Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Our ongoing immigration debacle: How the “RAISE” Act will negatively affect family-based immigration. Immigration as cheap labor is central to the Filipino story in Hawai‘i. Much attention in the national debate has been on providing relief to people who were...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

… celebrating the holiday season right. There seems to be a lot of talk sometimes about whether the Western holiday season has any meaning in our post-modern, global world. People complain that consumerism overshadows any real spiritual content of the...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

I sometimes refer to myself sardonically as an F.B.I. But in this age where tribalism may be defining much of the resurging cultural wars, I have to admit that I’ve grown up both fiercely connected to my Filipino roots yet...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Age is liberating. My 88 year old mother nowadays speaks what she’s thinking, just as she’s thinking it. As we’re driving past some young adults apparently idle in the middle of the day on, she points her chin at them...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Real talk about funding on both the State and County levels of our government. My alma mater Maui High School annually holds a dinner during Homecoming week to honor alumni, faculty and friends of our school. Past honorees of the...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Are we not in the same canoe; and so, should we not all paddle together? My mom told me, “No renew the newspaper.” “I tired read. No mo’ good news,” she explained. “Better you give me the money and I...

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