Watch Out World

This week we introduce a new twice-monthly section, "Watch Out World, This Is a Filipino" featuring short profiles of emerging and outstanding young Filipinos from all over the world who are making waves in a wide variety of fields. Elizabeth Ann Quirino, whose talents are not limited to food writing, handles this recurring section and she would like to hear from you. If you know of a young Filipino the world should hear about, contact her at For starters, she writes about journalist/violinist and now filmmaker Ida del Mundo and immigration lawyer Gino Barrica.

Like a wound that never heals, the issue of Filipino World War II veterans not getting the recognition they deserve continues to fester. Jon Melegrito, board member of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, makes a strong case for their getting a US Congressional Medal of Honor in "Filipino WWII Veterans -- Their Mettle Deserves a Gold Medal." Only 18,000 Filipino veterans remain out of the original 270,000.

In Sual, Pangasinan a few years ago, a 6'1" American woman from South Dakota named Brittony Hubbard taught English at the local high school as a Peace Corps volunteer. Contributing writer Lorenzo Paran III interviews Brittony as she talks about the challenging but grand time she had in that corner of the country where she literally towered over everyone.

In The Happy Home Cook this week, we feature popular movie and TV actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo's Lemon Cake with Thyme and Lavender. Juday, as she is fondly called by her fans, just came out with her own, fresh-off-the-press cookbook, Judy Ann's Kitchen,which features recipes for comfort food, baon and entertaining. 

We are also posting Goldilock's recipe for ensaymada.

Our Video of the Week: Jaime FlorCruz, recently retired CNN Bureau Chief in China, from CNN Philippines' The Story of the Filipino series.

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Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino