Japanese Influence on the Philippines

During World War 2, the Japanese took the Philippines from the control of the United States. This happened between 1941 and 1945, when the United States was able to take back possession of the country. After regaining possession, the United States relinquished its control, fulfilling its promise of granting full independence to the Philippines. Because the Japanese were Read more about Japanese Influence on the Philippines[…]

America’s Influence in the Philippines

America has had a huge influence on the culture of the Philippines. Here’s a few fun facts as well as a few specific ways in which American culture has influenced Filipino culture. History of America in the Philippines In 1898, the United States declared war on Spain, ultimately resulting in what is called the Treaty of Read more about America’s Influence in the Philippines[…]

Things You Can and Cannot Buy in the Philippines

Is shampoo available in the Philippines? What about cheese, peanut butter, etc.? I remember these were things I wish I’d known before I went. Here’s a list of things that you might be wondering about. Whether you’re headed to the Philippines, or trying to figure out what to send your loved one in a care Read more about Things You Can and Cannot Buy in the Philippines[…]

Spanish Influence in the Philippines

The Spanish have had a huge influence on Filipino culture. Here is a little bit about the Spanish reign over the Philippines and some interesting things that Spain introduced to the Filipino way of life. History of Spain in the Philippines The time that the Philippines was under Spanish rule makes up a major part of their Read more about Spanish Influence in the Philippines[…]

7 Things Americans should learn from Filipinos

It was November 1st 2014 when I first stepped off the airplane and into Manila. The airport was crowded with people. Filipinos. I had only met one Filipino in my entire life, a nice lady and an amazing chef. Other than that I was oblivious to who the Filipino people were; indeed, I barely even Read more about 7 Things Americans should learn from Filipinos[…]