Living in the Rough

Stephen Bingcang left for El Salvador during winter break with UCLA Habitat for Humanity (H4H). He left because he wanted to help. Bingcang, a fourth-year Anthropology student, saw houses destroyed by floods and people without homes. Even though there was a language barrier, he volunteered to help build and fix these buildings. “I didn’t understand…

Filipino veterans, forgotten heroes of WWII

  World War II conjures many words and places to mind: Pearl Harbor, Manzanar, the beach of Normandy, Hiroshima, perhaps even the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-Japanese American team that emerged from the war as the most decorated regiment in the U.S. Armed Forces. Lesser known, however, are the Filipino and Filipino American veterans…