• 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(…)

Meet the US Men’s Soccer Team’s Half-Filipino Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando

Meet the US Men’s Soccer Team’s Half-Filipino Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando

  Even though the Azkals of the Philippines aren’t in the 2014 World Cup, it doesn’t mean Filipinos aren’t represented. Later today, the US will kick off their World Cup campaign against Ghana and backing up first choice goalkeeper Tim Howard will be Half-Filipino, Half-Mexican goalkeeper Nick Rimando. Rimando will be making his first World(…)

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Fil-Am Teen Jade Archer Stands Up Against Bullying

Fil-Am Teen Jade Archer Stands Up Against Bullying

At just 15 years old, Jade Archer is already an inspiration to many – myself included. After nearly taking her own life because of being subjected to the daily cruelties of bullying, Jade formed her organization, Jade Against Bullying, and travels around the nation speaking out against what she went through and what millions go(…)

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Weekend To-Do: Stanford University’s Spring Fiesta

Weekend To-Do: Stanford University’s Spring Fiesta

On May 24, Stanford’s Pilipino-American Student Union (PASU) is hosting their first ever Spring Fiesta – a celebration that benefits PASU’s high school mentorship program. With performances, games and food from on-campus groups and outside vendors, the event is sure to be a lot of fun and a great time for everyone.

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An Open Letter Response to “Filipinos in North America”

An Open Letter Response to “Filipinos in North America”

Note: What follows is an open letter to Attorney Rita Linda V. Jimeno in response to her column “Filipinos in North America” which was published in Manila Standard Today on May 19th. Attorney Jimeno, First of all, welcome back from your trip. It sounds like you had a great time. I’ve never been to Toronto,(…)

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Off-Topic: Self-hating Lawyers Are An Unfortunate Truth

Off-Topic: Self-hating Lawyers Are An Unfortunate Truth

Note: I apologize for going off-topic. What follows is a response piece to an article by Jim Saksa on Slate.com, “You Can Do Anything With a Law Degree”. We will return to your regularly schedule programming following this post. Hi there, everyone. My name is Gino. And I’m just going to come right out and(…)

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Should You Care About ABC’s ‘Fresh Off The Boat’?

Should You Care About ABC’s ‘Fresh Off The Boat’?

Much is being made about ABC’s decision to include “Fresh Off The Boat” – a half-hour sitcom based on restaurateur Eddie Huang‘s memoirs – in its 2014-2015 TV schedule. I’ve been told – repeatedly – over the last couple of weeks by those in Asian-American cirlces what the fate of the show supposedly meant to(…)

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Bruno Mars’ Sisters, The Lylas, Release Music Video for ‘Voices’ (Updated)

Bruno Mars’ Sisters, The Lylas, Release Music Video for ‘Voices’ (Updated)

Update! “LYLAS” stands for Love You Like A Sister, which would make sense until you realize they actually are sisters. Bruno Mars has sisters? Apparently. And apparently they’re in a musical group and have a reality show and stuff. Honestly, I had NO idea. Anyway, their group is called The Lylas, and The Lylas released(…)

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Apl.de.ap Presents Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert

Apl.de.ap Presents Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert

Following the Pinoy Relief Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden in March, The Black Eyed Peas’ resident Filipino, Apl.de.ap is hosting another benefit concert, this time on the other coast. Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert will be held on June 8th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Performers scheduled to appear include Apl.de.ap’s(…)

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Amal Alamuddin: Clooney’s Fiancee and Macapagal-Arroyo’s Lawyer?

Amal Alamuddin: Clooney’s Fiancee and Macapagal-Arroyo’s Lawyer?

Amal Alamuddin has been making news over the past couple of weeks due to her being newly attached to one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. However, her work continues to keep her in the presence of some of the most powerful politicians in the world. Before she became George Clooney’s fiancee, Alamuddin made(…)

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Sara David Talks About her Project, ‘Legacies & Migrations…’

Sara David Talks About her Project, ‘Legacies & Migrations…’

  Filipino-American Brown University student Sara David has been described as a dancer, a writer and an activist. But, through an Indiegogo campaign she set up with her brother, Owen, she may be adding “historian” to that list. Sara and Owen were so inspired by the stories they heard at a recent family reunion that(…)

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