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Created on March 22, 2012, this blog is dedicated to the rich and diverse Philippine cultures and it's people. You will find here pictures of the indigenous, music, dances, baybayin art, places in the Philippines, tattoos, animistic beliefs, myths and legends, deities, food, martial arts, and everything that makes us Pilipinx.

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Comments May 23 17 @10:01pm  with 926 notes

Marawi City Update: As of 10:02 am local time

I am getting most of my updates via Twitter from citizens and their families within Marawi. The news networks are either downplaying what is going on or barely covering it at all. Citizens have also been told to stop talking about whats going on and what is currently happening via social media. Some info on Twitter may or may not be true but I am following those who are currently living there, searching through their tweets on what’s going on and their updated photos and videos. The information below however has been confirmed by CNN Philippines and through interviews with residents.

At the moment the fire at Dansalan College has been put out but burn marks and fallen debris surround the college. Three buildings of the college have been burned down.

Citizens of Marawi are now currently trying to escape the city to safety during the morning hours. Some are walking with injured, others are driving. Some have been stopped by the terrorists in certain points of the city but have been released and let through.

One teacher that has been held hostage has been rescued.

Gunfire is still being heard by residents. Many are stating that they still see no government military presence in many parts of the city.

Photo Credits via Twitter: @KhadijaBintAli_ , @KhyeLA, @AlihLamz, @EerieNotions, @shidik

Comments May 23 17 @12:07pm  with 417 notes

Update in the Philippines after the Marawi City Attack: 

President Duterte has declared Martial Law for the entire island of Mindanao for the next 60 Days after the events in Marawi City.

Pray for Marawi, Philippines


As I write this post, Marawi City in the Philippines is being besieged, burned, and taken over by ISIS factions.

Colleges are being burned
Firetrucks have been overtaken
Hospital staff are hostages
Women are being taken
Soldiers are being shot at
Some have already been critically injured
Exits are being blocked


(ATM. WE ARE NOT OKAY HERE!! Let’s be true and not fool the media about what’s happening atm to our place. There are things burning in the town and we’re not hearing any Fire truck sirens or what. And now lights are out and were hearing gunshots again. May God be with us through this hardships.)


(updates from our friend in marawi…

the city jail was burned
Dansalan College was burned
The church near Barangay Paypay was burned
isis is all over marawi
there’s a brownout right now
took over the fire station in Rizal)



This morning, it was Manchester

Today, it’s Marawi

ISIS just invaded the city of Marawi in Mindanao and they have put a hospital under hostage in the process

I do not know how long until the Philippine Army will be able to drive them out, and I do not know if the people escaping from Marawi will make it out alive.

My thoughts and prayers go t o the people of Marawi

Comments May 23 17 @9:29am  with 40,637 notes — via bayaningbituontwitter.com)


marawi city, a part of the philippines, is under attack right now. please spread this and pray for my country and manchester

Comments May 20 17 @11:20am  with 2,584 notes — via pattirobertsart


Filipino tribal girl. Love the tattoos they had, so pretty :D 

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Comments May 15 17 @12:49pm  with 460 notes — via isangbansamonmouthcastle)


For Filipino-Americans and other Asian/Pacific-Americans:

Never be ashamed when that kid makes fun of your flat nose. When you compare it to other people, don’t envy them because of something you can’t help. Your flat nose, that’s who you are, and it belongs to you.

Never be ashamed when an older family member makes suggestions on how to be lighter. Your pigmentation has nothing to do with your worth, and embrace the warm chocolate or golden tint people burn in the sun trying to achieve. Your color is who you are, and it belongs to you.

Never be ashamed for when you break the small, petite Asian stereotype. We are more than our sizes, and your body should only be policed by you. In a world that stigmatizes anything over a size 8, don’t let those standards rule your mentality. Your body is who you are, and it belongs to you.

Never be ashamed if you can’t fulfill the perfect-student image. Life is more than grades and school, and you don’t have to fit i nto the Asian mold. Try your best, and even if you think that isn’t enough, even if you bomb that test, whatever repercussions come are temporary. Stay strong through the hard times, because your grades are not you. Your academic abilities are not who you are, and they don’t define you.

Never be ashamed if you feel in the middle between Western culture and your family’s original heritage. You could see it as not belonging to either, but why not see it as being part of both? If you are first generation, your own situation is vibrant between your home life calling back to your original mother country and your social life diving you into another world. If you were born here, you still have the opportunity to connect to a people whose blood runs through your veins. You’re culture is who you are, and it belongs to you.

Never be ashamed of being Asian/Pacific American. This life is yours, and it belongs to you.

Comments Mar 22 17 @8:40pm  with 853 notes — via ledsetgo


Sabtang Lighthouse
Sabtang Island
January 2017

Comments Mar 19 17 @6:20pm  with 593 notes — via


Quick doodle of Maria Makiling, the most known diwata (forest nymph) in Philippine mythology, who guards Mount Makiling in Laguna. In one of her many stories, it is said that one can have their fill of fruits of the forest she guards, but that these fruits are not allowed to be taken home. One cannot simply take from the forests fruits without risking Maria’s anger. In order to appease her, one must throw away the stolen fruits and reverse their clothing.

Comments Mar 19 17 @4:00pm  with 2,666 notes — via littlestpersimmon


Pre-colonial Filipinos. Mga Maharlika.

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