Sincere Born, one of the founders of the Palengke pop-up on First Ave. (Photo by Jeannette Magsino)

Filipino-themed pop-up offers alternative holiday shopping

Tucked away in a loft across from the Market, Palengke pop-up has holiday gifts with real community roots.
Nov 21, 2016
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5 Tagalog words I wish we had in English

A language of resistance, diaspora and deep longing, Tagalog pinpoints the sentiments of this heavy-hearted activist.
Oct 19, 2016
Atasha Manila prepares for another act on Friday, January 29, 2016 at her final show at Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

A final drag show at Inay’s

As Beacon Hill restaurant Inay's closed last Friday, drag performer Atasha Manila said goodbye to the place that gave her a start.
Feb 1, 2016
Ernie Rios, the owner of Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine, embraces Atasha Manila on Jan. 29, 2016 at her final Friday night drag show on the restaurant’s closing day. Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.

Seattle Filipino mainstay Inay’s restaurant closes

The restaurant was popular for its comfort food, but also for being host to a food pop-up and a drag show.
Jan 30, 2016
Activists hold a banner and images of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, after he was found guilty by a trial court of killing Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, during a rally for Laude outside the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, December 1, 2015. (Photo by Erik De Castro for Reuters.)

U.S. Marine found guilty in death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton had been charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, but was convicted of the lesser offense of homicide.
Dec 2, 2015
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Video: Seattle’s hidden history of Filipino struggle

On Saturday, the Filipino activist group AnakBayan Seattle will celebrate its tenth anniversary as the first overseas chapter of the democratic youth organization, which is based in the Philippines. But the history of Filipinos fighting for dignity and respect in Seattle reaches back further to over a century ago. This history isn’t taught in schools, […]
Nov 29, 2012
Filipina queen Aleksa Manila (photo by Adam Bouska).

Globalists get primed for Pride Weekend with Aleksa Manila

You can tell it’s Pride Month when all the storefronts on Capitol Hill put out their rainbow flags and your newsfeed fills up with invites to parades and dance parties. With Marriage Equality on the ballot and the first ever Pride ASIA event in the International District, it’s like everyone is feeling us queers. But […]
Jun 22, 2012
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Why I Organize: Filipina migrants in Seattle fight for rights in Northwest and back home.

For decades, people have been the Philippines’ largest export. Women make up 70% of the more than 4,000 nationals who leave the country each day. Most of them come to the US, but there are Filipinas all over the world. Both in the US and abroad, they often find themselves in jobs where they’re vulnerable to violence […]
Mar 9, 2012
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Kitchen Stories: Jill’s Turrón de Bananas

I love food. I probably think of it more than I think of anything else. Food is subtle; the mixing of the sour and the sweet, a hint of anise, a dash of ginger, just the right amount of time in the oven to keep it things moist on the inside crunchy on the outside. […]
Jan 8, 2012
Homeless Typhoon Washi survivors cook their meal on school grounds in Cagayan de Oro

Seattle Filipinos take a community-to-community approach to disaster relief

Tropical storms and flooding in the Philippines have killed 1,500 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more in recent weeks. The United Nations issued a desperate appeal for nearly $30 million in relief funds late last month. Last Thursday BAYAN-NW, the Filipino Community of Seattle, and the Ihaw Ihaw Band responded to the crisis, holding […]
Jan 6, 2012