By Ted Laguatan
For years now, Philippine presidents have been using the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) event primarily to make themselves look good. This is not to say that a president’s claimed accomplishments in his SONA speeches are untrue. In fact, in the case of President Benigno Simeon Aquino, I believe they are true. But with all [...]
By Rodel Rodis
According to federal immigration authorities, 52,193 “unaccompanied alien children” were apprehended on the Southwest border of the U.S. since October of 2013, nearly twice the number apprehended during the same period in the last year. This surge of children primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are spurring demands from congressional Republicans for Pres. Obama [...]
By Boying Pimentel
In the 1990s, a section of the famous Powell Street Cable Car stop in downtown San Francisco was like Quiapo or Cubao.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
“I was introduced to a man I’d never seen. He held my hand, as I boarded an airplane for the first time.” This is how Jose Antonio Vargas (Jose), a Pulitzer prize-winning Filipino journalist, described his departure for the United States. It was 1993 and he was 12 years old at the time.
By Susan K
Despite the difficult situation of Anna Liza in Saudi Arabia, she still managed to post a message on the Bantay OCW Facebook page. An avid listener and televiewer of the Bantay OCW program, Anna Liza knew this was one site she could go to for help.