Filipino Americans remember the legendary Robin Williams in many different ways. The community shares the sadness in their hearts as they grieve the loss of this great actor and one-of-a-kind individual at a time when the world is not yet ready to let him go.
By Cristina DC Pastor Americans and Filipinos alike are opening their hearts, and wallets, to three children who lost their parents July 24 when a tornado swept through a campsite in Cheriton, Virginia. The tornado hit a tree that toppled on the tent of sleeping Jersey City couple killing Lord Balatbat and his wife Lolibeth […]
By Cristina DC Pastor Four days before he was killed in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack, Robert Martirez, 56, was chilling at a friend’s house and singing karaoke. “Walang bisyo, he just loved to sing,” said a friend from Woodside, Efren de Leon. “His favorite song is ‘Wonderful Tonight.’” Efren remembered meeting Robert […]
By Cristina DC Pastor There was never a tangled Christmas tree light in the many years – since 1998 – that florist Dennis Josue had been decorating the Harlem home of Maya Angelou. But one time was embarrassingly memorable. Dennis of Fantasia Floral Design on the Upper East Side, was called back to Angelou’s house. […]
Last March 20, Lorna Sun, a 65-year old caregiver from Bacolod province died of cardiac arrest at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. As the breadwinner of the family, Lorna was the only one from her family who was able to come to New York. She had been living and working in the city for 16 years. […]
By Daniel Buenafe Griffith He was a humble man with a commanding presence. I can only imagine what that looked like 50-plus years ago, when he was a young university student, an aspiring journalist, a community activist, or just a mischievous boy pursuing his college sweetheart. But we’ll save those stories for actual writers to […]
By Rachelle Ocampo I am still in shock. The sudden passing of our dear friend Hector Logrono, founder of PAGASA Social Foundation Inc., earlier this week took a hit in the hearts of Filipino American community members in the NY Metropolitan area. I am fortunate to have witnessed Hector’s beautiful spirit and compassion for our […]