Fifty years ago, I came to America as a legal immigrant

Fifty years ago on October 14, 1967, I stepped out of a Philippine Airline flight from Manila into a new country with a third preference visa for professionals. I was a CPA from the Philippines. I arrived at Honolulu International Airport with my vanity case, my handbag with my Philippines passport and a hundred dollars …

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Kindle Deal for The Iron Butterfly at 99 cents ends today

Kindle Countdown Deal for  “The Iron Butterfly” at 99 cents ends at 8:00 AM PST today, Nov. 13, 2016 The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. …

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I shall return

Gen. Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to the Filipino people that he shall return to liberate them from the Japanese on October 20, 1944. Excerpts from BAHALA NA (Come What May)   On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before …

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Holy Week in the Philippines

Holy Week in the Philippines is celebrated with religious fervor. Here is an excerpt from "The Iron Butterfly".   During Cuaresma (Holy Week), from Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) to Pasko ng Pagkabuhay (Easter Sunday), Catholic rites in the Philippines were infused with special fervor. It was a time for street pageantry and spiritual cleansing …

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Book Giveaways to end in 2 days

The book giveaways for "The Iron Butterfly" at Goodreads.com end in 2 days on March 15. Hurry and enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Iron Butterfly” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170929-the-iron-butterfly. The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion …

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Today is International Women’s Day

Salute to all the women on International Women’s Day! Today, I want to honor my grandmother for her courage and daring ambition to be the best she could be given the circumstance she was in at that time.  She was the inspiration for my latest book, “The Iron Butterfly”. She was a feminist before the word came …

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DO YOU KNOW THE CAPITAL OF EACH STATE OF THE UNITED STATES?

Do you know the capital of each state of the United States? Most citizens of the United States do not know and I blame that on our education system. Kids today are not educated properly, it is pathetic. My mother, having schooled on the American education system during the American occupation in the Philippines in …

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