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For Filipinos, an Abrupt Directive Alters a Christmas Ritual

Filipinos carry a statue of the Virgin Mary as they participated in a religious procession on Saturday in Manhattan to mark the start of the Filipino advent season. By COREY KILGANNON – Those who complain that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year might find solace in Read more »

‘Ber’ months on, countdown starts

By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA — Despite the hard times, here and abroad, Filipinos have reason to smile as the cool “ber” months begin Thursday, Sept. 1, ushering in the joyous countdown to Christmas. Radio programs begin playing holiday tunes as the world’s longest Christmas season unfolds in the Philippines, Read more »

With The Opening Maharlika, A Filipino Food Resurgence

By DANIEL MAURER – The closing of Elvie’s Turo-Turo a couple of years ago left East Villagers (New York) starved for Filipino food, but earlier this summer Sa Aming Nayon opened across from where Elvie’s once stood, and now Maharlika, the brunch pop-up that was first at Resto Leon and Read more »

Samantha Sotto’s journey before Ever After

By MEANN ORTIZ – In Samantha Sotto’s fictional world, the road to immortality begins with dreams and ends with a choice and the will to overcome death. Her journey to becoming a published author also began with a dream, albeit one that you would not expect from someone Read more »

The great English language shift

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Filipinos were not Christianized. We Filipinized Christianity.

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By Vim Nadera – “Among the many other things, Christianity is one of the legacies of Spain to the Philippines. Some of the largest pieces of evidence of the Spanish influence on Philippine culture are the Spanish Churches that still scatter the countryside today, and it is, truly, a Read more »