It’s JE — MIL — ROOT, but I can be called Carla too.
I am a Filipino-Chinese-Spanish, 32, born and raised in the Philippines.
I am currently a regional spokesperson for the sole energy grid corporation in the Philippines, and also a PR lead specialist. I am still new in this profession, two years now.
Apart from my regular job, I have my side-hustles:
Throughout the history of the United States of America, the White House was ruled entirely by men. When former Senator Hilary Clinton vied for the 2016 presidential election, the world thought the U.S. might have been ready for a female president. But of course, it did not happen.
However, according to William Hazelgrove, a historian and the author of the book, Madam President: The Secret Presidency, the United States already had a female president in the early twentieth century. …
How far will you go in supporting your nation? Would you go the extra mile? But what if your country is the offender? A conquistador? And a murderer? Would you still hold on to its stance even if it is wrong? These were the questions that baffled the African American soldiers when they were deployed to invade the Philippines in 1899.
A little-known history is written about black American troops’ participation in the U.S. colonization of the Philippines. But compared to their white counterparts, the black soldiers had difficulty in fulfilling their mission.
It was a battle of guilt for…
The great valor achieved in the minds of Americans in the early twentieth century was at the expense of the Filipinos’ lives. When the United States conquered the Philippines, a little known history was tweaked until it was forgotten: the Filipino holocaust at the Americans’ hands.
This tragedy started with molestation that snowballed into revenge, deprivation, massacre, and genocide. It was known as the Battle of Balangiga during the Philippine-American War.
This article used references from the books: Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines by Stuart Miller and Hang the Dogs: The True History of the Balangiga Massacre…
Do you have a date this coming Valentine’s Day? If none, don’t fret because history-wise, February 14 originally had nothing to do with romance, hearts, flowers, chocolates, and a hot date.
The origin of Valentine’s Day was a tragedy. A death sentence for a rebellious Catholic martyr.
However, as centuries go by, people transformed Valentine’s tragic origin into the most romantic day. Many couples have been looking forward to celebrating and spending their money on this season each year.
So, how this holiday really started?
Around 270 A.D, Rome was ruled by Emperor Claudius II. …
The living in paradise lifestyle of an American influencer and her partner ended when the Indonesian government deported them back to the United States in January 2021.
On January 16, 2021, Kristen Gray, a professional graphic designer, started a Twitter thread sharing her extravagant life in Bali for over a year.
Her tweets sparked outrage among Indonesians and drew the ire of local authorities. Gray’s case was a concrete case study of why cultural intelligence and cultural sensitivity are significant to entrepreneurs, professionals, business people, and digital nomads.
In Gray’s thread, she described how she and her girlfriend, Saundra Alexander…
“Carla, you are flying to Rome next year. Congratulations! The Holy See Press chose you.”
I had to read my boss’s text message twice. No kidding? I am going to Rome!
Finally, an overseas coverage! But wait, what’s the coverage?
My supervisor told me that I was chosen to be part of the Vatican Accredited Media Personnel (VAMP) — one of Pope Francis’ close-in reporters for his visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
Hearing that, all excitement was gone. I am not a Catholic; I don’t even have a religion. It was a recipe for a disaster.
Tactically, many war experts attest that the Philippines’ geography is very strategic. The 7,641 islands sit in the middle of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean — connecting the Eastern and Western worlds.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the U.S. colonized the country in the late 19th century. Since being known as the American territory during the Second World War, the Japanese forces attacked the Philippines ten hours after Pearl Harbor. These incidents ignited several attacks between the Axis and the Allied troops in the Pacific Theatre. …
January 2021 made its mark in history when Americans stormed the United States Capitol.
The incident’s root cause is a president who’s clinging onto power, even though he lost the election. President Donald Trump’s supporters rallied to contest the succession of the presidency to Joe Biden.
For several decades, the United States has been positioning itself as the epitome of liberation, democracy, development, peace, and stability — an ideal image of a First World nation. A beacon of light and hope.
Ironically, the U.S. now has no legs to stand on with the doctrines it has been preaching.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States of America tops the chart of the world’s most infected country. With the threat of this deadly virus, members of the medical frontline are the most vulnerable. And in the U.S., wherein there are over 150,000 registered Filipino nurses, they are disproportionately hit hard by the coronavirus.
According to National Nurses United, as of August this year, there were 193 nurses in the U.S. that died because of COVID-19, and thirty percent of those were Filipinos.