Our Extended Family

Every week for the past four years, Lisa, Rene, Raymond and I do the editorial and technical work to bring you new stories and this newsletter. But we couldn't have done it without the commitment and the good work of our contributors who have been relentless in digging up stories and writing them up for our readers worldwide to enjoy. 

Those who have written at least 10 pieces we have designated as Positively Filipino Correspondents, and composing our latest batch are: Cherie Querol-Moreno; Penelope V. Flores; Rene Astudillo; Serina Aidasani; Lisa Suguitan-Melnick; and John Silva. Read about them and the previously designated correspondents in About Us

And speaking of Positively Filipino Correspondents, we have two of them writing for this issue:

Criselda Yabes submits "Portrait of Patriotism As a Ship Aground," a feature on the celebrated artist Jose Tence Ruiz's much heralded installation -- and political statement -- called Shoal.

Myles A. Garcia discusses the often-funny, always-perplexing "Filipino Terms of Endearment."

This week we begin a new section: In The Know. We will be compiling stories from various legitimate news sources/publications that we think you, our readers, will find interesting, informative and instructional. 

Our Happy Home Cook recipe: Tinapa Spaghetti from Rene Astudillo.

And our Video of the Week comes from an enthusiastic millennial about Iloilo.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino