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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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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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Jose Antonio Vargas, ‘Documented’, and Me

Jose Antonio Vargas, ‘Documented’, and Me

There’s a huge movie opening this weekend centered around a guy who has a secret identity, was bitten by a radioactive spider, wears red and blue tights, and fights superpowered bad guys in New York. For more than 50 years now, he’s lived by the motto “With great power there must also come—great responsibility!” There’s(…)

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Breaking News: Pharrell Williams Still Not Filipino

Breaking News: Pharrell Williams Still Not Filipino

One of my goals for FLPNO.com was to raise awareness for people in the news who people may not know come from Filipino descent. So, as part of my preparation for launching the site, I started researching celebrities who were at least part-Filipino. In my research, I came across – from multiple sources – information(…)

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