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♪ oh, my god. this is from albert. >> another request from the audience.
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♪ ♪ sha la la la la sha la la la la la ♪ ♪ sha la la la la sha la la la la la la ♪ >> anthony: t'was the week before christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
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actually, that's not true at all. metro manila, bustling, sprawling, southeast asian capital. home to 20 million people. the world's most densely populated city. ♪ i light a candle put the presents round the tree ♪ >> anthony: but it is christmas. the festive wonderland where the mostly catholic population take their holiday season very seriously. because filipinos are, for reasons i have yet to figure out, probably the most giving of all people on the planet. think i'm talking shit? keep watching. ♪
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>> good afternoon everyone. we're the band called keystone. ♪ >> anthony: ofw stands for overseas filipino worker and they're one of the largest and most important exports, people. go abroad, make money, improve the quality of life for the whole family. all over the world, the
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philippines sends architects, doctors, construction workers, house keepers, nannies. the entire filipino economy relies heavily on the money sent back by more than 10 million ofw's, roughly 30 billion u.s. dollars a year or about 10% of the nation's gdp. until recent wlib aftly, after workers, the largest category were musicians like filipino cover bands. they're everywhere. on cruise ships, hotel lobbies, bars and of course in manila, where the competition is fierce and the penalties for not getting a beloved biker favorite like billy idol can be severe. ♪
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♪ hey little sister what have you done ♪ ♪ hey little sister, who's the only one ♪ ♪ hey little sister who's your superman ♪ ♪ hay little sister, who's the one you want ♪ ♪ hey little sister shotgun. it's like nice day to start again ♪ ♪ come on it's a nice day for a white wedding ♪ ♪ it's a nice day to start again come on it's a nice day for a white wedding ♪
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♪ it's a nice day to start again ♪ >> anthony: know this, pampered rock and roll stars, at any given moment somewhere in the philippin philippines, there's probably one person, or many more, that can step in and do your act better than you, and after only a couple hours of practice. >> hey, mom. >> anthony: it is true that i lie to my daughter and tell her that ronald mcdonald has been implicated in the disappearance of small children, that i sneer at fast food, revile it at every
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opportunity. but i am also a hypocrite, because to me, filipino chain, jollibee is the wackiest place on earth. can i have the spaghetti with the hot dogs on it. >> yes, sir. >> also, chicken joy. thank you. welcome to jollibee. there are over 900 of these things all over the 7,000 plus philippine islands and a whole lot more internationally, wherefore there are home sick fill pea knows. there's one in new jersey, by the way. ♪ ♪ jollibee [ speaking foreign language] ♪
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>> anthony: i hate mascots. you know they fart in those suits. oh, yeah. chicken and spaghetti and i think it's sweet banana, ketchup meat stuffed with hot dogs. their spaghetti is deranged, yet strangely alluring. oh, it's not a burger. it's rice. pork, sinister brown sauce. i don't know what it's for. oh, that's awesome. that's what you do with the brown stuff. oh, i hate myself. >> hi, mom, jolly afternoon. >> anthony: did i mention it's christmas?
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the 7,000 plus islands that make up the philippines rank number one, according to intern internet scienticians, when it comes to celebrating the jolliest time of the year. holiday cheer begins a full hundred days before christmas. and there's a lot to do especially if you like crashing other people's parties. welcome to the seven continents, travel and tours corporate christmas party held in the fabulous banquet room of the downtown pearl garden hotel. ♪ ♪ deck the halls with bows of holly ♪ ♪ la, la, la, la, la, la, ♪ tis the season to be jolly
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>> so, cheers. merry christmas. >> anthony: very catholic country? >> very catholic. 80-something percent. christmas starts in september. >> really? >> it starts in september. you go to the mall you hear carols -- >> i would lose my mind. >> so, at 12 midnight of september 1, everyone greets merry christmas on facebook. >> i have very fond memories of the last time i had this in the philippines, and it is the finest pig i've ever had. amazing. providing these babies to holiday parties is big business. and standards here where pork is king and luchaung the best in the world, very, very high. today our little friend is prepared the old school way, turned slowly on a spit over coals for hours.
