The case of Chieng Liang-un: Buddhist, laborer, undocumented

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest, September 20-October 3, 2016 | vol. 29, No. 8 issue | Originally titled “Buddhist, Laborer, Undocumented: The Case of Chieng Liang-un in Leyte, 1891.” | The case of Chieng Liang-un is contained in one of the Chinos bundles (SDS 13044) at the National Archives of the Philippines. His …

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When words fail, use idioms…Hokkien style (27)

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino DigestSeptember 6-19, 2016 | vol. 29 | No. 7 issue 放屎糊壁邊 pang sai ko pia pen wipe bowel on the wall grossly insulting gesture 掛羊頭賣狗肉 kua yun t’ao bue kao ba hanging goat’s head but selling dog’s meat doing dishonest business 賬簿隔格 siao p’o ke k’ang drawing lines on …

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Balagtas and Binondo

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino DigestSeptember 6-19, 2016, vol. 29, no. 7 What does Francisco Balagtas, the “Prince of Tagalog Poets,” have got to do with Binondo?Balagtas was a significant part of Binondo’s cultural history, according to a book by Fred Sevilla.Most historians refer to Binondo as the economic center of the Philippines during …

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Lupang hinirang

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digestvol. 29 | no. 14 | December 20, 2016-January 16, 2017 A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. – Nelson Mandela There are numerous things that Meah and I want our children to learn. Foremost among them is love …

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Oishi, Kaisa distribute PPE to hospitals nationwide

After several weeks of delays, the much-awaited second shipment of personal protective equipment (PPEs) from Liwayway Marketing Corporation in Shanghai arrived on April 30 and was released to Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran on May 9. Kaisa extends its gratitude to Amb. Carlos Chan and Larry Chan of Liwayway Marketing Corporation (Oishi) Shanghai, who went to …

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