It’s Sunday here in the Philippines. Sunday is a good day to think back on the week behind us.
In this spirit, I was thinking that it might be nice, from time to time (perhaps regularly), to take a look at some of the stories that have been featured on my other websites over the past week. By doing this, maybe you will find out something that you missed, or catch up a little more with happenings around the Philippines.
So, let’s have a look and see how things went over the past week!
Sunday June 1
Over on my Mindanao Magazine site, we had an article about GenSan Mayor Rivera’s Barangayan project. In this article, some of the residents of one of the City Barangays are being offered free haircuts!
Just click on the picture above at the right to read the full article!
Also on Mindanao Magazine we featured a story about different Governmental agencies getting involved in Filipino games. The theory is that by playing these various Filipino games these agencies can become closer and better integrated and assist them in securing peace in Mindanao. Click on the photo at left to read the full article.
On my Filipinos Blog, my son Jared blogs about the opening of Karnabal at Oval during a Festival in General Santos. He is featuring Filipinos in real life, a happy and resourceful people. Just click here to read the article.
June 2, 2014
What is one of the ubiquitous things in the Philippines? Something that really call out “Filipino Culture” every time you see it? Well, it is the Jeepney, of course! This week on my Ride the Jeepney blog, we feature “Small but Terrible” the blue mini-Jeepney, otherwise known as a multicab! Check it out and see what you think. Riding the Jeepney is fun, and on the Ride the Jeepney blog you can see some of the thousands of jeepneys that you will find in the Philippines! Click on the photo at right to check out the blog post!
I recently got an e-mail from Michael Jackson! From beyond the grave, Bob? Well, no, not THAT Michael Jackson, another person named Michael Jackson! Michael was wondering how to get Dual Citizenship. No problem, he visited my Philippine Dual Citizenship blog, so I was happy to help him out and answer his questions! Unfortunately, my answer for Michael probably wasn’t exactly what he wanted to hear, but still, at least he knows the answer to his question now. Do you know how you could become a Philippine Dual Citizen? If not, visit the Philippine Dual Citizenship blog! Click on the photo at left to see the question… and the answer!
June 3, 2014
On June 3, Wednesday of last week, we had an interesting feature on Mindanao Magazine. This one was about a Filipina TV Star visiting with handicapped people in General Santos City. Did you know that in the Philippines the handicapped are called “PWDs”? What is a PWD? A Person With Disability”. Different from where I come from, but that’s OK. Anyway, nice that a TV star would take the time to visit with these people and lighten up their day! Read the article by clicking on the photo at the right.
June 4, 2014
Over on Mindanao Magazine today we had a feature story entitled Sulong Kapayapaan building rises in IP village. It’s all about a building that was built for a village of Indigenous People in Southern Mindanao. Look at the pride of the kids of the village! Kind of warms your heart! This happened in Maasim, Sarangani Province, and the people are very appreciative of the effort that was made for their village! Head over to Mindanao Magazine and give it a read!
June 5, 2014
Every tried Jackfruit before? If not, give it a try, it is sweet and juicy. My daughter, Jean, blogged about jackfruit over on the WowPhilippines Philippine Food Blog. She took a nice photo of the jackfruit, I’m surprised she was able to take the picture before she ate it all, because she sure does love Jackfruit! Did you know that some people even boil the seeds of the Jackfruit and eat them like nuts? It’s true!
June 6, 2014
Have you done much traveling around the Philippines? One thing that I really enjoy is seeing the various cultures around different parts of the Philippines. Today over on the Philippine Travel Blog, we have a feature called the “Banca Boys” which shows a group of boys on a small boat. They dive in for coins that people on other boats throw into the water. It is quite a show to watch, and fun to throw coins and watch these young children retrieve them! Traveling and seeing things like this is one of the joys of living in the Philippines! At least it is for me!
June 7, 2014
And my sites finished out the week with a posting on the Philippines Festivals Blog, showing some Filipino horseback riders on the beach in Gumasa, Sarangani Province! They sure looked like they were having a great time, and made me want to join them! I have ridden a horse before, but only a couple of times, and that was back when I was a kid. That was a looooong time ago, just ask my kids, they will tell you that I am very old! Anyway, why not go over to the blog post and take a look at the horseback riders on the beach, you might enjoy it, look at the faces of the riders and you will see just how much fun they are having!
Well, I had a wonderful week last week, I hope you did too!