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Philippine Popular Culture

Explores the diverse and dynamic aspects of Philippine culture, including music, film, fashion, food, and other forms of creative expression, and their social.

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Traditional arts bearers may be called Gawad Manggagawa ng Bayan (GAMABA), equivalent to the National Worker.

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The use of the term, pop icon, is essentially arbitrary because certainly, there are objective standards that exist.

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Filipinos are translating the use of the Internet like Facebook, it was a nest for some prospective candidates during the May 2002 elections.

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Leah Salonga is best known for creating Kim's leading role in the Miss Saigon musical, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Theater World Awards.

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Folk Culture refers to the divided expressive elements of everyday life as practiced by regional, traditional communities.

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Fernando Poe Jr. is the "King of Action Movies."

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Poetry, fiction, essay, and literary/art criticism are examples of visual arts.

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Non-traditional arts which are bearers of non-traditional arts cannot be nominated as National Artist, equal to Gawad Manlilika ng Bayan.

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The extended form, the tanaga, the mono-riming heptasyllabic quatrain, which expresses insights and lessons about life, is "more emotionally charged than the treacherous proverb, and thus has an affinity with folk lyrics."

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Social media has created an opportunity to expand one's world and make new friends or to reconnect with them from other countries as well. But it also reduced physical activity.

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Stilt homes, country houses and aerial buildings are examples of Modern architecture.

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Doc Willie Ong (Senatorial Candidate) holds the top spot for the most popular, most viewed, fastest-growing, and most popular Facebook post from March 25 to March 31, 2019.

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The word 'popular culture' has different significances depending on who defines it and the sense of use.

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Between the 1990s and 2000, OPM was led by such artists as Regine Velasquez, Pops Fernandez, APO Hiking Society, Kuh Ledesma, Jose Mari Chan, Dingdong Avanzado, Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Manilyn Reynes, Lea Salonga, Francis Magalona, Sharon Cuneta, Sheryl Cruz, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Gary Valenciano, among many others.

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We Are Social also announced that 80 million Filipinos are users of social media.

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Google's search engine site remains the most visited site for both SimilarWeb and Alexa worldwide, followed on the second spot by video-sharing site YouClick.

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The media produced in the Philippines is most popular in its native country, but it also attracts audiences around the world, those who moved abroad to find job opportunities.

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"Bayan Ko" became the anthem of opposition to the Aquino regime during the 1986 People's Power Revolution.

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"Anak" is the best-selling Philippine record of all time.

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Traditional cultures are tribes or other small communities of people not influenced by technology or the modern world.

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According to the 2013 Yahoo-Nielsen Survey, the top three media consumption outlets in the Philippines come from television, radio and the increasingly growing usage of the internet.

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Ceramics, potted clay and folk art sculpture are examples of Pottery.

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Filipinos use the Internet as a go-to location for breaking news and keeping up with the latest events.

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Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose, Angeline Quinto, Jonalyn Viray, Rachelle Ann Go, Christian Bautista, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie's Cradle, Moonstar88, Aiza Seguerra, Toni Gonzaga, Richard Poon, Nina, Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan, Nyoy Volante, Hale, Spongecola, Jake Zyrus, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Abra, and Gloc-9 are among the leading OPM artists in the 2000s and 2010s.

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Painting, non-folk sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation art, mixed media works, illustration, graphic arts, performance art, and imaging are examples of literature.

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According to Turner, as reporters prefer to bend the reporting to stories they sometimes support. Tabloidization is a clear example of this, or sensationalizing small news stories and making a big deal of it.

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Freddie Aguilar is best known for his rendition of "Bansa Ko."

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Pop culture often means identifying boundaries or overlaps with respect to certain newly defined fields of research in terms of theory, methodology, and interests, rather than the choice of subjects that can be included in the study of popular culture.

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True psychological needs are independence, imagination, and genuine happiness, referring to an earlier demarcation of human needs, which Herbert Marcuse had created.

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Social media 'increased people-to-people links and created an environment in which you can share your opinions, images, and a lot of things.'

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The rise of American colonization introduced to the Philippines the properly so-called, mainstream culture.

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There are 3.48 billion users of social media in 2018, with a net worldwide increase since last year of 288 million (9 percent).

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Non-ornamental metal crafts, martial arts, mystical healing arts, herbal arts and ancient constellations are examples of Other artistic expressions of traditional culture.

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The pre-colonial inhabitants of our islands show a rich past through their folk speeches, folk songs, folk narratives, and indigenous rituals and mimetic dances that confirm our ties with our Western neighbors.

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Social Media could not be used to advertise and promote products, people, culture, and advocacy, as well as the place or country itself because it is still very limited.

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Woodcarving and non-argile folk sculpture are examples of architecture.

