• 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(…)

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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Dance to this EDM Remix of Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Bailando’

Dance to this EDM Remix of Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Bailando’

I haven’t been shy about professing my love of dancing to Enrique Iglesias bangers – or as I like to call him, simply ENRIQUE! – and it looks like his newest one, “Bailando” is well on its way to being another cross-genre chart-topper. It started off with its Spanish-only version, which was picked as the(…)

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‘Hoy, Pinoy’: A 12-Part Photo Series by Rich Joseph-Facun

‘Hoy, Pinoy’: A 12-Part Photo Series by Rich Joseph-Facun

This week, Rich Joseph-Facun will be finishing his 12-part photo series for The Virginian Pilot called “Hoy, Pinoy”. The series is part of the “Common Ground” feature of the Pilot wherein every 12 weeks a photographer is invited to start a series centered around a topic of his or her choosing. Facun’s “Hoy, Pinoy” is(…)

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