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Pinoy same-sex couple weds in NY

Photo by Ron Soliman. Story by Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – LIBERTY STATE PARK, New Jersey – A Filipino same-sex couple who celebrated their union with a lavish party said legal recognition makes a wedding day even more special. Newlywed couple Anna Zapata and Sharda Roodal Read more »

Samantha Sotto’s journey before Ever After

By MEANN ORTIZ – In Samantha Sotto’s fictional world, the road to immortality begins with dreams and ends with a choice and the will to overcome death. Her journey to becoming a published author also began with a dream, albeit one that you would not expect from someone Read more »

Remembering Ondoy: Lessons from the Past

By Caroline J. Howard – The Philippines, a country often battered by storms, and prone to landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, has been tried and tested by natural calamity many times over. But while the country should’ve been used to anticipating or dealing with the impacts of acts of God, Read more »

What about the Filipinos killed in Tiananmen Square?

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By Ma. Rosanna Mina – The killing of 2 Filipinos in China in 2005 is the subject of e-mails, blogs and online forums amid Hong Kong’s sorrow and rage over the Manila bus siege which claimed the lives of 8 Hong Kong tourists last August 23.

The essence of Araw ng Kagitingan

Apart from knowing that the reason for the nationwide holiday today is because of the commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor), the young people of the Philippines must realize the significance of this occasion.

Transplanted Lives

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By Gemma Bagayaua – A heinous village crime puts the spotlight on Kasiglahan where selling and dealing in kidneys is a way of life. On the surface, Rodriguez (formerly known as Montalban), with its fresh cool air and magnificent hills, may offer a welcome respite to one who is Read more »