Filipino American

St. Paul poet Chris Santiago wins the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize
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Chris Santiago, born and raised in the Twin Cities and a first-generation Filipino American, has won the fifth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions. Competition judge A. Van Jordan called Santiago's manuscript, "Tula," "a … No tags for this post.

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Why Is Hollywood Still Casting White Actors in Asian Roles?
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… the hilarious Huang family in Fresh Off the Boat (the first sitcom about an Asian-American family since Margaret Cho's groundbreaking sitcom All-American Girl was cancelled after one season in 1995); and Josh Chang, the Filipino-American man who is … No tags for this post.

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3 books that every Filipino should read
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The third book is titled “Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino-American Women Who Fought A Dictatorship” by Mila de Guzman. This book is based on interviews with Mila Aguilar, Geline Avila, Aurora Javate de Jesus, Cindy Domingo, Mary … No tags for this post.

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New report shows older-adult Asian Americans face language, income …
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Although Asian Americans are widely perceived as the model minority, a new report containing disaggregated data of older adults in the ethnic group paints a completely different picture. In Los Angeles County, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian … No tags for this post.

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Olympics: Torres gets Patafa nod
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Once the IAAF confirms Patafa's request for a universality or quota place for Torres, who also carried the national colors in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, she will join Filipino-American Eric Cray and four other Filipino athletes in Rio. No tags for this post.

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Getting to Know Minerva Tantoco, New York City's Chief Technology Officer
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As a young woman, Filipino American Minerva Tantoco thought she knew what she wanted to become: a doctor. Little did she know, a class subject on her way to achieve that dream opened her eyes to reality and made her realize what her real passion in … No tags for this post.

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Eric G encapsulates his musical journey in 'Black & White'
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Filipino-American singer-composer-songwriter and record producer Eric Garzon, simply Eric G to music aficionados, is enthusiastically walking on cloud nine with the forthcoming release of his latest (actually, his third) self-produced album, 'Black … No tags for this post.

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SF supervisors establish Filipino heritage district
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Filipino-American Development Foundation. Filipino immigrants first settled in what is now known as the city's Financial District during the 1920s and 30s, but faced displacement due to development in the area. Many relocated to SoMa and the Fillmore … No tags for this post.

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South Pasadena-raised ballerina Stella Abrera to perform alongside Misty …
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Abrera, who became the company's first Filipino-American principal ballerina last year, will kick off the July 7-10 run of shows with a special performance of the “Firebird” with fellow Southern California native Misty Copeland, who also broke barriers … No tags for this post.

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Ret. Cpt. Dominador Manio, Jr. Honored by Filipino American Ass.
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Columbus, GA – The Filipino-American Association of Columbus, Ga. honored its founder, Cpt. Dominador Hufana Manio, Jr. (Ret. U. S. Army) at the Chattahoochee River Club on April 5, 2016. Then the guests enjoyed the buffet luncheon. Next came the … No tags for this post.

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ACCI Asian Pacific Heritage Month Honorees : Nicole Castro, Johnllen …
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The former “Alvarado Middle School” in Union City was renamed “Itliong- Vera Cruz Middle School” on December 18, 2015, to honor Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz, two Filipino-American leaders who organized for farmworkers rights in California. No tags for this post.

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Villanueva: Living as a Fil-am in Baguio City
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THIS week I will feature an essay of an SLU student, Mithi Dayle Mitchell, who wants to share her experiences as a Filipino-American living here in the Philippines, that globalization does not only happen in economics and business, but in a lot of … No tags for this post.

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Serna: Successful 450 Kaplag
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US-based Filipino-American singer Kirby Assunto performed two Broadway songs and an original Pilipino music. Anna Fegi did a Whitney Houston medley: I Will Always Love You, One Moment In time and The Greatest Love of All. Sheryn Regis sang her … No tags for this post.

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Focus on Philippines: Anthony Bourdain explores Manila on CNN show
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Vampire Diaries also features Filipino-American actress Leslie-Anne Huff, who plays Rayna, though she did not appear in the episode. Banawa revealed that Vampire Diaries's music supervisor Chris Mollere had contacted her to seek permission to use her … No tags for this post.

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NBA opens Manila office to grow basketball and business initiatives
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The NBA also invited some of its roster, such as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Filipino-American Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra to conduct basketball clinics, visit orphanages, and court … No tags for this post.

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