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Filipinos were first–to America

By Emil Guillermo/inquirer.net – By rights, it really should be called the United States of the Philippines. I mean first is first, right? And so who’s on first, as the joke goes, but we all know it was Filipinos. History says so. This year was special as I am scheduled Read more »

Meal of the day: ‘Pagpag’

By Fritzie Rodriguez/rappler.com – In a country where over 8 million are food-poor, food scavenging has sadly become a norm for many families. Others call it trash, but for them, it’s their “meal of the day.” Sautéed with a bit of oil, garlic, and a choice between patis or Read more »

Paul McCartney campaigns for Philippines elephant

By Gilbert P. Felongco/gulfnews.com – Sir Paul McCartney is the latest international celebrity to add his voice to the clamour to transfer 36-year-old Asian pachyderm “Mali” from the Manila Zoo to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. The eminent artist sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino III on Friday Read more »

Why I left America for the Philippines

By Ryan Macero/rappler.com – The heat smacked me in the face as soon as I walked out of the airport. It was something I hadn’t felt in over 5 years. After many sleepless nights, tears, and weeks of trying to calm my nerves, I was finally in Manila. In Read more »

Legacy of Bataan

By Cecilia I. Gaerlan/Rappler.com – Two years ago, while doing public readings of my World War II novel “In Her Mother’s Image,” I discovered that not too many people in this country have heard of the Fall of Bataan. My father, Luis Gaerlan, served in the the 41st Infantry Regiment Read more »

Arroyo daughter said to be expecting twins

Manila Standard – GMA daughter Luli Arroyo, 40, is expecting twins from her three-year marriage with investment banker Luigi Bernas, according to an unconfirmed report from a Malacañang-friendly source. The former First Daughter received the good news while having a medical check-up in New York, according to the source, and Read more »