By Luis H. Francia
The recent expulsion of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, from the United States due to alleged visa fraud and abuse of her maid, Sangeeta Richard, also from India, brought to the public’s attention the role servants occupy in the lives of middle- to upper-class Indian society.
By Emil Guillermo
Some movies never make it out of the states.
By Rodel Rodis
The humiliating experience suffered by 63-year old cancer survivor Carina Yonzon Grande, when she arrived at the Seattle International Airport on October 1, 2013 to attend her daughter’s US wedding, was covered by the Philippine media.
By Boying Pimentel
I got mugged by a black teenager 10 years ago. I was walking down a street when a young man came up to me and pulled out a gun.
By Niña P. Calleja
An 18-year-old indigenous Filipino woman who was en route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day was denied boarding on her onward flight on July 20 at the Kuala Lumpur airport, because personnel of KLM Airlines said she appeared “not ready to travel” even if she had a folder with full documentation supporting her trip to Brazil.
A vandal or vandals defaced Filipino-American establishments over the weekend by spraying graffiti anti-Filipino messages, and police are investigating the case as a hate crime.
By Rodel Rodis
At a City College ballroom class last month, I introduced myself to a retired sergeant of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). He said my name sounded familiar and I assumed it was because I had served for 18 years as an elected member of the City College Governing Board. But, he said, no, no, it wasn’t that. Then, with a flash of recognition, he smiled and said: “You’re the guy in the memorandum sent to police officers many years ago. You’re that Walgreens guy, right?” Bingo.
By Benjamin Pimentel
The letter, arrogant, vile, hateful, was clearly meant to provoke.
By Jun Ilagan
Residents of this quiet little town nestled between the cities of Vallejo and Napa are on edge after finding in their mailboxes this week a racially-charged letter directed at Filipinos in American Canyon.
By Charisse Ursal
When she first worked at a nursing home in Wayne, New Jersey, Evelyn Galicia had to contend with discrimination from her coworkers.