Where's the Spirit?

We start off the month with stories that celebrate springtime, history, Lent and hopefully the end of the unusually harsh winter in the U.S. East Coast:

From Manila, Criselda Yabes tells us about the mood of the people during the 29th-year celebration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolt. "Is the Spirit of People Power Gone Forever?" in the midst of disenchantment, traffic gridlock, a crisis of confidence and general ennui? Or is it alive enough to allow the current administration to rise from the mire it has sank into with the tragedy in Mindanao? You be the judge.

In Baguio, a ray of sunshine as the Cordillera School of Digital Arts (CSDA) takes its place among the internationally noted technical schools in the country. Rey de la Cruz reports in "Let's Get Digital."

Across the globe, in little-known Guymon, Oklahoma, a Filipino couple, Dr. Emmanuel Barias and his wife, Susan, make waves in the community not only in health care but also in business as they open the first coffee shop in the area. Agatha Verdadero takes us there in "Thriving in the Dust Bowl."

From the San Francisco Bay Area, poet/educator Aimee Suzara poses the question that generations of Filipino Americans have been asking: Why is Filipino American history not part of American history? "This is American History" gives us pause and ideally motivates us to action.

Finally, we are pointing you back to a previous story, Bella Bonner's "My Niece, The Cake Artist" about Judy Uson whose most recent creation is the four-feet tall, three-feet wide wedding cake of Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista. We've added pictures of the cake, so check it out and be amazed.

For our Video of the Week, we feature Youtube celebrity, Christine Gambito, aka "HappySlip." 

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino