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EDITORIAL: Thank you!

A constant source of pride in our community is the remarkable energy and enthusiasm of many Filipino American organizations committed to helping our kababayans back home. This generous spirit is profoundly expressed in concrete action not only during times of natural disasters but throughout the year.            Among the notable ...

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EDITORIAL: Preserving our Filipino Veterans Legacy

After more than 75 years, Filipino World War II veterans were finally honored by the U.S. Government on October 25 with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards granted by Congress. Two dozen surviving veterans and the families of deceased veterans witnessed the historic event at Emancipation ...

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EDITORIAL: Congratulations, NaFFAA!

Twenty years ago, more than a thousand community leaders, students, senior citizens, Filipino World War II veterans, young professionals, entrepreneurs and elected officials from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. for the first “National Filipino American Empowerment Conference.” Its goal was to build a national organization that will be ...

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EDITORIAL: Helping the Neediest

In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated Leyte province in the Philippines. The deadliest Philippine typhoon on record killed at least 6,300 people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed cities and towns. The Philippine Red Cross estimates that 22,000 are still missing.  Within the last few weeks, two major hurricanes – ...

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EDITORIAL: The Killing of Joseph Ileto

The tragic events in Charlottesville last month, where brazen acts of bigotry, hate, racism and violence were in full display during the white supremacist rally, remind us of Filipino American postal worker Joseph Ileto. He was killed on August 10, 1999 by a white supremacist, shortly after he shot five ...

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EDITORIAL: Remembering Ninoy

Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., one of the leading lights in modern Philippine democracy, was assassinated 34 years ago this month. After martial law was declared in 1972, Aquino became one of the country’s most vocal critics of Ferdinand Marcos, condemning the former president for alleged human rights violations. Aquino was ...

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EDITORIAL: Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) put a spotlight recently on the controversial subject of “extra-judicial killings” in the Philippines. The Commission (formerly known as the Congressional Human Rights Caucus) aims “to promote, defend and advocate internationally recognized human rights norms in a nonpartisan manner, both within and outside ...

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EDITORIAL: Fix the Health Care System!

The American people are looking to their representatives in Congress to set aside partisan interests and find a way to “fix and repair” the Affordable Care Act, rather than push through measures that will only lead to millions of Americans losing their insurance coverage. After weeks of trying to unsuccessfully ...

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A Father’s Day Tribute

They were soldiers and served their country honorably. They were also fathers and raised their families responsibly. On Father’s Day, we honor the contributions that soldiers who turned fathers made to their children’s lives, and to thank them for their service and sacrifice. Not all the 260,000 Filipino soldiers and ...

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EDITORIAL: Manila House, a Literary Landmark

The designation of Manila House as a Literary Landmark is a significant historical event in the Filipino American community. Located on 2440 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C., it was a gathering place of Filipinos from the 1930s to the 1950s. Filipino author Bienvenido Santos wrote about the Manila House in ...

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