Pinoy teen is a step closer to sainthood

via GMA News – The Vatican has declared a Filipino teenager, Darwin Ramos, a “Servant of God,” according to a post on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website. The declaration, which was made on March 29 by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Read more »

Nickelodeon releases first look at rebooted classic kids program Blue’s Clues with Filipino-American host Joshua Dela Cruz

By Caitlyn Becker/ – Nickelodeon just figured out Blue’s Clues (again). The network is relaunching the beloved children’s program with a new Filipino-American host and they released a first look video on Wednesday. The rebrand, which premieres in November 2019, also got a refreshed title: Blue’s Clues and You. Read more »

Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the U.S.?

By Anne Brice/Berkeley NewsGrowing up in New York City, UC Berkeley ethnic studies professor Catherine Ceniza Choy remembers seeing a lot of nurses dressed in their crisp white uniforms. She and her mom lived in an apartment building near several hospitals, so seeing health workers in the community wasn’t unusual. Read more »

A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs

Next time you’re out of town, chill at Julyan’s Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales By Rhea Claire Madarang/ – San Narciso’s beaches in Zambales, with the most popular arguably being Crystal Beach, are well-known for waves perfect for surfing the pine-like agoho trees rising from Read more »

Global but alienated Pinoys

By Antonio Contreras/ – 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 »

New Filipino Law Requires Every Student To Plant 10 Trees If They Want To Graduate

By Trevor Nace/ – The Philippines, a tropical island nation in the Pacific, will now require by law all graduating students from elementary school to college plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. The bill, called the “Graduation Legacy For the Environment Act,” was approved in the House and Read more »