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The Mindanao Series: Op-Eds by Yolanda Ortega Stern ("Manang YO")

Here is an ongoing content curation of Manang YO's opinion-editorials. Since Manang Yo is a prolific writer and speaker, we are collecting her writings and speeches from many sources. Dr. Stern is also the FIRST person to reacquire her Philippine citizenship, aka the FIRST dual citizen.


  1. A PARADIGM SHIFT WITH A HISTORY BOOK: The Isles of Fear, The Truth About The Philippines by Katherine Mayo
    First Printing: March 1925

    This is a history of the Philippines written by an American for Americans. Katherine Mayo is also the renowned writer of "Mother India." From Manang Yo's book shelf.
  2. YOLANDA ORTEGA STERN: "I am a Mindanaon. I was born in Zamboanga City."
  3. Dr. Yolanda Ortega Stern, 2011 Gusi Peace Prize International Laureate
  4. OP-ED: March 5, 2013
  5. OpEd - Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern
    Last Year Unchanged
    FPACC Newsline Vol. I No. 15 Publisher – Amb. Yolanda O. Stern
    PACCO Bridges the “Rivers of Change” at August 18-20, 2011 National Convention
  6. OP-ED, Mindanao Series at
  7. Crisis Management and Black Swans        
    Tuesday, 26 October 2010  
    September 2, 2010
    By Amb. Yolanda O. Stern

    A NEW ERA?        
    Tuesday, 31 August 2010  
    By  Amb. Yolanda O. Stern
    Wednesday, 30 December 2009  
    December 19, 2009 – Manila, Philippines 
    Amb. Yolanda O. Stern – President, One World Institute

    BAHALA NA?        
    Monday, 30 November 2009  
    November 23, 2009

    Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern    President -  One World Institute;   President Emeritus – FPACC

  9. Mindanao Series: Land of the Mourning!        
    Wednesday, 11 November 2009  
    By Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern – President Emeritus, FPACC

    A Separate Peace for April’s Fools?        
    Tuesday, 01 April 2008  
    By Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern
  10. A Chance at Greatness        
    Friday, 04 April 2008  
    By Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern

    What Next?        
    Saturday, 05 April 2008  
    By Amb. Yolanda Ortega Stern
  11. MANANG YO says: "Peaceful Negotiations Make Peaceful Men."
  12. WHAT WE DO