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The Finale of "Bravo Filipino" Concert with Pilita Corrales, Basil Valdez, Celeste Legaspi and More...
This is the last part of the musical concert taken from the TV telecast of Bravo Filipino, produced by the Filipinas Heritage Library and by the Ayala Group of Companies. Featuring Asia's Queen of Songs, Ms. Pilita Corrales with Basil Valdez and Celeste Legaspi. You can Watch the solo performance of Celeste Legaspi in my Video Player. She sings "Tuliro".
You'll see here Erik with his wife going to diffrent places around Manila and the Making of San Miguel Beer TV commercial with Manny Pacquiao. You can watch part 1 and part 2 of his trip in my Video Player section of my page. This is from a TV program in the Philippines called "Sports Unlimited" with host Dyan Castillejo at ABS-CBN 2.
It's a short travelogue done in 1938 called "Manila. Queen City of the Pacific". It shows footage of an intact Intramuros, a pre-bombed out Rizal Avenue with it's tram system, a pre-bombed out Jones Bridge, a tree lined Taft Avenue, and the majestic former San Francisco Church. Sigh. I know. Looking at footage like this makes me feel a tinge of sadness about the glory we lost thanks to war and neglect. But on the other hand, it also makes me hopeful... (continue reading)
Chavacano (as a proper noun and a derivative of the Spanish adjective "chabacano" and as it is generally accepted in literature, the broadcast media, and Zamboanguenos) or Chabacano (from the Spanish adjective) is a creole language or more precisely, the common name for the several varieties of the Philippine Creole Spanish spoken in the Philippines.
The word chabacano which the name Chavacano is derived from is Spanish... (continue reading)
Does Latin America accept Filipinos as part of a much wider Latino world? I'm asking you, Latino Americanos. But first, What is Latino? Do they need to speak Spanish to be part of this world? Do they need to be a son or a daughter of a Mexican or a Puerto Rican perhaps, but do not know how to speak the language? The Colonial History of the Philippines is as colorful as our Currency, the Philippine "PESO".
When Ferdinand... (continue reading)