The Trump administration's cancellation of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama administration's immigration program that protected young people without legal status who were brought to the country as children, triggered a firestorm of resistance and protests not only by the DREAMers (as DACA recipients are called) but also from civil society groups and immigration lawyers like Lourdes Santos Tancinco, Esq. Her exclusive piece for Positively Filipino, "What DACA Recipients Should Know Now and the Rights They Have," reassures and encourages those negatively impacted by this cruel and inhuman act of the current government. Attorney Tancinco also lists five tips on what NOT to do, now that DACA is under assault.

We are also posting, with permission, the opinion piece of Jose Antonio Vargas in the New York Times' Sunday Review entitled "'Dreamers' Put Their Trust in DACA. What Now?"

Returning to the national trauma of 16 years ago, Major General (Ret.) Antonio Taguba goes public for the first time about his extremely close call on September 11, 2001, when he was just about 75 feet away from the American Airlines Flight 77 that plowed into the Pentagon. Read his heart-stopping account of the tragedy and its aftermath.

On a lighter note, we have another Hometown story, this time about Isla de Convalescensia on the Pasig River and Parañaque. "Island in the Stream" is poet/writer Victor Peñaranda's memories of his boyhood. 

For our Happy Home Cook, we are sharing PF Correspondent John Silva's personal recipe for Adobong Antigo, which includes an ingredient that could make any cook happy.

In our In the Know links this week, we try to balance serious with levity:

War Machine: Will Goyo be the Biggest Filipino Film of All Time?

The Legend of Ma Mon Luk
http://rogue.ph/the-legend-of- mamonluk/

“Hiding and Hiding”: Undocumented Filipinx Americans Living in the Shadows
https://catapult.co/stories/ migrations-undocumented- filipinx-americans-hiding-and- hiding

Bayanihan Project gives contemporary Filipino art chance to shine http://www.abc.net.au/news/ 2017-09-09/bayanihan-project- filipino-art-gets-chance-to- shine/8843982

Our Video of the Week Miss Saigon US stars Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go perform this exclusive, reimagined version of "The Movie in My Mind."

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino