Sunday, September 14, 2014

Beginning of A New Year at IP

Every year, on a Sunday afternoon in September, Filipino families flock to Bedford, MA, for the first time to commence the school year at IP (Iskwelahang Pilipino).  Last week was the first Sunday of the IP year, and we all delighted in once again seeing old friends, and welcoming new faces to the community.  There was excitement and anticipation (of merienda) in the air, as everyone mingled together as a community for the first time since the Lowell Folk Fest.  We had some fun ice breakers, during which we all had a laugh and got to know one another a little better. We left having had lots of good food and laughs.  I can't wait to see what experiences we'll have this year.  Here's to another great year at IP!

Monday, September 1, 2014

15 Famous Filipino Universities

With colleges starting in the United States and high school seniors beginning their college process, PinoyJeep decided to compile a list of a few famous universities that are known to many in the Philippines. Maybe you've heard of University of the Philippines or Ateneo, but have you ever heard of MapĂșa or Siliman? Maybe you've heard a few from your Filipino friends and family. Maybe not. There are plenty of universities scattered throughout the 7,101 islands, and this list is only a handful of universities we know. Hopefully, though, this will trigger your interest in learning about other Filipino schools, and maybe you'll decided to study there! So, in no particular order, here are a few  famous universities in the Philippines!