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Kaisa, the next 30 years: 兩項任務 任重致遠

For 31 years Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran has successfully accomplished tasks that had an impact on the Tsinoy community and mainstream society such as integration work, medical missions, relief operations, anti-crime efforts, research and publications, to name a few. Yet, instead of resting on its laurels, Kaisa members know that much more needs to be …

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TIMELINE: Kaisa’s 30-year legacy of bridge building

1987 Kaisa was formally launched at the National Press Club on August 28 as soldiers-turned-rebels led by Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan launched their bloody coup. The weekly Chinese supplement Yong Hap (Integration) was started. Kaisa’s first book, Heritage: A pictorial history of the Chinese in the Philippines, was launched. Kaisa, in collaboration with World News, launched …

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Jesuits and Kaisa

As a young student at Xavier School in the 1980s, I felt that the building we called the “Fathers’ House” was mysterious. It seemed like a fortress, the private quarters of the international group of Jesuits that ran the school. It was a special treat whenever our Jesuit Guidance Counselors would take us there for …

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Balik Biyaya: Hope through the storm

Super typhoon Lawin’s (international name Haima) massive 800-kilometer diameter brought heavy rains, flooding and destruction before making landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan on the night of Oct. 19, 2016. It left many communities struggling for assistance in its wake. Signal No. 5, the strongest tropical storm cyclone signal, was raised in Cagayan and Isabela; while Signal …

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