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On Upper Thomson Road, feeling the tug of home

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Clling Out@Club July, one of the eateries lining Upper Thomson Road in Singapore.  PHOTO FROM THE RESTAURANT’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

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.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Laments on the Filipino Diaspora

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MAPPING of overseas Filipinos (SOURCE: Commission on Filipinos Overseas, cfo.gov.ph)

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.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

The Dynamic of the Filipino Diaspora

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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 [...]

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Diaspora to dialogue: A Declaration of Commitment in Rome

rome, italy

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.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Europe,Features,Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dialogue on the Role of Filipino Diaspora

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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 [...]

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Events | Read More »

Kuwento

Tales from the Filipino diaspora

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A century ago, Filipinos were a small, vulnerable community in the United States.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Global Networking

Think globally, act locally

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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. [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

No Limitation

The Filipino diaspora

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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 [...]

Posted: September 21st, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Global Networking

The transnational/binational Filipino diaspora

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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 [...]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Living Abroad

Filipino youth in ‘diaspora’

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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 [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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