• Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

    Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

    Coldplay teamed up with Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson to deliver what many are calling one of the best Super Bowl halftime performance ever at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA. Whatever excitement the game was lacking – personally, I thought it was quite a snoozer – the artists more(…)

  • Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

    Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

    In case you haven’t heard, Filipino cuisine is super popular these days. Yes, it’s something we’ve said a few times, but maybe there are a few of you who aren’t convinced. Yesterday, LA Filipino chef Alvin Cailan opened up his newest spot Amboy. What was supposed to be a once-a-week pop-up became a Monday-Friday takeaway(…)

  • Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

    Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

    Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker father and a Filipino nurse mother, was one of only 12 students to achieve a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. More than 300,000 students took the exam last May. Argueta, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, CA, thanked teachers,(…)

  • FLPNO is Back

    FLPNO is Back

    Yes. FLPNO has been gone for a while (not that you noticed). But we’re back. I had to take some time off to make sure I didn’t have to retake the California Bar Exam (again). Now that that’s over with, we’re going to try to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. I did want(…)

  • Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

    Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

    In case you missed it, a photo of a young Filipino boy diligently doing his homework on a sidewalk using only the light from a storefront has gone viral and has led to an outpouring of kindness from strangers all over the world. On June 23rd, Joyce Torrefranca, a student from Mandaue City, took the(…)

Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

Was Bruno Mars Part of the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever?

Coldplay teamed up with Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Mark Ronson to deliver what many are calling one of the best Super Bowl halftime performance ever at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA. Whatever excitement the game was lacking – personally, I thought it was quite a snoozer – the artists more(…)

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Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

Merienda: Bite-sized Filipino Food News

In case you haven’t heard, Filipino cuisine is super popular these days. Yes, it’s something we’ve said a few times, but maybe there are a few of you who aren’t convinced. Yesterday, LA Filipino chef Alvin Cailan opened up his newest spot Amboy. What was supposed to be a once-a-week pop-up became a Monday-Friday takeaway(…)

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Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

Filipino-Salvadoran Student Cedrick Argueta Aces AP Calculus Exam

Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker father and a Filipino nurse mother, was one of only 12 students to achieve a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. More than 300,000 students took the exam last May. Argueta, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, CA, thanked teachers,(…)

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FLPNO is Back

FLPNO is Back

Yes. FLPNO has been gone for a while (not that you noticed). But we’re back. I had to take some time off to make sure I didn’t have to retake the California Bar Exam (again). Now that that’s over with, we’re going to try to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. I did want(…)

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Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

Aftermath of Daniel Cabrera’s Viral Picture Leads to Mixed Emotions

In case you missed it, a photo of a young Filipino boy diligently doing his homework on a sidewalk using only the light from a storefront has gone viral and has led to an outpouring of kindness from strangers all over the world. On June 23rd, Joyce Torrefranca, a student from Mandaue City, took the(…)

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Filipino Rice Bowl Restaurant Rice Bar Now Open in LA

Filipino Rice Bowl Restaurant Rice Bar Now Open in LA

The newest entry in the burgeoning Filipino food scene came last week in Downtown LA from Santos Uy and Charles Olalia. Rice Bar, which had its soft open on July 6th, offers rice bowls made from non-GMO heirloom rice imported straight from fair trade farms in the Philippines. The rice selections currently being offered are: Tinowan(…)

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Jollibee May Be Targeting Donuts Next

Jollibee May Be Targeting Donuts Next

News broke last week that Filipino fast food giant Jollibee may be looking to increase its foothold in the US market by purchasing a restaurant chain worth $1 billion or more. Well, two donut retailers have emerged as potential Jollibee targets: Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Earlier this month, Jollibee finalized a development agreement with Dunkin’(…)

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See Allen Evangelista in ‘Project Almanac’

See Allen Evangelista in ‘Project Almanac’

You may have seen previews for “Project Almanac”, a movie opening this weekend that combines the found footage gimmick with a high school movie with time travel with Michael Bay (who produced the film). If you decide to go check it out, you will see Fil-Am actor Allen Evangelista in one of the main roles(…)

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KFC’s Latest Concoction Arrives in the Philippines

KFC’s Latest Concoction Arrives in the Philippines

Mouths are watering and arteries are clogging with news of KFC’s latest offering called the Double Down Dog. What is it? It’s a reimagining of the original KFC Double Down. As you can see from the image above, it’s a hot dog smothered in cheese and, instead of a hot dog bun, sits in the(…)

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Miss Philippines Finishes in the Top 10 for Miss Universe

Miss Philippines Finishes in the Top 10 for Miss Universe

The annual Miss Universe pageant was held yesterday. While sentiment toward Miss Universe – and beauty pageants of the like – are clearly mixed, yesterday’s event showed that there was still enormous interest in the festivities. The 2015 pageant saw current Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa trying to continue a four-year streak of representing the(…)

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