Culture

Tamad nga ba si Juan?

First published in Tulay, Monthly Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 5 (October 22, 1989): 8-9. Sa aking trabaho, paminsan-minsa’y may nakakasama akong taga-ibang bansa, at tuwing may pagkakataon, sa mga pakikipag-usap ko sa kanila, paarok kong itinatanong: Ano ang masasabi nila sa Pilipino? Madalas na nababanggit bilang positibong katangian ang pagiging masayahin at palakaibigan ng mga …

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Bago maging kulelat  

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 6 (November 19, 1989): 7, 11. Kamakailan, habang sakay ng pampasaherong dyip, isang nakatutuwang palabas ang aking nasaksihan. Tumatakbo noon ang sasakyan sa isang kalyeng mistulang munting smokey mountain dahil sa mga nakatambak na basurang sabihin pa‘y naghahatid ng di nakawiwiling amoy sa ilong ng mga …

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Beyond prejudices

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 2, no. 7 (December 24, 1989): 7, 12. Dr. Randy Bulatao, eminent sociologist, in his study on ethnic prejudices (against Muslims and against Chinese) concluded that,  “Childhood prejudices and narrow loyalties may be diluted and overlaid with specific concerns as one matures, but they remain latent and capable …

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One God, one people, one destiny: Chinese impact on the Filipino religious culture  

Excerpted from Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 6 (November 13, 1988), p. 7. Throughout the long history of the Chinese presence in the Philippines, they have made significant contributions to Philippine life – not just in the field of commerce but more importantly to the propagation of Christianity and the perpetuation of the Filipino …

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Tradition and Change: Marriage, family and patriarchy  

First published in Tulay Monthly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 1, no. 4 (September 11, 1988): 10. Part II As a result of higher education and closer contact with Filipino and Western values, younger generations of ethnic Chinese women have rising expectations of sexual equality. Unlike their mothers, they complain today of sexual discrimination outside of the home …

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