensure the Central City is redevel oped to be a strong, resilient, vibrant and economically prosperous city again are: a much greener and more attract ive city; safe, sustainable buildings that looks good and function well; a more compact central business district; a great place for people to live, work, play and learn; and, a city that’s easy to get to and around. For more details of the draft plan, just click here. Allow 15-seconds for it to finish loading.
Filipinos are great mimics and none so more true than when they apply it to themselves. Here’s a classic example of what we mean by this. Enjoy the video as it’s only just for laughs.
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