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oh, delicious, delicious lachon. >> you know, during this time of year, there's a lot of christmas parties. >> you can tell how grand the party is by the lachon. if you have two, you must be a big shot. >> anthony: man, that is good pig. >> so, i'm hr director. and i'm also the happiest guru of the philippines. we're going to be jolly. ♪ ♪ dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh. >> anthony: as we know, one must, at a holiday party, drink.
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then get drunk and tell off the boss. this i was prepared to do. but the games i was a little surprised by. ladies. ♪ jingle all the way oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh ♪ [ laughter] >> anthony: then, if i remember correctly, i totally kicked ass at a game of drunken musical chairs, but i can't be absolutely certain. ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ >> i told them i was bob from accounting. when they find out, things could get ugly. ♪ ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way oh what fun
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it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh ♪ ♪ hey jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh ♪ [ applause ]
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hello. one halo-halo, please. >> thanks so much. thank you, ladies. >> thank you, sir. >> anthony: this is wonderful. i don't even know half of the ingredients are. i mean, it's delicious but how is it made? what's in it? let's find out. >> halo-halo. >> anthony: halo-halo means mix, mix and it is delicious. looking good. an icy milky, technicolor concoction of mung beans, candy fruits and jelltens.
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this is a wonderful creation. it's got that kind of -- if you let the fruit loops marinate in the milk for a little while, the milk kind of tastes like this. yeah, you want one? >> thank you. thank you. >> anthony: that's okay. very satisfying. yeah, i recommend it. ♪ ♪
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>> anthony: this looks really good. night in metro manila and i'm
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ready for my single favorite filipino street food, possibly the best thing you could ever eat with a cold beer. i'm talking of course about sisig. hot, sizzling pig face with a runny egg on top, and you better ask somebody, because nothing is getting between me and this spicy, chewy fatty goodness. >> there's a lot of sisig restaurants here but this is the best. >> anthony: this evening's dining companions, cover band, r regatta. you may remember them from such epic christmas parties such as last night. this is the christmas season, a lot of christmas parties? >> yes. >> anthony: a lot of work? >> yes.
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>> anthony: all over southeast asia, any hotel lobby, any hotel bar, there's a band. >> that's true. >> anthony: and i've sat there drunk and i've challenge ed band after band, all of dark side of the moon, no problem. all of guns and roses, no problem. music and singing are a huge part of life in the philippines. so, making it as a cover band, being sent abroad to perform is a big deal. but one thing remains the same always. to succeed, you better be able to pick up new material fast. >> whitny house houston, tony
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braxton, beatles and elvis presley. >> anthony: how many in your repertoire? >> about a thousand. >> anthony: and if you don't know it, you can fake it real quick. >> yeah. >> anthony: five years from now, where would you like to be playing? >> that's a good question. my biggest dream is to play las vegas. the u.s. this is my dream. >> when we get to the dream, you know, playing at las vegas, we want to play first, we are the champions. if we get there. ♪ ("carol of the bells" playing)
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♪ merry christmas. hoho ho merry christmas. ♪ >> merry christmas, everyone. ho-ho-ho.
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merry kmas, christmas, everyone. happy new year too. >> anthony: despite initial appearances, the philippines is not all holiday cheer, warm hellos, and dancing bugs. ♪ >> anthony: the filipino national marshall martial art,
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kali, is among the most brutal remorseless defense systems going. it was developed to deal with very harsh realities in a very tough, very bloody history. three centuries of brutal spanish colonial rule, invasion by the japanese, near the end of world war ii, american forces bombed manila, pretty much leveling the city. a corrupt regime, marshal law. ♪ although the philippines has remained a democracy since then, it can seem at times, fragile. [ bell ringing] >> anthony: now, you both photo journalists? >> yes. >> anthony: based out of manila?
