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When Cesar Chavez embraced a dictator, a Fil-Am hero said, ‘No se puede’

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Philip Vera Cruz

In 1977, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos scored an incredible propaganda victory.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Twice Betrayed

By
Larry Itliong

“Cesar Chavez,” the movie, directed by the Mexican actor Diego Luna, is a heartfelt and rousing portrait of its eponymous subject, the Chicano who rose to national and international prominence in the 1960s by being the face of the movement to boycott California grapes as a tactic to force the growers to improve the working conditions and pay of those who picked the fruit. The organization he headed was the United Farm Workers (UFW), the result of a merger between his and Dolores Huerta’s National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and the mostly Filipino Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), then headed by Larry Itliong, and affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Historical society pans ‘Cesar Chavez’ film for inaccuracies

Larry Itliong and Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers march with United Automobile Workers leader Walter Reuther. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The national leadership of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) hailed the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic “Cesar Chavez,” but criticized its failure “to offer a nuanced and accurate history of the farm workers’ movement.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Two films differ over Cesar Chavez and the role of Filipinos in great farm strike

By
Silva and Itliong

Two events in March provided counterpoints to the new Hollywood movie “Chavez,” starring America Ferrera as Helen Chavez, the wife of the iconic Cesar Chavez and directed by actor Diego Luna.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A Filipino in the fields: Larry Itliong on his 100th birthday

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As an American Filipino, I look at Larry Itliong and see my father, a fellow immigrant who came to America in the 20s.

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

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In California, a push to highlight the Filipino story

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Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Rob Bonta's office.

It didn’t take long for it to become evident that finally having a Filipino in the California State Assembly would be a big deal for Filipinos in California and beyond.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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