The first marching Filipino human flag in New York

At least 480 people march in Madison Avenue, New York City at PIDCI’s Philippine Independence Day Parade on June 3 to form the first marching Philippine human flag, aiming to raise funds for 6,000 families affected by Typhoon Sendong, the worst calamity that hit the Philippines in 2011.

Organized by Gawad Kalinga-USA, the human flag is comprised of various Filipino and Filipino-American organizations and individuals.

GK-USA aims to break the world record on the biggest marching human flag in the next three years. (Contributed photo by Lester Echem)

Roperos: ‘Lost’ politics

FOR a moment there, I thought that our people have lost interest in local politics as their attention was drawn to the circumstances that resulted from the Corona impeachment trial. It appeared that the masses were dazzled by the new attitude and respect for our laws that were aroused and generated by the process.

But then, as politics began to recover its lost ground, so we bring to the national consciousness the fact that there are some people, including Gov. Gwen Garcia, who has interest to promote as possible candidate for the Senate. (Read more)