News Media in Danger in the Time of Duterte

News Media in Danger in the Time of Duterte

Find out why freedom of the press is in serious danger in the Philippines.

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That Jesuit Bell

That Jesuit Bell

Find out the story behind an ancient bell, thick with green patina, enshrined right at the entrance of Robinson’s mall on Padre Faura Street.

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Early Filipinos on Mare Island

Early Filipinos on Mare Island

Find out how a California island for ship-building led to the founding of one of the earliest Filipino communities in America.

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The Happy Home Cook: A Vegan, Spaghetti Mien

The Happy Home Cook: A Vegan, Spaghetti Mien

This recipe is basically a chow mien dish, albeit vegetarian, but uses Spaghetti in lieu of rice or egg noodles.

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Pieces of the (Midnight) Sun: Sketches of An Alaskero

Pieces of the (Midnight) Sun: Sketches of An Alaskero

A writer recalls the doldrum and drama in Alaska’s salmon canneries of decades past.

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A Day in the Life of a Poet Laureate

 A Day in the Life of a Poet Laureate

Meet a poet who’s a laureate

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The Happy Home Cook: Heart-Shaped Meringue Cookies with Toffee

The Happy Home Cook: Heart-Shaped Meringue Cookies with Toffee

If you have a lot of egg whites leftover from making Leche Flan recipes, bake these Heart-Shaped Meringue Cookies with Toffee.

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Portrait of History as a Filipino Family

Portrait of History as a Filipino Family

Through this brief history of one Filipino family, one may gather intriguing insights into the evolution of Philippine society in the 120 years since the Philippine Revolution. 

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The Late, Surprising 21st Century Success of ‘Rosas Pandan’

The Late, Surprising 21st Century Success of ‘Rosas Pandan’

Find out why the Visayan song “Rosas Pandan” has become a hit among the choirs all over the world.

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The Happy Home Cook: Longganisa with Apples and Asian Pear

The Happy Home Cook:  Longganisa with Apples and Asian Pear

Using ingredients in non-traditional ways has always been a culinary adventure for me. Filipino longganisa, for instance, is traditionally served at breakfast, most often fried in Lonsilog. I’m certain I’m not the first to cook or serve longganisa for lunch or dinner, but I haven’t come across any recipes that prepare it in ways other than fried, or recipes that showcase its savory goodness in a main course.

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