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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 »

One Nation, Overseas

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Need (hired) help? Try the Philippines, the forerunner of tomorrow’s distributed economy, supplying nurses, teachers, techies, and sailors to the global village. They’re known as bagong bayani, a Tagalog expression meaning “new heroes.” That may sound a bit inflated, but at a succession of December celebrations in Manila, Filipinos Read more »