By Dennis Clemente
Finding a Filipino tech startup founder in the fastest-growing tech city in the world is like finding a needle in a haystack. More than 500 startup demonstrations in nearly two years led this writer to only three Filipinos, when every startup in the world is coming to present here.
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”
An exclusive dinner al fresco at sunset, billed as “Under the August Moon,” in the exclusive enclave of Alpine, New Jersey, will be hosted August 23 by the Philippine Development Foundation (www.phildev.org), which promotes long-term sustainable growth in the Philippines.
By Luis H. Francia
He was born poor and he died poor, not having materially profited from his service to a revolutionary government and his country that he envisioned as a just, humane and independent nation. He refused to pledge allegiance to a Western power that crossed the Pacific bent on an imperialist takeover, claiming that this was for the benefit of a captive brown race at the same time that that power betrayed its own revolutionary origins.
Typhoon Matmo (locally named Henry in the Philippines) churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.