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Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women […]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Condoms, circumcision, safe sex and the supot


SAN FRANCISCO—In Manila and San Francisco, the debates are raging, heated public disputes — over people’s privates. The issues involved are serious, I know. But I can’t help thinking that, while Manila and San Francisco have long had strong ties, one city is now looking at the other with puzzled amazement, even amusement. For in […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »