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Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Elmer Omar Pizo was born in the Philippines, where he went to seminary school, then worked in Saudi Arabia.  Twenty nine years ago, Pizo immigrated to Hawai‘i and has worked in vector control, landscaping, carpentry, and security, all the while, quietly writing poetry.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, his first collection is a window into Filipino life.

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Anyone who’s familiar with the Philippines knows about the concept of sending money home from overseas. It’s become a critical part of the Philippines economy—and it’s growing. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Local Filipino Community Mobilizes Aid Effort

Nov 11, 2013
Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross
Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross

More information is coming out on Typhoon Haiyan, the devastating storm that has affected more than 4 million people in the Philippines.

While members of local Filipino communities are beginning to organize relief efforts, many are still having a hard time even making a simple phone call to relatives back home.  HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.