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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Filipino Customs and Traditions

All of these nations contributed a lot to what the Philippines now is all about. Our nation is very well-known for its connotative name as Pearl of the Orient Seas, along with its rich marine resources and lush vegetation. The Philippines is the only Christian country in Asia; thus we should be proud for the traditions and rich history of our country. That’s the reason why the Filipinos have amalgamated cultures in consequence of occupation and it made our country very famous a long time ago after all the invading nations had returned homes to reassess Philippine history and traditions. In information, it said that Spanish rule of the Philippines began soon after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovered the islands in 1521. Magellan had been searching for a shorter route to Moluccas, the Spice Islands. Admiral Ruy Lopez de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Filipinas after King Philip II of Spain, and in 1565 helped build the first Spanish settlement on the main island of Luzon. It said also that the Spanish conquistadores reigned for nearly 400 years until 1898 when the United States defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War. As a result of the Treaty of Paris, Spain surrendered the Philippines, marking the end of Spanish colonial rule and the beginning of American control. In 1901, future U.S. president William Howard Taft became the first civilian governor of the islands. 



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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton. A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger. Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross


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