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My story, and the new story of Filipino immigration

By Emil Guillermo/INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau – When did your dad come to America from the Philippines? 2000? 1990s? Or was he an old-timer—1970s? My father—not my grandfather, my father–came in 1928. That’s when Babe Ruth was in pinstripes hitting real home runs and Al Jolson wore blackface. Different times. It’s Read more »

An appreciation of Moro food can bring Pinoy Muslims and Christians closer, says this Muslim chef

By Barbara Mae Naredo Dacanay/abs-cbn.com/ancx – A Filipino Muslim chef and writer has been cooking and serving the “black” dishes of the Moros from Muslim-dominated parts of southern Philippines, hoping to stir a fascination for seemingly exotic viands that could possibly pave a harmonious “culinary-connect” with Filipinos nationwide, majority of Read more »

Showcase of PH culture, heritage

By Amy R. Remo/inquirer.net – Its expected completion in four years’ time may very well put the Philippines on the global map—this time for being home to one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks. Set to rise on a 9.5-ha property within the Entertainment City is the $1.5-billion Nayon Read more »

US and Philippines: Friends, Partners, and Allies

By US AMBASSADOR Sung Kim/gmanetwork.com – MEvery July 4, the United States and the Philippines celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day and the United States celebrates our Independence Day. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on the US-Philippine bilateral relationship as well as my time here. Over the past Read more »

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

By Aurora Almendral/nytimes.com – Angel Cabaluna dusted makeup onto her thighs, styled her hair in loose curls and applied smoky eye shadow that glittered on her lids. As this hamlet of cornfields and concrete houses prepared for festivities honoring its patron saint, and as some people gathered in prayer, Read more »

The Box That Brings Christmas to the Philippines

By Jason Reblando/citylab.com – If you are Filipino, or have been to a Filipino household, you are probably familiar with one of the most recognizable symbols of the Filipino diaspora: the balikbayan box. I grew up with these giant cardboard boxes. About the size of a microfridge, a box would Read more »