In Part 1 of this interview, Susan Quimpo talks about her family’s activism during martial law and the initial impetus for the memoir. In Part 2 she continues with a description of writing the book and her own life afterwards. Susan’s story At first I wrote two chapters. Then I went for two master’s degrees, one in Asian Studies and the other in journalism. For my journalism class I wrote about the family and martial law. I thought if I could make my narrative comprehensible to Americans, who knew little about the Philippines under martial law except the name Marcos, …
Author interview with Susan Quimpo, editor and co-author of the family memoir “Subversive Lives,” which tells the story of an anti-Marcos activist family during martial law.
The vocal group Baihana has just released its first album, This post is an interview with Mel Torre, one of the group members, about the album. It is also an update on the group since our first interview.
This is a photo essay of BASECO, an impoverished Filipino community on the edge of Manila Bay, where the residents are frequently washed out. Some help is provided by the Missionaries of Charity, which took André, Bob and me. All photos by Bob Barton.
This post is a condensation of the speeches made at the launch of “The Rise of the Pinoy” by Mike Grogan, a motivational self-help book about Filipinos who have found success in helping others. It is available at Fully Booked.
June 30-July 3 Meganon Comics will be attending the Global Pinoy Bazaar at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati. This interview with Filipino graphic novelist Paolo Herras provides something of an introduction to this new art form in the Philippines.
This is the second part of a guest post by Marita Lopez-Mena. After having met her father’s culture and those who knew his family, an American returns to the Philippines with her brother and sister-in-law for their son’s wedding.
An American journeys to the Philippines in order to make contact with her father’s culture and those who knew his family.
I met Nickie at Tago. She and her mother both live not far from me in Tagaytay, a beautiful vacation and tourist spot well outside Manila. This interview took place at my house. Unfortunately, photos of Nickie’s early singing career were lost in the 2009 Ondoy flood. Nickie’s story When I was twenty-one I was performing at five star hotels, the Mandarin Hotel and Philippine Plaza, and a Japanese agent saw the show. We had a meeting with him, my Filipino agent and me. A month later I was in Japan. I worked there from 1985 to 1992. My first …
This post is a collection of short interviews from some of the volunteers and NGO organizers who attended the iVolunteer Expo in Manila on March 5 and 6. It shows how individuals and small groups can make a difference for those who need help in this developing country.