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Links & Resources
Please check the following links below for various information regarding Philippine Heritage and Culture to other related Philippine Folk Dance websites.
Campers Point http://www.camperspoint.com/index.php3
The hundred islands of Lingayen, the Philippine Deep known as the second deepest body of water in the world, the endangered Philippine Eagle, the powdery white sand beach of Boracay and its counterpart in Laiya, the enchanting islands of Palawan, the waves of La Union, the majestic beauty of Mayon Volcano, the captivating Chocolate Hills of Bohol, the surprising Rice Terraces of Banaue, the friendly whale sharks of Donsol, the unexploited marine sanctuary of Mindoro and the warm smiles of the Filipinos are among the intimidating natural assets of the Philippines.
Center for Southeast Asian Studies http://www.seasite.niu.edu/tagalog/
Our Tagalog Interactive Language and Philippine Culture Resources site is designed for both the serious and casual learners of Tagalog and Philippine culture. What follows is a brief description of how one can use the site based on his or her interests on the Tagalog language and about Philippine culture.
Philippines Department of Tourism http://www.tourism.gov.ph/discover/people.asp
The Filipino is basically of Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, American, Spanish, and Arab blood. The Philippines has a population of 76.5 million as of May 2000, and it is hard to distinguish accurately the lines between stocks. From a long history of Western colonial rule, interspersed with the visits of merchants and traders, evolved a people of a unique blend of east and west, both in appearance and culture.
Wikipedia: Philippines http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines
The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas; RP), is an island nation located in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital city. The Philippine Archipelago comprises 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. The country reflects diverse indigenous Austronesian cultures from its many islands, as well as European and American influence from Spain, Latin America and the United States.
Filipino Folk Dance Links
Filipino Heritage http://www.filipinoheritage.com/
This site is the information window website of Tatak Pilipino Heritage Store. As such, it contains an in-depth definition of what the Philippines is all about. You can access its people, history, geography, culture, the arts, crafts, religion; as well as, traditional and modern lifestyles, new sites and sounds, travel and fashion. The site also gives you updated informations of new developments and achievements in the Philippines particularly in the areas of people, culture, the arts and crafts, religion, lifestyles, travel and fashion.
Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble http://www.likha.org/
LIKHA was established in May 1992 by a collective of twelve (12) individuals who came together to celebrate Philippine dance and culture. Under the artistic direction of Rudi C. Soriano, former dance soloist with the premier Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, LIKHA has nurtured a generation of young community dance enthusiasts and now boasts an active membership of over 50 dancers and musicians.
Noel’s Philippino Dance Glossary http://pw1.netcom.com/~ntamayo/folkdance.html
Out in Santa Clara, Calif., Filipino culture is alive and dancing thanks to Noel Tamayo, an engineer in California's semiconductor industry and devoted fan of Filipino dance. Since 1989 he has been performing in or teaching dance with the Barkada club of Santa Clara University. The site is complete with musical sounds bites, including original Filipino dance music composed by Tamayo.