The voice of Filipinos in the UK

Back to school and life in lockdown – Filipino parents reflect

From September, it will be mandatory for all children in England to go back to school, according to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. In Scotland children are expected to return to school in August. Northern Ireland and Wales have their own reopening plans. But many parents – including

The UK’s “hidden” key workers – Filipino port volunteers

Filipino seafarers are keeping the wheels of commerce turning during the Covid-19 crisis. But they have a far lower profile than Pinoys providing vital support to the NHS and the hospitality industry. Lower still, is the profile of the small but vital army who support

Pinoy chefs prepare meals for NHS staff

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the UK, London-based Filipino chefs are showing their support to hardworking NHS staff by serving them delicious Filipino meals.  The initiative, #FilipinoFoodforNHS, led by Maria Garbutt-Lucero, aims to bring comfort and a taste of home to front line

Hertsmere appoints first Filipino mayor

A Filipino has been elected and sworn in as the new Mayor of Hertsmere, local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England.  Councillor (Cllr) Cynthia Barker is the first Filipino to hold the position following the conclusion of her term as Deputy Mayor last year. 

Dismay among Filipinos at UK government Covid-19 report

Filipino nurses and community leaders have expressed frustration at Public Health England’s report looking into the disparities in the risks and outcomes of Covid-19 among the British population. The report was released on the 2nd of June. The report confirms that people from Black and

Do you know your Philippine heroes?

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” Jose Rizal, Philippine hero (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination). As we celebrate the Philippines’ 122nd independence day, we are