Of Streets and Milestones

Can you go back to the street where you lived in your youth and recapture its magic? A writer returned to Teresa St. in Ermita where he spent his childhood years, and realized something profound. Read this endearing story of a time of innocence, "The Three 'Hills' of Teresa St.", that only a poet/author/teacher like Oscar Peñaranda can tell.

Author/publisher Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard reviews the latest collection of stories by internationally acclaimed author, Linda Ty-Casper, "A River, One-Woman Deep: Stories." Ty-Casper is considered one of the masters of Philippine literature who deftly situates her stories, novels and characters at various periods of historical ferment in the Philippines. This collection is set during the Estrada presidency, from 1998-2001. 

Anyone who browses the web for good Filipino recipes would have clicked on one from Panlasang Pinoy, the YouTube site of food blogger Vanjo Merano, which has 1.6 million subscribers and gets 4.5 million visitors a month. PF Correspondent and food expert Elizabeth Ann Quirino  drills down on Merano's recipe for success in this week's Watch Out World feature.

And Merano graciously shares his recipe for Ginataang Salmon (Salmon in Coconut) for the Happy Home Cook.

ICYMI, here are our In The Know links:

Philippines Officially Leaves the International Criminal Court

Trump Has Touted Debunked Story About U.S. General Killing 49 Muslims To End Terrorism

The Great Women Project Revives The Philippine Weaving Industry

An oral history of Cubao X: 'We were the first to believe in this place'

For Video of the Week, KTVU-Fox 2 ran a feature on the Lumpia, which is gaining popularity among the non-Filipino communities.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino