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Filipina of Southern Mindanao in Traditional Dress

2009.09.02
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Nikon D70 , Aperture Mode , Nikor lens 18-200mm ..
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An insight on how Filipinos from Southern Mindanao celebrate Filipino Festival in California , I was there to take some shot which i posted on my 3rd day as a member of photoblog ,This is one of the remaining image taken by my brother , their culture even though mix with western culture still remain in their heart and blood , pass through generation , They are so proud of their ethnic roots..not like the one i attended which dress up in Hawaiian which we are not really.Yes we are pacific islanders but not Polynesian or Hawaiian..We are Asian and we are the only " Pearl of the Orient "! we have a diverse ethnic culture , And we should be proud of it..

This is for Lei ( Dream15554) for being a true blooded Subanon of Zamboanga ( City of Flowers ) , Mindanao , even though the peace situation in their part of the Island is still volatile she has the time to share to us some of their landscape , flowers , Fruits and cultures...
I remember when Marcos declared martial law and do some military zoning through out the Island Republic , Particularly severe was the military zoning in Mindanao, where sitios( small community) and barrios ( large villages) were overnight turned to nightmarish massacre sites and annihilation of helpless diverse hinterland tribes of Subanons.( suba means river nons means people) " Subanon massacre in Karpok" so sad that i will not forget that day in the 70's.
How in the world did they massacre families after families including children? what have they done wrong to make our brother from the south almost disappear from Philippines history?

Thank you so much for viewing...
53 Comments
cariad Great image Rob...and interesting and informative report...Thank you
cariad · 2009-09-02: 15:25
onlyricky Very nice! :)

interesting description!
thank you Rob ^_^
onlyricky · 2009-09-02: 15:28
????? Thank you for sharing. I knew nothing of this history before now.... Images and Information - a wonderful gift.
????? · 2009-09-02: 15:43
????? Great portrait and info :-)
????? · 2009-09-02: 15:56
Shaparak Nice portrait !
Shaparak · 2009-09-02: 16:57
lifeisgood I love the portrait...and you should be very proud of your heritage. I'm sorry that your wonderful memories of your beautiful country have to filled with so much violence and sadness. Unexplainable how people can do such horrible acts to others.
lifeisgood · 2009-09-02: 18:01
Jarvo Nice capture , thanks for the information too.
Jarvo · 2009-09-02: 18:39
????? wow, very interesting story and I love how you did capture the pride in her stance! Great shot!
????? · 2009-09-02: 19:52
mojaroo nice combo of story and the picture
mojaroo · 2009-09-02: 20:55
lynnsgallery2 Beautiful shot!!! You captured her so well...great expression on her face...BRAVO :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-09-02: 22:23
dream1554 Beautiful Portrait! ohhh... How i love that dress! I remember my Apo with that attire.Our Family always represents Subanon Dance every time there is a program in our school even in Regional's meet and in our community.That's how we treasure our culture until now.
Thank you very much Rob for the wonderful message and for sharing with us. Mabuhay!
Lei :)
dream1554 · 2009-09-02: 22:48
maharba I like the designs.
maharba · 2009-09-02: 22:55
baltassare ...beautiful clothing, and super portrait, very fine materials..., and lights..
thanks for sharing, dear Rob
;))
baltassare · 2009-09-03: 01:15
sandyk it is a great portrait and nice capture!:))
sandyk · 2009-09-03: 01:39
finbarr fantastic Portrait !!nice words my friend,
finbarr · 2009-09-03: 03:08
jennye beautiful portrait!!
jennye · 2009-09-03: 03:26
mystic1 Nice and good reportage
mystic1 · 2009-09-03: 03:30
Ryana Beautful shot. Well done!!
Ryana · 2009-09-03: 03:48
somogyvari Amazing capture ! This traditional dress is very interesting and beautiful for me ! Love to learn other cultures !
somogyvari · 2009-09-03: 05:54
????? you have great model here! cool shot!
????? · 2009-09-03: 09:02
thebronzebow beautiful, captures something of the essence of her very well.
thebronzebow · 2009-09-03: 10:04
????? Lovely and great report TFS
????? · 2009-09-03: 10:20
????? Wow!!
Very nice clothes!
I love it.
:)
????? · 2009-09-03: 11:58
????? Fantastic model..great shot !!!
????? · 2009-09-03: 12:49
????? very nice traditional cloths, colorful and special
????? · 2009-09-03: 12:55
fotoluzik very good portrait Rob ;)
fotoluzik · 2009-09-03: 13:47
????? Very interesting
????? · 2009-09-03: 14:02
InTime Thank you, very good post.
InTime · 2009-09-03: 17:54
JumiElla Great portrait! Very interesting shot!
JumiElla · 2009-09-03: 18:55
????? Wonderful portrait and info Rob!! Lovely to see traditional clothing, especially when it's so colourful :-)Thanks for sharing!
????? · 2009-09-04: 00:23
Karol This is a very good portrait! bravo.
Karol · 2009-09-04: 06:20
nieprzyzwoita I like her style!:)
nieprzyzwoita · 2009-09-04: 09:50
shmidttowna amazing
shmidttowna · 2009-09-04: 14:34
lookagain Great and colorful portrait....you can see the pride in her face! Thanks for sharing your feelings, information, and experience as well as the photo, Rob.
lookagain · 2009-09-04: 16:02
miltonjacob nice capture. thanks for sharing the story along with this picture
miltonjacob · 2009-09-04: 17:09
????? Great portrait ( the new camera is starting to make a difference) and testemony... Proud of being proud! That makes all the difference! :)
????? · 2009-09-05: 05:04
mantis28 suuuuper!
mantis28 · 2009-09-05: 12:43
jenniferp Great image, made all the more interesting by your writing. Thank you
jenniferp · 2009-09-05: 13:52
bigjonny A poignant narrative. The brutality of humans seems like part of our DNA. It just keeps popping out. Every culture has blood on its hands.
bigjonny · 2009-09-05: 17:40
just516 wow an amazing shot
just516 · 2009-09-05: 21:50
armando Fantastic!
armando · 2009-09-06: 07:41
lifeinmono thing that you cannot see everyday
..great shot
lifeinmono · 2009-09-06: 17:13
asylum666 nice portrait...
thanks for sharing Rob..........
asylum666 · 2009-09-07: 01:05
sakaras very good portrait indeed. I like a lot the colors and the sun glasses which does not match at all with this traditional look..haha that is great capture in fact
sakaras · 2009-09-07: 14:45
Hocuspocus how great is this pic..........
Hocuspocus · 2009-09-07: 17:23
mahdisafarali Nice
mahdisafarali · 2009-09-08: 01:17
????? Nice and bright! Dressed in yellow like Cory used to do...
????? · 2009-09-08: 05:19
Najeli Excellent portrait!
Najeli · 2009-09-08: 08:02
helloxdiana great portrait
helloxdiana · 2009-09-09: 13:30
JustEve really nice portraits
and so many informations:))
thanks for sharing Rob
JustEve · 2009-09-10: 16:11
????? Colourful clothes and interesting text.
????? · 2009-09-17: 03:28
pammydaisy you rock!!! thanks for capturing our culture!!!
pammydaisy · 2009-10-07: 09:24
kodachromelives a true royal
kodachromelives · 2009-10-16: 22:10
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