• Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

    Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

    More than 25 years after his Lost Boy, Rufio, stole the show in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Dante Basco wants to tell the rest of the character’s story. And he’s asking for your help. Basco and his team of “hungry and seasoned filmmakers” have launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $30,000 to fund(…)

  • Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

    Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

    Since moving to the United States from the Philippines when I was twelve years old, I’ve been called some very… creative… things by certain people. This is a new one, though. On New Year’s Eve, Las Vegas resident Dexter Manawat filmed his neighbor – irate about leaves, I’m guessing? – calling him an “orange savage”(…)

  • ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

    ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

    Jollibee – the Filipino fast food chain (like I needed to tell you that) – opened it’s first location in Chicago back on December 22nd after opening its first Illinois location in Skokie last summer. I’m guessing that’s what prompted this A.V. Club post about the new eatery and describe it as “irrepressibly happy.” It’s sort(…)

  • We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

    Salo series Chef Yana Gilbuena continued her whirlwind tour of tasty last night as she brought her pop-up kamayan dinner to Sacramento. For dessert, she collaborated with Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow and Desserts to create a delicious deconstructed halo-halo. We were there to get our hands messy and snap some pics.

  • Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

    Vanessa Hudgens – she of High School Musical/Springbreakers/Dating Zac Efron fame – is set to headline the new Superhero-flavored sitcom Powerless on NBC. This will mark the Filipino-American actress’ first full-time TV gig since her run on High School Musical ended. However, she recently dipped her toe in the small screen waters as Rizzo in(…)

Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

Dante Basco Wants to Make a Rufio Prequel

More than 25 years after his Lost Boy, Rufio, stole the show in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Dante Basco wants to tell the rest of the character’s story. And he’s asking for your help. Basco and his team of “hungry and seasoned filmmakers” have launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $30,000 to fund(…)

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Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

Las Vegas Filipino Called “Orange” By Racist Neighbor

Since moving to the United States from the Philippines when I was twelve years old, I’ve been called some very… creative… things by certain people. This is a new one, though. On New Year’s Eve, Las Vegas resident Dexter Manawat filmed his neighbor – irate about leaves, I’m guessing? – calling him an “orange savage”(…)

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ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

ICYMI: Jollibee Is The Best Place On Earth

Jollibee – the Filipino fast food chain (like I needed to tell you that) – opened it’s first location in Chicago back on December 22nd after opening its first Illinois location in Skokie last summer. I’m guessing that’s what prompted this A.V. Club post about the new eatery and describe it as “irrepressibly happy.” It’s sort(…)

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We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

We Were There: Chef Yana Gilbuena Brings Salo to Sacramento

Salo series Chef Yana Gilbuena continued her whirlwind tour of tasty last night as she brought her pop-up kamayan dinner to Sacramento. For dessert, she collaborated with Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow and Desserts to create a delicious deconstructed halo-halo. We were there to get our hands messy and snap some pics.

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Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

Vanessa Hudgens to Star in NBC’s new Superhero Sitcom

Vanessa Hudgens – she of High School Musical/Springbreakers/Dating Zac Efron fame – is set to headline the new Superhero-flavored sitcom Powerless on NBC. This will mark the Filipino-American actress’ first full-time TV gig since her run on High School Musical ended. However, she recently dipped her toe in the small screen waters as Rizzo in(…)

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Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

Deadpool Serves Up Sisig Chimichangas

Ryan Reynolds has been everywhere while making the rounds to promote his new movie, Deadpool, releasing February 12th. Over the Super Bowl weekend, Reynolds made his way to The Yard in San Francisco and hopped aboard the popular Senor Sisig food truck. Reynolds and his Deadpool co-star TJ Miller (Silicon Valley) handed out about 300(…)

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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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