This is the one thing that separates us from the rest of the world -
our colorful and lively culture that makes us distinctly Filipino. This
includes traditions, language, arts, etc. which are found in museums,
churches and galleries, found within the heart of the key cities.
Most provinces have their own identifying folk dances too wherein they
showcase the elegance and beauty of the way we do things, the way we
dress, the way we see things as shown in different paintings, as we
have been influenced by events that happened in our history.
That’s not all. When you have lived in the Philippines long enough,
you’ll know that it’s not an exaggeration to say there is
a town that’s celebrating its fiesta every single day.
Filipino Heritage: Kasaysayan ng Lahing Pilipino
This site has sections about Philippine arts, costumes, traditions and customs, food, history and religion. It also features an essay about indigenous music that is uniquely Filipino.
Bansa.org is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improve the understanding and appreciation of Philippine history, culture, dialects, arts and geography.
Aklatang Pambata Online
Aklatang Pambata is a non-stock, non-profit volunteer organization composed of faculty, staff and alumni volunteers of UP-Diliman. It has been designed to inculcate the values of reading at an early age irrespective of social class, essentially.
The Philippine Comics Art Museum
This web site is a database of Filipino artists, comics and artworks
Komikero Comics Journal
An online journal of a Filipino comics writer and artist. It also contains
news and updates on the Philippine Comics Art Museum
Philippines Business Culture Guide
Enumerates tips on what to expect and how to conduct yourself when meeting
people in the Philippines, especially for business purposes. It also
lists tips on how to behave in social gatherings.
Established in 1980, Hiraya Gallery is committed to the promotion
as well as development of serious, imaginative, and relevant Philippine
art, especially by young but talented Filipino artists.
Commission for Culture and the Arts
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) hopes to instill
among Filipinos not only awareness but a deep understanding and pride
in our own multifaceted culture.
National Artists of the Philippines
The National Artist Award or Gawad Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining
is the highest national recognition given to Filipino artists who have
made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts
and to the cultural heritage of the country. It is aimed at recognizing
Filipino artistic accomplishment at its highest level and to promote
creative expression as significant to the development of a national
Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM)
Since its birth thirteen years ago, the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong
Mang-aawit upheld the worth of Filipino professional singers and
protected their rights under Philippine and international laws.
A comprehensive web site for contemporary Filipino visual
artists in the fields of painting and photography. It provides links
to the individual web sites of its members, articles about the visual
art world – present and past, and a discussion board for the members,
TS Entertainment Network
This web site provides the venue for Philippine bands to get to know
each other and exchange ideas. It also has recording studios for rehearsals
and/or recordings that will entitle guests to earn points that they
may exchange for freebies.
HBB Designs provides computer services using the Internet, digital images,
sales communications, and other related media such as visual conceptualization
and professional presentations. HBB Designs also develops and maintains
web sites from free domains.