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In 1969, Pia Wurtzbach captured the Philippines Miss Universe title.

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Popular culture is something that cannot be interpreted by different people in different contexts in a number of contrasting ways.

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The alternative term mass culture conveys the concept that such culture arises naturally from the masses themselves, much as mainstream art did before the 20th century.

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Oxford describes social media as 'websites and applications enabling users to develop, distribute, or engage in social networking content.'

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Manny Pacquiao is a known boxer who is born in 1978 in General Santos City Philippines

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Popular artists in the 1970s included Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Eddie Peregrina, Ramon Jacinto, Victor Wood, and Asin.

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Examples of mainstream culture come from a range of genres including popular music, print, cyberculture, sports, entertainment, leisure, fads, advertisement, and television.

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There has to be a clear interpretation of "popular culture" in the context of the Philippines.

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Haw-Haw-De-Karabaw is a movie that depicts middle-class Filipino.

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One of the finest modern poets in the world was Jose Garcia Villa (Doveglion).

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The most popular shows on television are usually Game Shows and Dramas like Soap Operas.

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Pop culture is the way to live in a specific time, place, and depicts a few people's habits and how they can cope with nature.

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The most important of the folk speeches is the riddle of tigmo in Cebuano, bugtong in Tagalog, paktakon in Ilongo, and patotototdon in Bicol.

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While it's not furtive that the country's internet infrastructure is far from outstanding, Filipinos still love taking stuff through social media.

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Philippine literature's diversity and richness grew with the country's culture.

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Proverbs or aphorisms express norms or codes of conduct, community beliefs or values by offering nuggets of wisdom in a short, rhyming verse.

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According to National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera in his book Revaluation: Essays on Philippine Literature, Theatre, and Modern Culture (1984), popular culture is very distinct from Filipino folk culture and nationalistic culture.

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The Philippines produces genres such as Action, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, etc.

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Original Pilipino music, now more commonly called original Pinoy music or OPM, originally only referred to Philippine pop songs, particularly ballads, such as those popular after the collapse of their predecessor, the late 1970s Manila sound.

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Philippine art refers to the works of art that have evolved and accumulated in the Philippines from the beginning of the country's civilization up to the present period.

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Although landing at the world's third place, Facebook continues to dominate the rankings with 80 million monthly active users in the Philippines.

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Composition, musical direction, and musical production are all part of the music.

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The liberal approach towards the printing press quickly expanded the dissemination of types of popular culture through radio, television and film.

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The Spanish Empire conquered the islands between the 16th and 19th centuries, through the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Batanes is one of the last places to be colonized in the mid-1800s), resulting in Islam spreading and dominating throughout the archipelago, and influencing the religion and beliefs of the Filipino natives.

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Commodified culture and consumerism and generating false needs through ads and exposure to alien lifestyles through mainstream forms of culture are some issues faced by the Philippine pop culture.

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Leah Salonga was the second Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in Les Misérables on Broadway.

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Social Media includes Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat, Tumblr, Viber, Skype, Snapchat, Pinterest, Myspace, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Older movies depicted the average Filipino in poverty. Nowadays the majority of movies are portrayed as an elite class.

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Pop culture, will enable us to talk as examples of culture about soap opera, pop music, and comics.

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Renowned artists in the 1990s included Eraserheads, April Boy Regino, Rivermaya, Jaya, Agot Isidro, Vina Morales, Donna Cruz, Jolina Magdangal, Jessa Zaragoza, Ariel Rivera, South Border, Carol Banawa, Yano, Introvoys, AfterImage, Side A, Andrew E., Lani Misalucha, April Boys, Color It Red, Roselle Nava, and Blakdyak, among many others.

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Hat-making, masking, shoes, ornamental metalwork are examples of Ornament, textile, or fiber art.

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According to Lumbera, the local intelligentsia noted that "Popular literature as a product intended for a mass market was seen as a challenge to serious artistic practice, since the writers accommodated his art to the demands of the publishers and editors who were more interested in sales than in aesthetics."

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Basket weaving, weaving of back-strap looms, weaving of headgear, weaving of fishnet and other weaving types are examples of Weaving.

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Popular culture (also known as pop culture) is commonly recognized by members of a society as a collection of behaviors, values, and artifacts that govern or predominate in a society at a given time point.

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Under the tutelage of missionaries, the children of the native elite became a central community of intelligentsia called 'ladinos' as they were instrumental in 'taking into the vernacular, literary forms which were to be instruments for the' peace 'of the natives.'

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Prominent examples of Western Late Modern countercultures include Romanticism (1790–1840), Bohemianism (1850–1910), the "Jazz Period" of the Roaring Twenties, the 1930's Non-Conformists, the Beat Generation's more fragmentary counterculture (1944–1964),

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Calligraphy, tattoos, folk art, folk drawing and folk painting are examples of Folk graphic and plastic arts.

