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Photo Gallery: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, works out at the IBA gym in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. Pacquiao will fight Erik Morales, of Mexico, in a non-title super featherweight boxing match at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Why retire in the Philippines?

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By Jose G. Caedo – Considering retirement? For many Americans, retirement time is just around the corner. The prospect of trying to live on a pension, in old age is a daunting one. For some, moving to retire in another country such as Mexico (for North Americans) , or Portugal Read more »

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.