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Obama on immigration–What took him so long?


When I talk to Jose Antonio Vargas, the undocumented Filipino activist, now filmmaker in America, he couldn’t drive without papers. But he was driven.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

‘The Best Place in All the World’

Igorrotes Meet Uncle Sam_(c) New York Daily Tribune

The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was ostensibly meant to commemorate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase from the French, but in reality it showcased the emergence of the United States as a player in the Great Game, as the pursuit of colonial domination was somewhat facetiously referred to then.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

Pope Francis’ view of God

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Filipinos preparing to welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15, 2015 would do well to be familiar with the Pontiff’s recently enunciated views, which have drawn fire from religious conservatives.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Remembering Carlos Bulosan


This month marks the 100th birth anniversary of Carlos Bulosan, the writer, activist, labor leader who moved to the US. as a young man from Binalonan, Pangasinan and became a powerful voice of workers and immigrants in America. It was a journey of pain and courage. Bulosan came to America hoping for a new life. […]

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Aquino didn’t have to go to the wake but …


No, President Aquino did not have to attend Jennifer Laude’s wake. He cannot attend every wake of every high-profile crime victim, even someone whose death has sparked an international crisis.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »