• Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

    Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

    As the list of celebrities accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge grows, the multi-talented Ms. Lea Salonga uploaded her video on Wednesday showing her husband, Robert Chien, dumping a bucket of ice on her. Before giving her husband the go-ahead, Salonga explained that her husband’s uncle recently passed away from ALS and so this had(…)

  • ‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

    ‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

    Filipino-American “Guardians of the Galaxy” star and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista posted a video of himself going above and beyond for ALS. Bautista was challenged by his Guardians costar Chris Pratt as part of Pratt’s Ice Bucket Challenge video which was posted on Saturday. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for those who are(…)

  • Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

    Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

    On Sunday, August 10th, Fil-Am teen Jade Archer’s Jade Against Bullying foundation held the 1st Annual United We Jam benefit concert at the Avalon Hollywood – a free concert aimed at spreading the foundation’s anti-bullying message. Los Angeles radio personality DJ Nel hosted the event which featured local bands Signal City, False Puppet, Galvanized Souls,(…)

  • Jose Antonio Vargas Released by Border Patrol in Texas

    Jose Antonio Vargas Released by Border Patrol in Texas

    This post has been updated: Jose Antonio Vargas has been released after being held for about eight hours in a border detention facility in McAllen, TX. Vargas released the following statement: “As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in(…)

  • The Filharmonic Makes ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Perfect-er!

    The Filharmonic Makes ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Perfect-er!

    We’ve made no secret here at FLPNO of what fans we are of the boys of The Filharmonic. First, they won our hearts on NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing Off”. Then, they released this awesome video for their cover of Pharrell’s infectious “Happy” (you know, before everyone and dogs and cats started doing it).(…)

Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

Lea Salonga Gets Drenched for ALS, Challenges Darren Criss and apl.de.ap

As the list of celebrities accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge grows, the multi-talented Ms. Lea Salonga uploaded her video on Wednesday showing her husband, Robert Chien, dumping a bucket of ice on her. Before giving her husband the go-ahead, Salonga explained that her husband’s uncle recently passed away from ALS and so this had(…)

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‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

‘Guardian’ Dave Bautista Takes Ice Bath, Challenges Donaire

Filipino-American “Guardians of the Galaxy” star and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista posted a video of himself going above and beyond for ALS. Bautista was challenged by his Guardians costar Chris Pratt as part of Pratt’s Ice Bucket Challenge video which was posted on Saturday. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for those who are(…)

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Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

On Sunday, August 10th, Fil-Am teen Jade Archer’s Jade Against Bullying foundation held the 1st Annual United We Jam benefit concert at the Avalon Hollywood – a free concert aimed at spreading the foundation’s anti-bullying message. Los Angeles radio personality DJ Nel hosted the event which featured local bands Signal City, False Puppet, Galvanized Souls,(…)

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Jose Antonio Vargas Released by Border Patrol in Texas

Jose Antonio Vargas Released by Border Patrol in Texas

This post has been updated: Jose Antonio Vargas has been released after being held for about eight hours in a border detention facility in McAllen, TX. Vargas released the following statement: “As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in(…)

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The Filharmonic Makes ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Perfect-er!

The Filharmonic Makes ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Perfect-er!

We’ve made no secret here at FLPNO of what fans we are of the boys of The Filharmonic. First, they won our hearts on NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing Off”. Then, they released this awesome video for their cover of Pharrell’s infectious “Happy” (you know, before everyone and dogs and cats started doing it).(…)

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The Fil-Am Magazine Launches Indiegogo Campaign

The Fil-Am Magazine Launches Indiegogo Campaign

The Fil-Am - an online magazine serving Filipinos in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – has started an Indiegogo campaign in an attempt to raise funds for an investigative reporting project for the Filipino-American community in the New York area. The Fil-Am features mostly original content about Filipino-American in a variety of industries, including the arts,(…)

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Win Tickets to AniPiano 2014 This Thursday in LA Featuring TheIshter!

Win Tickets to AniPiano 2014 This Thursday in LA Featuring TheIshter!

This Thursday, July 3, 2014, you can check out AniPiano 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. Follow us on Twitter to find out how you can win tickets to the show! AniPiano is a live performance being held on the first night of the Anime Expo, the largest anime conference in North America.(…)

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Tess Paras Pokes Fun at Avril with “Hey There, Beaver!” Video

Tess Paras Pokes Fun at Avril with “Hey There, Beaver!” Video

Our favorite aswang-victim, the beautiful and multi-talented Tess Paras has released a follow-up to her parody of Lorde’s “Royals”, the “Typecast” music video. This time, she’s poking fun at the painfully racist “Hello Kitty” Avril Lavigne music video. If you haven’t heard the song or seen the video, well… consider yourself lucky. Lavigne came under(…)

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Filipino Robert Martirez Dies of a Possible Hate Crime

Filipino Robert Martirez Dies of a Possible Hate Crime

Robert Martirez, 56, a Filipino man who lived in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York, died Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained from a possible hate crime. Martirez was walking home from a local cafe with a friend shortly after midnight on Saturday when the attack occurred. He was reportedly asked, “Are you(…)

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Meet Netherlands’ Half-Filipino Midfielder Jonathan de Guzman

Meet Netherlands’ Half-Filipino Midfielder Jonathan de Guzman

Are you still recovering from that crazy USA-Portugal game? Were you not expecting Spain’s La Furia Roja to be eliminated this soon? Do you need another player to root for in the world cup? Well, the Dutch team is facing off against Chile this morning and it turns out one of the players who started(…)

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