Category: Editorial

Help the Haitians

When hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and inundated the city several years ago, Filipino Americans responded to the call for help. They donated cash and relief goods to help the… Read More

Hoping for a better 2010

Goodbye to 2009, welcome 2010! What’s in store for Filipinos in America in the coming decade? First and foremost would be the coming national census in which Filipinos will, for… Read More

A not so merry X’mas?

This year’s celebration of Christmas by Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad may not be as merry as in previous years. First, there was the devastation wrought by typhoons Ondoy… Read More

A blow to empowerment

Ron Villanueva, a Republican, has made history by becoming the first Filipino American to win a seat in the Virginia state House of Delegates. His election, even by a slim… Read More

19 years of service

With this issue, the “Manila Mail” marks its 19th year of uninterrupted service to the Filipino American community in the greater Washington D.C. area. It is the longest running, professionally… Read More

Who is to blame?

President Arroyo recently signed the Climate Change Act of 2009 which would institutionalize a climate change policy with emphasis on mitigating the impact of such natural disasters like the two… Read More

The ‘bayanihan’ spirit

Philippine Ambassador Willy C. Gaa late last month called on the Filipino community in the United States to extend relief to the victims of Typhoon “Ondoy” which caused epic floods… Read More

A mere distraction

Why do most Filipino Americans devote their time discussing who will be their candidate in the 2010 presidential elections in the Philippines? Why are some so keen in reading the… Read More

The greatest tribute

We join the nation in mourning the passing late last month of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), the ‘Lion of the Senate’ who is a friend of the Filipino American community… Read More

The health care debate

President Barack Obama is reportedly set to scrap government participation in the health care reform because it is encountering stiff opposition from interest groups and their supporters. This would be… Read More

Goodbye to an Icon

After more than a year of fighting colon cancer, Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino passed away in Manila on Aug. 1. She was 76. Cory’s legacy as a simple housewife… Read More

Time for Immigration Reform

The White House and members of Congress must move quickly on enacting a just and humane immigration reform package that will reunite families, reinvigorate the economy, and remove the term… Read More

An Ego Trip?

After unsuccessfully chasing President Barack Obama in the US since January, the White House finally announced last Saturday that the US President will meet Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on… Read More

Finally, a cultural center

Last month, Filipino Americans in Middleburg, Florida inaugurated their $1-million cultural center on Brannan Field Road. This is one of two or three other centers that Filipino Americans have established… Read More

July 4th and Filams

Filipino Americans, particularly the senior citizens, are no strangers to the July 4th celebrations. It was on this same day more than 40 years ago that Filipinos celebrated Philippine independence.… Read More

A warning from Arroyo?

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her message to Filipinos around the world on the 111th anniversary of Philippine independence on June 12, said this is a day of “remembrance and… Read More

‘Lupang Hinirang’

The Filipinos’ patriotic fervor rose to greater heights when the World’s Pound-for-Pound champion Manny Pacquiao emerged as the winner in the spectacular battle of East and West in Las Vegas,… Read More

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