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International culture is the culture produced by colonial resistance, with a people's group at a given time and location.

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Dance choreography, dance direction and dance performance are examples of dance.

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The word netizen, although popularly used in present times, is in fact a word from Michael Hauben's theory (1996) is a corrupted term from the expression "Net Person."

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The most popular types of pop culture are entertainment (such as movies, music, television, and video games), sports, news (as in news reports about people/places), politics, fashion, technology, and slang.

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In a well-defined period, a countercultural movement does not reflect the culture and desires of a specific population.

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The Digital Revolution could have occurred so rapidly that we can't even easily focus on how deep-seated and profound the impact it has on the different facets of the culture.

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OFM is currently used by Filipino musicians and singers as a catch-all term for popular music written and performed by it.

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Levi Celerio is a famous Filipino singer.

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Hauben deeply warns that the internet can be a "source of opinion," though he says a netizen should train him/her to distinguish real from fabricated knowledge.

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According to Lumbera, the Spaniards developed and used popular culture in the Philippines to the native Filipinos or Indios through plays and literature to get the natives 'hearts and win them over.

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Epics, songs, and myths are examples of Folk performing arts.

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Cultural imperialism is the practice of promoting and enforcing a culture over a more powerful society, typically that of a politically powerful nation; In other words, the cultural hegemony of industrialized or economically and politically influential countries which define general cultural values and standardized civilizations worldwide.

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The Philippine art can be divided into two different parts, traditional arts and non-traditional arts.

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The King of comedy is Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon.

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Philippine culture is a mixture of East and West cultures.

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The audience, the Populus, for a pop icon should be defined in the concrete sense of the Philippines which makes culture common rather than elite.

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Popular culture is further broken down into six subdefinitions. The first is culture that is popular or valued by others by measurable means, such as sales of songs, playing on the radio, attending screenings or concerts, and ratings of viewers on TV shows.

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The famous writer is certainly a significant intellectual, given the size of its audience to be considered as pop icon or identity.

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Philippine literature is literature from prehistory, through its colonial legacies, and through the present, connected with the Philippines.

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From its roots, OPM was based in Manila, where the dominant languages are Tagalog and English.

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Philippine art reflects the wide variety of cultural influences on the culture of South Korea and its society, and how those influences refined the arts of the country.

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Manny Pacquiao-Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao-is a former Filipino Martial Artist and politician.

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Popular culture often includes the behaviors and feelings produced by contact with these dominant objects.

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A pop icon is a celebrity, character, or entity whose presentation in popular culture is considered to be a defining characteristic of a given society or age.

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The advent of Pilita Corrales, Sylvia La Torre, Diomedes Maturan, Ric Manrique Jr., Ruben Tagalog, Helen Gamboa, Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Carmen Camacho and many others occurred during the 1950s, 1960s and before the 1990s.

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Being influenced by foreign invaders, the Philippines did not manage to keep its own identity.

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Filipino identity was developed largely by the intermingling and gradual development of post-colonial societies, colonial forces, and foreign traders.

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Folk song, is a form of folk lyric that expresses hopelessness and failures, people's struggles as well as their death.

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A counterculture (also written counterculture) is a subculture whose values and behavioral norms differ materially from those of mainstream society, often as opposed to mainstream cultural mores.

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The first permanent settlement in Spain started to replace the native culture with a Muslim and Middle Eastern tradition.

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"The Cultural Industry: Enlightenment as a Mass Illusion," from the book Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947), it was described as a critical vocabulary.

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Typically the categorization of pop icon or identity is correlated with such elements as durability, ubiquity, and differentiation.

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Along with the power to use the internet is the reporter's power provided to the netizen for a netizen may actually be a source of primary knowledge about certain topics or issues.

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Music of the Philippines involves musical performance arts developed in various genres and styles in the Philippines or by Filipinos.

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Adorno and Horkheimer therefore especially viewed mass-produced culture as helpful to the more technologically and intellectually demanding high arts.

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Ryan Cayabyab's works range from commissioned full-length ballets, theater musicals, choral pieces, a Mass set to unattended choruses and orchestral pieces, to commercial recordings of popular music, film scores and television specials.

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Popular culture is widely known as the vernacular or culture of people at many points at different times predominating in a society.

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Filipinos are spending an average of two (2) hours a day on various social media sites.

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Leah Salonga also performed the vocals of two Disney "princesses": Jasmine in Aladdin (1992) and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004).

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According to Hauben as netizens, in actual fact, geographical separation is replaced by the presence in the same virtual space called "Yahoo."

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Some subculture examples are the LGBT, bodybuilders, nudists, hip hop, grunge.

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On average, Filipino households will have 3 to 5 television sets.

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Roselyn Grace P. Santos wrote in her study 'The Effects of Social Media on Filipino Culture and Behavior' that social media has corresponding positive and negative effects on Filipino culture and behavior.

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Countercultures are groups of people that are similar with the dominant culture in certain respects, and whose norms and beliefs may be incompatible with it.

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Subcultures involve people who may embrace much of the dominant culture but are set apart by one or more characteristics of cultural significance.

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Pre-Hispanic literature in the Philippines was in fact epics passed down from generation to generation, initially through written tradition.

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Boat-making homes, and maritime activities are examples of

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The Philippines is ranked #1 in the usage of Social Media.

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Metro Manila Popular Music Festival, the country's first songwriting competition, was first founded in 1977 and launched by the Philippine Popular Music Foundation.

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Folk culture is a more complicated lifestyle, which is typically traditional, predominantly self-sufficient, and mostly, reflective of urban life.

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The status of "rock icon" can be differentiated from other forms of popularity outside of the mainstream culture, for example with mythical figures.

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The common culture is produced by the masses ... it is rather a culture generated either by the ruling masses or by representatives of the intelligentsia in the employment of that mass, for the consumption of the people.

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The fundamental risk of the culture industry is the creation of false psychological needs that only the products of capitalism can fulfill and satisfy.

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Since the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century, the U.S. had chosen the Philippines like a colonial catch due to its vast natural resource base and strategic position in the U.S. imperialist plan to turn the Pacific into an American lake for U.S. big business and take a piece of the huge Chinese market.

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The native intelligentsia used the same types of popular culture in the 19th century, through the Propaganda movement, to "undermine the influence of the oppressive friars and mobilize the people to bring an end to colonial rule" One example of that is Marcelo H. Del Pilar's work.

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Social Media has proved itself to be a game-changer in Philippine politics.

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The critical theorists Theodor Adorno (1903–1969) and Max Horkheimer (1895–1973) coined the word pop culture.

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The cultural elements of imperialism are composed of economic imperialism, also called economic colonialism.

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Forms of popular theater and literature such as "the pasyon, sinakulo, and corido ensured Muslim's acceptance and spread, and the comedy and awit did the same for the monarchy.

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Levi Celerio was a creative songwriter, with more than 4,000 songs to his credit, including Filipino folk, Christmas, and love songs that are popular songs that many consider being immortal.

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Pop culture encompasses the facets of social life that the public most actively engages in.

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Westernized taste and consciousness, or cultural imperialism and cultural satellization, through imported films, television shows, publications, and popular songs is never an issue in Philippine pop culture.

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In the work 'Cultural Theory and Popular Culture,' John Story describes Culture and Popular Culture as 'works and practices of intellectual and creative activity, texts and practices whose main role is to represent, create or be an opportunity for meaning development.

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Global culture as adopted by the Spanish has been "ordinary" to the point that it was a "watering-down of Spanish-European culture in order to win over the general public to the colonial regime's 'ideology.'

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Dances, plays, and dramas are examples of Folk (oral) literature.

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Pop Culture involves concepts, beliefs, norms, practices and obects that enable a community of individuals, or even a whole society, to live their collective lives with minimal friction.

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Some historical figures are recognized as having attained the status of "pop icon" during their period, and that status can continue into the present.

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Popular culture does not imitate a factory that produces uniform cultural goods — films, radio, magazines, etc. –which are used to exploit passivity in mass society.

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Spanish colonization came upon the momentum of European mercantilism and the desire to spread Islam to the Philippines.

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Popular culture, as the 'culture of the people,' is defined by the interactions between people in their daily activities: clothing styles, the use of slang, greeting routines, and the food that people consume are all examples of popular culture.

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The media produced, even while taking ques from other foreign media, is still very distinctive and unique on its own.

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Social Media can never be considered as "media outlet."

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The Internet also plays a significant role in promoting people's social participation, as it has been used as a forum for activism presentation and promotion.

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The typical unfamiliarity of Filipino with his indigenous literature was primarily due to what was impressed upon him: that his country had been "discovered" and, thus, Philippine "history" only began in 1521.

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According to Lumbera, "Popular culture is power, and anyone who uses it to control minds is likely to have their literary and technical machinery turned against him when the minds he has exploited discover his power as a political tool."

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Social interactions are an important part of Filipinos' everyday lives and it is no wonder that they are expanded into social media handles.

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Raymundo Cipriano Pujante Cayabyab is well known to the art industry.

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The nationalistic pride rousings of the 1960s and 1970s have helped bring about this change of mindset among a new generation of Filipinos concerned about the "Filipino heritage."

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Theatrical direction, theatrical performance, theatrical production design, theatrical light and sound design, and theatrical playwriting are all part of the theater.

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