Yes, it’s Filipino American History Month, and we’re happy to report that the Filipino American National Historical Society Museum in Stockton, California is one year old and doing its job of preserving and popularizing the contributions and experiences of Filipinos in this country (“Fil-Am History Museum in Stockton Turns One,” by Mariel Toni Jimenez).
And just so you know our compatriots haven’t stopped making history, we present dance artist Alleluia “Manai” Panis of Kularts, who just earned the distinction of being the first recipient of the San Francisco Art Commission’s Artistic Legacy Grant. Alleluia is a Bay Area Filipino mainstay who deserves accolades for creating art for her community (“She Who Dances Stories into Being,” by PF correspondent Lisa Suguitan Melnick).
Another history maker, of the gustatory kind, is the wife-and-husband team of Chef Adrienne Borlongan and Jon-Patrick “JP” Lopez, owners of Wanderlust Creamery in Los Angeles. They are texture and flavor pioneers in their own right (“Wanderlust Ice Creamery Knocks ‘Em Cold,” by PF correspondent Anthony Maddela).
Our ever-observant PF correspondent Rey E. de la Cruz got the names, hometowns and photos of kababayans he ran into in Lourdes, France, for Pinoyspotting (“Seeing Filipinos in a Holy Site, But of Course”).
What’s a Filipino website without food? Try this week’s recipe for Gulay Sa Gata by our PF culinary correspondent Elizabeth Ann Quirino.
For Halloween, we revisit Alex G. Paman's “The Vanishing Hitchhiker, The White Lady and Hauntings Across the Seas.”
For our Video of the Week, Mikey Bustos' fun take on Aladdin's “A Whole New World.”
On a sad note in our Global Briefs section, we picked up the news of the passing of a Filipina caregiver during the Northern California fires.
For our In The Know links this week:
Duterte’s police have killed thousands in the Philippines. But this police chief told his officers, ‘Don’t kill.’
A Chinese Pipe Dream for Manila
The story behind the Pinoy-made ‘tsinelas’ action figures
For our Partner post, we feature abstract artist Janine Barrera-Castillo, who's holding an exhibit from October 23-27, 2017 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in San Francisco.