The few Filipinos who are at home in Valladolid, Spain

Written by Jeremaiah Opiniano on . Posted in 2012-News-Packet-Vol-11-01-02, News Flash

Texts and photos by Jeremaiah Opiniano

VALLADOLID, Spain—SPANIARDS coming from this place, like a former king and some Augustinian priests who became bishops in Manila and Cebu during the 17th century, conquered Filipinos and their land about four centuries ago.

But today at Spain’s former seat of power and the capital of the Castilla y Leon region, a small pack of Filipinos —around ten— quietly made this quiescent city their home.

OFWJC’s 10th Year Anniversary Message

Written by Jeremaiah Opiniano on . Posted in 2012-News-Packet-Vol-11-01-02, News Flash

Care and feeding of migration journalism,
 a decade hence

—Adopted from an essay written by Pulitzer Prize winner and juror Jacqui Banaszynski

IN a serene compound a decade ago, a writing plot was conceived. That humid January afternoon inside a Jesuit-run university, three men dipped into their warm coffee cups to hatch their hot idea.