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Undas is a Filipino fiesta

By Elfren S. Cruz/The Philippine Star – For Filipino Catholics, the proper day to visit the graves of their deceased loved ones is actually on Nov. 2 which is All Souls’ Day. This is supposed to be a day of mourning for the dead. There should be no parties Read more »

Call centers: co-opting the Filipino identity

By Jan M. Padios/baltimoresun.com – What changes when a country devotes itself to servicing the businesses of other countries? Call centers are big business in the Philippines. As a doctoral student, I researched the industry there between 2008 and 2013, when the Southeast Asian nation became a top destination Read more »

US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines

BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. – Babe Romualdez/The Philippine Star – The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress. The practice started in 1852 Read more »

Ninoy Aquino remembered

By Neni Sta. Romana Cruz/inquirer.net – The story of his life and his homecoming is one that surpasses what fiction can conjure. It is a story worth remembering by citizens, in continuing gratitude for his martyrdom that made a difference in our history. And for today’s youth, it is Read more »

[OPINION] Challenges in deploying Filipino household service workers to China

By Meiting Li/rappler.com – In July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) revealed that there was a possibility for China to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) with a high salary of up to P100,000 per month. China is indeed likely to open its doors to Filipino HSWs, Read more »

Is the Philippines a Chinese province?

By Jose Ma. Montelibano/@inquirerdotnet – Partisanship is a state I wish to avoid and have been trying to do so for many years. Of course, I have not been always successful, but I keep trying and I transcend it most of the time now. Because I want to keep objectivity Read more »

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