Wednesday , September 20 2017
Home / Editorial

Editorial

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 – ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

EDITORIAL: The First of May

Celebrations on May 1 have long been associated with welcoming Spring, a time of frolic and flowers, picnics and parties. The first of May is also International Workers’ Day, a time of worker solidarity and protest. Although Labor Day is in September, May Day is observed by people around the ...

Read More »

EDITORIAL: ‘A Shining Light’

At the Manila Mail’s 26th Anniversary Celebration, the Filipino American community came not only to honor its founder, Alberto M. Alfaro, but also to reflect on his vision for publishing a Filipino American newspaper. In the editorial he wrote for Manila Mail’s November 1991 maiden issue, he articulated this vision ...

Read More »

The Spirit of Bataan

April 9 this year is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Bataan. It was a bloody battle where more than 260,000 Filipino and American soldiers during World War II took a heroic stand against Japan’s Imperial Army. Despite out-dated weapons, low ammunition, inadequate supplies and virtually no support from ...

Read More »