Dulce de Leche – the Sweet Soul of Argentinean Cuisine

  • May 21, 2012     Joe O'Donnell, Berkeley University

Berkeley – The cuisine of Argentina is largely a product of the confluence of geography and immigrant culture. The pampas, South America’s vast, grassy flatlands, dominate Argentina’s landscape east of the Andes. These fertile...
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History of the Spanish Community in the Philippines

  • May 21, 2012     Dr. Isaac Donoso Jiménez, University of Alicante, Spain

Madrid – The pressures, to which the Spanish community in the Philippines was subjected to, throughout history a notable peculiarity as compared to other Spanish migrant groups. On one hand, during the modern age, the Philippines became a...
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The Ikalahan People

  • February 13, 2012     Manny Bigornia, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Quezon City – The Kayapa Ikalahan population was widely scattered in northeastern Pangasinan, western Nueva Vizcaya, and western Ifugao on the main island of Luzon. Included in the generic term Igorot, meaning “mountain people”, ...
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Disappearing Languages in the Philippines

  • January 09, 2012     Friendly Borders Staff

Manila – Languages around the world are dying at an alarming rate. It is unclear to linguists and historians how many languages have vanished in the past centuries, but some estimate that more than 10,000 languages once existed. Only ...
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Zamboangueño Chavacanos: Preserving a Language and Identity

  • December 12, 2011     Friendly Borders Staff

Zamboanga – The vigorous original Zamboangueño Chavacanos, also referred to as simply Chavacanos, are composed of families that are native to the old Zamboanga. Their language is called Zamboangueño, which is a one of six Chavacano ...
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“Chinoy Languages: Minnan and Cantonese”

  • October 10, 2011     Dr. Fan Dei, Jinan University, China

Guangzhou – Chinese had been living in the archipelago that was to become the Philippines long before the islands were overrun by Spanish colonizers. However, the specific era of the Chinese migration to the Philippines is unknown because...
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The Mandaya People

  • September 12, 2011     Manny Bigornia, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Quezon City – Consisting of both the non-Christian and non-Islamic, the Mandaya are found throughout Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte, Mindanao. Their name denotes the “first people upstream” and derived from man “first” and ...
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Khmer New Year Celebration

  • August 15, 2011     Vichheka Sok

Phnom Penh – The Khmer New Year is one of the major celebrations in Cambodian culture. This is a happy time when the radio plays Khmer traditional music for special ceremonies, and farmers enjoy the fruits of their harvest and relax ...
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The Ifugao People

  • July 11, 2011     Manny Bigornia, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Quezon City – The Ifugao call themselves as i-pugao or “inhabitants of the known earth”; other variations of the name are Ifugaw, Ipugao, and Yfugao. They live primarily in the province of Ifugao in Central Cordillera, in ...
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The Bagobo People

  • May 06, 2011     Manny Bigornia, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Quezon City – The Bagóbo are a proud people with proto Malayan features and with a strong social structure enabled them, as a group, to integrate with the main body politic while retaining much of their indigenous customs, beliefs, and ...
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