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Procession of the Black Nazarene

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January 9 is the feast of Black Nazarene. The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ that a priest bought in Mexico, and carved by an Aztec carpenter. The image is now enshrined in the minor basilica in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines and the day on which Read more »

Filipino MD Picks Life As Nurse in U.S.

NEW YORK — The hospital lobby is a blur of surgical scrubs as a shift-change approaches. But when Elmer Jacinto slips in early in pressed whites and sneakers, he draws barely a glance from the guard behind the security desk.

A girl finds family, history and magic in the Philippines

Michelle Devera Louie – Not much about Filipino culture permeates the mainstream media outside of the Philippines. So when a book, even a children’s book, makes an attempt, it’s worth noting, especially when the author can trace her heritage back to the national hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal. Read more »

Filipino Workers in Hong Kong: Fending for Themselves

Photo: Members of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (Unifil-HK) during their congress, Nov. 26 By Bobby Tuazon – Filipinos comprise Hong Kong’s biggest migrant community. Migrant workers among them stay on for years to work hard for their children’s future; others come home after a short stay as Read more »

Intramuros: A Walk With Carlos Celdran

The San Agustin church in Intramuros has stood for decades as a historical landmark and an important piece to Manila’s legacy. And one man is making sure we don’t forget. His name is Carlos Celdran, a self-employed performing artist that takes his audience on a walking tour through the Read more »

The ‘lost’ Filipino descendants

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ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ has traced some of the third to fifth generation Papuan descendants of Filipino Catholic lay missionaries who came to PNG in 1800s. Steven Ramos, then a 31-year-old employee at the Electricity Commission (now PNG Power) in 1975, was manning the company’s customer counter when a Filipino expatriate Read more »