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>> yes, me. >> anthony: now, does a journalist need to carry a firearm in this country? >> for me, yes. >> anthony: in the philippines a press badge is no defense, particularly in the south of the country where mark lives and works. >> becau of the radicalization of recent years, this growing specter of isis, this is fertile ground for that. >> anthony: traditionally the argument against journalists arming themselves is they've been able to portray themselves as noncombatants. >> yes. >> anthony: there was some presumption that they would not shoot you, but these days people don't make that distinction. >> dating back to the marcos years.
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>> 77 journalists were killed. >> anthony: just before christmas in 2009, the massacre claimed the lives of 58 people. dozens of whom were journalists. it was the single deadliest event for journalists in history. mark was the first one on the scene with a camera. >> there is no system of justice, no government attending to your needs. >> anthony: no one's coming to save you, is that what you're saying? >> no one's coming to save you. >> you know, i have a family, i have my small kids. for me, my last recourse there is to defend myself. >> anthony: it's a very much do-it-yourself culture. you can see that. you can see it in people's homes, the way they're stacked on top of each other. it's like, no one is going to do
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it, i'll make it myself. >> right. >> anthony: there's a lot of poverty in this city, that's for sure but there's not a sense of hopelessness or rage. they decorate. they may not have much but they decorate, they sweep the street. >> there's still the sense of humble ownership, in the sense of this is my home and it's going to be safe. it's going to be fine. ♪ ♪
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♪ in any metropolis, you find all of the good and the bad in the world.
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manila being bigger than most has plenty of both. yet this is a nation of 7,000 islands and i really wanted to see at least one more of them. but i learned about something filipinos are only too familiar with, the typhoon. so, it looks like it's going to be christmas in the city. ♪ ♪
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♪ i never meant to be so bad to you one thing i said that i would never do ♪ ♪ one look from you and i would fall from grace and i would wipe the smile right from my face ♪ ♪ because it's the heat of the moment telling me what your pulse is ♪ ♪ the heat of the moment showed in your eyes ♪ >> anthony: name of the band is? >> keystone. >> anthony: keystone? >> yes. >> anthony: how long you been playing together? >> around five years. >> anthony: five years. >> doubles in the house. >> anthony: looking pretty. >> thank you, thank you. >> anthony: as one does, i drag the band, keystone in the lunch,
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assuming correctly, as it turned out, that one of these young punks would know how to make a good adobo. >> everyone would stake claim to having the best adobo, but the basic ingredients would remain the same. so, it's garlic, pork, we can now add the chicken, vinegar, pepper corns, bay leaf, soy sauce. >> anthony: this adobo is amazing. i mean, it's really, really good. >> thank you, thank you. >> anthony: where did you learn to cook adobo? >> i learned from my mom. >> anthony: so the answer to who makes the best adobo? mom does. >> that's the best answer. >> anthony: filipinos like feeding people. >> yes. >> anthony: what else do filipinos like? >> hospitable. >> music.
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everybody loves to sing. everybody knows how to sing. they don't necessarily have to be in tune but they want to sing, they like to sing. >> we've been listening to music from a very young age. >> i'm the drummer for the band, but i'm not actually formally trained. up to this day, i don't read notes but i could memorize a song. if you gave it to me in a day. >> anthony: you have to, right? and you guys have played abroad? >> no. it's one of the goals actually. >> anthony: five years from now, where would you like to be? >> hopefully we get to play for a bigger crowd because i think the fulfillment for me is getting more people to enjoy the music. ♪ the heat of the moment heat of the moment ♪ ♪ heat of the moment heat of the moment heat of the moment ♪
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♪ show me your eyes thank you so much. we're keystone. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ for those who know what they're really building. always unstoppable. at t-mobile, when you holiday together, great things come in twos. like t-mobile and netflix. right now when you get an unlimited family plan, netflix is included. ho ho ho! t-mobile covers your netflix subscription... best christmas gift ever! ...so you can binge watch all year long.
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♪ i'm waiting for you to come back to me ♪ ♪ i'm hoping you make it home early so you'll be there for evening ♪ ♪ he'd never believe it >> anthony: filipinos speak about home with immense pride and love and if your are an overseas filipino worker, longing, especially during the holidays. ♪ so we can all celebrate christmas ♪
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>> anthony: it's always, always about family in the philippines, anywhere you find filipinos. for christmas, of course, everybody, those who can anyway, gets together. like family matriarch arora and her daughter, ana lin. >> and amy and reuben, her adopted children. >> amy, can you hand me that bay leaf. wow, smells so good. >> anthony: and cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and even some great grandchildren. >> la, la, la. i love cooking. i really love cooking. karikari is one of the favorite
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of the philippine people. to make a karikari, i use tripes and put the ox tail on the pressure cooker. >> wow, wow, wow. >> now the peanut butter. peanut butter, please. no more, no more. now the banana blossom. the egg plant. the egg plant. ♪ holy night, the stars are brightly shining ♪ here is the karikari, i hope everybody will enjoy this. okay. it's time to eat. ♪ >> amen.
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>> amen. i'm hungry. although we always say ladies first, i think we'll serve you. >> anthony: it's okay this time? just this once. so good. so, how long have you been back? in the philippines? >> in the philippines, three years. >> anthony: where have you worked? hong kong for five years? >> hong kong for five years and then i went to america. i stayed there for almost 30 years. >> anthony: aurora is recently back in manila after most of her life spent abroad. what kind of work did you do? >> i did the house keeping. >> anthony: the money she sent home put everybody here and many, many more through school, lifted them up to a more comfortable life. >> anthony: you left your family behind to go out there and make money. that's never an easy decision. a painful, painful choice. aurora's children, now middle
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aged, are finally getting to know their mother. >> okay. bring the food inside. >> anthony: many, many, many filipino women, like you, who had to leave their families, go abroad. >> yeah, absolutely. three children. my eldest is about four years in qatar and the other one is in hong kong and the other is two years. >> anthony: working conditions particularly in some gulf states, can be punishing at best, abusive or worse. >> i'm a single mom with my two grandchildren. i really worked a lot, especially this holiday season. >> anthony: still, due to lack of opportunity at home, many filipinos have little choice but
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to go somewhere far away, find a job, money. but hopefully in a few years you think they'll come back? >> yes. >> i hope. >> i ask them to come home. i'm not getting younger anymore. i need them at my side. several times a day call me up and say, please get home soon. i need you. ♪ ♪ ♪ (music ends) (drumsticks clattering)
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♪ any filipino watching will recognize this immediately. a way for ofw's to show loved ones those separated by oceans that you miss them. that you're still out there. what in these boxes, whatever you can send. this facility alone sorts
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thousands of these boxes a day during the christmas season. just one of hundreds of facilities like it. some five to seven million boxes a year. that's a lot of love. >> how many relatives do you think you have in america. >> in america, oh, my gosh. >> my sister is in california. >> in hong kong we have at least 10. eight in qatar. >> i'm at this christmas gathering today, because of one of our directors. it was aurora who raised him. for over 20 years she cared for and loved eric. looked after his whole family. eric sent me a letter talking about you. i want to read you what he said. arauer ya is an incredible woman, she has an infectious and
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loving energy that is so powerful. i am 100% the man i am today because this woman literally raised me from when i was six months old. unfortunately, like so many filipinos, the story is not all filled with love. there are literally thousands of people around the world. thousands of people around the world who have been influenced by her endless kindness and love. >> filipinos give of themselves, of their time, their money, their love to others. they do and continue to do what needs to be done to survive. ♪
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♪ edelweiss every morning i greet you ♪ ♪ small and white clean and bright, that's my homeland forever ♪ and grow bloom and grow forever adelveiss, adleveiss, bless my homeland forever ♪
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>> oh, my gosh. this is from albert. oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's mine. that's my name. >> i really hope you enjoy the simple gift. a i love you very much, albert. ♪ joy to the world the lord has come ♪ let earth receive her king.
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let every heart prepare in room. and heaven and nature sing. and heaven and nature sing. and heaven and heaven and nature sing. >> she rules the world with truth and grace. and makes the nation's prove. the glory of his righteousness. his wonders of his love. and wonders of his love. and wonders and wonders of his
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love. ♪ ♪

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