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Gathering the Filipino Diaspora: “Over our dead OFW bodies”


REFLECTIONS ON THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: Recognizing Ourselves in the Overseas Filipino Workers’ Wages of Sacrifice   However you may communicate to the competent U.S. authories, if you like, that I do not wish to expatriate myself, f I can live … Continue reading

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Two books by E.San Juan, Jr.


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Spectacle at Loboc River


Spectacle at Loboc River

Loboc River, Bohol, Philippines

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Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline


Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline

This Statue of Sultan Kudarat serves as Icon, ominous but sanitized by the Luneta tourist nullity. The seme of hero obtrudes as a dissonant sign in a locus of neglect and marginality, of reification by capitalist megamalls in the background, signified by high-rise hotels and business towers
heralding the victory of capitalisty globalization.

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