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

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for Typhoon Haiyan relief

After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix. 
Nov 21, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan a preview of calamities to come

With 10,000 people feared dead, the latest typhoon to hit the Philippines is a sure sign it’s time for real action on climate change.
Nov 10, 2013

Flooding and corruption a dual threat for Philippines’ urban poor

Filipinos who live on less than $2 a day are being hurt, not helped, by their country’s economic boom.
Sep 12, 2013
Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally to coincide with his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 22. (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

Manila newest hot spot for international wave of protests

Why I spent the last week building a giant effigy of the president of the Philippines.
Jul 25, 2013

It’s Good Friday and a man in the Philippines is being crucified

Fernando Mamangun gets his hands and feet nailed on a cross every Good Friday. It’s a ritual of sacrifice and penitence that is equally controversial as it is awe-inspiring.
Mar 29, 2013

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

Seattle activists unite at G8 and NATO summit protests in Chicago

When the WTO protests happened in Seattle in 1999, I was a 17 year old teenager working for minimum wage at a Taco Time in West Seattle. I was about to graduate high school but I didn’t think I’d be going to college. I thought I wasn’t smart enough to get a scholarship and my […]
May 23, 2012

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
Turrón

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

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