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Philippines President Calls On Civilians To Kill Drug Addicts

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

The Philippines' president is asking civilians to murder drug addicts in the island nation -- adding to a growing list of outrageous actions from the ...

America's Forgotten Children

Enrico Dungca | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Enrico Dungca

"I was five years old when my American father left me. I don't know why he did this. I keep looking for him everyday and hope that I'll see him again....

10 Filipino Lifestyle and Travel Bloggers You Should Follow on Snapchat

Kach Medina Umandap | Posted 03.11.2016 | Travel
Kach Medina Umandap

Since the new millennium touched down, technology has upped its game and from then on the internet, social media and various smart-phone apps hav take...

The Simple Dignity of Recognition: Filipino Word War II Veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal

Ben de Guzman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

This time of the year in February is laden with historical meaning for those of us who work with Filipino WWII veterans. This February 17th marks the ...

Education is the Great Escape From the Inequality of Wealth

Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores | Posted 02.16.2016 | College
Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores

I grew up walking the tightrope of the Philippine economy. Uneven distribution of wealth is a long-running problem in my country. High-end commercia...

Managing the End of the Marcos Regime and the Rise of Corazon Aquino

ADST | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
ADST

Opposing the rule of Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos, Senator Benigno Aquino returned from exile in the U.S. in August 1983, only to be assassinated upon his arrival in Manila.

A Hard-Fought Battle: Reuniting Filipino-American Veterans with Family Members

Jason Tengco | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Jason Tengco

More than 260,000 Filipino soldiers fought under the American flag during World War II, and many made the ultimate sacrifice as soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Far East and as guerilla fighters.

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino American Vets

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.

The Philippines Has Come Such a Long Way

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Aquino has demonstrated that it is possible to be part of political dynasty yet be focused on the common good, and achieve enough in a single term of office to transform the country from the sick man of Asia to one of its leading economies.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

Culture Sh*t to Cultural Shift: Identifying Filipino Norms That May be Hindering Our Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Jonha Revesencio

The challenge is for every Filipino to ask ourselves - "Am I subconsciously limiting myself by blinding following culture norms?" "Am I robbing myself of exponential growth because I think of others highly and belittle my personal strengths?"

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

In the age of American ethnic diversity, it is all about representation -- a spiritual mission to bring you, our fathers, back in the light. History might have worked in favor of Chavez in the past decades, but many Filipino Americans will do what it takes to put your names in the pages of American movements.

Bizarre But Delicious Filipino Dishes That Parents Literally Have To Trick Their Kids Into Eating

the Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 03.20.2014 | Taste

A look at some of the weird but delectable foods of the Philippines

Beyond Outrage: How the African Diaspora Can Support Migrant Worker Rights in the Middle East

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The success of any lasting movement formed from these protests will rely on us using our skills and investing time in helping to create systems to ensure the accountability of both migrant sending and receiving governments.

Blind 11-Year-Old's Miley Cyrus Cover Will Wreck You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

Nothing can stop Joyce Jimenez when she has a microphone and some braille lyrics in hand. The 11-year-old is from the Philippines -- but her cover of ...

Why a Gay Asian Immigrant Marches

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Today, the AAPI and LGBT communities are visible, marching alongside African American and Latino communities, in the continued struggle for equality and opportunity.

Celebrating All Saints Day in the Philippines

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Both Halloween and its temporal neighbor, All Saints Day, have their roots in age old Christian mythology, but they're celebrated in different countries with very different traditions.

Community Keynote for UCLA's 21st Annual Pilipino Graduation: New Tomorrow

Gregory Cendana | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Gregory Cendana

Yesterday, on Father's Day, I had the honor of serving as the community keynote for UCLA's 21st Annual Pilipino Graduation. This role is meant to addr...

Dear Beautiful Mother Of A Gay Man In Your Twilight Years

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

When you watched how different your children were from others, you kept a nonjudgmental, open mind. In the absence of role models, you managed to let me be gay without knowing what that might mean, going against a homophobic stream so ingrained in the Filipino machista system.

Political Endorsement Reveals Rift in Filipino Community

Erwin de Leon | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Last week, the Filipino American Families of America in Politics (FAFAP), a new group in the Filipino-American stronghold of Nevada, endorsed Republican U.S. senatorial candidate Dean Heller -- and in the process revealed fissures in the Filipino community.

Landmark Gathering of Filipino-American Leaders in D.C.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 08.26.2012 | DC
Erwin de Leon

Filipino-American leaders from across the country convened for a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. Friday.

A Superstar and a Gentleman: Filipino-American Actor Sam Milby Pursues Greater Fame

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Cecilia T. Capers

The young actor realizes having a successful acting and singing career overseas does not mean American talent agents and producers are cutting him any slack.

WATCH: Christians In Philippines Self-Flagellate In Bloody Holy Week Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Religion

MABALACAT, Philippines – Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on roads, carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled on ...

The Filipino Fashion Club: Cameron Silver and Monique Lhuillier's Informal Lunch Bunch

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

The Filipino Fashion Club is a crew of Filipino designers, retailers, publicists and fashion journalists who -- when schedules sync up -- meet for a Filipino meal and some good conversation.