I'm back home after a six-week stay in the Philippines and as always, a homeland vacation is replete with emotions, nostalgia and infuriating same-old same-old issues. One thing sure though: there's never a dull moment in the country where we grew up. Politics inevitably was a topic of conversation and political personalities old and new can still stir some passionate discussions.
Take Imelda Marcos -- as Positively Filipino Correspondent Myles A. Garcia writes, her collection of jewelry is always an object of speculation, interest and derision. Read his update on what is happening to this treasure trove of blings.
Imelda's jewels is also the topic of a documentary called "Kwento ng mga Alahas," our Video of the Week.
Filipinos are everywhere in the world as attested to by another PF Correspondent Rey E. de la Cruz, whose Pinoyspotting this week focuses on his encounters in the Dominican Republic and Curacao.
Our In The Know links for today:
Trump Could Deport me. That’s Why I’m at His Speech to Congress. by Jose Antonio Vargas
Death on the Night Shift in Duterte’s Manila by Miguel Syjuco
LA Fil-Ams mourn passing of community leader-activist Greg Santillan
OFW Nurse from Canada Shares Sad Story About Her Demanding Family Back Home
And our Happy Home Cook recipe, Paksiw na Pata from PF Correspondent and foodie Rene A. Astudillo, is probably our last meat dish before we start our Lenten collection of recipes next week.
You might also be interested in our Partner Post this week, everything you want to know about Assumptionistas.