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Filipino priest completes 800-km France-Spain trek for peace

A Filipino priest completed this week an 800-kilometer (km) walk-run from France to Spain for peace and for the success of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III's administration.

Fr. Amado Picardal said he arrived on August 10 at the Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, after a 27-day hike that started at the Pyrenees mountains in France. The Pyrenees are a range of mountains that form a natural border between France and Spain.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:29 )


Obama appoints two Filipino Americans to key posts

Washington D,C, 16 Sept 2010. US President Barack Obama appointed two Filipino-American rights advocates  to key government posts as advisers on Asian-American issues. Both Rozita Villanueva Lee and Hector L. Vargas, Jr., were appointed members of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Fifteen other Americans were appointed to the Presidential Advisory Board.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:01 )


Fil-Am students spend vacation learning about their roots

CHICAGO – Some 57 young Filipino-American students who were on vacation from their schools here spent their summer learning about an important thing: their roots.

After three consecutive Saturdays, the students last week their Certificates of Attendance for completing this year’s pilot summer class on Philippine language and culture, part of the project dubbed “Eskwelahang Pinoy sa Konsulado 2010."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:29 )


Disabled Filipino student wins US award

MANILA, Philippines - Despite being wheelchair-bound, a disabled Filipino student in the United States showed that he can still be an achiever.

In an e-mail, Nila Villa-San Pedro of Washington, New Jersey told GMANews.TV the story of her 18-year-old nephew Bryan Villa who, despite having a disability, still excelled in his studies and was even recognized for his achievements.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:32 )


Filipino People: Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi

Filipino People: Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi

"Imagine 50,000 people living in houses on stilts on the reef, bridged only by wooden planks and manmade walkways. Imagine an islet less than 1 km square which the predominantly Muslim Samal and Bajao people chose to snub in favor of living on the water that is their life. Imagine a place that is practically the last digit island South of the Philippines and is as close to Sabah Malaysia as the main Bongao island of Tawi-Tawi. This is the glorious place of mystery called Sitangkai." -- Farl



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Sitangkai (Muslim Mindanao) by Farl


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Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 September 2010 09:33 )

RP student wins int’l arts festival in Japan

A 15-year-old Filipino student bagged a special prize at a recently concluded arts festival in Japan, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Citing a report from the Philippine Embassy in Japan, the DFA said Edwin Marzan Bergaño Jr., 15, of Baguio City National High School, won the Special Prize to International Artist at the 11th International High School Arts Festival.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:30 )

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