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Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.30.2013 | Gay 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 07.08.2013 | Gay 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.

Philippine election 2010Filipinos vote amid violence, computer glitches

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — The son of Philippine democracy icon Corazon Aquino had a wide lead Tuesday in presidential elections after campaigning on...

Filipinos Crucify Themselves In Good Friday Rites

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) SAN FERNANDO, Philippines — Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ's suffering and death &ndash...

Socially Networked Rescue Relief in Manila

Piers Fawkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Piers Fawkes

Typhoon Ondoy was a tragedy. Hundreds have died in the Philippines. But without the rapid-response heroism of ordinary Filipino citizens enabled by technology, it could have been much worse.

Philippine Prisoners Dance to Michael Jackson's "Dangerous"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center make incarceration look really awesome with another Michael Jackson dance video, this time to "Dangerous."

If Hello Kitty Had A Mouth She'd Be Screaming By Now

Czerina Salud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Czerina Salud

When the sexual currency of Filipina women is appropriated by everyone from American actors to Filipino nationals to H&M workers, something is not right.

Manny Pacquiao for President

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dave Hollander

Manny Pacquiao is more than just boxer. He's a movement.

Time Running Out For Filipino Veterans

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

Many thousands of Filipinos answered Roosevelt's call to join the U.S. forces fighting Japan in the Philippines, but had been denied the benefits they were promised until last month.

A Victory for the Asian-American Community

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

The Filipino veterans have received their due, but Asian workers have not. It is up Asian activists to continue to educate and politicize our youth.

Filipino Worker Loses Job For Not Using Toilet "The Australian Way"

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news from the ground. QUEENSLAND - A Filipino contract w...