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By Nimrod L. Delante
From Marymount MRT station, any bus I board to work traverses Upper Thomson Road. It is a long stretch and is one of the busiest in Singapore. Well, considering Singapore’s dense traffic, which road is not? Upper Thomson is swamped with traffic lights and loaded with road signs and intersections.
By Ricardo B. Ramos
My older sister, a retired doctor, recently passed away unexpectedly in Cardiff, Wales, in the United Kingdom where she had resided for the past 25 years. She was 67 years old. Her sudden demise happened two weeks after our youngest sister, a registered nurse, was run over by a car whose driver was texting in Sydney, Australia. The saying must really be true that “when it rains, it pours.” Our family was devastated by the tragedy.
By Rodel Rodis
Organizers of the 2nd Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora—set to convene February 25-27, 2013 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City—hope that the conference will “track the progress and highlight the best practices of Diaspora engagement.” This is the broad mission laid out by the Summit’s principal sponsor, the Commission of Filipinos [...]
The first ever global conference of Filipinos in Europe was held from Sept. 27 to 29 at the Aran Mantegna Hotel in Rome, Italy. It turned out to be a global event with 250 participants coming from 15 European countries, two from the Middle East, three from Asia, and two from North America.
Friday, June 22, 6-9PM, at the Philippine Center, Kalayaan Hall, 556 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Meet the Co-Chairs of the NY Tri-State Team of PhilDev: Noel Vales and Marilyn Abalos. Slated speakers include Benjie Dela Pena (Rockefeller Foundation) Michael Balaoing (PhilDev Trustee) and Marilyn Abalos (PhilDev East Coast Coordinator) with PhilDev NY Tri-State [...]
By Benjamin Pimentel
A century ago, Filipinos were a small, vulnerable community in the United States.
By Rodel Rodis
While the US Embassy on Roxas Boulevard and the 5-star Sofitel Hotel were being battered by Typhoon Pedring on Sept. 27, delegates attending the Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora (http://d2dglobalsummit.cfo.gov.ph) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in front of the Sofitel were busy hearing reports about the state of the Filipino Diaspora. [...]
By Ted Laguatan
During the Marcos years—because of severe economic depression, lack of job opportunities and political oppression—thousands of Filipinos desperately seeking better lives for themselves and their families took risks and bravely went to strange lands and cultures taking on whatever jobs were available. After the downfall of the Marcos regime, the Philippine economy did not take [...]
By Rodel Rodis
When I was lobbying Rep. Teddy Locsin to support the Overseas Absentee Voting Act in January of 2003, I recall the explanation he gave to his opposition to granting suffrage to overseas Filipinos — “they abandoned the Philippines.” On the contrary, I protested, it is the Philippines who abandoned them by not providing them with [...]
By Elizabeth Horner
The Great Darke County Fair in Greenville, Ohio usually held in the last full week in August brings back so many fond memories. It is also a reminder that soon after, school begins. This year, it is the start of my last school year at GreenvilleSenior High School. No doubt, the year 2011-2012 will take [...]