Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ “hero’s burial” serves a modern agenda

What's behind the effort to bury the demons of Ferdinand Marcos' past?
Dec 18, 2016

October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 2016

Philippine President Duterte announces “separation” from U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in Beijing, while announcing that his country would realign with China.

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

NBC’s “Mail Order Family” fail proves who really has a seat at the table in Hollywood

"Mail Order Family" — a cartoon sitcom featuring a Filipina mail order bride — was quickly shelved this week after online backlash.
Oct 4, 2016

Duterte defends Philippines’ human rights record following Obama speech

The U.S. and the United Nations have expressed concern over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug campaign.
Sep 8, 2016

Explosion kills 10, injures dozens in Philippine president’s home city

An explosion at a market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 10 people on Friday and wounded dozens more.
Sep 2, 2016

Maverick mayor Duterte looks to clinch presidency of Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte outpolled rivals with incendiary rhetoric, criticism of political establishment and advocacy of extrajudicial killings to stamp out crime.
May 9, 2016

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

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

Seattle drag queen Aleksa Manila takes life by the heels

Filipina drag queen Aleksa Manila talks about taking inspiration from her mother and becoming a powerful voice in Seattle's LGBTQ community.
May 1, 2015
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land

People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims

Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014

Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines

Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014
Betty Erichsen, a volunteer at the Tacoma Seafarers' Center, helps Filipino seafarer Rommel Quibaez with a bulk candy bar purchase. Seafarers are typically in port for about 12 hours only once every few weeks, so an opportunity to stock up on essential items is welcome. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Tacoma center gives seafarers from distant lands a Northwest welcome

Hundreds of international seafarers pass through our ports every month. Cooks and mechanics, engineers and officers — they're a quiet population of temporary visitors just looking for a little comfort and fun.
May 23, 2014

Filipino youth flash mob is the best thing about V-Day

Pin@y sa Seattle joins groups around the world for the One Billion Rising flash mob, promoting an end of violence against women.
Feb 14, 2014
Johh-Michael Torres and Michael Hoy complete 25 hours of training to become Natural Helpers. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

This V-Day don’t just be valentines, be “Natural Helpers”

Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?
Feb 13, 2014
206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

206 Zulu celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop

Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

Filipina women, forced migration and disaster trafficking

On International Migrants’ Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality.
Dec 18, 2013
Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen in the kitchen at Inay's during the Pop-Up restaurant. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Remixing Thanksgiving traditions to celebrate ‘on your own terms’

A Filipino-American Thanksgiving Pop-Up dinner last week was just one example of the countless cultural variations on the tradition of giving thanks. 
Nov 26, 2013