Some More Amazing Filipinas

Two amazing Filipinas, a military doctor and a nun, are our headliners this week.

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, a military surgeon who comes from a distinguished family of doctors and US Navy personnel, was recently appointed by the Obama administration as director of the Defense Health Agency, making her the highest ranking Filipino American woman in the US military. Read about this inspiring lady in "She Keeps the Defense Health Agency Shipshape" by Positively Filipino Contributing Writer Anthony Maddela.

Sister Lerma Serdone of the Religiosas Maria Immaculada rose from poverty, finished college while working as a domestic helper and took her perpetual vows in Rome last year. First-time contributor Candy L. Bandong writes about the uplifting experience of watching her friend's final vow in "Nun of Our Business."

Filipino visitors to London craving for the culinary delights of home will enjoy Mark Corbyn's insider guide, "Where to Get Good Filipino Food in London." Mark, himself a British Filipino restaurateur, also shares with us his restaurant, the Adobros' own version of pork belly adobo in the Happy Home Cook. 

Traveling to Ecuador and the Galapagos, Rey E. de la Cruz introduces Filipinos he met along the way in Pinoyspotting.

As our Video of the Week, we feature the Philippines' champion ice skater Michael Martinez at last weekend's World Championships in Boston. Michael finished 19th even with a seemingly flawless performance. 

Finally, as we remember Bataan this month, Read Again Alex S. Fabros Jr.'s "The Boogie Woogie Boys," about the all-Filipino fighting units in the US Armed Forces in WWII. 

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino