According to the world Atlas, thesocial beliefs and customs practiced in the Philippines are primarilyinfluenced by religion and the demographics of the region where they arepracticed. The traditional customs of the indigenous Filipinos are based on thebeliefs of the Austronesian inhabitants of the Philippines. Kids play with the famous white sand in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. PHOTO FROM KEN WILSON LEE VIA FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS Brugger added that while they respectthe culture of different races coming to Boracay, foreign tourists should also dothe same to Filipino culture. “Filipino kids in Boracay are nowinfluenced by the diversity of culture. The traditional cultures of hard work,love of nature and respectfulness, among others are slowly diminishing,” sheadded. PCCI-Boracay president Elena Bruggersaid the call was necessary after the controversy of a Taiwanese female touristwearing only a “microkini,” in the island which recently went viral over socialmedia. “But even the photo of the Taiwanesewearing string went viral, I already saw Filipino children adapting the way oflife in Boracay. This resort island is considered a holiday destination andwhat Filipino children see are the side of a good life, drinking liquors, easygo lucky attitude. These traits can now be easily seen among millennials inthis resort island,” Brugger said. MALAY, Aklan – The president of thePhilippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Boracay called on thedifferent sectors for the preservation of moral values among Filipino childrenin Boracay Island. Brugger, meanwhile, said thePCCI-Boracay recently gave away food packs for parents and their children whowere affected of the fire incident last week./PN
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VOLLEYBALL powerhouse Port Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) continued their dominance as they surged to the 2019 Berbice Volleyball Association’s (BVA) Annual Balram Shane Senior Inter-Club title.Playing at the Albion Community Centre Hard Court last weekend, PMTC, who won the 2018 title, ensured they went into 2020 still highly decorated and respected. They beat off the likes of No. 52 Survivors, Black Bush and New Amsterdam Rollers in the senior category of the 7th edition of the competition to remain the number one volleyball team in Guyana.In the end, it was a battle to see who would be PMTC’s next victim following the 4-way battle of the seniors. It was the Rollers of New Amsterdam who earned the privilege in the end to battle the defending champs. As ruthless as they have been over the years in Volleyball, whether it be this tournament or a regional one, PMTC thumped Rollers 2-nil following the pair of sets which saw them win by score-lines: 25-21, 25-16.In the Junior Category, the two lone teams, Guysuco Training Centre Port Mourant (GTCPM) and the Junior Rollers, did battle for the crown. Again, it was tough going for the Rollers, who got steamrolled two sets to zero; 25-16 and 25- 15 as GTCPM romped to an easy win.GTCPM snatched up the GY$10,000 first place prize while the second placed Rollers were awarded with GY $5,000. In the senior category, now two-time champs, PMTC, hoisted the Balram Shane trophy along with GY $20,000.Rollers received the second place trophy and GY$10,000 while No.52 Survivors received the third place trophy and GYD $5,000. The memorial event is sponsored yearly by Rose Hall Town businessman, Deonarine Balram, of the Balram Shane General Store and son of the late Balram Shane.