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We are not afraid anymore

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Always, the journey to home is an eagerly anticipated one. This one is no exception. Home is where the heart is, they say. True, but to me, home is first family and motherland, and I am finally on my way. The long plane ride from New York to Tokyo, the usual and only stopover of […]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Losers

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I was fascinated by my friend Rodel Rodis’ column last week about the political mindset of Filipinos in the United States. “The most disturbing development in the 2012 US presidential elections,” he wrote, “is not the National Asian American Survey showing that more Fil-Ams are registering as Republicans (27%) than as Democrats (24%) but that a large number of these Fil-Am Republicans have embraced the extremist views of the far right Tea Party.”

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Fil-Ams go to the polls

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In the last couple of weeks I’ve seen the question raised by several Filipino journalists on Twitter. The way TV reporter and anchor Lynda Jumilla-Abalos posed the puzzle last week was both representative (the other questions I read were also phrased with an embedded hypothesis) and instructive:

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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