By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – Before we welcome the new year and new decade 2020, let’s take a look at the top 10 stories of OSM! in 2019. Thank you, dear awesome readers for the ever-growing support!
Young Filipino children from Manila who captivated their audience at the Carnegie Hall makes it as the topmost reader this year. https://justcliqit.com/philippine-montessori-kids-steal-their-hearts-away-at-carnegie/
The high volume of Filipino overstays and trafficking cases did not go unnoticed by the US government. The second most read is on immigration which delisted the Philippines from temporary guest workers program due to high volume of trafficked workers. http://justcliqit.com/homeland-security-delists-philippines-from-nonimmigrant-worker-programs/
An 2014 essay by Leani Auxilio lands 3rd in the top 10 read articles, about the well-loved Philippine purple yam which provides a cultural and personal twist. https://justcliqit.com/a-different-kind-of-purple/
Cebuano artists bring their masterpieces for New York to see is the 4th top story by Vanette Colmenares https://justcliqit.com/nyc-art-scene-two-cebuano-artists-open-fishers-of-men-exhibit/
It seems that this has been the concert the baby boomers and Gen Xers have been waiting for, Timeless.
Iloilo-based artist Fernando Kabigting always does a well-attended exhibit at the Philippine Center. His Milestones Exhibit has been well-read as well. https://justcliqit.com/artist-fernando-kabigting-opens-milestones-exhibit-in-nyc/
Guest writer Kay Habana writes about Milan-based Chona Bacaoco who makes waves at NYC’s fashion world. The 7th most read https://justcliqit.com/filipina-couturier-from-milan-joins-new-york-fashion-week/
A great loss for OSM! and my most painful loss. The eulogy RIP: OSM! Digital Editor Leani Auxilio Full Circle at 27 is the 8th most read. https://justcliqit.com/rip-osm-digital-editor-leani-alnica-auxilio/
This group has remained the unbeatable dancers on Madison and quite sought after in the East Coast. The 9th most read story is https://justcliqit.com/cebu-group-wins-121st-philippine-independence-day-parade-marked-increase-of-participants-seen/ Cebu wins 121st Philippine Independence Day parade
Unmistakably elegant, a top reader for 2019 is about Philippine food and Filipiniana. On No. 10, fabulous terno and Philippine food at the Philippine Day Reception https://justcliqit.com/fabulous-philippine-food-and-terno-at-the-phil-day-reception/
Thank you, dear readers! Happy 2020 to everyone!