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Philippine English is Legit. Oxford English Dictionary Says So

British English? How about Philippine English? It’s Legit. Oxford English Dictionary Says So Bongga! https://bit.ly/34O5irD Continue reading

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George Floyd’s Death – We Should Start Conversations of Anti-Blackness Within Filipino Families

The deaths of George Floyd and others prompted Asian Americans to call for solidarity and allyship with Black communities. At the same time reexamine the notions of anti-Blackness in our own lives. Continue reading

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Balangiga Bells On Their Way Home

After more than a century, the church bells taken by the US Army from Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901 will be returned to the Philippines. Many are excited about the bells’ return. Philippine President Duterte said, “It ain’t here until it’s here.” Continue reading

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My Trip to the Philippines: The Power of Colorism and Colonial Mentality

Filipinos desire to be lighter skinned – just look at aisle upon aisle of “whitening lotions” in any local grocery store in the Philippines. Filipinos’ desires to be lighter-skinned are merely the results of 400+ years of Spanish and American colonialism. Continue reading

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