Category Archives: Global Community

Filipina honored in New York for epic fight against HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK — In the late ’60s and early ’70s, even St. Theresa’s College in Manila and Quezon City—an exclusive girls’ school run by the ICM (shorthand for the French Congregation of

Activists forge national Filipino youth alliance in US

SAN FRANCISCO — Some 300 Filipino youth and students from all over the U.S. gathered for a conference last September 30-October 1 to establish a national alliance. Chanting “Kabataan, unite! Fight for

Manila author among winners of Writers of the Future contest

HOLLYWOOD, California – Manila resident Vida Cruz was officially announced a winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, a writing competition now in its 34th year whose judges include premier names

2 Pinays among heroes in Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS — Among the heroes during the Oct. 1 carnage in Las Vegas were two Filipino Uber drivers Catherine Berney and Vina Alibangbang, who saved the lives of several victims wounded

HK moms sing songs for distant kids

HONG KONG―Each Sunday, a choir of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong gathers to sing songs that remind them of the children they left back home. Known as the “Unsung Heroes,” these

US lawmaker files bill for full benefits for Filipino WWII veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) introduced H.R. 3865, the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2017 on Thursday, September 28. During World War II, about 250,000 Filipinos volunteered to fight alongside U.S.