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Why Is AlDub So Popular?

Yup, this is an article about that Filipino pop culture hit, the AlDub street series. It’s that Filipino powercouple show which has been breaking the internet with the current record-breaking 26 million+ tweets last Saturday, …

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Filipina Beauty: The “White Skin” Standard

From the pasty white and plump standards of the Victorian times up to the tanned complexion popularized by Hollywood in the 1950s, humanity no doubt has changing ideas of beauty. This doesn’t seem …

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Native Son?

Growing up, I didn’t know I wasn’t Filipino. As the child of Christian missionaries in the Philippines, my parents regularly reminded me that I was American and we were from “The States.” They …

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July 4 is Philippine Independence Day, Too!

They are all related to the Philippine Declaration of Independence. But, for history buffs like me, the Philippine Declaration of Independence story is still an issue connoisseurs could debate over for ages. It …

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The Self-Perpetuating Elite of the Philippines

In the American publication Foreign Affairs published in July of 1968, a young Filipino senator introduced his country to the American people as “a land in which a few are spectacularly rich while the masses …

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Operation Save Ryan

The arrival of  the New Year marks Ryan Manansala’s anniversary of his year-long battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML),  a type of blood cancer, and is in dire need of a bone marrow …

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Fil-Am Jessica Cox to join Handicap International in Ethiopia

This April, the world’s first armless pilot will inspire children with disabilities and encourage Ethiopians to include all children in school. Handicap International will host Filipino-American Jessica Cox—the first person without arms to …