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New monument honors Pinoy American vets

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Believed to be the U.S.’ first such structure, it tells the story of the immigrant group and the former warriors’ struggle for benefits. Six decades after their service during World War II, Filipino American veterans were honored in Los Angeles on Veterans Day with the dedication of a granite Read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Tiya Dely

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(via Inquirer) I THINK THEY ARE GIVING awards to the most senior people in the industry. In that case, I am the oldest. I’m among those who’ve logged in the most number of years in public service.” Veteran broadcaster Fidela “Tiya Dely” Magpayo told Inquirer Entertainment on Saturday that, although Read more »

Pinay Power!

The history of Filipinos in America, from the arrival of the first Luzon indios in Morro Bay, Calif., in 1587, to the coming of the Manilamen in Louisiana in either 1763 or 1830 to the immigration of sakadas to Hawai‘i in 1906, is the history of Filipinos in America. It Read more »

In the Philippines, the living share space with the dead

In the crowded sprawl of Manila, the living must compete for space with the dead. Fortunately for Virginia Bernardino and hundreds of other slum dwellers who have moved into the largest cemetery in the Philippines, the deceased don’t seem to mind.

Meet U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Anne Kenney laughs as she distributes souvenirs during her visit Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 in the town of San Antonio in Zambales province northwest of Manila to observe the ongoing medical and civic action programs of the U.S. 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. Some Read more »

The Filipino experience

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Tim Llena commemmorates his community’s centennial in the isles with photographic portraits. (StarBulletin Hawaii) “ONE HUNDRED years is a long time,” begins photographer Tim Llena in his artist’s statement for “FACES: Portraits of Filipinos in Hawaii.” The collection of images, a few of which are featured on this page, Read more »