Filipino American

Lea Salonga featured in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' segment
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Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga is featured in the “Unnecessary Censorship” segment of American late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimme Live,” where random television moments are bleeped and blurred. Lea took to social media to express her … No tags for this post.

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INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Season Finale of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Feels Like a …
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It was like a fairy tale, the second episode written by Filipino American Rebe Gube, who recurs as the priest who counsels Josh. We see that cynical Greg, worried about getting hurt, decides to act as if he can take or leave Rebecca. When she appears … No tags for this post.

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NYU's Black List-Inspired Purple List Reveals Diverse Group of Winners (Exclusive)
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Chickenshit, by Filipino-American writer-director Jess dela Merced, follows a young African-American girl who joins forces with a group of boys to thwart arsonists in Detroit. Dela Merced — a Spike Lee fellow, IFP emerging storyteller and Lorraine … No tags for this post.

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Lopez charts Tokyo road with gold
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The 2014 Asian Youth Games and 2015 Southeast Asian Games champ jolted Lee, the sentimental favorite going into the finals, with an ax kick late in the second round that reversed the wheel of fortune for the Filipino-American after trailing early in … No tags for this post.

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Nonito Donaire not interested in fighting 'kids' at Rio Olympics
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Donaire, 33, made it to the 2000 Olympic trials but lost to fellow Filipino-American Brian Viloria, a decision which Donaire's father says his son should have won. “That one Nonito didn't lose. It's politics. After that Nonito lost his desire in going … No tags for this post.

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Fil-Am professionals in SF Bay Area to gather for networking day
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SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 30 Fil-Am organizations have signed-up to join the first Filipino American Networking Day organized by the Global Filipino Network in partnership with several community groups. The event “Speaker Series and Fil-Am Networking … No tags for this post.

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Students show how to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
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While all that is going on, the Associated Students present young Filipino-American singing group Filharmonic, who perform 7-9pm at the University Center. They stepped in front of big audiences on NBC's The Sing-Off and the hit movie Pitch Perfect 2 … No tags for this post.

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Lopez beats Korean foe to win gold
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The 2014 Asian Youth Games and 2015 Southeast Asian Games champ jolted Lee, the sentimental favorite going in the finals, with an axe kick late in the second round that reversed the wheel of fortune for the Filipino-American after trailing early in the … No tags for this post.

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Hillary Clinton wins New York, now she needs to win Sanders supporters
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Cruz, who is Filipino-American, was also struck by the diversity of faces she saw around the room. "New York delivered for Hillary Clinton," she said. "That was the message in that room that needs to spread across the country, that New York is a … No tags for this post.

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Salupongan International: Fighting for the rights of indigenous people
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ALTHOUGH the conflict between the Philippine government and the communist rebels in Mindanao has been a long problem that has affected thousands of indigenous people in the area, not many are aware that another issue that is facing them is the … No tags for this post.

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Candidates may campaign abroad, away from voting venues
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Partially granting a plea filed by Filipino-American businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis and the Ateneo Human Rights Center, the apex court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) ban on overseas … No tags for this post.

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Briefs: Wanted man could be near Brownsville
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Filipino-American author Cecelia Brainard will lecture on “The Influence of Filipino History and Culture upon American Literature” at 6 p.m Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1655 U.S. 45 Bypass. Brainard, who teaches creative writing at UCLA, has … No tags for this post.

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Tisch Grad Film Announces 2016 Purple List
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Chickenshit, by Filipino-American writer-director Jess dela Merced, sees a young African-American girl band with a group of boys to thwart arsonists torching Detroit. She is a Spike Lee Fellow, Lorraine Hansberry Media Award winner, and IFP Emerging … No tags for this post.

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Victoria Manalo Draves Park Closed Following Midday Stabbing
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In October, Rudy Ascercion, chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations and former executive director of the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center in SoMa, told us that criminal activity taking place in the park, one of the … No tags for this post.

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No More Purple for Boys and White for Girls: Students Protest Gendered …
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Rene Gube, a Filipino-American who is one of the show's writers and has a recurring role as Josh's basketball-playing, pot-smoking Catholic priest, Father Brah, concurs. “I grew up in San Diego, which is a big Navy town, and had a lot of Filipinos and … No tags for this post.

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