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UFW honors Filipino leadership in the Delano Grape Strike

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Huerta, Itliong, etc

In this slow-paced agricultural community at least 150 miles north of Los Angeles, an important event marked June 21, as far as Filipino American leaders and the descendants of Filipino farm laborers are concerned.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Delano Manongs’ gets enthusiastic reception

Manilatown Heritage Foundation President Tony Robles welcoming audience at the screening of "Delano Manongs" on May 9. INQUIRER.net PHOTO

“Delano Manongs,” a documentary on the unsung role of Filipinos in the historic grape strike that led to the formation of the United Farm Workers union, received a rousing reception by large audience May 9 at a screening at the International Hotel Manilatown Center on 868 Kearny Street.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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‘Delano Manongs,’ the story ‘Cesar Chavez’ the movie ignored

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“They’re gone now, but before they fade away like ghosts into the past, here is their story,” begins the narrator in “Delano Manongs,” a moving chronicle of an important chapter in Filipino American history.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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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 »

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