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Category Archives: Cultural

USA: The Return of the Lotus


The return of the lotus

Text and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in watchdog

It used to be called The Day of the Lotus until organizers added a second day of activities and the Lotus Festival was born.

Moro leaders must unite for peace – Susan Ople

Susan “Toots” Ople is the youngest daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas F. Ople. She has a Sunday column in Manila Bulletin’s Panorama Magazine and Tempo and two public service radio programs, “Bantay OFW” at DZXL RMN 558 every Monday to Friday, 12.30-2 pm and “Global Pinoy” at DWIZ 882 every Saturday from 5.30-6.30 pm.

Moro leaders must unite for peace
by Susan Ople

Do you see a glass half-full or half-empty? For the peace talks in Mindanao, a lot depends on whose table that glass happens to be. If you talk to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the peace agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government (GPH) is a prescription to war in Mindanao. A faction of the Moro National Liberation Front that identified with Chairman Nur Misuari has found common cause with the BIFF and has called for “Kosovo-style” of democratic assemblies against the latest peace pact.

Peace is not without its “enemies” because its virtues have recently been closely associated with the MILF, an 11,000-strong rebel group in Mindanao that has successfully concluded what shall soon be known as a comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro. MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has repeatedly said that it was only by accident that he headed the panel. The peace agreements that have been signed with the Philippine government are for the benefit of all stakeholders in the Bangsamoro, Iqbal said.

Susan V. Ople: Pacquiao brings hope to Filipinos

Susan “Toots” Ople is the youngest daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas F. Ople. She has a Sunday column in Manila Bulletin’s Panorama Magazine and Tempo and two public service radio programs, “Bantay OFW” at DZXL RMN 558 every Monday to Friday, 12.30-2 pm and “Global Pinoy” at DWIZ 882 every Saturday from 5.30-6.30 pm.

Pacquiao brings hope to Filipinos
by Susan Ople
First posted in susanople.com

The streets of Metro Manila were eerily quiet like they would be at midnight. Millions of Filipinos were glued to their radio sets while the luckier ones watched the boxing fight live via pay-per-view cable TV in restaurants, stadiums, movie houses, and yes, public plazas where even typhoon victims in the Visayas region gathered to watch.

Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao entered the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Casino in Macau under the most extraordinary circumstances. Thousands of typhoon victims in Eastern Visayas knew about his fight, and were banking on his victory. Homeless, penniless, and in various stages of mourning, these victims see hope in boxing gloves worn by someone familiar, someone who made it to the top despite all adversities. The fight between Pacquiao and Mexican boxer Brandon Rios was more than just a boxing match. It was a metaphor for their lives.

Wala Iyan sa Super Nanay Ko!

Wala Iyan sa Super Nanay Ko!

My mother is the world’s best Mom! Iyan ang madalas kong marinig mula sa mga kakilala ko. Pero kung iisa-isahin ko marahil ang mga nagawa ng nanay ko, sasabihin ko sa kanilang “wala iyan sa nanay ko!”

Tarcela Delfin ang pangalan ng aking inay. Bunso siya sa limang magkakapatid. Grade 6 lamang ang natapos niya dahil hindi siya pinag-aral ng mga lolo at lola ko. Naniniwala silang ang babae ay dapat na nasa tahanan lamang kapag ito’y nag-asawa na.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli April 2013 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the April 2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-April-2013-Newsletter.

Events: ACFIL’s 3n1 Celebration

ACFIL’s 3n1 Celebration
by: sallybajadecuballes

On May 12, 2013, Associazione Culturale Filippina del Piemonte (ACFIL) will hold its 3n1 celebration at Sala ATC Corso Dante 14 from 1:30pm onward. It will be a day to commemorate its 17th foundation day and the 10th anniversary of its newsletter ―Ang Tambuli.

