For Love of Culture | Pistang Pilipino Festival 2013
Filipinos in Rotorua
El Region Del Sol Querida
During the Spanish..colonial period..in the Philippines, freedoms were unavailable to most people: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, parliamentary represent-ation. These were things Dr. Jose Rizal fought and died for. Today, for his various contributions to nationhood Rizal is an enduring symbol of a truly global Filipino. So, even as you now live in New Zealand, be proud about your history and who you are. Consider this, the Philippines has the oldest university in Asia, much older than universities in other places in the world. It is older even than Harvard. This means that the edu-cational and cultural level of our people over 418 years ago was way ahead than in those other places.
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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.
Filipinos are very good at organising themselves into small associations, societies and club groups mostly along religious or regional lines. In these environments, they do manage to shine through as individuals, even perhaps as a small group of individuals but utterly fail to come together on a unified national scale collectively and as a community. As a result, their contempo rary achievements as a people in this land still fall short of their own histo rical, social, cultural and even economic achievements. Local councils and citizens have many opportunities to work together. You can use these oppor tunities yourselves and help other Filipino-Kiwis in your community to participate. How councils work affect your local community. You can have a say in what they do in their role in making regulations and implementing national legislation. Clicking this other link will also redirect you to the Auckland Council section found in the Local Government Online Portal where you can find even more information. The Editorial Board of Filipinos in New Zealand (Auckland) hopes you will take these free information resources as a starting point for further action: show others how democracy works in New Zealand; recognise the diversity of people and of practice; borrow good ideas and adapt them for your own communities; hold the right people accountable for the right issue; and, consider how your local government should develop over the coming years. Knowledge is power. Use it wisely.________________________________________________________ Living and Working in New Zealand
Juan in TraNZit a short informative video aiming to give relevant inform ation for people intending to come to New Zealand to get ready to face the challenges of migration has English subtitles. It was produced by Migrante Aotearoa, a Filipino community organisation advocating for migrants’ rights and welfare which hopes it will be useful to people around the world. Migrante Aotearoa enjoins Filipinos abroad and migrants of other ethnicities currently being recruited for the Christchurch Rebuild to take time to view the video before making any decision to come to New Zealand and prepare for the chal lenges of migration.
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The concept for “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” was born in the country side, when the chief creative officer of ad firm BBDO Guerrero realised on a weekend diving trip just how much more fun it is to be doing the same thing in the Philippines than in another country. They chose to tap into the power of social media and the creative bent of ordinary Filipinos like Job Pagsibigan, an amateur video editor, who has come up with several ‘extended’ versions of his own because there’s really just so much to know about the Philippines. The 9:34-minute version you’re watching now covers a much wider breadth of the Philippines than the official 30-seconder video clips of the Philippines’ Department of Tourism.
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Auckland and its metropolis is an amazing place to live – incredible landscape, great people, mild climate, plentiful employment, educational opportunities, numerous leisure facilities and so much else to do. It is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. It has 1,397,300 residents, which is 32% of the country's population. It is home to many cultures – European, Māori, Asian and Pacific Islanders. It is also influenced by the fact that while it is 70% rural in land area, 90% of its residents live in urban areas. That's why it already ranks as one of the best places in the world to live and work.
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.
OurAuckland is a mini-magazine that keeps all Aucklanders informed about Auckland Council news, activities and events. It is delivered each month to approximately 500,000 homes across the region And is also available at your local library, service centre or local board office. Here, you can keep your self updated by visiting this link, just click here.
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 Auckland is proud to be associated with ARTEPIN-AS, with it having considerably altered these circumstances by introducing in-ternational audiences to innovative Philippine artists from diverse geogra-phic, ethnic, cultural and artistic back-grounds.
A rare old 1899 photograph of the bust ling street of Escolta in Binondo, Manila. It was taken on the 4th of July, 1898. Manila and portions of the Philippine islands was at that time occupied by American forces after defeating the Spa nish squadron in Manila Bay on the 1st of 1898 during the Spanish-American War. America broke its agreement to depart the archipelago with the Filipino Revolutionary Government led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo by annexing the Phil ippines instead.
AKLnzPinoys is a group of Filipino-Kiwi friends and families in Auckland who regularly go out for fun and together ness with an intention to help our kaba bayan here and coming to Auckland to expand networking and compare notes, share experiences on job seeking, settle ment, discuss visa issues and dissemin ate useful tips and information to kaba bayan wanting to go Auckland, so new comers don't commit the same mistakes and bloopers.
Filipinos just about everywhere in the world love to have fun and in the pro-cess make fun of themselves. It’s their way of letting your hair down to get to know you better and all part of what is called as the Filipino Psyche.
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