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Our Global News Briefs section (click on In Brief) provides Filipinos an up-to-date, birds-eye view of situations, regulations, issues, events and other information that affect and involve Filipinos all over the globe.

+BTW compiles the weekly editor's notes and some significant letters from readers.

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Screening Room is where you can watch interesting videos that we have posted.

All these comprise the whole of Positively Filipino and as always, we strive to be your main source of information and illumination on the Filipino diaspora and all things Filipino.

This week we bring you the "10 Filipino Billionaires in 2014" list. No surprises here. These men and their families have been considered the Philippines' richest for a while now. How they got to where they are – in addition to hard work and an incredible amount of luck – would make for a good read someday.

Poet Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto submits a lyrical piece about her "Lolo Claudio in Colorado: After the Poetry," which tells of her clan's beginnings in America and how she as a poet is kept grounded by the pull  of history and geography.

Update your superstition meter with "Beyond Belief," Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz's evocation of folk beliefs regarding illness and burial. Neni is the author of the best-selling book, Don't Take A Bath On a Friday, so she knows her superstitions.

A fascinating technology breakthrough with the acronym ARRAS was developed by a team of scientists, government agencies and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to monitor the healing of the famous Tubbataha Reef in southern Philippines. Read about it in "ARRAS: A New Way Of Looking at Coral Reefs."

Chef Charles Miguel cooks up a storm at Benihana Piccadilly, UK in our Video of the Week.

If you're a fan of reality TV contests like The Voice and American Idol, check out AARP's Boomer Superstar Contest and help choose a winner.

Remember the popular OPMs (original Pilipino music) of the '70s? Take a nostalgic trip with me in my blog this week, "The Soundtrack of My Life."

Hope the summer heat in your area is not too intense. 

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino