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A Prayer for the Philippines: A Touching Video for Bohol Earthquake and Yolanda Super Typhoon

The Philippines celebrates the longest Christmas season in the whole world, yet this year’s Christmas celebrations are visibly toned down. The Philippines received a[n] [un]fair share of natural calamities this year 2013. The recent earthquake with epicenter at Bohol and Typhoon Yolanda caused terrible damage and loss of lives. These unfortunate incidents showcased another Filipino trait, in addition to hospitality and love of music known around the world — resiliency. As the country and the international community unite to provide relief to the affected families, a group of musicians joined voices for this heartwarming rendition of “The Prayer”. Here’s the full video, courtesy of Universal Records. Babangon ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay ang Pilipino. Watch and share: Continue reading A Prayer for the Philippines: A Touching Video for Bohol Earthquake and Yolanda Super Typhoon

Leyte Landing Memorial (MacArthur Park)

Quick! Where did General Douglas MacArthur land when he returned to the Philippines to “liberate” the country from the Japanese invaders? It’s in the Imeldific island of Leyte, where a park, formerly called the MacArthur Park, was erected to commemorate the historic day. The bronze statues tower over everyone, including the larger-than-life statues of President Sergio Osmeña and General Carlos P. Romulo, who were with the landing party of Gen. MacArthur. Continue reading Leyte Landing Memorial (MacArthur Park)