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AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

The Plaridel Awards, a national competition honoring excellence in Filipino American journalism, were announced by the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC USA). The Plaridel Awards is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher who over a century ago went into exile in Europe. Plaridel was his nom de plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar. Continue reading

At Asia Society in New York, PNoy Aquino III follows footsteps of his late parents, Benigno and Corazon, offering updates on Philippine progress toward free-market democracy

At Asia Society in New York, PNoy Aquino III follows footsteps of his late parents, Benigno and Corazon, offering updates on Philippine progress toward free-market democracy

To diffuse the tensions with the rising China, PNoy Aquino III’s administration’s policy clearly aims to navigate those difficult negotiations deliberately through a multi-pronged diplomacy. In effect, the Philippines is engaging with China while tightening its alliances with Washington, D.C., Japan and other Southeast Asian countries. It is instructive that there will be no one-on-one or bilaterial meeting between Obama and Aquino III after the launching of the OGP in New York. Continue reading

Reflections after my induction into Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame

Reflections after my induction into Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame

In thinking about the meaning and significance of winning a Chicago Filipino-American Hall of Fame Award, I must say that it is very flattering to be inducted into something called a “Hall of Fame.” Ay naku! Masaya talaga! But if I pause for a moment to re-consider: Fame is not as important as the belief in and the firm commitment to something real and important that is outside of your self. Continue reading

TCG Press Release: American Theatre’s Randy Gener Receives Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award

TCG Press Release: American Theatre’s Randy Gener Receives Pamana ng Pilipino Presidential Award

The President’s official citation for Gener states: “President Benigno S. Aquino III — in conferring the Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award to Randy Gener — recognizes his excellence in the field of theater arts and creativity, and diligence in promoting Filipino-American cultural interests and accomplishments to mainstream audiences in Europe and the United States of America.” Continue reading

Philippine Embassy News Release: President Benigno S. Aquino III hands out 2010 Presidential Awards

Philippine Embassy News Release: President Benigno S. Aquino III hands out 2010 Presidential Awards

Philippine Embassy News Release 15 December 2010 Aquino exhorts OFWs to continue to instill bayanihan spirit and help victims of calamities MANILA, PHILIPPINES: President Benigno S. Aquino III has urged all Filipino individuals and organizations abroad to continue to instill their “bayanihan” spirit by donating to the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program of the Department … Continue reading

Gener to be conferred Pamana Philippine Presidential Award in December

24 RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2010 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS MANILA, PHILIPPINES:  Randy Gener will be conferred with the “Pamana Ng Pilipino” Presidential Award (“Pamana Ng Pilipino” means Legacy of the Filipino Nation) by the President of the Philippines in a simple ceremony to be held in December. The Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award is conferred on Filipinos … Continue reading

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

A TV Interview for Filipinas Magazine Show

NEW YORK CITY:  On May 23, 2009, the “Filipinas Magazine Show” came to New York City to interview me in New York City. Why? That month, I became the first Asian American and Filipino American to win the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, the highest accolade for dramatic criticism in the United States. The ceremony took … Continue reading