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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (25)

Editors Note: This is the 25th of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 25. Wan Tong Temple 圓通寺1020 Severino Reyes St., Sta. Cruz, …

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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (23)

Editors Note: This is the 23rd of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 23. Tsi Tiok Lin Vihara (紫竹林精舍)Rm. 702, 7th Floor, China …

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Tsinoy Bangkabuhayan project for Samar: Rowing to a brighter future

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 12. July was a month of community giving. Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc., through its Tsinoy Bangkabuhayan Project, collaborated with Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to provide 100 motorized fiberglass pumpboats and 100 sets of fishing implements to 1,069 fisherfolk survivors of …

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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (22)

Editors Note: This is the 22nd of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 22. Tian Lian Temple 天蓮寺678 A. Bonifacio Rd., Balintawak, Quezon …

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The true stays true: Kaisa’s valued traditions

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 29, no. 6 (August 23-September 5, 2016): 16, 14. On Aug. 28, 1987, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran was founded by a group of professionals and businessmen who refused to be bystanders when significant events were unfolding. EDSA People Power had just finished one year prior, and the country …

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Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines (20)

Editors Note: This is the 20th of a series about the 36 Chinese Buddhist temples of the Philippines. Much of the information is from a thesis of Venerable Chuanmiao (Hsuan Chuang University, 2008), a Buddhist monk affiliated with the Thousand Buddha Temple in Quezon City. 20. Thousand Buddha Temple (普濟禪寺)15 Don Jose cor. Maria Clara …

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Bangkabuhayan: Hits and misses

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 11. July was a very busy month for Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s Bangkabuhayan project volunteers, with several turnovers of boats and fishing gear to fisherfolk in barangays affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November. Further complications arose when the fiberglass boat …

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[LOOKING BACK] Kaisa at 27: A Tsinoy community’s vision, transformations

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 10. It is with humility and gratitude that I and fellow Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran members celebrate the organization’s 27th year of existence. Kaisa continues to exist and stay relevant as a builder of bridges in the community and Philippine society, …

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