Power to the Pinoy: Kindness Stories
Aug20

Power to the Pinoy: Kindness Stories

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez     Most of us Filipinos, were brought up with kindness as one of the virtues we hold dear.  “Magpakabait ka” (be kind) is a common phrase we would have been told time and time again by our elders growing up.  Whether owing to our religious orientation, or the way we, as a people, value family and community, the idea of having concern and helping our ‘neighbors’ or ‘kapatid’ has always  been deeply...

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Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving
Jul31

Editors Note: Global and Ever-Evolving

  How ‘Filipino’ should a Filipino be? In this increasingly globalized world, where 11 million of us live outside the homeland, and where as Filipinos in diaspora, we are often made acutely aware of our ethnicity in contrast to the ‘others’ that surround us, we get a lot of questions pertaining to our identity – “What is Filipino?” “What does it mean to be Filipino? “Filipino nga ba talaga?  “Are we being true to ourselves”?...

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