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Distinguishing the ‘real’ Filipino fish

By Margaux Salcedo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The DGF Essay Writing Awards—the country’s first and most prestigious food writing contest inspired by Philippine culinary writing icon Doreen Gamboa Fernandez—is now open for entries for this year’s competition. Writers may submit up to two entries of 800 words each under a pen Read more »

Global but alienated Pinoys

By Antonio Contreras/manilatimes.net – The Filipino diaspora scattered us to many places in the world. We leave our homeland to serve. We sweat and toil in the sands of the Middle East, building vast financial empires drawn from oil. We rock the cradle of the children of the world’s richest, Read more »

OPINION: Historical documents belong to the nation, not in private collections

The context is clear: it’s a state of affairs where historical facts are questioned, this time and place where unless an original document is surfaced, what we all know to be truth is deemed untrustworthy or invalid, or both. We are exasperated and exhausted. In the face of false news Read more »

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 »