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Muted outrage at US immigration

A Facebook page for Carina Yonzon Grande

The humiliating experience suffered by 63-year old cancer survivor Carina Yonzon Grande, when she arrived at the Seattle International Airport on October 1, 2013 to attend her daughter’s US wedding, was covered by the Philippine media.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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The Second Coming of Filipinos to America


Filipino communities throughout the US are celebrating the month of October as Filipino American History Month by commemorating the 426th anniversary of the landing of Filipino crewmen (“Luzon Indios”) on board the Nuestra Senora de Buen Esperanza in Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.

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

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Filipinos discovered California


On September 25, 2009, the state of California officially declared October as “Filipino American History Month” to honor the first Filipinos to set foot in California 426 years ago this week.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Why did God allow pork barrel to thrive in PH?


I will never forget the inspiring story a priest friend once narrated to me about a devout believer in God who died in a flood because she refused all efforts to rescue her.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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The ‘porking’ empire strikes back

Former senator Francisco Tatad

The folks who brought us the hellish nightmare of martial law 41 years ago are back in the news.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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China is behaving like Janet Lim-Napoles


In two world stage events occurring simultaneously last week, China presented two starkly different faces: a big power statesman in one, and a petty barnyard bully in the other.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Scapegoating a Filipino American TV Producer

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Few Filipino Americans, or Asian Americans for that matter, are as deeply respected or as highly regarded in the field of television journalism as Lloyd LaCuesta, who retired last year after working at Oakland TV station KTVU for 35 years.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Were Filipinos ‘aliens’ in the US?

Joe Alfafara

The last time I spoke with Joe Alfafara was at the funeral of the mother of his life partner, Anita. I had known Joe for more than 20 years but that lunch conversation, which turned out to be our last, was our most expansive in years

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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July 24 – A Dark Day in Philippine History

Authors Walden Bello and Rodel Rodis

As dark days go, July 24, 2012 is akin historically to what occurred in China on February 18, 1932 when Japan proclaimed the state of Manchukuo as the governing body for the region of Manchuria which it had invaded and detached from China. The people of China were driven to erase that infamous day from their history just as the Filipino people today are determined to do the same with their own dark day.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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The threats from Japan and China, SONA then and now


As he prepares to deliver his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III may want to read the 1940 SONA delivered by President Manuel L. Quezon, who similarly confronted the problem of a rising Asian power hell-bent on establishing its hegemony in the region.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »



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