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Call the Philippines ‘Pinas’ instead

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My head started spinning with the ruckus over the Komisyon ng Wikang Pilipino’s resolution to bury “Philippines” as a vestige of US colonialism and to change “Pilipinas” to “Filipinas.” That’s supposedly in order to accurately reflect our country’s history and development as a nation. But the proposed name, “Filipinas,” is also a product of colonialism—Spain’s. I got so terribly confused.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Thought comes to the archbishop

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Can a brother marry his sister? “Yes,” according to retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz, as long as he’s gay and she’s a lesbian.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Protest tries to stop deportation of Pinay wife of U.S. soldier

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Karla Gaerlan, baby Christopher, U.S. Army Specialist Thad Schmierer. Photo by rciriacruz

Supporters of a young Filipino mother who is married to an active duty U.S. Army soldier protested Wednesday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in an effort to stop her “voluntary” deportation.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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No Filipinos hurt in Beyonce butt slap incident

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But there could have been. Considering we’re now everywhere, why not near the stage in Denmark where an out-of-control fan slapped Beyonce’s behind?

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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S&P gives PH elections investment-grade rating

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Top ratings organization S&P has given Philippine elections a first-ever investment grade rating, despite the chronic failure of electronic voting machines and sporadic incidents of violence.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Bill to teach Filipinos’ role in labor movement advances in California

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Bonta

A bill requiring California public schools to instruct students on the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement unanimously passed the Assembly Education Committee on March 20.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bill to teach Filipinos’ role in labor movement advances in California

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California

A bill requiring California public schools to instruct students on the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement unanimously passed the Assembly Education Committee on March 20.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Outtakes

Exclusive: Comelec to be privatized

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Media giant ABS-CBN will acquire the Commission on Elections as part of the Aquino administration’s privatization program, a highly placed source in the network revealed during an exclusive interview with Outtakes.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Fil-Ams to Depict Real Story of Bataan and Filipinos in WWII

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An arts organization and this city’s public library will depict “the real story of World War II” and the major role of Filipinos in the conflict through a multimedia program entitled “Bataan Legacy.”

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Fil-Ams want Calif. school named after farm worker heroes

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Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz

Filipino teachers, students, parents and their supporters from other communities are ramping up efforts to rename a middle school in honor of two Filipino American labor and civil rights leaders, Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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