• 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(…)

Russian News Correspondent Quits On-Air

Russian News Correspondent Quits On-Air

Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl made news last week when she took an admirable stand against her employer last week and quit her job . . . while she was on the air! Wahl, the Washington DC news correspondent for the state-owned television station quit over her disagreement with the actions Vladimir Putin has taken(…)

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10 Filipinos on Forbes Billionaire List

10 Filipinos on Forbes Billionaire List

  10 Filipinos were included in this year’s prestigious Forbes list of the world’s billionaires (yeah, with a “b”). Heading up the list was the head of SM Investments Corporation Henry Sy Sr. with a paltry $11.4 billion. He came in 97th overall on the list. Also included on the list as the 8th richest(…)

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NBC’s ‘Grimm’ Haunted by Aswangs

NBC’s ‘Grimm’ Haunted by Aswangs

Fans of NBC’s supernatural series Grimm might say that it’s “scary good,” but fellow Pinoys familiar with folklore from back home might have had another reason to find last Friday’s episode a bit scary. The show, which pretty much sticks to a featured-monster-of-the-week format, chose the Aswang – the Filipino version of the vampire –(…)

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Finally, Oscar!

Finally, Oscar!

Although the song Let It Go from the Disney movie Frozen may have grabbed headlines following the telecast of the 2014 Oscar Awards mainly due to John Travolta mangling Idina Menzel’s (or is it Adele Dazeem‘s) introduction prior to her performance of the song, it should have special meaning for the Filipinos who were watching.(…)

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