Filipino Potpourri

This Filipino Potpourri is brought to you by Jesse T. Reyes of Class'64, his written works are published in the San Diego Filipino Press, please scroll down for the articles list.

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1 ALL ABOUT COMPREHENDING PERSPECTIVELY PERTINENT PHILIPPINES AND PORTUGAL PROPINQUITY 21
2 THE DYNAMIC OF THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: A CONTINUING QUEST FOR IDENTITY AND THE GOOD LIFE SAGA WHEREVER THEY MAY BE TODAY IN THE WORLD 41
3 OUR BELOVED OLD MOTHERLAND, THE PHILIPPINES IS A SMALL COUNTRY THAT’S HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE) A BIG IMPACT ON THE WORLD 48
4 A CONVIVIALLY CONVINCING CONVERSATION WITH THE ELDERS EVENT 135
5 HELLO, WHAT’S THE ‘HALO’ OVER THE ‘ODDLY BEAUTIFUL’ AND DELICIOUS HALO-HALO THAT’S TAKING OVER THE ‘BIG APPLE’? 80
6 THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL FILIPINO- IRISH CONNECTION 160
7 THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN AMERICAN POWER PROJECTION AND OF CHINA’S “LIAONING” AS A TOOL OF GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY AND THE FILIPINO CONNECTION IN ALL OF IT 159
8 BESIDES MISS UNIVERSE 2016 RUNNER-UP RAQUEL PELISSIER BEING PART FILIPINO WHAT ELSE DOES HAITI AND THE PHILIPPINES BOTH HAVE IN COMMON? 174
9 FEEL FRENCH, BE “BON VIVANT”: SEVENTY YEARS OF FLOURISHINGLY FRANCO-PHILIPPINE “RELATION AMICALE” 176
10 THE PHILIPPINES’ RISING PROMINENCE AS A PULCHRITUDE POWERHOUSE IN INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTRY IS PASSIONATELY WORTH WATCHING 133
11 THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING WHILE THE FILIPINOS ARE MOVING ONWARD WITH PRIDE…OR ARE THEY? 159
12 THE WORLD IS ON THE BRINK OF A ‘FILIPINO MOMENT’ AS NEW YEAR 2017 PROMISES TO BE THE PHILIPPINES ‘YEAR’ 181
13 FAR FROM HOME, FOR THE GLOBAL FILIPINOS, CHRISTMAS JOY AND ‘PASKONG PINOY’ ARE TRULY IN THE HEART 224
14 ON FIDEL CASTRO’S DEMISE, CUBA AND THE PHILIPPINES, TWO PATHS INTERTWINED WITH HISTORIC TIES THAT TRULY BIND 229
15 TWENTY YEARS OF CHURNING OUT THE ‘FILIPINO POTPOURRI’ COLUMNS 213
16 RED, WHITE AND YOU: ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY 2016, I SAY THIS IS THE U.S. OF A. AND IT’S TRULY A BLESSED AND MOST GLORIOUS PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WHOLE, WIDE WORLD! 192
17 CALL TOWARDS FULLER RECOGNITION AND COMPLETE INCORPORATION INTO THE AMERICAN STORY OF ‘FORGOTTEN’ FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS RESOUND ON THIS VETERANS DAY 2016 COMMEMORATION 186
18 GETTING OLD-ER AND TIME MARCHES ON FOR ‘THE LAST HURRAH’ OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 REUNION 179
19 THREE PERFECT DAYS: ON THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO 181
20 THE PLARIDEL AWARDS: ON WINNING THE PINNACLE FILIPINO-AMERICAN VERSION OF THE PRESTIGIOUS PULITZER PRIZES 234
21 “SHOWING ITS FLAG”: A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY PERSPECTIVE OF THE FILIPINO PRESENCE IN THE VIETNAM WAR 268
22 DR. KENNETH J. E. “KEN” BERGER OF SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE: A QUINTESSENTIAL “FILIPINIZED” AMERICAN NUMISMATIST PROFILE 395
23 OFTEN OVERLOOKED AND QUITE NEARLY FORGOTTEN BY MANY AMERICANS IS THE CONTRIBUTION OF FIRST TO FIGHT (AND STRIKE) FILIPINO FARM WORKERS TO THE FAIR LABOR MOVEMENT IN CALIFORNIA 232
24 FILIPINO CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: THE STORY (AND THEIR ORDEAL) SO FAR 226
25 TRIBUTE TO SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER JONATHAN “JD” DEGUZMAN: A GENUINE FILIPINO GENTLEMAN AND AN AUTHENTIC AMERICAN HERO 286