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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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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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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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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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Could Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson Be The Lakers’ Starting Point Guard?

Could Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson Be The Lakers’ Starting Point Guard?

The NBA season officially starts tonight, and one of the three games you can watch feature the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Houston Rockets. Sure, the Lakers will always be about Kobe Bryant until he decides to retire. And tonight’s game will mean a lot for the off-season’s biggest acquisition since Jeremy Lin will be(…)

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Help Make The Filipino Street Art Project Happen

Help Make The Filipino Street Art Project Happen

The Filipino Street Art Project – the brainchild of Kim Dryden and Fil-Am Austin Smith – recently launched its Kickstarter campaign to fund Manileños, a feature length documentary film that looks at the lives of several young street artists in Manila. The campaign runs until November 7th with a goal of raising $15,000, which would go(…)

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