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Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer

Response to Your Letters Re Cessation of Heritage
In response to numerous letters, (see Letters to the Editor), from concerned readers following my announcement last issue of the cessation of Heritage magazine at the end of this year, here is copy of a letter I sent Dr. Barbara Posadas of DeKalb,...
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I am sorry to hear about your wife's illness. I sincerely hope she recovers soon. I also am sorry to learn of the end of Heritage magazine. It has been the the only magazine I subscribe to these days given my limited budget. I sincerely wish...
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Leticia Banada Tan 1999 Librarian of the Year
Leticia Banada Tan of Norwalk, California, was honored last April 14 as "1999 Librarian of the Year" by the County of Los Angeles Public Library System for her outstanding performance in a variety of assignments. County Librarian Sandra F. Reuben presented...
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SSI VETERANS BILL PASSED in WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE Becerra Amendment Includes New Scouts, June Vote Expected
WASHINGTON DC, May 27, 1999 - In a pivotal bill unanimously passed yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee included thousands of eligible New Philippine Scouts in a provision that allows Filipino American World War II veterans on Supplemental...
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A Soldier Marches On
The last time I saw Mr. Alabado was on March 8. I had three hours left before my 9:30 P.M. red-eye flight back to Dulles. I really hated leaving San Francisco with so many loose ends hanging. It was cold and still raining. I was glad that Abe Angeles,...
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Hon. Velma R. Veloria Washington State Representative
Velma R. Veloria, Democrat, was first elected to her position in 1992 as Washington state Representative from the 11th District, comprising parts of South Seattle, West Seattle, Tukwila, Sea-Tac, and Renton. She is now serving her fourth term, a...
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The Asian American Uniform Myth of Success
In 1986, National Broadcasting Company' Nightly News and the McNeil/Lehere Report aired special news segments on Asian Americans and their successes. Several prominent news magazines such as Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Fortune Magazine, and...
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Plight of Some Old Filipinos in America
After the liberalization of immigration laws in the mid-sixties, many Filipino permanent legal residents opted to bring their parents as well as siblings and other close relatives to live with them in the United States. There are many reasons to...
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The Use of Pilipino/Fllipino/Philippines: A Primer
Dr. Flores is a professor of education at San Francisco State University. She is also a columnist and education and culture section editor of The Manila Bulletin USA. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, her Master's from University...
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Manila's Dying Rivers and Creeks
Hector Santos is one of the founders of the Philippine History Group, L.A. This article first appeared in the March/April 1996 issue of Sulat sa Tanso and has been rewritten and updated specially for Heritage magazine. - Ed notes. When was the riverine...
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Philippine Commonwealth Code of Ethics August 19, 1939
Article I. Have faith in Divine Providence that guides the destinies of men and nations. Article II. Love your country for it is the home of your people, the seat of your affections, and the source of your happiness and well being. Its defense is...
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Some Common Superstitions in the Philippines
Numbers When you are with a group in picture taking and there are three of you, don't stay in the middle as something bad might happen to you, like getting sick or even dying. Position yourself in either the left or the right side of the middle...
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IN THE KITCHEN with Lucy G
Fish Escabeche and Stuffed Squid Fish Escabeche 2 pounds sea bass or red snapper 1 cup cider vinegar 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 small onion, diced 2 tablespoons ginger, cut juliene style 1 bell...
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Lorelei, the Ice Goddess (and Why Flowers Bloom Even in Winter)
There is a legend reminisced in the olden parts of Greece, near what was Stymphalios. It is told by the elder folk that once upon a time, a beautiful goddess lived high in the icy Achaean Mountains, perched at the peak of the towering mass known as...
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Cyndi Scott Filipino American Track Star and Honor Student
Cyndi Scott, who will be a senior this coming school year and who will graduate in the year 2000, has been winning both on the track field and in the academic field. A member of the National Honor Society, Cyndi has won a scholarship to St. Paul's...
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Chris Delacruz Promotes Kindness through Sacrifice as Seattle University's 1999 Commencement Speaker
Chris Delacruz, a soft-spoken young man of Philippine descent, hopes that if his fellow graduates have learned anything during their years of study it would be kindness and the need to make sacrifices. "He listens to people and he cares for them...
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Dr. Rano S. Bofill, the Music Man
Dr. Rano Solidum Bofill of Man, West Virginia, is my father, the Music Man. I remembered seeing and hearing him doing all kinds of musical things through the years. My dad has been involved with different activities: singing national anthems, organizing...
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An Aborigine Girl's Wish
My sentimental journey back to Mount Pinatubo, after a long absence from the Philippines, was a more difficult trek than I had imagined. The once verdant forest that I remembered in my youth had been transformed to a lunar landscape with peaks of frozen...
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On the Writing of the "MARCH 1998" Haiku
(Following the background story on how I wrote the pear senryu in Heritage's last issue, Spring 1999, here is another one for the benefit of new writers who have been bitten with the haiku bug. I hope that these exercises on literary writing will prod...
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Raising Bean: Growing Up A Proper Pinoy in America
N.F. Mendoza is Nadine Mendoza-Province, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. The blue in the sky and the blue of the sea--different shades, of course--look too pristine to be real. "This is where Mama Terry and Papa Nory come from," my husband...
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On Citizenship and Green Card Marriage
The second time I was proposed to, I began to notice a pattern. They weren't asking me to marry them out of love or infatuation. Hell, they weren't even my boyfriend, stalker or lover They were asking me out of need, desperate need. They needed me...
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Paulino Lim, Jr
Paulino Lim, Jr. is a professor of English at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The author of six books, short stories and numerous scholarly articles, he was born in Camalig, Albay, a province of the Philippines, on August 23, 1935....
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The Truth about the First Pinoy in the US Congress
In the past issues of two nationally distributed Filipino American weeklies, mention was made of US-born State Representative JON AMORES of West Virginia. A top votegetter in West Virginia's Kanawha County for three consecutive elections, he had quickly...
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