Category Archives for "Understanding Filipino Culture"

Dec 20

BBC In The philippines

By John Grant | Understanding Filipino Culture

The Philippines is largely ignored by the global TV networks except in times of natural disaster or political upheaval. Granted there are many things wrong with the Philippines and the way the people have to suffer from non stop power struggles locally and nationally. Despite the issues the Philippines has some of the nicest people […]

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Nov 04

Not so Good in the Philippines

By John Grant | Understanding Filipino Culture

If you are coming to visit Manila or one of the coastal resorts like Boracay you will come across some of the inevitable irritations that helps define the Philippines. Upon entering the Philippines, you must not have certain items in your possession. The Philippines Customs Agency prohibits anyone entering the country to have any explosives, firearms […]

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Nov 02

Christmas in the Philippines

By John Grant | Understanding Filipino Culture

Christmas in the Philippines is FAMILY. Mostly the Christmas celebrations take place on Christmas Eve with presents being exchanged at midnight. Christmas Day sometimes seems like a normal day as many shopping malls and coffee shops are open, it takes three months of lead up and its all over after Christmas Day. The Tagalog word Pasko derives […]

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