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 THE FILIPINO’S WARM HEARTS HAVE FIGURED OUT ICELAND’S COOL 28
2 THE PHILIPPINES’ WOMEN COMBAT SOLDIERS ARE ON THE FRONTLINE OF WAR IN THE MARAWI CITY ARMED CONFLICT 70
3 THE FIGHTING FILIPINOS AND THE COURAGEOUS CHILEANS ARE BOTH SO MUCH ALIKE AND DO SHARE SIMILAR UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON WORK, LOVE, LAUGHTER AND IN LIFE 32
4 A TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN FILIPINO-AMERICAN SAILOR AND HIS GALLANT SHIPMATES ABOARD ON THE TRAGEDY OF THE US NAVY DESTROYER USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62) 68
5 ALL ABOUT COMPREHENDING PERSPECTIVELY PERTINENT PHILIPPINES AND PORTUGAL PROPINQUITY 85
6 THE DYNAMIC OF THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: A CONTINUING QUEST FOR IDENTITY AND THE GOOD LIFE SAGA WHEREVER THEY MAY BE TODAY IN THE WORLD 93
7 OUR BELOVED OLD MOTHERLAND, THE PHILIPPINES IS A SMALL COUNTRY THAT’S HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE) A BIG IMPACT ON THE WORLD 87
8 A CONVIVIALLY CONVINCING CONVERSATION WITH THE ELDERS EVENT 171
9 HELLO, WHAT’S THE ‘HALO’ OVER THE ‘ODDLY BEAUTIFUL’ AND DELICIOUS HALO-HALO THAT’S TAKING OVER THE ‘BIG APPLE’? 102
10 THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL FILIPINO- IRISH CONNECTION 181
11 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 211
12 BESIDES MISS UNIVERSE 2016 RUNNER-UP RAQUEL PELISSIER BEING PART FILIPINO WHAT ELSE DOES HAITI AND THE PHILIPPINES BOTH HAVE IN COMMON? 229
13 FEEL FRENCH, BE “BON VIVANT”: SEVENTY YEARS OF FLOURISHINGLY FRANCO-PHILIPPINE “RELATION AMICALE” 228
14 THE PHILIPPINES’ RISING PROMINENCE AS A PULCHRITUDE POWERHOUSE IN INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTRY IS PASSIONATELY WORTH WATCHING 160
15 THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING WHILE THE FILIPINOS ARE MOVING ONWARD WITH PRIDE…OR ARE THEY? 209
16 THE WORLD IS ON THE BRINK OF A ‘FILIPINO MOMENT’ AS NEW YEAR 2017 PROMISES TO BE THE PHILIPPINES ‘YEAR’ 219
17 FAR FROM HOME, FOR THE GLOBAL FILIPINOS, CHRISTMAS JOY AND ‘PASKONG PINOY’ ARE TRULY IN THE HEART 285
18 ON FIDEL CASTRO’S DEMISE, CUBA AND THE PHILIPPINES, TWO PATHS INTERTWINED WITH HISTORIC TIES THAT TRULY BIND 274
19 TWENTY YEARS OF CHURNING OUT THE ‘FILIPINO POTPOURRI’ COLUMNS 263
20 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! 234
21 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 224
22 GETTING OLD-ER AND TIME MARCHES ON FOR ‘THE LAST HURRAH’ OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 REUNION 235
23 THREE PERFECT DAYS: ON THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO 229
24 THE PLARIDEL AWARDS: ON WINNING THE PINNACLE FILIPINO-AMERICAN VERSION OF THE PRESTIGIOUS PULITZER PRIZES 277
25 “SHOWING ITS FLAG”: A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY PERSPECTIVE OF THE FILIPINO PRESENCE IN THE VIETNAM WAR 322