Filipino American History Month continues and PF Correspondent Lisa Suguitan-Melnick introduces us to "The Al Robles Express," a documentary film of a journey to the motherland initiated by esteemed FilAm author/professor Oscar Peñaranda. An interesting concept, this gathering of FilAm writers and artists visiting the Philippines for the first time and watching how the visit affects their works. ("'The Al Robles Express' is on the Right Track")
This month also marks the 75th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines during WWII via Leyte. Journalist German Palabyab gives us a brief history lesson in "Better Leyte Than Never - The 75th Anniversary of General MacArthur's Return to the Philippines," on which his book, The Saga of Leyte Gulf, is based.
Continuing with the WWII topic, here's a timely Read Again of a story that happened in October 1942: "The Spies Who Came In From the Sea" by Virgilio N. dela Victoria.
And from PF Correspondent Cherie Querol-Moreno, a feature on a new restaurant in Makati called Mijo and its chef, her nephew Enrique Moreno. ("Chef Cooks Up Tribute to Two Grandmas")
From Chef Enrique Moreno comes our Happy Home Cook recipe this week, Oyster Kilaw.
Here are some In The Know links that you will find interesting:
LOOK BACK: Amalia Fuentes, Philippine Movie Queen
The Phrase “Go Back Where You Came From” Has a Long, Violent History
How the early Pinoy films found a second home in Hawaii and ignited an industry
‘The Hanapepe Massacre Mystery’
After a “one-man effort” over nine years, October is Filipino American history month in Washington
5 Books By Women To Read During Filipino American History Month
For our video of the week, Vox featured a story on peacock chairs which were widely-used as photography chairs. The popularity of these throne-like wicker chairs can be traced back to the 1910s-20s when they were built and sold from Bilibid Prison in the Philippines, then a colony of the United States.