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Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Whew! November came and went in just a few blinks. Maybe because I was on vacation enjoying the clear waters of Coron, Palawan in the Philippines, and the temples of Bangkok, Thailand. I am so thankful to be back because...

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Shirley Siores Evangelista

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy of Shirley Evangelista Like our Sakada fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers before us, we, second or third generations Filipino-Americans also have many stories to share and tell regarding our challenges, frustrations, and successes as...

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Ating Kabuhayan

Thank the Veterans Around Us A choice and willingness to sacrifice their lives and livelihoods were made for us! My Dad was a Veteran and so was my younger brother. I also have uncles and cousins on both sides of...

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Finding and making balance in this highly-polarized political atmosphere…

I sometimes think some politicians both locally and in Washington, D.C. no longer value the basics of civic engagement. The current normal in politics is polarization—them and us, liberal or conservative, progressive or old boy, environmentalist or developer, business owner...

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Top 10 Mistakes Caregivers of Dependents with Special Needs May Make When Planning

Last year, I was given the opportunity to learn more about special needs planning from a partner of my firm, Kirk Barth. He is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Special Needs Planner title with our firm. Last month...

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Kwento Kuwentuhan

Visit Philippines What’s the same, and what has changed? Liza of “A Maui Blog” All Photos courtesy Liza Pierce Filipino-American friends, when was the last time you visited the Philippines? How was your experience going back to our native land?...

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