We are Positively Filipino.

The premier digital native magazine celebrating the story of Filipinos in the diaspora of nearly 13 million expatriates.

POSITIVELY FILIPINO news articles, features, editorials, blogs and videos are for Filipinos who may be temporarily working abroad to support families back home or have set roots and reinvented lives in adopted countries the world over.

POSITIVELY FILIPINO is an online information resource for all compatriots. It chronicles the experience of the global Filipino in all its complexity. Similarly, it keeps expatriates in touch with political, economic and cultural developments in the homeland.

POSITIVELY FILIPINO is a global plaza for sharing ideas, creative works and opinions. It serves as a venue for the frank exploration of our collective challenges both in the homeland and the diaspora.

POSITIVELY FILIPINO celebrates our people’s heritage and achievements and is a proud promoter of role models and achievers.

POSITIVELY FILIPINO is also an advocate of Filipinos who may face injustice and discrimination in their temporary or adopted homes. It initiates or participates in campaigns that uphold their rights.
 
In America in the 1930s, Filipino immigrants often faced rejection and racism–a hotel in Stockton, California even posted a warning: “Positively No Filipinos Allowed" (as shown in the 1930 photo below).

Kababayans (compatriots) are positively welcome here, positively allowed to celebrate our heritage, and positively encouraged to explore our experiences.

Mona Lisa Yuchengco, founder and former publisher of Filipinas Magazine reunites with the magazine’s former editor in chief Rene Ciria-Cruz, former managing editor Gemma Nemenzo and former art director Raymond Virata. They are joined by design and media entrepreneur F. M. Ricarte.

"Positively No Filipinos Allowed" warning sign at a hotel in Stockton, California in 1930 (Courtesy of Little Manila Foundation) Click image for larger view

 

Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS: Email written articles and photo submissions to submissions(at)positivelyfilipino.com. You may upload video submissions to our Facebook Page at facebook.com/PositivelyFilipino. POSITIVELY FILIPINO does not pay for unsolicited submissions, cannot respond to each one and reserves the right to edit manuscripts for publication.

COMMENTS are moderated and do not reflect the views of POSITIVELY FILIPINO or its staff. We reserve the right to exclude any comments that do not meet our ethical and editorial standards.

OPINIONS and views expressed by our contributing writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of POSITIVELY FILIPINO or its staff.