Laguna

The Cross of Tunasan San Pedro

The ‘Cross of Tunasan San Pedro’ has been with the old town of San Pedro for centuries. Its miraculous healing powers became popular during the epidemic years, were countless of towns folk sought divine healing from the deadly diseases that ravaged the once rustic town. It’s a silent witness to the transformation of the small […]

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Historia

Response to the post “Filipinos Are Not Hispanic”

I stumbled upon this post by FIl-American Jon Torres over the popular site Associated Content. I would like to share my response to all my reader to some of his well intentioned subjects regarding his reaction as a Filipino to ‘being referred to as Hispanic’, something that is a common experience for those Filipinos who […]

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THE BLACK LEGEND ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION

THE BLACK LEGEND ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION By Pio Andrade Filipinos in the 20th Century were repeatedly taught or told in schools and in the press, that Spain always kept their ancestors uneducated to have them ignorant and the always docile subjects of Spain. The blame was, in particular, thrown upon the friars, “who, […]

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Gone Writing

I’ve been busy writing and researching this past few days, which should explain my absence here. We recently got together with the Mayor of San Pedro to discuss some literature that he would want to be printed for the upcoming town fiesta next year. The Mayor must have been impressed with our presentation that he […]

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MESTIZAJE

MESTIZAJE By Señor Guillermo Gómez Rivera Filipino dance and music researcher, historian and Bayanihan Consultant When Suzie Moya Benitez, Bayanihan’s executive director, wanted a name for the projected super-show involving Bayanihan and the visiting Folklorical Group from the Island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the word “re-encuentro” (re-encounter) was given. She paused to think and […]

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