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April 5, 2021
The General, the Mistress, and the Love Stories That Blind Us
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez discusses her new book on Isabel Cooper, a Filipina American actress and Douglas MacArthur’s lover.
December 1, 2020
These Visa Recipients Are Stuck in the US And Demanding Their Rights
J-1 recipients say the visa program is as an unregulated pipeline for temporary migrant labor that props up the US hospitality industry.
March 11, 2020
Jessica Hagedorn Looks Back on the Legacy of ‘Dogeaters’
We talked to the author about the enduring influence of her now 30-year-old novel on life in Marcos-era Philippines.
December 27, 2019
One Family’s Story and the Meaning of Migration in 21st Century America
Good Provider Is One Who Leaves
tracks the three decade journey of the Comodas family from the Philippines to Houston, Texas.
December 18, 2019
America’s First ‘Endless War’ Was Fought in the Philippines
The Moro War, an ill-fated military campaign that began in 1899, is a grim reminder of our long—and ongoing—history of imperialism.
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June 13, 2019
Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities
An ambitious plan to improve Manila’s water shortage is leaving Filipino villagers high and dry.
June 10, 2019
In the Philippines, a Youth Movement Stands Between Duterte and Dictatorship
Duterte will take control of Congress, but his quest for more power must be stopped.
March 7, 2019
Media, Mass Murder, and the Law: A Q&A With Maria Ressa
The founder of
about her fight to keep independent journalism alive in the Philippines.
February 27, 2019
Not Even Prison Walls Can Silence Duterte’s Nemesis
Amid a crackdown on independent media, the defiant Philippine Senator Leila de Lima enters her third year as a political prisoner.
October 26, 2018
A Letter to Brazil, From a Friend Living Under Duterte
Brazil is on the verge of electing a Duterte-style fascist. What can the left do?