Balak Alang sa Semana Santa

SEMANA SANTA

Paghinumdom sa pagpasakit ug pagkabanhaw
Semana’ng ang pagkamapasayloon giuhaw,
Tininuod nga penitensiya ug indulhensiya,
Mga dagkong hagit kini sa konsiyensa,

Niining panahon sa kahaw-ang ug puasa,
Pagutom ug dili pagpatuyang dasigon ta,
Pagpanglupig, pagkamasalaypon iwahing ta,
Paghinulsol, sa kamakanunayon ipatigbabaw ta,

“MY FATHER: MY HERO”

“MY FATHER: MY HERO”
For the Father’s Day Celebration in Italy (March 19, 2013)
ACFIL Editorial – March 2013 Edition

A Father in the Filipino context and culture has a very significant role in the family. An old saying which I believe can provide us a clear image of a father says ―Ang ama ay haligi ng tahanan . It means that the father is the ―pillar of a home. What is a pillar? .. it is any upright, supporting part, that makes a building stand. Considering the father as a pillar would mean that he is the prominent supporter of a home. We consider him as someone who keeps our home standing strong and firm against the attack of any intruder. We also consider him as the provider of a home, the breadwinner.

Our very own culture has a very high regard to fathers of every family.

ACFIL’s FINLIT SEMINAR

FINLIT SEMINAR
By: Gina dela Cruz

Yes! we made it again. The combined efforts of ACFIL and Pinoywise brought success to another Finlit seminar last 24th February 2013 at Via Morgari 14. We would like to thank our attendees who came on time in spite of the bad weather. The one day seminar includes the financial planning and possible investment for OFW’s and their families as well as helping OFWs in addressing barriers to reintegration.

After the seminar 3 attendees decided to start saving for their future by making their initial investment to SIDC cooperative.

The collaboration and complete attendance of the FCs in the spirit of ―kapit-Bisig‖ was not in vain because the participants responded positively to the challenge.

So friends out there don‘t miss the next seminar that you may become part of this worldwide struggle to make migration bring positive impact to the lives of many Filipinos!!!

MORTERA: Acfil’s Contestant Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013

MORTERA: Acfil’s Contestant Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013

Little Miss Acfil 2012, Criestelle Ann Mortera will be the contender of the association for Filipino Chaplaincy‘s Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013 this coming 19th of May at San Luigi theater, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 13 Torino. She will compete with other contestants in the popularity contest for the title and other categories for the minor awards like Best in Long Gown, Best in 60‘s Attire, Best in Talent, Miss Photogenic, Miss Friendship and Miss Charity. Let‘s support our candidate.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli January 2013 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the January 2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-January-2013-Newsletter.

Kuwait Pinoys celebrate ‘Sinulog’ Festival

Photos by Jeff De Castro

Kuwait Pinoys celebrate ‘Sinulog’ Festival
By Michelle Fe Santiago
First Posted in Arab Times 

The mood was all festive. Everyone was dazzling and dressed for the momentous occasion. “Sinulog Siyagit ug Kusog! Pit Senyor, Pit Senyor,” the crowd chanted as Filipino Catholics trooped to the Holy Family Cathedral to celebrate the ‘Sinulog’ Festival.

SINULOG, SINULOG…MALIPAYONG PAGSAULOG!!!

SINULOG, SINULOG…MALIPAYONG PAGSAULOG!!!

sa kinatibuk-an, sa tibuok kapupud-an,
miabot na ang adlawong gikahinaman,

sugaton ta sa kamainiton kahigalaan
nuntan ta ang matag undak sa kadalanan,

pit senyor, kalipay, kadasig saulogon ta
sadsad sa karsada, sinulog sayawon ta

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli December 2012 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the December 2012  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-December-2012-Newsletter.

Patnubay Online Archives 2011 – 2013

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Cebuano Short Story: NAGNUOD ANG DAMGO NI KITO SA BAG-ONG TUIG (with Balak)

NAGNUOD ANG DAMGO NI KITO SA BAG-ONG TUIG

“Salamat kaayo nga misugot ka Digna nga makigsawo uban kanako ug panihapon. Wala na kuy pangayoon pa.” hinay’ng pamulong ni Kito samtang nagpiyong. “Hoy Kito, kinsa na si Digna?” singhag ni Kikay sa iyang bana nga naghayang sa higdaanan.

“Ah, Kikay buntag na diay? Nakabasa man gud ko ug magasin bahin sa romansa. Akong nadamgohan ang nindot nga estorya.” kalma’ng tubag ni Kito.